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Head of TVET Secretariat Employment Opportunity – Ministry of Education and Sports

 

Job Title:      Head of TVET Secretariat

Organization: Ministry of Education and Sports

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Permanent
Secretary

 

About US:

In 2019, the Government of Uganda approved a TVET policy
(2019) as one of the key documents to guide the reform in TVET sector in
Uganda. The policy lays a foundation for a TVET System that is flexible to the
changing labor market demands. The Policy also provides for a: structure to
coordinate, regulate and harmonize TVET at all levels; framework for resource
mobilization, utilization and sustainability for quality TVET provision and
delivery; and, career path and linkages between general education and TVET. ln
addition, the policy provides the basis for reviewing and harmonizing the
current laws.

 

Job Summary:  The Head of the Secretariat is responsible for
the overall leadership and management of operational and administrative
functions of the Secretariat, working closely with a designated focal point
officer at the BTVET Department for policy guidance. .

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Responsible for the overall management of the
TPI Secretariat;

·       
To support the enactment process of the TVET
Law;

·       
To develop the TVET council Strategic Plan in
line with the TVET Policy; including annualized work plans and budgets and
Policy Implementation Roadmap with key responsibility centers,

·       
To undertake a comprehensive national baseline
study on all TVET parameters envisaged in the TVET Policy to inform performance
targeting, monitoring and evaluation and guide overall TVET implementation;

·       
To develop a TVET M&E system for all TVET
“Policy indicators,

·       
To develop a System for determining the demand
and supply of the TVET graduates to inform the skilling and reskilling
interventions;

·       
To develop draft TVET Qualifications Framework

·       
To develop an institutional Framework, including
Terms of references and competencies for the key personnel for TVET Council;

·       
To build, strengthen and manage partnerships
with government agencies, key partners, Education Development Partners,
institutions and other TVET stakeholders in supporting TVET Reforms;

·       
Responsible for management of all human,
financial and physical resources of the Secretariat;

·       
Responsible for supervision of the TVET Experts,
technical and administrative team to ensure all Policy targets and milestones
set in the work plan are met, develop mitigation plans to reduce risks and take
actions to remedy any deviation from the targets and work plans;

·       
To take full responsibility for the performance
of the Secretariat;

·       
To prepare periodic reports concerning the
activities of all Ministries and stakeholders during the transition period;

·       
To prepare an end of assignment report detailing
the status of the following:

       Achievements
made and outstanding actions and challenges;

       Legal
Framework that regulates TVET

       TVET
Council Strategic Plan

       An
Institutional Framework for TVET delivery;

       TVET
Financing Framework;

       Succession
plan and HR Strategy for TVET delivery;

       TVET
M&E System

       TVET
Qualifications Framework; and

       Any
other relevant information for sustainability of TVET Reforms.

·       
To perform any other related responsibility as
may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary or delegated supervisor.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant must hold an Hons. Bachelors
Degree in any TVET related area.

·       
Master’s degree in any Tl/ET related area.

·       
Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in
the TVET sub-sector with at least five (5) years of proven experience of having
led TVET reforms or worked with any TVET organization in Uganda or in Africa.

·       
Good knowledge and understanding of TVET and
skills development from the perspective of demand for skills, supply of skills
or financing of skills development.

·       
Proven track record of professional integrity.
Solid organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize
activities, work with minimum supervision and meet project deadlines.

·       
Functional knowledge of the relevant ICT and
computer applications, including inter alia MSWord, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint.

·       
Excellent interpersonal skills.

·       
Excellent communication skills, including oral
and presentation in English

·       
Research and report writing skills.

 

How to Apply:

All applications should clearly include the position of the
vacancy and applicants should attach photocopies of their certificates and
testimonials plus recent passport size photograph.

Eligible Public Officers may apply. However, they will be
required to obtain leave without pay in accordance with the regulations for the
period of engagement.

Eligible women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed applicants shall be contacted for the
interview and final selection process.

 

Applications should he addressed to:

The Commissioner; Human Resource Management

Ministry of Education and Sports,

Floor 4 Room 4.10, Embassy House, King George VI

Way, R0. Box 7063, Kampala, UGANDA

 

Hard copies should he hand delivered to the Security Registry
(Floor 4, Room 1), Embassy House

 

Deadline: 11th
September 2020

 

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