Principal Education Officer / Technical Education Jobs – Education Service Commission (ESC)

Organization: Education
Service Commission (ESC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Ref. No.:  HRM 48/185/01 (41) (29)
Reports to: Assistant
Commissioner/ Technical Education
About US:
The Education Service Commission (ESC) 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.”
Job Summary: The Principal
Education Officer/ Technical Education will participate in offering technical
support to education and training institutions on matters of policy and
Key Duties and
  • Initiate policies, programmes, projects
    and proposals for development of Technical Education;
  • Co-ordinate, oversee and advise on staff
    development and curriculum of Technical Institutions to ensure high
    performance standards and responsiveness to industrial market demands;
  • The incumbent will als0 facilitate the
    provisions and distribution of financial resources, basic tools, and
    materials to Technical Institutions;
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of budgets for
    capital Development and Block Grants for industrial training;
  • Coordinate, training and development of
    staff to maintain the Technical Institutions and to advise on their
    appropriate deployment;
  • Build and strengthen linkages with private
    sector and other stakeholders on the provision of requisite skills and
    development of Technical Education;
  • Guide on the requirements of establishing
    new public and private Technical Institutions.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical Education or any vocational
  • Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in
    Management or Technical related field;
  • Registered with the Ministry of Education
    and Sports;
  • A minimum of six years of related
    experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Senior
    Officer in the field of Education.
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
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.
Deadline: 14th July
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