Education Specialist Job Vacancy at US Embassy in Uganda



Job Title: Education Specialist

U.S. Mission, Uganda


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
  
Number: 069/2012      Date: 11/19/2012


OPEN TO:  All Qualified Candidates

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES:November 19 to December 3, 2012

POSITION TITLE:   Education Specialist
                                                                           
POSITION LOCATION:USAID, DO3  OFFICE

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-11  (Ugshs. 72,127,325 to 104,083,095 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting qualified candidates to fill the position of Education Specialist.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
The Education Specialist must be a qualified development professional.  In order to ensure that the Mission has a high level of technical and management expertise he/she must have demonstrated ability to handle issues and implement activities related to education and the education sector.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education: An advanced degree in education (i.e. Masters’ degree or higher), in public administration, development studies or other relevant field.

2.  Work Experience:  At least 8 years of experience working in the education sector.  Ideally this will include teaching experience in addition to demonstrated experience working in managerial/administrative positions.  Proven capacity to work with primary education reform programs, and experience with program implementation is strongly desirable.

3.   Language Requirement:  Must be fluent in the English language.
4.   Knowledge:  Grounding in the historical development of education in Uganda; personal knowledge of typical conditions in primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions; familiarity with the Ministry of  Education and Sports and its affiliated institutions (the Examinations Board, National Curriculum Development Center, etc.); familiarity with basic education systems (i.e.: curriculum design, teacher training, classroom and learning environment, effectiveness, educational management, literacy development, and testing and evaluation, etc.).

5.  Skills and Abilities:  The Education Specialist must have a high level of interpersonal, communication, and diplomatic skills including demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of government, public, and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders in education. He/she must have technical expertise and analytical skills related to education, and demonstrated managerial, administrative, reporting, and representational skills. Must demonstrate, computer literacy in word-processing and spreadsheet programs, and ability to do statistical analyses.  Ability to obtain, analyze, and evaluate complex data and to prepare precise and accurate factual and analytical reports.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i)   A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff (DS-174);
(ii)  Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A complete and current Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v)  Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

Human Resources Office
By e-mail at KampalaHR@state.gov
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please all documents in one attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  December 3, 2012


Deadline: 3rd Dec 2012



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