Principal Education Officer, Special Needs Education Career Opportunity – Education Service Commission

Organization: Education
Service Commission
Duty Station: Kampala,
Ref. No.: HRM 48/185/01
Vol. 31 (48)
Reports to: Assistant
Commissioner, Special Needs Education
About ESC:
The Education
Service Commission is established by article 167 91) of the 1995 Constitution
of the Republic of Uganda and article 168 (1) sets out its functions, authority
and autonomy in implementing its mandate. The vision of Education Service
Commission is to see “quality education delivered by efficient and effective
education service personnel.”
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Identify and organize capacity development
initiatives for facilitators, teachers/ instructors and education managers at
local government levels for the development and promotion of inclusive and
Special Needs Education and Training;
Actively monitor and evaluate the implementation of
Special Needs Education policies, plans and programmes in School and Training
Give advice and support on organization, management
and curriculum in context of Special Needs Education and training;
The incumbent will guide Local Governments and
Schools regarding resources, infrastructure and equipment required for learners
with specific disabilities;
Prepare and submit reports in respect of Special Needs
Education for specific disabilities to the relevant authorities;
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the
relevant authority.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate should preferably hold an Honours’
Bachelors Degree in Special Needs Education and Training or an Honours’
Bachelors Degree in Education plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Needs
Education and Training from a recognized University or Training Institution.
Registered as a teacher with the Ministry of
Education, Science, Technology and Sports
A minimum of six (6) years working experience, three
(3) of which should have been at Senior Officer Level.
How to Apply:
All candidates
are encouraged to fill in applications in triplicate and submit them to the Secretary,
Education Service Commission P.O. Box 7196, Kampala, Uganda. The forms can be
picked from Education Service Commission Offices, 1st Floor Farmers House on
Parliamentary Avenue, Kampala, Ministry of Education & Sports Headquarters,
Kampala and District Service Commission Offices, or can be downloaded from the
ESC website, download
. Hand written applications are also acceptable.
The complete
applications should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number
specified against the post. Applicants should attach certified copies of their
certificates and transcripts and any relevant document(s) plus three recent
passport size photographs on each of the application forms. Serving officers
must route their applications through their Head of Institution / Department,
who should be advised on the closing date to ensure submission within the
Deadline: 19th October, 2015
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