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

Organization: Education Service Commission (ESC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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 regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • 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 Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical Education or any vocational discipline;
  • 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 here.

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 2017

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