Education Jobs in Uganda – Principal Education Officer (Special Needs Education)

Job Title:               Principal Education Officer (Special Needs Education), Uganda
Ref:                            HRM 70/185/
Salary Scale:         U2
Reports to:             Assistant Commissioner (Special Needs Education)
Job purpose:  To provide technical support and guidance; and participate in the formulation of policies/ strategies, plans and programmes for effective provision of Special Education in the Country.
Qualifications and Work Experience
·         An Honours’ Degree in Special Needs Education and Training OR Honours’ Degree in Education with post Graduate Diploma in Special Needs Education and Training OR it’s equivalent from a recognized Institution;
·         Must have a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Needs Education and Training;
·         7 Years’ work experience, 3 of which should have been at senior level or its equivalent in recognized institution involved in related Work
Duties/Responsibilities
·         Participate in the development, formulation and reviewing  of policies, plans, programmes, standards and guidelines for Special Needs Education in the Country;
·         Identify and organize capacity development initiatives for facilitators, teachers/ instructors and education managers at local government levels for the development and promotion of Special Needs Education and training;
·         Monitor and evaluate the implementation of Special Need Education  policies, plans and programmes in School and Training Institutions;
·         Tender advise on the organisation, management and curriculum, in the context of special needs education and training;
·         Participate in the development and dissemination of instructional  and parenting materials for teachers and parents/ guardians and other stakeholders relevant to Special Needs Education;
·         Advice Local Governments and Schools regarding resources, infrastructure and equipment required for learners with specific disabilities;
·         Prepare and submit reports in respect of special education for specific disabilities to the relevant authorities;
·         Liaise with other Departments and stakeholders in developing programmes and materials relevant for instruction for the different categories of learners with different disabilities;
·         Establish and maintain an up-to-date Data Bank on Special Needs Education students in schools and institutions in the Country.
·         Supervise and appraise senior Education officer special Needs Education.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the relevant authority.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted in triplicate on Education Service Commission Form 3 (1998) to the Secretary, Education Service Commission, P. O. Box 7196, Kampala to be received not later than …………

The application forms are obtainable from the Education Service Commission Offices 1st floor Farmers’ House, Parliament Avenue, Kampala; Ministry of Education and Sports Headquarters; and District Service Commission offices.

Applications should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy. Applicants should attach all the necessary supporting documents and recent passport size photographs. Qualifications from only recognized institutions will be considered.

Serving officers must route their applications through their Heads of Institutions/Departments, who should be advised of the closing date to avoid delay. Applications that are not properly routed will not be considered.

Applicants from outside the Public Service should not be more than 50 years of age.
For all posts, qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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