Director Research and Development Job Placement – Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB)

Job Title:  Director Research and

Organisation: Uganda
National Examinations Board (UNEB)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to:
Executive Director

About US:

Uganda National
Examinations Board is a body corporate established under Cap.137 Laws of
Uganda. Its Vision is “A Recognized Centre of Globally competitive Educational
Assessment and Certification” and its mission is “Conduct Valid, Reliable,
Equitable and Quality Assessment of Learners’ Achievement in a Professional and
Innovative Manner and Award Internationally Recognized Certificates.”

Job Summary:   The Director Research and Development will
serve as the Head the Directorate of Research and Development and as such,
oversee the Research and Development function of the Board, Quality Assurance,
Consultancy services and the National Assessment of Progress in Education (NAPE),
so as to inform national educational policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Initiating, planning and designing a Research Agenda and or a
    strategic plan for the Directorate.
  • Coordinating and guiding research work related to examinations at
    Primary and Secondary Levels as well as other aspects of research in the
    other units of the Board.
  • Ensuring that all data related to students’ performance is gathered,
    analysed securely stored and coordinating publication of reports on
    students’ performance in examinations.
  • Ensuring that research findings and recommendations are disseminated
    to concerned stakeholders particularly the policy makers.
  • Ensuring the documents for awards are prepared and well maintained.
  • Coordinating and guiding the activities of National Assessment of
    Progress in Education and Continuous Assessment, aimed at informing
    educational policy.
  • Coordinating and guiding the activities of Quality Assurance so as
    to promote maximum efficiency within the Board.
  • Coordinating the equating of foreign qualifications to UNEB
  • Overseeing the preparation and monitoring of annual work plans and
    budgets for the Directorate in line with Board strategic objectives:
  • Developing models of best practice with regard to the efficiency and
    effectiveness of the research, consultancy and quality assurance functions
    of the Board:
  • Promoting work and professional ethics by nurturing the highest
    standards of employee behavior (professional and work ethics) to promote a
    good public image of the Board.
  • Coordinating performance appraisal of the staff in the Directorate
    and recommending appropriate action.
  • Producing quarterly and annual performance reports of the
    Directorate as part of the Board’s annual report.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Research agenda/programme in place
  • Research work related to examinations and students’ performance
    efficiently and effectively coordinated and conducted.
  • Research reports produced and disseminated.
  • Data related to students’ performance gathered, analyzed and
  • Documents for awards prepared and securely stored.
  • National Assessment of Progress in Education effectively
    coordinated, conducted and findings disseminated.
  • Equating process is clear and fast.
  • Quality Assurance framework in place and functional.
  • Consultancy services actively undertaken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold an Hons Bachelor’s degree in Education
    or Arts / Sciences with a postgraduate diploma in education or Hons degree
    in either Statistics or Economics or a related field.
  • Masters’ degree in Education/Statistics/Economics with special
    training in Measurement and Evaluation/ Research methodology/ statistical
    analysis or curriculum Development.
  • At least fifteen (15) years’ experience in Research, educational
    planning or curriculum development and at least five of which should have
    been at the level of head of department in a reputable educational
  • Research methodology.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication skills
  • Management ability to handle senior research staff.
  • Computer literate with knowledge in Word processing, Spreadsheets
    and data-base software packages.
  • Team player, high level of moral character and proven integrity.
  • Age Limit: Below
    45 years old

 How to Apply:

All eligible
candidates should submit their applications with detailed CV, copies of
academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contacts and addresses of
three referees in hard copies, delivered to the address below OR submit in soft
form at

Executive Secretary

Uganda National
Examinations Board

Plot 35 Martyrs Way
– Ntinda, P. O. Box 7066 – KAMPALA

Deadline: 28th June 2019  

NB: Only short listed applicants shall be contacted.

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