UNMEB Job Careers – Principal Examinations Officer

Organization: Uganda
Nurses and Midwives Board (UNMEB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
Executive Secretary/Technical
Ref: UNMEB/HRM/PEO/001/15
About UNMEB:
Uganda Nurses and Midwives
Board (UNMEB) aims to become a reputable & efficient Examination Board for
Nurses and Midwives. Their vision is to conduct quality examinations &
Award credible certificates in Nursing & Midwifery profession so as to
improve the human resource for health.
Job Summary: The
Principal Examinations Officer will provide technical support to the Deputy
Executive Secretary/Technical on all matters of Examinations and Awards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Update
    and maintain a database of examinations and awards system at the UNMEB
    Head Office and ensure that strict procedures are followed for regular
    back-up of data.
  • Actively
    coordinate the setting of test items for nurses and midwives.
  • Present
    to UNMEB all persons qualified to obtain the respective awards.
  • Oversee
    the examination processes with relevant stakeholders.
  • Offer
    the technical expertise in setting up of an operational and well
    maintained question item data bank.
  • Ensure
    adherence to Examinations and Awards internal control systems in
    accordance with UNMEB’s Legal and Policy Framework.
  • Prepare
    and compile past examination papers for publication.
  • Take
    part in the preparation of annual budgets and work plans in accordance
    with the UNMEB Strategic Plan.
  • Offer
    advisory support to the relevant subcommittees of the UNMEB; and,
  • Carry
    out any such other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
    from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a basic degree of BSN in either Nursing,
    Midwifery or both with evidence of Medical Education; Possession of a
    Master’s degree in a Health related or other field is required
  • Demonstrated
    competence in handling examination matters at Institutional level;    
  • A
    minimum of five or more years’ experience in managing Nursing and
    Midwifery state examinations;-
  • Past
    experience in setting, moderating and marking of written and practical
    examinations.
Core Competencies: Strategic planning; organizational skills;
confidentiality; professionalism; integrity; Good communication and leadership
skills; efficiency and effectiveness; team work and resilience.
Age: Between 35 -55
Years
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their hand written applications to
the Executive Secretary, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board, Plot 52
(B) & (C) Ntinda II Road Naguru, P.O. Box 3513, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: The
complete applications should bear the title of the post as well as the
Reference Number (Check at the Top of this Advert) specified against the
vacancy, attaching detailed Curriculum Vitae with day time telephone contacts
and three referees. Applicants should attach a set of 3 photocopies of their
certificates and 3 Passport size photographs.
Deadline: 9th February, 2015 by 5:00 PM

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