VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – AAHEFA CEO
The Association of African Higher Educaton Financing Agencies (AAHEFA), is an apex body of Higher Education Financing Agencies with Headquarters in Dar es Salaam. AAHEFA is an umbrella body of Higher Education Financing Institutions that deal with issuance of loans, bursaries/grants and scholarships to Higher Education students as well as recovery/ collection of the loaned out funds in their respective countries to establish National sustainable revolving funds. AAHEFA was established to enable a collaborative relationship among Africa’s higher education financing agencies by providing a focal forum for sharing of information and experiences on common financing challenges and ultimately increase student access to higher education. Current AAHEFA membership is comprised of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Zambia, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi and Namibia with more countries set to join the association as countries continue to establish Semi-Autonomous
Government Agencies to manage financing of student loans, a key thrust for AAHEFA. AAHEFA wishes to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The Association of African Higher Education Financing Agencies (AAHEFA) wishes to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Reporting to the Governing Council, the CEO will be responsible for the overall management of AAHEFA Secretariat, as provided for under the constitution. The CEO will also be Secretary to the Executive Governing Council and the Governing Council of the Association.
Main Purpose of the Job
To provide strategic direction and ensure AAHEFA’S mandate is realized. The responsibilities include but not limited to the oversight development and implementation of AAHEFA strategic plan; work programmes
and operational budget of the Association; Coordinate the Association’s operations; relationship management with all stakeholders,
Development Partners and strategic partnerships. The Chief Executive Officer is further responsible for effective resource mobilisation through specific country technical advisory on matters higher education financing.