Job Opportunity: Technical Specialist, Staff Development & Academic Mobility (TS SD&AM) at RUFORUM Secretariat

We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent individual to fill the post of Technical Specialist, Staff Development & Academic Mobility (TS SD&AM). The position is based in the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.

RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI), which is being implemented through four Flagship Programmes. Visit RUFORUM website. Prospective applicants are advised to review the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy and the Five Year Operational Plan (20182022). The job role and requirements of the post is detailed below

Technical Specialist, Staff Development & Academic Mobility (TS SD&AM)

Job Role
Reporting to the Manager, Research & Innovations the main role of TS SD&AM is to facilitate the provision of opportunities for staff development and academic mobility of faculty of member universities and institutions.


  • Identify and provide support for staff development needs in Member universities and institutions  Facilitate training of women graduate scholars to increase pool of women scientists in African Universities and other sectors  Identify and promote Intra-African Academic Mobility
  • Design, manage and plan the program for academic staff exchange among member universities  Be responsible for facilitating Post-Doctoral training and African Career Awards Fellowship.
  • Under the guidance of the Manager Research and Innovations, oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on progress, accountability and compliance to the terms of support for staff development and exchange; training of women scholars; and academic mobility

For more details of the Job requirements and deadline of application, please download here RUFORUM Advert for TS Staff Dev Academic Mobility

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