National Council for Higher Education

Detailed External Job Advertisement




The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) is mandated by Section 119A of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 (as amended), among other things, to accredit Institutions and their academic and professional programmes. NCHE is further mandated to ensure minimum standards for courses of study.  NCHE periodically reviews curricula submitted by institutions to ensure that it meets the set minimum standards. Reviewing curricula necessitates identifying experts from different academic disciplines.  NCHE therefore invites applications from academicians qualified in the fields listed below and any other academics with expertise in specialised disciplines not included on this list to apply to be considered for periodical curricula review as Programme Assessors.

1.     Agriculture (Crop & Animal Production/ Forestry/ Horticulture/ Agri-business, Agro-Processing, Floriculture/Fisheries and Aquaculture/Soil Science/ Land use and Management)
2.     Architecture, Environmental Designs and Urban Planning
3.     Business and Management (Commerce, Finance, Insurance, Microfinance and Corporative, Entrepreneurship, Banking, Accounting, Taxation, Procurement and Logistics Management, Marketing, Project Planning and Management, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Oil and Gas Management, Public Administration and Management, International relations and diplomatic studies,  Human Resource Management, Conflict Management and Peace Studies)
4.     Computer Science/ Information Technology (Software Engineering/ Computer Forensics)
5.     Cosmetology
6.     Counselling Psychology
7.     Early Childhood Development
8.     Education Arts/Linguistics/Pedagogy/ Early Childhood Education
9.     Education Science (Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics,  Computer Studies, and Sports Science)
10.  Engineering (Electrical , Mechanical, Chemical, Telecommunication ,Water, Petroleum , Textile, Mining, Ginning, Aviation , Mechatroniccs and Robotics, Mining and Civil, Sound, Geology )
11.  Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Baking and Pastry
12.  Industrial Art and Designing, Ceramics, Fabric Decoration
13.  Laboratory Technology/ Medical Imaging/ Diagnostic Ultra Sound/ Laboratory , Cold  Chain Storage and Instrumentation, Forensics/ Physiotherapy, Anaesthesia, Clinical Psychiatry
14.  Law
15.  Library and Information Science/ Records and Information Management
16.  Mass Communication and Journalism / Film Making/ Radio & Television Production
17.  Medicine and Surgery , Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Anaesthesia
18.  Military Science
19.  Music/ Performing Arts
20.  Nursing and Midwifery
21.  Pharmacology , Industrial Chemistry
22.  Public Health / Environmental Management
23.  Religious Studies – Theology, Chaplaincy, Biblical Studies and Ministry, Sharia, Islamic studies, Quran and Haddith
24.  Secretarial  and Studies
25.  Social Work and Social Administration/ Social Sciences/ Demography and Reproductive Health, Palliative Care
26.  Special Needs Education
27.  Sports Science
28.  Statistics / Quantitative Economics / Population and Demography/ Actuarial Science
29.  Tourism and Hotel Management/ Food and Nutrition/ Dietetics
30.  Veterinary Medicine/ Zoology/ Wildlife Health and Management/ Livestock Health Sciences

NB: Academicians from other specialised fields not listed above may also apply.

Programme assessment level and requirements

  1. Programme assessors for postgraduate programmes should have qualifications higher than the proposed programmes and adequate research experience and publications.


  1. Programme assessors for undergraduate programmes should posses a minimum of a Master’s degree in the relevant field.


  1. Programme assessors for non-degree programmes shall be assessed based on academic and professional qualifications/teaching experience.


  1. Academics with knowledge of higher education, structures, administration and systems plus knowledge and experience in curriculum design and review will have added advantage.

How to apply

Please email your application, CV and relevant academic and professional qualifications within two weeks from the date of this advert to and

Or send hard copies to;

The Executive Director,

National Council for Higher Education,

Plot M834 Kigobe Road Kyambogo, P.O. Box 76, Kyambogo,

Kampala – Uganda.

Note: Please indicate your field of specialization and the University or Universities where you are currently lecturing in the subject line for email applications and at the top left corner of the envelope for hard copies.

The applications should be submitted not later than 5:00pm, Monday 11th July 2022.