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Principal Education Officer,Monitoring and Training-Instructional Materials Unit 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

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that all instructional materials meet the required educational standards and are of high quality.

  • Evaluation: Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials through feedback from educators, students, and other stakeholders.

  • Reporting: Prepare detailed reports on the performance and impact of instructional materials.

Training and Professional Development

  • Training Programs: Develop and implement training programs for educators on the effective use of instructional materials.

  • Workshops and Seminars: Organize and conduct workshops, seminars, and training sessions to enhance teachers' skills in using instructional materials.

  • Support: Provide ongoing support and guidance to educators on best practices in instructional material usage.

Instructional Material Development

  • Development Oversight: Oversee the development and revision of instructional materials to ensure they align with the curriculum and educational goals.

  • Collaboration: Work with content developers, subject matter experts, and educators to create and improve instructional materials.

  • Innovation: Promote the integration of new technologies and innovative methods in the creation of instructional materials.

Distribution and Accessibility

  • Distribution Planning: Develop and manage the distribution plan to ensure that instructional materials reach all schools and educational institutions in a timely manner.

  • Accessibility: Ensure that instructional materials are accessible to all students, including those with special needs.

Policy Implementation and Compliance

  • Policy Adherence: Ensure compliance with educational policies and regulations regarding instructional materials.

  • Standards Implementation: Implement national and institutional standards for instructional materials.

Data Management and Analysis

Data Collection: Collect data on the usage and effectiveness of instructional materials.

Analysis: Analyze data to identify trends, strengths, and areas for improvement in the instructional materials.

Budget Management

  • Budget Planning: Assist in the planning and management of the budget allocated for instructional materials.

  • Resource Allocation: Ensure optimal allocation and utilization of resources for the development, procurement, and distribution of instructional materials.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree: A minimum of a Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Management, or a related field.

  • Professional Certification: Additional certifications in educational leadership, instructional design, or a related area can be advantageous.


  • Teaching Experience: Significant experience in teaching or educational administration, preferably with a focus on instructional materials or curriculum development.

  • Management Experience: Proven experience in a leadership or managerial role within an educational setting.

  • Training Experience: Experience in designing and conducting professional development and training programs for educators.

Skills and Competencies

  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and management skills to oversee the monitoring and training functions effectively.

  • Analytical Skills: Excellent analytical skills to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials and make data-driven decisions.

  • Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

  • Project Management: Proficiency in project management to handle multiple tasks and projects efficiently.

  • Technology Proficiency: Familiarity with educational technologies and digital tools used in instructional material development and training.

Personal Attributes

  • Attention to Detail: High attention to detail to ensure the quality and effectiveness of instructional materials.

  • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills to address challenges related to instructional materials and training.

  • Commitment: A strong commitment to improving educational outcomes and supporting educators.

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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