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Director of Registration and Accreditation Services

Date Posted: Apr 30, 2021

Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant post detailed below at the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

Position: Registration and Accreditation Services

Grade: NC 2

Department: Registration and Accreditation Services

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for: Deputy Director (Registration); Deputy Director (Accreditation)

Purpose of the job:

To register and accredit higher education institutions and programmes.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Developing and reviewing minimumcriteria for registration and accreditation of higher education institutions (HEIs) and programmes;
  •  Providing leadership and oversight for the evaluation and inspection of proposals to establish higher education institutions in Malawi;
  •  Evaluating the performance of higher education institutions for purposes of accreditation;
  •  Providing technical advice to management of HEIs on the requirements for registration and accreditation of institutions and programmes;
  •  Validating and ensuring timely update of directory on licensed Students Recruitment Agencies, registered and accredited higher education institutions and programmes;
  •  Coordinating networking, partnerships, linkages and benchmarking with relevant bodies locally and internationally for exchange of best practices in registration and accreditation;
  •  Providing timely, constructive and objective feedback to higher education institutions on the process of registration and accreditation;
  •  Developing and monitoring implementation of departmental workplans in regard to the establishment of higher education institutions;
  •  Overseeing the development and execution of the performance contracting and annual work plans;
  •  Ensuring that amendments to charters of higher education institutions are timely processed;
  •  Compiling a consolidated report of the Department;
  •  Serving as Secretary to the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee (QAAC) of the Council.
Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications/Work Experience

  •  A doctorate degree from an accredited institution,
  •  At least 8 years’ experience in senior academic leadership and management position(s) in higher education institutions or has served as a Deputy Director (Registration or Accreditation) for at least three (3) years;
  •  Proven track records in research, development and management:
  •  Evidence of published articles in referred journals or books for higher education.

Functional skills (Behavioural Competencies/Attributes)

  • Thorough knowledge of legal instruments used for registration and accreditation:
  • Competence and ability to represent the higher education sector at the highest level nationally and internationally
  •  Ability to manage a diverse team and improve relationships;
  •  Excellent leadership and management skills;
  •  Ability to work under minimal supervision:
  •  A broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of higher education,
  •  Thorough understanding of national and international development agenda;
  •  Strategic planning
  •  High ethical standards, integrity, accountability, professionalism and teamwork,
  •  Visionary and result-oriented leadership;
  •  Mentorship skills;
  •  Clear understanding of quality assurance in higher education.

How to apply
All application letters, Curriculum Vitae with copies of certificates mus: be forwarded to the address below before 14th May 2021:

The Council Chairperson

National Council for Higher Education

Private Bag B317

Capital City Lilongwe 3

NCHE House, Area 47 Sector 2 next
to Chitukuko Petroda Filing Station.

Email: NCHE is an equal opportunity employer

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