PR – UB Meets with the Taiwan Ambassador


PRESS RELEASE
October 15, 2021

For Immediate Release

UB Meets with the Taiwan Ambassador

The University of Belize conveys its heartiest gratitude on meeting the Taiwan Ambassador, H.E. David Chien, where areas of mutual interest were discussed. Ambassador Chien indicated the importance of education and the pivotal role a university can play in national development. Interim President, Dr. Vincent Palacio, briefed the Ambassador on recent developments of the University. He also extended a courtesy invitation for the Ambassador to visit the University and share the Taiwan experience with the Faculty, Staff and students.

UB would also like to take this opportunity to convey its heartfelt appreciation to Taiwan’s unequivocal support to Belize’s development in the areas of education, health, technology, infrastructure and culture, among others.

As the National University, UB pledged to strengthen relations with the Universities in Taiwan, the region, and the world. Accompanied in the meeting were the Vice Chairman of UB’s Board of Trustees, Major Lloyd Jones and the Board’s Academic Committee Chair, Dr. Fred Shyu.

The University of Belize also expresses our heartfelt condolences to the City of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, after many lives were lost due to a fire which engulfed a residential apartment building. Let us keep the mourning families in our prayers during this difficult and painful time.

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VACANCIES: Marketing & Communications Director | ERI Director | ERI Scientific Program Manager/Research Fellow – Sustainable Landscapes


Vacancies Exist for the Posts of

Marketing & Communications Director

Summary of Responsibilities
The Marketing and Communications Director is responsible to create and lead the implementation and execution of a strategic communication plan that presents, maintains and promotes a positive image of the University of Belize both internally and externally. The Marketing and Communications Director acts as the University’s primary contact for all communications media and public relations matters and, under the direction of management, is the University’s chief spokesperson.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Create and lead the implementation and execution of a comprehensive and strategic communication plan for the University of Belize (internal and external, taking account of the circumstances of the University) in consultation with the President,
  • the Management Team and other members of the UB Community;
  • Act as the focal point for communication matters;
  • Advise and manage all issues that may impact the University and its brand;
  • Create, manage and approve all public information notices and press releases.

Job Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or a related field. Minimum of five years’ working experience in a marketing management;
  • Working knowledge of major social media platforms;
  • Possess a highly developed capacity to produce written documents in English;
  • Proactive, highly motivated, and sensitive to the potential impact of issues;
  • Business awareness and a good knowledge of current affairs;

Compensation
Commensurate with the level of qualification and experience.

ERI Director

Summary of Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Steering Committee, through the Vice President, is accountable for the strategic development of the Institute and its programs and reports on the development, implementation and evaluation of the programs of the ERI and the development and management of the Institute’s funds and resources.

Job Requirements

  • PhD in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Sustainability or related field.
  • Five years’ experience fundraising, strategic planning and managing institutions

Compensation
Commensurate with the level of qualification and experience.

 

Scientific Program Manager/Research Fellow

Summary of Responsibilities
In consultation with the Director of ERI, will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Sustainable Landscapes program of the UB ERI; develops partnerships with policy makers, academic institutions, private sector, environmental organizations, national and international stakeholders in natural resource management; supports the Director in the strategic development of UB ERI.

Job Requirements

  • PhD in a Terrestrial Ecology or Biology discipline or related field;
  • Five years of experience with developing and implementing scientific/research programs;
  • Three years of experience in grant proposal writing;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Power Point, Excel, ArcGIS or similar GIS software

Compensation
Commensurate with the level of qualification and experience.

Interested Persons are Invited to Apply And View Full Job Descriptions:

Online: https://www.ub.edu.bz/work-at-ub/ | Email: [email protected]
Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three referees (including present or past employers and work colleagues), transcript of highest degree, copies of relevant degrees and certificates, and a valid police record.

Queries may be addressed to

[email protected]

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Deadline to Apply

October 31, 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Vacancy: Human Resources Director


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Vacancy Exists for the Post of Human Resources Director

Summary of Responsibilities
The Director of Human Resources reports to the President of the University and engages with the Offices of the Vice President, the Deans, Directors and Chairs of the University. The Director is also the point person for liaising and engaging with the recognized Union in the University on all IR matters. The key role of the Director is to provide overall strategic human resource leadership and Industrial Relations functions of the University of Belize and to also demonstrate exemplary management of these functions.

Job Responsibilities Major responsibilities include the following:

  • Strategic leadership and direction for the University, so as to ensure that the Human resources of the University are aligned with the needs of the various functionary Offices and consistent with the University’s Transformational Plan.
  • Planning, administering and managing a full-scope HR program including staffing, recruitment, classification and employee compensation, employee contracts, performance evaluations, merit promotions, including developing strategic planning goals for the University.
  • Providing expert advice and input to the University’s leadership, faculty and staff including developing options and recommendations to resolve difficult HR matters and complex employee and industrial relations problems.
  • Leading negotiations, monitoring execution, grievance procedures and appeals, contract administration, employee discipline and related matters.
  • Monitoring and evaluating HR programs to ensure they comply with the applicable laws, rules or regulations of Belize and are compatible with the University’s mission and strategic planning goals and its HR policies and programs.
  • Embracing and leading change in a proactive manner, with the sensitivity to the interrelationships between and among different organizational stakeholders and to the management relationships within the University. Ensuring a good and healthy industrial relations climate within the University, driven by best practices in HR and IR.
  • Leading and managing the HR Office including its staff, assigning duties and measuring performance, planning and executing the approved budget, delivering training functions, managing the health insurance scheme, gratuities and pensions, loans, recognition and awards together with overall staff engagement programs.

Job Qualifications
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Labour Relations or Industrial Relations, together with proven experience as an HR Director/Manager for an organization with large numbers of employees.

Skills/Competencies

  • Knowledge of the Labour Laws of Belize and good industrial relations practices
  • Contract management, compensation and administration
  • Records maintenance
  • Performance measurement and monitoring
  • Health Insurance and Pension schemes
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Knowledge of compensations schemes, rewards and recognition
  • Experience in collective bargaining agreements
  • Ability to supervise and train employees to support the work of their Departments, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments
  • Negotiation skills
  • Multitasking skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with the level of qualification and experience.

Interested Persons are Invited to Apply And View Full Job Descriptions:

Online: https://www.ub.edu.bz/work-at-ub/ | Email: [email protected]

Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three referees (including present or past employers and work colleagues), transcript of highest degree, copies of relevant degrees and certificates, and a valid police record.

Queries may be addressed to:
[email protected]

Deadline to Apply
October 15, 2021
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

FMSS and FEA Belize City Campuses Closure Today, October 1, 2021


October 1, 2021

From the Human Resources Department

FMSS and FEA Belize City Campuses Closure
Today, October 1, 2021

The Human Resources Department would like to advise Students, Staff, Faculty and the general public that the offices at both the FMSS and FEA Campuses in Belize City will be closed for business today, October 1, 2021.

All offices will reopen on Monday, October 4, 2021.
The University apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

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UB Belmopan Campus Telephone Line Status


September 29, 2021

UB Belmopan Campus Telephone Line Status

The University of Belize’s Management wishes to advise its students that, as a result of the lightning storm on Friday September 24, its telephone service at the Belmopan Central Campus remains inaccessible.

We are working closely with our telecommunications provider to have this situation rectified at the earliest, and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

Thank you for your attention.

 

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Notice to Students on Tuition and Fees Deadline


September 27, 2021

Notice to Students on Tuition and Fees Deadline

The Budget & Finance Department takes this opportunity to remind students that 50% of this semester’s billing, i.e. 2021-1, becomes due on September 30, 2021.

Students who have not yet met this payment are kindly asked to do so by the due date.Failure to meet the required 50% may result in financial blocks being placed on their accounts ultimately restricting their access to Moodle.

For further information, please contact us at [email protected]

Thank you.

 

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Leadership Search: PRESIDENT


The University of Belize is looking for a new President who shall be charged with providing strategic leadership for Belize’s leading tertiary institution over the next five years.

 

The Opportunity

The University of Belize is looking for a mature, highly-motivated, forward looking, and inspirational person to fill the key leadership position of President. The ideal candidate will possess a highly developed understanding of academic values and culture, and an appreciation for scholarship and academic excellence. He/she should have a clear understanding of the role the National University should play in Belize’s national development, and he/she should have an equally clear plan to ensure that UB delivers upon its central role as an important driver of Belize’s national development. The President must be an experienced professional who is expected to always champion the principles and core values of UB and provide moral and intellectual leadership on campus. He/she must be a well-respected thought leader on the national level.

 

Minimum Requirements for Candidates

  • Will preferably possess an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution;
  • Will preferably possess at least seven (7) years of senior leadership/administrative experience in business, public service, or a regional multilateral institution with a demonstrated progressive record of achievement;
  • Will preferably possess a demonstrated ability at resource mobilizations;
  • Will be able to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and effectively with both internal and external constituents; and
  • Will possess excellent analytical, organizational, strategic management skills.

Belize’s official language is English, but a working knowledge of Spanish and other languages would be an asset.

 

 

Ideal Characteristics

  • Impeccable integrity;
  • A people-centered approach to leadership and demonstrated ability to develop strategic partnerships.
  • Proven leader and skilled manager with an inclusive leadership style who will empower faculty, staff and students to think creatively;
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence, while building internal consensus;
  • Ability to interact effectively with organizations as the face and voice of the University, attracting needed resources and acting as the advocate for the institution’s mission to drive national development; and
  • Ability to work in a non-partisan way with all stakeholders.

 

Compensation and Terms of Engagement

The President will be engaged on contract for a period of five years. Compensation and terms of engagement will be competitive with those for similar posts held at universities in the region.

 

Requirements

Candidates should include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and copies of relevant degrees and certificates. To expedite the applications process, candidates are asked to include the names, addresses, and electronic contact information (including telephone numbers) of five (5) referees, including from previous work-related supervisors, staff members of accredited universities, and from senior lecturers in such institutions who possess direct knowledge of candidates’ capacities. The submission of names of referees will be viewed as authorization from candidates to contact the identified referees.

 

Queries may be addressed to: [email protected]

For More information About the University of Belize: www.ub.edu.bz

 

Applications To Be addressed to

Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) MBA, MSc.
Vice Chairman
Board of Trustees
Head of the President’s Selection Committee
University of Belize
Hummingbird Avenue
Belmopan City, Cayo District
Belize, Central America
Email: [email protected]

 

Deadline to Apply is October 8, 2021

FMSS Belize City Campus Closure Today, August 25, 2021


August 25, 2021

From the Human Resources Department

FMSS Belize City Campus Closure Today, August 25, 2021

The Human Resources Department would like to advise Students, Staff, Faculty and the general public that the offices at the FMSS Campus  in Belize City will be closed for business today, August 25, 2021.

All offices will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, August 26, 2021.

The University apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

Professional Counseling Services are Now Available


Are the changing times increasing your stress?

UB has the help you need.

Professional Counseling Services are Available

Who benefit? Students from ALL campuses

How are sessions done? Virtually via video/audio calls

Your conversations are CONFIDENTIAL!

To make an appointment, please write to

[email protected]