Examinations Officer (EO) – Special Needs Education (Braille) Job Placement – Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB)  

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Organization:  Uganda
National Examinations Board (UNEB)
Duty Station:   Kampala,
Uganda
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 EO – Special Needs Education (Braille)
will carry out field implementation of activities relating to examinations
modifications as per the access arrangements required and assisting in
monitoring the examinations and assessment needs affecting candidates with
special educational needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Supervising
the production of Braille Examinations at the Printery, Braille Production
Unit.
·       
Participating
in the development and production of the SNE assessment and examinations Policy
of the Board.
·       
Assisting
in managing the identification, registration and examinations access
arrangements processes to enable candidates with SENs sit the examinations with
relative ease.
·       
Participating
in the provision of professional guidance on selection, recruitment, training
and deployment of various SNE Support Personnel like Transcribers, Sign
Language Interpreters, Amanuensis, Audio Recording Assistants, Readers for
candidates with SENs.
·       
Assisting
in providing professional advice on the conduct of Psycho-Educational
Assessment for candidates with special educational needs.
·       
Conducting
as instructed, continuous professional SNE examinations awareness campaigns
within the Secretariat and outside amongst the relevant stakeholders like
Scouts, Invigilators, Supervisors.
·       
Assisting
as instructed in the preparation of the SNE Section’s quarterly and or annual
operational reports in line with the section work plan and strategic plan.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold an Hons Bachelor’s degree in either special needs education
Visual Impairment Option or Arts /Sciences with a post graduate diploma in
special needs education Visual Impairment Option or the equivalent.
·       
Registered
teacher with at least 3 years of teaching experience.
·       
At least
three years’ experience in special needs examinations management or related
work in a reputable special needs educational institution
·       
High
sense of empathy.
·       
Professional
Braille reading and writing skills
·       
Special
needs examinations management abilities.
·       
Excellent
coordination, interpersonal and supervisory skills.
·       
Computer
skills especially in word processing, and spreadsheets
·       
Computerized
Braille (Duxbury Braille Translation – DBT).
·       
High
degree of confidentiality and integrity
·       
Age
limit:
35 – 45 years
All eligible
candidates should submit their applications with detailed CVs, 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 careers@uneb.ac.ug
Uganda National
Examinations Board,
Plot 35 Martyrs way
– Ntinda,
P.O. Box 7066 –
Kampala. Uganda
NB:
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted
Deadline: 20th March 2020

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