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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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

Vacancy title:
Director Research and Development [ 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

Summary
Date Posted: 3rd June 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed JOB DETAILS:
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 Research and Development
Responsible to: Executive Director
Responsible for: Manager Research and Consultancy Manager
NAPE: Principal Research Officer (Quality Assurance)
Salary Scale: EB 2
Purpose of the Job:
To Head the Directorate of Research and Development and as such, oversee the Research and Development function of the Board, Quality Assurance, Consultancy services and the National Assessment of Progress in Education (NAPE), so as to inform national educational policies..

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Initiating, planning and designing a Research Agenda and or a strategic plan for the Directorate.
• Coordinating and guiding research work related to examinations at Primary and Secondary Levels as well as other aspects of research in the other units of the Board.
• Ensuring that all data related to students’ performance is gathered, analysed securely stored and coordinating publication of reports on students’ performance in examinations.
• Ensuring that research findings and recommendations are disseminated to concerned stakeholders particularly the policy makers.
• Ensuring the documents for awards are prepared and well maintained.
• Coordinating and guiding the activities of National Assessment of Progress in Education and Continuous Assessment, aimed at informing educational policy.
• Coordinating and guiding the activities of Quality Assurance so as to promote maximum efficiency within the Board.
• Coordinating the equating of foreign qualifications to UNEB qualifications.
• Overseeing the preparation and monitoring of annual work plans and budgets for the Directorate in line with Board strategic objectives;
• Developing models of best practice with regard to the efficiency and effectiveness of the research, consultancy and quality assurance functions of the Board;
• Promoting work and professional ethics by nurturing the highest standards of employee behavior (professional and work ethics) to promote a good public image of the Board.
• 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:
• Research agenda/programme in place
• Research work related to examinations and students’ performance efficiently and effectively coordinated and conducted.
• Research reports produced and disseminated.
• Data related to students’ performance gathered, analyzed and disseminated.
• Documents for awards prepared and securely stored.
• National Assessment of Progress in Education effectively coordinated, conducted and findings disseminated.
• Equating process is clear and fast.
• Quality Assurance framework in place and functional.
• Consultancy services actively undertaken.

Academic/Professional Qualifications:
• Hons Bachelor’s degree in Education or Arts / Sciences with a postgraduate diploma in education or Hons degree in either Statistics or Economics or a related field.
• Masters’ degree in Education/Statistics/Economics with special training in Measurement and Evaluation/ Research methodology/ statistical analysis or curriculum Development.

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

Skills/Competencies:
• Research methodology.
• Excellent report writing skills
• Good interpersonal relations and communication skills
• Management ability to handle senior research staff.
• Computer literate with knowledge in Word processing, Spreadsheets and data-base software packages.
• 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:
Contractual Terms of five (5) years, renewable once upon satisfactory performance following appraisal and mutual agreement.
Essential Requirements to note:
The jobs above require persons with qualities of Accountability, Confidentiality, Team-work, Innovativeness and Professionalism.

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 careers@uneb.ac.ug 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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