Duties and Responsibilities :
o Manages local and international accreditation processes at institutional and program levels.
o Establishes and communicates guidelines for the development, accreditation and monitoring of academic programs.
o Manages communications and processes with accrediting agencies and disseminates accreditation review to all stakeholders.
o Reviews and writes analyses of institutional applications for licensure against the relevant Standards for Licensure and Accreditation.
o Reviews and writes analyses of academic programs for accreditation against the Standards for Licensure and Accreditation.
o Coordinates with institutional heads, faculty, and other staff on various issues related to licensure and accreditation.
o Mentors internal stakeholders to ensure quality processes, procedures and policies for institutional effectiveness.
o Develops an awareness of, and respect for, the customs and cultures of higher education institutions in the UAE.
o Masters degree from an accredited university relevant to position is required, Ph.D degree is preferred.
Candidates with additional QA certification and or project management certification preferred.
A minimum of 8 years of related work experience with at least 5 years spent in a supervisory leadership role within an accredited higher education institution or an Accreditation Agency
o Experience in accreditation systems at the college level.
o Specialized expertise in quality management, institutional research, strategic planning, business process re-engineering, and or quantitative methods