17 May
- Mukono

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Job Description:

Purpose of the Job

The Director for Development & External Relations (DDER) shall be responsible to oversee planning, development, and communications functions and to expand strong ties between the University Management and the University Council, domestic stakeholders and overseas partners, particularly in the areas of financial development. He or she shall serve under the Vice Chancellor and be part of his Cabinet. In all activities below, he or she shall work closely with the Vice Chancellor and other DVCs.

Scope of the work

University Council Relations

The DDER shall seek to develop the University Council as an active body, playing its role within the overall governing structure of the University. He or she:

Shall seek to identify strategic Council members and make use of their positions and gifts for the furtherance of the University’s purposes.
Shall work in particular with Chairmen to promote the particular work of the Boards.
Shall organize workshops and other community building exercises for the Council.
Planning, Development and Communications Functions

The DDER shall oversee functions related to building up the University in reputation and in facilities. He or she:

• Shall oversee strategic, financial, physical, and human resource planning.
• Shall contribute to the spiritual and mental health of UCU’s Christian community.
• Shall assure effective communications with stakeholders, donors, and Alumni about the University and its programmes and services.
• Shall cause good record to be kept of Alumni, donors, and other partners who can assist the University in its development.
• Shall seek to employ modern methods of communication with all current or potential partners including web-based, interactive, and social networking media.
• Shall review and oversee implementation of agreements with partner institutions both domestic and international.
• Domestic Stakeholder Relations

The DDER shall seek to cultivate relationships with stakeholders and donors in the Uganda Government, in the corporate community, in the NGO and non-profit sector, in the academic community, and in the churches. He or she:

• Shall join appropriate national boards and forums where matters relevant to the University arise.
• Shall assist the Vice Chancellor in facilitating projects requiring Governmental approval or funding.
• Shall help coordinate projects involving governmental and non-governmental organizations, e.g., the World Bank, USAID, World Vision, etc.
• Shall represent the University on ecumenical and Church of Uganda councils where appropriate.
• Shall provide liaison with Uganda Christian University Holdings Company.
• Shall cultivate a culture of philanthropy, develop a donor base in Uganda and seek financial support from individuals.
• Shall seek to advance programmes of mutual interest between the University and other organizations.
• Propose and manage the University Scholarship Programme.
• Overseas Partner Relations

The DDER shall coordinate communication with overseas partners as well as travel and represent the University at various international functions, with particular focus on cultivating donor relationships. He or she:

• May participate in the Board of Uganda Christian University Partners its various locations, when practical.
• Shall speak at events, conferences or assemblies of different types (of like-minded organisations/institutions) as invited.
• Shall make donor solicitations in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor.

Preferred Skills:
Qualifications and experience

• A good Master’s degree from a recognized institution;
• Must be a person of strong faith and integrity, a committed Christian and member of the Church of Uganda or of the Anglican Communion Churches in fellowship with the Church of Uganda;
• Must have at least five (5) years progressive experience management positions at a senior level preferably in higher education;
• Relevant experience in networking and mobilization; public speaking skills, skills in fundraising, project planning and development.

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