General Secretary Job Opportunity - Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU)

Job Title:    General Secretary
Organization: Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National Chairperson of UNATU
Ref: UNATUHR/01/01/18
Salary: UGX 3,450,000/=

About US:
Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) exists to promote and protect the social, intellectual, economic and professional interests of its members/teachers as a per-requisite to enhancing the status of teaching profession.

Job Summary: The General Secretary will primarily ensure that the common interests of the Union’s members are effectively represented within the different Education circles both within and outside Uganda. The General Secretary is tasked with proposing initiatives and implementing the decisions taken by the National Executive Council and the Delegates conferences. The General Secretary is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Union.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Act as the Chief spokesperson of the union, providing relevant information of individuals and groups as appropriate, ensuring that good standards are maintained in all communication with the public and Union members and other stakeholders;
  • Ensure that Union members and stakeholders are kept informed of the Union’s activities and all current affairs likely to concern them;
  • Supervise the Secretariat staff and ensure that best practice in human resource management is implemented particularly in relation to policies and procedures;
  • Manage the operation of membership services and when specified and approved by the National Executive Council;
  • Develop and implement effective systems of administration, finance and information record keeping;
  • Ensure that the Union’s accounts are correctly managed as guided by the Union’s constitution and existing financial policies and regulations;
  • Ensure a smooth link and coordination between the UNATU National structure and its Regional and Branch Structures;
  • Work closely with other sister unions and ensure close collaboration with the Union’s multi stakeholder partnerships;
  • Propose new policy directions designed to allow UNATU defend the common interests of her members and maximize opportunities with regards to the Union’s mandate;
  • Organize the meetings of the National Executive Council and Delegates’ Conference;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by NEC from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Education Management from a recognized institution
  • A course in Administrative Law from a recognized Institution is an added advantage.
  • At least ten years’ working experience in the Education Sector, five of which should have been served at the level of Head of a primary or post primary education institution.
  • Must have been registered as a teacher, appointed and confirmed in the teaching service of the Republic of Uganda, and should have taught for at least 10 consecutive years.
  • Must have proof of UNATU membership for at least 5 years.
  • Must have served in UNATU leadership structure and should have demonstrated high level of honesty and trust worthiness during his/her term of office.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work with multi¬stakeholder partners.
  • Must demonstrate possession of the labour related knowledge, skills and administration skills.
  • Must demonstrate his/her understanding of both National and International Educational Development issues.
  • Must have the readiness to work zealously with minimum supervision, as well as decision making skills and abilities.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Proven experience in working with issues of Advocacy, Gender and Human Rights.

Other Benefits: Housing, transport and medical insurance

How to Apply: 
The applications should bear on top of the envelope the title of the vacancy being applied for and the Reference Number (Check Top of this advert) and should include certified photocopies of their academic transcripts and certificates, documentary evidence of all experience claimed, plus recent passport photograph on each application form. The applicants must also provide reference letters from three different referees; one must be from a current or recent supervisor and their day time telephone and email contacts. All qualified Ugandan candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications in duplicate to:

The General Secretary, UNATU, P.O. Box 377 Kampala, Teachers' House Plot 28-30, Bombo Road, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 5th February 2018

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