Principal Education Officer Job Opportunities at Education Service Commission

Ref:                            HRM 70/185/
Salary Scale:         U2
Reports to:             Assistant Commissioner (Guidance and Counselling)

Job purpose:  To provide technical support in the formulation of policies/ strategies, plans, guidelines and programmes for effective provision of guidance and counselling services in the Education Sector.

Qualifications and Work Experience

·         An Honours’ Degree in Education
·         A Certificate in Guidance and Counseling or Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work or Psychology from a recognized institution.
·         An Honours Degree in any Management/ Development Studies/Science discipline e.g. Social Sciences OR Arts/Humanities OR Development Studies OR Social Work and Social Administration.
·         A Post Graduate Qualification in Psychology or Guidance or Counselling or Social Work from a recognized institution.
·         7 Years work experience, 3 of which must have been at a level of senior officer or Middle management level in a recognized organisation involved in related work.

·         Provide technical advice, support and guidance to Education Managers on matters pertaining to the delivery of counselling services to learners and staff within the Education Sector;
·         Facilitate and guide capacity building  programmes for Counsellors, Technical Staff and Managers of Education and Training Institutions to enhance the delivery of  counselling in the Education Sector;
·         Participate in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of Counseling  policies, strategies, plans, programmes and guidelines in School and training institutions;
·         Develop and support the implementation of counseling and referral guidelines for teachers, pupils/students and other relevant stakeholders;
·         Participate in designing and implementing programmes aimed at assisting families, students and professionals in providing quality interventions that enable student exploit their potential maximally;
·         Conduct assessment of students’ needs at Local Government and National level to inform policy development and development of appropriate interventions;
·         Participate in placement of primary seven and ordinary level leavers into secondary and tertiary education and training institutions in collaboration with relevant departments;
·         Prepare and submit reports in respect of Counseling programmes and activities in education and training institutions to relevant authorities;
·         Participate in designing and development of appropriate guidance and counseling Services guidelines,programmes and other interventions for various categories of stakeholders in the Education Sector.
·         Participate in the planning and budgeting for the activities of the Division.
·         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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