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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Director Examinations Job at Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Director Examinations [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education & Training , Category: Management ]

Jobs at: Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB)

Deadline of this Job:
28th June 2019 

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: 3rd June 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) is a body corporate established under Cap.137 Laws of Uganda. Its Vision is “A Recognized Centre of Globally competitive Educational Assessment and Certification” and its mission is “Conduct Valid, Reliable, Equitable and Quality Assessment of Learners’ Achievement in a Professional and Innovative Manner and Award Internationally Recognized Certificates”. The Board invites suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the position below:
JOB TITLE: Director Examinations
Responsible to: Executive Director
Responsible for: Manager Examinations Management
Manager Examinations Development
Principal Examinations Officer (SNE)
Principal Examinations Officer (CA)
Principal Examinations Officer (Manuscripts)
Salary Scale: EB 2
Purpose of the Job:
To be the head of the Directorate of Examinations and as such, ensure efficient and effective administration and management of both primary and secondary level examinations..

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Planning, controlling, developing, implementing and coordinating strategies, and plans for the administration and management examinations, preparation of question papers and field conduct of examinations.
• Convening Directorate meetings with managers of the units, to identify and recruit examiners/item writers as well as overseeing the organization of writers’ workshops and training of examiners.
• Ensuring timely setting of PLE, UCE and UACE question papers in order to ascertain their validity and coverage in terms of syllabus, cognitive levels and clarity of individual questions.
• Supervising/overseeing the registration of candidates for conformity with the registration regulations/ guidelines.
• Ensuring that District Inspectors of Schools, Area Supervisors and other stakeholders are fully informed about the examinations’ programme and appropriate actions are taken to ensure proper conduct of examinations.
• Ensuring that regulations on conduct and supervision of examinations are updated annually.
• Supervising the coordination of setting and moderation of question papers as well as the analysis of validity and reliability of examinations.
• Monitoring distribution, field conduct, collection and the marking of examinations in order to minimize malpractice and to ensure validity and reliability of results.
• Ensuring that examination results are processed and released according to approved schedule and give timely feedback to schools through preparation and distribution of reports on the performance of candidates.
• Coordinating performance appraisal of the staff in the Directorate and recommending appropriate action.
• Producing quarterly and annual performance reports of the Directorate as part of the Board’s annual report.

Key Performance Indicators:
• Directorate work plan in place.
• Planned activities done on schedule.
• Examinations set and moderated.
• Registration of candidates done on schedule.
• All examinations administered in the field successfully
• Marking is done on schedule.
• Release of results is done on schedule.
• All Directorate staff appraised and recommendations made.
• Annual and Quarterly. Reports compiled.

Academic/Professional Qualifications
• Hons Bachelor’s degree in either Education or Arts /Sciences with a postgraduate diploma in education or the equivalent.
• Masters’ degree in Education with specialized training in Educational Management/ Measurement and evaluation/Research methodology / statistical analysis or curriculum Development or Master’s degree in Management Sciences.

Work Experience:
Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience in examinations management or related work, and at least five of which should have been at the level of head of department in a reputable educational institution.

• Track record of sound management skills.
• Extensive knowledge and experience in examinations management.
• Excellent communications, public relations and negotiation skills
• Computer literate especially in Word processing PowerPoint and Spreadsheets.
• Team player, high level of moral character and proven integrity.
Age Limit:
Eligible candidate shall be NOT LESS THAN 45 years old at the time of application.
Terms of Service:
Contract Terms of five (5) years renewable once, upon satisfactory performance following appraisal and mutual agreement..

Job application procedure
All eligible candidates should submit their applications with detailed CV, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contacts and addresses of three referees in hard copies, delivered to the address below OR submit in soft form to NOT LATER THAN 5:00pm of Friday, 28th June 2019.
NB: Only short-listed applicants shall be contacted.
The Executive Secretary
Uganda National Examinations Board
Plot 35 Martyrs Way - Ntinda
P .O. Box 7066, KAMPALA

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