Position Announcement: INQAAHE Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) welcomes applications and nominations for the position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

INQAAHE is about to begin the next phase of its development as an organization and this post will be central to achieving success. This is a full-time contract position requiring at least 40 hours of dedicated time to be given to managing the day-to day and strategic planning needs of the organization per any normal work week. Because INQAAHE’s mission is carried out globally relying heavily on electronic communication with its constituents, the selected candidate may be located anywhere in the world.


INQAAHE is a world-wide association of organizations that are active in the theory and practice of quality assurance (QA) in higher education (HE).

The central purpose and role of INQAAHE is to promote and advance excellence in higher education through the support of an active international community of quality assurance agencies. In order to achieve this goal, the network focuses on the development of the theory and practice of quality assurance, the exchange and understanding of the policies and actions of its members, and the promotion of quality assurance for the benefit of higher education, institutions, students and society at large.


INQAAHE was established in 1991 with only 8 members. Today the total membership exceeds 300 members. INQAAHE has been incorporated in New Zealand since its inception.

INQAAHE’s organizational structure relies on between three main components – the General Assembly, the Board of Directors, and the CEO.

  • The General Assembly (GA) is composed of the representatives of the INQAAHE member organizations and is the main decision-making body of the association. It meets once a year.
  • The Board of Directors, elected by the GA, ensures an effective management of the current issues. The Board meets at least seven times a year. Most meetings are virtual and across several time-zones.
  • The , hired by the Board, works on its behalf of the membership, carries out the day-to-day operations of the organization, including the appropriate conduct of policy, record-keeping and account management, and development of resources.


To support its mission and further the development of QA theory, INQAAHE offers ongoing support to its constituents through the following activities:

  • Biannual conferences and member for a;
  • Competitive process for awarding research and capacity building grants;
  • Annual tuition assistance support provided to students enrolled in INQAAHE-approved university programs on quality assurance;
  • Financial assistance awards to persons from LIC/LDC countries who are planning to attend an INQAAHE conference or forum;
  • Capacity-building grants to QA agencies endeavoring to build new processes within their QA systems/operations;
  • Continued development of the INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) and its concomitant recognition process for agencies seeking external review against the GGP;
  • Maintenance and continued expansion of accessible information included on the INQAAHE Database of Good Practices (DGP);
  • Establishment and operationalization of the Marjory Peace Lenn (MPL) Center as a think tank for INQAAHE (occasional papers, reports on quality and QA issues);
  • Development of a Database of Experts within the MPL Center. The aim is to have well-equipped and certified experts to engage in the practice of external reviews, and to support capacity building and other developmental activities;
  • Development of strategies and materials that advocate and promote QA as the driving force for continuous improvement and enhanced relevance of HE;
  • Exploration of new modes for QA (cluster reviews, integrated institutional and programme reviews, internal quality management, QA of new types of provision such as MOOCs, badges, modules, etc.) to ensure continuous relevance of QA within a context of change;
  • Advisory and consultancy services to enhance quality provisions.

Further details regarding the position announcement can be found here: PDF INQAAHE Position Announcement

Also, please find all the details regarding the position description here: PDF CEO Position Description

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