Senior Education Officer Jobs in Uganda – Education Service Commission

Job Title:               Senior Education Officer (Education Social Work), Uganda

Ref:                            HRM 70/185/
Salary Scale:         U3
Reports to:             Principal Education Officer (Education Social Work)
Job purpose:  To provide technical support and guidance in the designing, development and implementation of Education Social Work materials, programmes and services for Education and Training Institutions and Communities
Qualifications and Work Experience
·         An Honours’ Degree in Education
·         A Certificate of Advanced Graduate studies in Education Social Work or Guidance and Counseling OR Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology from a recognized education and training institution.
·         An Honours’ Degree in any Management/ Development Studies/Science discipline e.g. Social Sciences or Arts/Humanities or Social Work and Social Administration etc
·         A Post Graduate Qualification in Education Social Work or Psychology or Guidance or Counseling or their equivalent from a recognized education and training institution.
·         5 years working experience, 3 of which must have been at a level of officer or Middle management level in a reputable organization
·         Participate in the development of guidelines and standards for diagnosis and treatment of children/ adolescents with behavioural learning problems in the National Education System;
·         Participate in the  designing, development and implementation of appropriate psychosocial support interventions and preventive/ corrective measures programmes in Education and Training Institutions, and Communities;
·         Participate in capacity building initiatives for Counsellors, Social Workers, Managers and staff of Education and Training Institutions, and other relevant stakeholders for enhanced provision of psychosocial support interventions in the education and learning environment;
·         Provide technical support for parental education and assist the learners and communities in problem solving and conflict resolution in a safe and health manner;
·         Participate in assessment of students’ needs at Local Government and National level to inform policy development and development of appropriate interventions;
·         Participate in the development of home visitation guidelines and monitor their implementation as well as community participation in education/ school activities in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders;
·         Provide technical support and guidance for the implementation of Psycho-social Support programmes, interventions and services in Education and Training Institutions, and Communities in collaboration with relevant departments, agencies, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders;
·         Maintains an up-to-date Data Bank on matters of psycho-social support services including organizations providing support and / or referral services.
·         Supervise and appraise Education officer social work.
·         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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