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Call for Applications for the Job of Centre Administrator, ARUA Centre of Excellence

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About the ARUA Centre of Excellence in Notions of Identity:

The ARUA Centre of Excellence in Notions of Identity is a Centre of Makerere University hosted in the School of Women and Gender Studies. It is a multi-disciplinary centre linking with other disciplines within Makerere and other universities. It is a consortium of six universities with several nodal universities and stakeholders. The Centre has three output areas namely: Academic; Capacity Building; and Networking and Visibility.

The objectives of the Centre are to:

  1. Develop a network of African institutions and researchers engaging with the question of identity
  2. Share knowledge, skills and other resources between the network partners in the Centre of Excellence.
  3. Develop a research agenda in the area of Identities in Africa between network partners
  4. To develop an intellectual community to engage with the notion of identity in each partner university
  5. Build capacity to research identities in Africa in the partner universities

Position Summary:

The Centre seeks to hire a qualified Ugandan for the following position:

Centre Administrator:

The Centre administartor will support the Centre Director in the day to day running of the Centre.

Reports to:

The Centre Director

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Center activities.
  • Support the development of work plans, preparation of narrative and financial reports, and other materials relevant to the projects under the Centre.
  • Follow up on donor reporting processes while ensuring that donor requirements are met.
  • Monitoring the implementation of project activities, work plans, and timelines.
  • Participating in and recording minutes of all Centre and project implementation meetings
  • Attend all meetings of the Centre
  • Communication and correspondence with research teams both within Makerere University and Partner Universities.
  • Monitoring budget compliance.
  • Participating in the implementation of centre activities.
  • Ensuring that the Centre Website is up to date.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities
  • Experience in research support and project management

Application Process:

  1. Qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit the following application documents and a motivation letter clearly highlighting the position being applied for to the following address:

The Director,

ARUA CoE in Identities,

School of Women and Gender Studies (Dean’s Office),

Makerere University

  1. Application Documents

a) Motivational Letter

b) Resume with contacts of 2 professional referees

c) Copies of all relevant academic documents

  1. Soft copies of the applications should be submitted as one PDF file to the following email address by 5:00pm on February 26, 2021.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.