Assistant Registrar Job Vacancy at Victoria University

Job Title: Assistant Registrar


Job Ref. No: VHR004/2011



Reports to: Registrar and University Secretary

Number of Post: 02

Starting Date: 2nd May 2011


Main Purpose of Post

Carry out the full range of administrative duties, services and other functions appropriate to the efficient and effective operation of a modern university Registry with particular responsibility for organising teaching timetable and examinations.


Person specification

Applicants should have, or be able to demonstrate:

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A good Bachelors degree or equivalent professional qualification and preferably some good experience of working in a professional administrative environment.
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An understanding of higher education academic contexts and regulatory requirements.
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Experience of customer-focussed service.
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Experience of databases and management information systems.
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Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Skills, Qualifications and Personal Requirements

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Willing proactive worker.
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Strong written and spoken English language skills.
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Competency in standard ICT applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases and power point.
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Commitment to quality customer care with the ability to engage effectively with students and other staff.
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Strong communication and presentation skills.
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Team player.
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Integrity.



Duties and Responsibilities

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Operate the contact desk for staff and students.
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Participate in student recruitment, admission and registration and graduation processes.
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Inputting data into the Victoria MIS as required.
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Organising the teaching timetable, liaising with faculties as appropriate.
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Take administrative responsibility for organising examinations processes, including staffing a central submissions desk for examination papers etc.
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Receiving and processing students’ disciplinary enquiries.
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Ensure implementation of the Institution’s academic regulations within the area of allocated responsibilities.
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Contribute fully to Registry planning and development.
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Become knowledgeable with regard to the Registry Operations Manual and Quality Assurance processes.
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Contribute as appropriate to the academic and meetings calendar, including assisting in the minute taking of key meetings and committees.
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Ensure the effective working of administrative and filing systems within the Registry.
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Take administrative responsibility for student record systems as directed and required, and ensure their smooth running and operational integrity.
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Prepare statistical summaries of examination results and other information relevant to performance grading and student progression as directed and required.
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Prepare reports and supply data as required.
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Uphold and promote the university’s mission, vision and values.
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Represent the Registrar when required.
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Such other appropriate duties as may be allocated by the Registrar.



Qualified applicants should email a letter of application, a current resume and 350 word statement explaining how their profile matches the job description. Submissions in PDF format only should be sent by e-mail to hr@vu.ac.ug not later than 8th April 2011. Please quote the reference number and your names in the email subject. Remuneration packages are competitive.

Applications submitted after the deadline shall not be considered. Applicants are advised not to submit academic transcripts until they are requested to do so.
Note: Only Short listed Applicants will be contacted.
Victoria University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Victoria University- Kampala Uganda

Victoria University Kampala will bring world class higher education study and research opportunities to prospective students in sub-Saharan Africa. Our programmes are designed to meet the development needs of Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa but are benchmarked to international standards represented by the Bologna Framework and modern British educational practice.

Victoria University Vision

At Victoria University, Kampala, we believe that access to higher education should transcend national boundaries. We are committed to developing educational opportunities which conform to the highest international standards through collaborative academic partnerships with leading British universities.

Our unique approach to learning has the potential to revitalise higher education throughout Central and East Africa. We are confident that Victoria University will become the higher and professional education provider of choice for those who study and work in Uganda, neighbouring countries and beyond.

We aim to establish a supportive, intellectually diverse academic community. They will find themselves at the heart of a dynamic learning experience in a well organised and fully equipped environment. In return, we expect them to work hard and develop a professional, career-oriented approach their studies.

Our programmes incorporate the very latest international developments in academic research and technology. However, content is also geared toward the specific development needs of sub-Saharan Africa.

Programmes in Business and Management, Accounting, Computing and Business Information Systems, Public Health and Nursing Science will be introduced in 2011.

These will soon be followed by qualifications in Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine. An Applied Science and Technology programme will focus on the emerging oil and gas industries, renewable energy, safe water and public health engineering.

An African-based, internationally recognized degree will give our graduates the edge when it comes to finding work; not only in East and Central Africa, but with leading employers around the world. Victoria University will be at the forefront of training and inspiring the next generation of African leaders and professionals


Academic Calendar

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CALENDAR YEAR 2011-2012

Academic year consists of 30 weeks divided into 3 terms of equal length plus an additional induction period.

Summer term: Monday 18th July- Friday 16th September 2011 ( International Foundation Programme only)

Autumn term: Monday 26th September – Friday 9th December 2011

Winter term: Monday 9th January – Friday 16th March 2012

Spring term: Monday 16th April – Friday 22nd June 2012

Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor- Vacancy

Job Title: Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor


Job Ref. No: VHR003/2011



Reports to: Vice Chancellor

Number of Post: 01

Starting Date: 2nd May 2011


Main Purposes of Post

The post-holder will support the Vice Chancellor with regard to general enquiries, administration, research, drafting of documents, scheduling meetings and coordination with University units.


Person specification

Candidates should have, or be able to demonstrate:

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At least a Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience of working office environments.
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The ability to carry out research, synthesise and analyse information, prepare briefing reports and papers, and present the findings.
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Ability to liaise with the public, external bodies, University staff and students in a personable and friendly manner.
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Ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing growth environment.



Skills, Qualifications and Personal Requirements

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Proactive approach.
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Strong written and spoken English language skills.
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Competency in standard ICT applications including word processing, spreadsheets power point and preferably, some proficiency in desk top publishing.
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Inter-personal, leadership and people management skills
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Commitment to quality customer care with the ability to motivate and enthuse staff.
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Strong communication and presentation skills.
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Capable of building up positive relationships with academic and administrative staff
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Team player.
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Integrity.


Qualified candidates should email a letter of application, a current resume and 350 word statement explaining how their profile matches the job description. Submissions in PDF format only should be sent by e-mail to hr@vu.ac.ug not later than 8th April 2011. Please quote the reference number and your names in the email subject. Remuneration packages are competitive.

Applications submitted after the deadline shall not be considered. Applicants are advised not to submit academic transcripts until they are requested to do so.

Note: Only Short listed Applicants will be contacted.
Victoria University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Assistant Librarian Jobs in Uganda at Victoria University

Job Title: Assistant Librarian


Job Ref. No: VHR005/2011


Reports to: Head of Library

Number of Post: 01

Starting Date: 2nd May 2011

Main Purposes of Post

Carry out the full range of administrative duties, services and other functions appropriate to the efficient and effective operation of a modern university library.


Person specification

Candidates should have, or be able to demonstrate:

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A good Bachelors degree or equivalent professional qualification and preferably some good experience of working in a professional administrative environment.
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Experience of library systems or an appropriate degree in Information systems. An understanding of higher education academic contexts and regulatory requirements.
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Appropriate administrative experience.

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Experience of customer-focussed service.
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Experience of databases and management information systems.
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Good interpersonal and communication skills.



Skills, Qualifications and Personal Requirements

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Willing proactive worker.
*

Strong written and spoken English language skills.
*

Competency in standard ICT applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases and power point.
*

Commitment to quality customer care with the ability to engage effectively with students and other staff.
*

Strong communication and presentation skills.
*

Team player.
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Integrity.



Duties and Responsibilities

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Assist in the development and implementation of Library policies and procedures.
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Organise and maintain administrative and filing systems
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Liaise with academic staff to determine procurement requirements; prepare procurement proposals; and recommend priority purchases.
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Operate the contact desk for staff and students.
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Maintain proper security over library books, facilities and services.
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Classify and catalogue new books.
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Replace books on the shelves and monitor collections.
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Prepare book weeding proposals.
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Operate loan and reference systems as appropriate.
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Maintain a friendly and supportive library environment.
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Uphold and promote the university’s mission, vision and values.
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Represent the head of Library when required.
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Such other appropriate duties as may be allocated by the Head of Library.


Key performance indicators
Performance requirement

Criteria and timeframes
Identification of procurement requirements Advises Head of library within financial and budget preparation deadline requirements.
Classifies and catalogues new books Processes new deliveries within two weeks of arrival.
Returns all books to shelves at the end of each working day. Continuing
Monitors proper organisation of collections Continuing
Good customer care Effective and supportive Library Customer Desk as evidenced by student and staff feedback.
Maintains proper security Regular stock audits
Ensures that all relevant documentation is ready, available and provided as appropriate Full compliance with marketing and public relations deadlines.

Qualified candidates should email a letter of application, a current resume and 350 word statement explaining how their profile matches the job description. Submissions in PDF format only should be sent by e-mail to hr@vu.ac.ug not later than 8th April 2011. Please quote the reference number and your names in the email subject. Remuneration packages are competitive.

Applications submitted after the deadline shall not be considered. Applicants are advised not to submit academic transcripts until they are requested to do so.
Note: Only Short listed Applicants will be contacted.
Victoria University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Front Desk Administrator Jobs in Uganda at Victoria University- 3 Vacancies

Job Title: Front Desk Administrator


Job Ref. No : VHR006/2011



Reports to : Office / University Administrator

Number of Post : 03

Starting Date : 2nd May 2011


Main Purpose of Post

The post-holder’s main duty will be to answer telephones, record and deliver messages, return and follow-up telephone calls, greet visitors, students and University staff courteously, direct them to the respective departments for help and perform appropriate administrative duties..
Person specification
Applicants should have, or be able to demonstrate:

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A good Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications and preferably some good experience of working in a professional administrative environment.
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An understanding of higher education academic contexts will be of an advantage.
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Service sector experience
* Ability to liaise with the public, external bodies, University staff and students in a personable and friendly manner
* Good interpersonal skills


Skills, Qualifications and Personal Requirements

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Proactive approach.
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Strong written and spoken English language communication skills.
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Competency in computer applications, preferably MS Office
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Good Customer care skills and commitment to quality customer care.
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Strong communication and presentation skills.
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Capable of building up positive relationships with academic and administration staff
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Team player.
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Integrity.



Duties and Responsibilities

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Answering all incoming calls in a pleasant manner and directing them appropriately
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Greeting all visitors who come at the reception and alerting the person they are there to see on their arrival
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Taking messages and relaying them to the intended persons timely, returning telephone calls if necessary
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Servicing meetings as required.
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Handle all incoming and outgoing mails, ensure posted mails are received and forwarded to the addressees appropriately.
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Maintain the reception area neat at all times by coordinating with the cleaners.
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Take self initiative to ensure the reception area is not crowded. Attend to the visitors, students and staff nicely and swiftly.
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Respond to visitors’ needs, special requests and complaints and alert the appropriate manager as needed.

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Order through the Facility Manager all front office supplies
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Uphold and promote the university’s mission, vision and values.
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Monitor staff movements as required.
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Perform other appropriate duties as may be allocated to you.



Qualified applicants should email a letter of application, a current resume and 350 word statement explaining how their profile matches the job description. Submissions in PDF format only should be sent by e-mail to hr@vu.ac.ug not later than 8th April 2011. Please quote the reference number and your names in the email subject. Remuneration packages are competitive.

Applications submitted after the deadline shall not be considered. Applicants are advised not to submit academic transcripts until they are requested to do so.

Note: Only Short listed Applicants will be contacted.
Victoria University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Scholarships at Victoria University Kampala, Uganda

Scholarships

We have an extensive range of scholarships and grants to recognise your outstanding academic achievements and support you in your studies - we support new and returning students at every stage.

Academic Excellence Scholarships
Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to the top A level applicants. Academic Excellence Scholarships winners receive between 100% to 50% waiver on tuition fees at Victoria University, Kampala for the full duration of their programmes (subject to academic performance and other requirements). Application details are available with our Admissions Office.

Rise Up Grants
Rise Up Grants are offered to new undergraduate candidates who are from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who show potential to rise up and excel. These scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate evidence of financial hardship and significant academic achievements along with extra-curricular and community contributions. Winners are rewarded with 50% to 20% grants towards the tuition fees at Victoria University, Kampala for the full duration of their programme (subject to academic performance and other requirements). Application details are available with our Admissions Office.

Admissions at Victoria University, Uganda- Foundation Entry

Foundation Entry Requirements

We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds.

If you do not have the appropriate subject background for direct entry to first year, or you have not studied the appropriate subjects to the required depth, (which may be the case if you have followed a 12-year education system), you might be eligible to undertake a foundation year course to bring you up to the right level for first year entry.

This is a bridging course designed to provide you with the appropriate academic background for study at Bachelor degree level and includes additional English language teaching if you need to improve your proficiency.

English Language Requirement is either IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 500 or TOEFL IB 70.

Please contact our Admissions Office for individual consultation on a case-by-case basis.

Admissions at Victoria University Kampala Uganda

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following qualifications are normally considered for admission into undergraduate programmes:

* Successful completion of the Victoria University International Foundation Programme(equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered)
* British National Curriculum (A levels) : 240 UCAS points (3 subjects at A-Level with grades C or above) not including mother tongue language A level along with at least 5 subjects at O-Levels at Grade C or above
* International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB): Completion of IB
* East African Advanced Certificate of Education: 3 Grade Cs at General Proficiency
* West African GCE: Completion of A-Levels with 5 passes at level 5. Students need to print out their official results from the WAEC website at www.waecdirect.org
* COHSC Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate: 3 grade Cs at general proficiency

English Language requirement: GCSE grade C; IELTS 6.0; TOEFL 550; TOEFL IB 80

This list shows only a selection of qualifications and if your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office and we will be able to advise you further.

Victoria University Uganda- Foundation Programme

Foundation Programme

At Victoria University, we believe that a student's past academic record is not the only indication of their future potential.

Many students do not have the opportunity to demonstrate their academic ability at school. Some underperform in examinations; others may have been awarded qualifications which fall short of international standards.

We recognise the benefits of an intellectually diverse student body and want to encourage applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds.

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is designed for prospective undergraduate students who have completed 12 years of school education in their home country but do not possess the qualifications required for direct entry to one of our degree programmes.

The IFP will prepare you for undergraduate study at Victoria University by

* Improving your written and verbal English language skills
* Introducing you to our teaching and assessment methods
* Developing your independent and group study skills
* Honing your analytical and critical thinking abilities
* Expanding your academic knowledge through courses related to your intended degree subject
* Encouraging professional standards of personal conduct and dress

Satisfactory completion of the IFP guarantees progression to your chosen degree programme, subject to a formal application and acceptance process. You will also be eligible for entry to the degree programmes of the University of Buckingham, our academic partners in the United Kingdom.

The IFP is taught at Victoria University in Kampala. However, the qualification you receive on completion of the programme is awarded by the University of Buckingham. This means that, whilst it is geared towards the specific educational requirements of students from Uganda and neighbouring countries, the IFP draws on a British academic tradition which is recognise throughout the world.

We are confident that you will choose to continue your studies with Victoria University. However, if you choose to move on after completing the IFP, you will find that other educational institutions and potential employers look favourably on the international standard of excellence embodied in your qualification.

Undergraduate Degree Programmes at Victoria University, Kampala Uganda

Undergraduate Programmes
Victoria University, Kampala in academic partnership with the University of Buckingham in the UK provides the following undergraduate programmes:

* BSc in Business and Management
* BSc in Business and Management with Information Systems
* BSc in Accounting and Financial Management
* BSc Computing

Victoria University also offers following undergraduate programmes:

* Bachelor of Nursing Science
* Bachelor of Public Health

These programmes are the same as University of Buckingham degree programmes provided in the UK subject to sensible customisation to account of the devlopment needs of Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa. You may transfer to the University of Buckingham programmes upon successful completion of intermediate stages of your degree.

If you complete your studies at Victoria, when you graduate you will receive a University of Buckingham degree certificate that is no different from their UK based students.

Jobs at Victoria University- Kampala Uganda

Job Title: Lecturers/Tutors
Ref No: VHR002/2011

Subject Areas:
• Business Management, Accounting and Finance.
• Computing and information systems.
• Nursing science.
• Public health.

Requirements:
• Minimum of a masters’ degree in relevant subject.
• At least 4 years of degree level teaching experience at an accredited and reputable institution.

To apply
Email letter, current resume and 350 word statement explaining how your profile matches the job description.
Submissions in PDF format only should be sent by email to hr@vu.ac.ug not later than 8th April 2011.
Quote the reference number and your names in the email subject.
Remuneration packages are competitive.

Victoria University Jobs- Lecturer Career Opportunities in Uganda

Job Title: Lecturers for Foundation Programs
Ref No: VHR001/2011
Subject Areas
• English for academic purposes and general skills development.
• ICT
• Mathematics and statistics.

Requirements:
• Minimum of a Masters’ degree in a relevant subject or a suitable first degree.
• Appropriate EFL/ESL/TEFL/ICT/Mathematics qualifications.
• At least 4 years experience in teaching at an accredited and reputable institution.

To apply
Email letter, current resume and 350 word statement explaining how your profile matches the job description.
Submissions in PDF format only should be sent by email to hr@vu.ac.ug not later than 8th April 2011.
Quote the reference number and your names in the email subject.
Remuneration packages are competitive.

Jobs in Finca Uganda- Career Opportunity

Job Title: Human Resource Manager,

FINCA Uganda

Location: Uganda
Job Code: 762
# of openings: 1
Description
FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 750,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East. FINCA International is looking for an HR Manager for FINCA Uganda, based in Kampala. The Human Resources Manager (HRM) heads the Human Resources Department and is responsible for oversight of all human resources systems and procedures, including (but not limited to) recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, conflict resolution, and compensation/rewards management. The HRM is responsible for the development and implementation HR policies and procedures. In coordination with the management team, in the service of ensuring that the organization meets its goals, the HRM will develop and implement strategies and systems to ensure that the right human resources are in place at the right time and are working to maximum effectiveness and motivation. The HRM participates actively in regular management meetings and is one of the senior managers of the company.

Ideal profile:
- University degree in General Business, Management, Economics, Human Resources or Personnel Management,
- At least 5 years employment experience in a human resources-related role, preferably with a large international company or organization,
- Experience managing staff required,
- Specific experience in developing a human resources function based on performance management highly desirable,
- Strong knowledge of local labor law and employment practices,
- Enterprising personality with the ability to actively develop systems and policies,
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills,
- Strong organizational skills,
- Team-player with excellent communication skills,
- Computer literacy (experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access),
- Written and spoken fluency in English,
- 20% travel within Uganda required.


To apply
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=FINCA&cws=1

FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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