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Principal, Health and Safely-Uganda Petroleum Institute - Kigumba job at Education Service Commission

About the Organization

The Education Service Commission 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.

Job Description

The Secretary Education Service Commission would like to inform the general public that the Commission has advertised various posts that exist in the Training Institutions of Vocational, Technical Colleges and UPIK under TVET, University Education and Training Departments and Ministry of Education and Sports Headquarters under Guidance and Counselling. Instructional Materials Unit and Special Needs Education.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Academic Leadership:

  • Assist the Principal in the overall academic management and leadership of the institute.

  • Oversee curriculum development and implementation to ensure it meets industry standards.

  • Ensure the quality and relevance of academic programs.


  • Manage day-to-day administrative operations of the institute.

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to improve efficiency.

  • Coordinate with various departments to ensure smooth functioning.

Staff Management:

  • Supervise and support faculty and administrative staff.

  • Facilitate professional development and training programs for staff.

  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide feedback.

Student Affairs:

  • Oversee student admissions, enrolment, and academic progress.

  • Address student concerns and grievances.

  • Promote a conducive learning environment.

Financial Management:

  • Assist in budgeting and financial planning.

  • Monitor expenditures to ensure they are within the allocated budget.

  • Seek funding opportunities and manage grants.

Strategic Planning:

  • Contribute to the strategic planning and development of the institute.

  • Implement strategies to achieve the institute's goals and objectives.

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented strategies.

External Relations:

Represent the institute in meetings with stakeholders, including government agencies, industry partners, and educational bodies.

Foster partnerships and collaborations with industry and academic institutions.

Promote the institute's programs and initiatives.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Education.

  • A PhD is preferred and may be an added advantage.


  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in higher education or the petroleum industry.

  • Significant experience in academic administration and leadership roles.

  • Experience in curriculum development and educational program management.


  • Strong leadership and management skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in financial management and budgeting.

  • Strategic planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to foster a collaborative work environment.

  • Competence in conflict resolution and problem-solving.


  • In-depth knowledge of the petroleum industry and its trends.

  • Familiarity with academic policies, standards, and regulatory requirements.

  • Understanding of current educational technologies and teaching methodologies.

Personal Attributes:

  • High integrity and ethical standards.

  • Commitment to the institute's mission and vision.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing environments.

  • Strong commitment to professional development and continuous learning.

How to Apply

1. That receiving of the application forms will start on Thursday 23rd May, 2024
2. Applications will be received from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day excluding weekends at the KCCA City Hall Gardens.
3. All services provided by the Education Service Commission are FREE OF CHARGE.

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