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Tuesday 4 March 2014

Program Officer - Ministry of Education and Sports

Vacancy : Program Officer (Technical)
Recruiting Company : Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES)
Project: Reform Task Force Secretariat Skilling Uganda
Funding Source: World Bank and Government of Belgium
Salary:          UGX 4.5 million shillings per month
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country: Uganda
Reports to: Executive Secretary

About MoES:
The Government of Uganda represented by the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and supported by World Bank  and the Government of Belgium initialed a process to formulate a ten year BTVET Strategic Plan (Skilling Uganda) in 2009. This denotes a paradigm shift for skills development in Uganda with the overall aim of transforming the BTVET system from an Educational Sub-Sector into a comprehensive System of Skills development for employment, enhanced productivity, and growth. The main purpose will be to create employable skills and competencies relevant to the labour market instead of educational Certificates. It will embrace all Ugandans in need of skills, not only primary and Secondary School leavers. Skills will enable the Country to expand and grow. Employers in Uganda often complain about skills shortages that constrain production and expansion. Large segments of the population, including those working in the informal sector, lack skills they need to raise themselves out of poverty. The economy faces critical skills gap that threaten to limit the growth of key sectors, including agriculture and energy.

The Strategic Plan recommends the establishment of the Reform Task Force (RTF) and its Secretariat to oversee and manage the implementation of the plan until a permanent integrated Skills Development Authority (SDA) is established.

Assists in the planning, coordination, and documentation ot meetings, workshops, seminars and other activities of the project, focusing on the technical aspects.
Organise for demonstrations and excursions
Designing and developing training materials
Responsible for the procurement of goods and services needed for the trainings and workshops
Organise study tours
Organize the development of a monitoring and evaluation system to track implementation of the plan.
Prepare quarterly and annual reports on progress made on plan implementation

All prospective candidates must be in possession of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Technical and Vocational training

Skills and Experience:
Possession of any other technical qualification in the relevant field with at least three years experience in regular practice
Good knowledge and understanding of the technical - vocational skills development from the perspective of demand for skills, supply of skills or financing of skills development.
A minimum of five years’ experience in teaching/training in technical or vocational field in a recognized institution
Exposure to private sector operations
Excellent presentation skills
Research and report writing skills
Effective in oral and written communication
Excellent interpersonal relationship skills

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions as specified in the job description above.  All applications should clearly include the position of the vacancy and applicants should attach photocopies of their certificates and testimonials plus recent passport size photograph. The applications should be submitted to the Office of the Assistant Commissioner Human Resource Management, Embassy House Fourth Floor Room, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 7th March 2014