Director Research and Development Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB)

Job Title:       Director Research and

Organisation: Uganda
National Examinations Board (UNEB)

Duty Station: Ntinda,
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Executive Director

About US:

Uganda National
Examinations Board (UNEB) 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

Job Summary:  The Director Research and Development will
Head the Directorate and overseeing 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 for the Uganda National Examinations Board
    (UNEB) Director Research and Development job placement 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 five of which should have been at the
    level of head/leader of a research function/ programme/project in a
    reputable educational institution or organisation.
  • Evidence of research publications in a reputable journal or by a
    reputable organization.


  • 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 database software packages.
  • Team player; high level of moral character and proven integrity.
  • Personal Attributes: Accountability, Confidentiality, Teamwork, Innovativeness and
  • Age limit: Above
    45 years old

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested 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 to:

Executive Secretary,

Uganda National
Examinations Board,

Plot35 Martyrs Way –

P. O. Box 7066 –
Kampala. Uganda 

Deadline: Friday, 4th October 2019 by 5:00pm

Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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