Administrative Structure

Admission Requirements

For the purpose of delivering on its mission, Institute of Food Security shall be organized into multi-disciplinary areas according to programmes. There shall be a Director and a Deputy Director of the Institute to be appointed by the Vice Chancellor of the University who is the Chairman of Board of Governors (BOG). The professional staff of the Institute shall reflect the content of programmes with emphasis on disciplinary relevance and experience in practical development work engagements. The Institute shall organically relate to the Colleges for full collaboration among the staff and sharing of individual facilities and joint ownership of common facilities. The professional staff shall relate closely with stakeholders.


The Board of Governors is responsible for policy formation. The Director has the overall responsibilities for the day-to-day running of the Institute. He coordinates all programmes and activities in addition to oversight functions of the various programmes staff. The Director ensures the effective collaboration of the Institute with National and international agencies in the areas of policy analysis and development, research, strategic management, funds mobilization, and development intervention. He reports to the Board of Governors.


The Deputy Director effectively assists the Director in all activities to ensure successful implementation of the vision of the Institute. It is the Deputy Director that has the immediate supervisory responsibility for all professional staff of the institute, and makes appropriate recommendations on them to the Director. The Colleges/Departments/Centres shall regularly support and help implement all the programmes and activities of the Institute through action plans facilitated by the Institute.


The Professional staff shall relate closely with all Colleges/Departments/Centres in developing and implementing action plans of the Institute. They shall be involved in all outreach programmes as experts, working actively with stakeholders in order to successfully deliver the services of the Institute. Emphasis should be laid particularly on socio-economically disadvantaged groups by promoting income-generating activities, improved clientele education, research and extension.


All stakeholders including national and international organizations, individuals and corporate agencies shall be contacted regularly for collaborative arrangements in the areas of information exchange, capacity development, finance mobilization, research, policy issues and programme development.