Deputy Vice Chancellor


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Deputy Vice Chancellor Kibogora Polytechnic

In five years of operation Kibogora Polytechnic has established an unparalleled reputation as a Higher Level Institution in the Western Province of Rwanda. The mission of the institution, which is owned by the Free Methodist Church of Rwanda, is to provide the skills for the development of the region and beyond. The vision of the founders is for a university with a Christian ethos which provides an outstanding student experience, strong graduate employability and exemplary quality and standards. Our e-learning is regarded as one of the best installations in Rwanda.

The Council now seek to appoint a Deputy Vice Chancellor to replace Dr Dariya Mukamusoni who is taking the position of Vice Chancellor from 1st January 2018. Candidates must have a proven track record in academic leadership to continue the development of the institution into new programs, locations and a culture of research excellence. Good English language skills are essential.

Further information on the faculties and programs is available on the website

Formal letters of application stating how you consider you meet all the requirements should be made by email to the Vice Chancellor and President of the Council (see below), and attachments should include a full CV, including a list of publications, transcript and certificate from your highest qualification, and the contact details of three referees, including at least one from the Rector or Vice-Chancellor of your current institution. Applications can also be hand delivered to the Director of Administration and Finance at Kibogora campus.

For an informal discussion prior to a possible application, please contact the Vice Chancellor, Professor David Hamblin, on or the Chair of the Board, Rev Dr Innocent Iyakaremye on

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Vice Chancellor

Location: Kibogora

Reports to: Vice Chancellor

Roles and Responsibilities

The role of Deputy Vice Chancellor shall be the following:

  1. to coordinate all activities related to academic programmes and disciplines of the higher learning institution;
  2. to coordinate all research activities and programmes, in case there is no Vice-Rector specifically responsible for research;
  3. to organize meetings of the Senate and to ensure the implementation of its decisions;
  4. to replace the Vice Chancellor in case of absence or impediment;
  5. to carry out any other activity in relation to his or her duties as may be assigned to him or her by the Vice Chancellor

Specific responsibilities

  • To recommend for Council approval, and subsequently implement, an academic strategy for the growth of the institution which will deliver the vision of the Founders and ensure the financial viability and academic excellence of the institution
  • To develop and maintain the Christian ethos of the institution with exemplary quality and standards
  • To ensure that all the reporting and standards requirements of the HEC are met. In particular to develop and maintain the quality assurance processes which will evidence the standards of academic attainment, with a view to continuing development of new programs and locations.

Person Specification
Deputy Vice Chancellor

  • Doctorate in any relevant discipline
  • Proven leadership experience in higher learning with excellent strategic planning skills
  • Track record in delivering a superlative student experience
  • Track record in developing new academic disciplines, centres or campuses
  • Personal track record of delivering high quality taught programs and research outcomes
  • Knowledge and experience of East African higher education quality systems
  • Knowledge and experience in business processes, including budgeting and management
  • Experience of line managing academic and support staff
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of constituents
  • Outstanding inter-personal, communication and team-working skills
  • Personal demonstration of the values of the institution
  • Ability to work in English
  • Excellent ICT skills

Closing date 24th December 2017. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in Kibogora on 12th January 2018.

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