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.