Education Officer II (Special Needs)

Company: Ministry of Education & Culture | Last Updated: November 28, 2018

Close date: 28 November 2018

Role Summary

The successful applicant will organise and supervise the assigned educational area/discipline to ensure that the development and educational needs of students are met throughout the Territory in accordance with the required policies and procedures.

Main Responsibilties

  1. Plan and execute the Department’s work related to the assigned educational area/discipline.
  2. Develop, implement, monitor/review and revise the respective curriculum or programme in the assigned subject area/discipline.
  3. Identify, supervise, evaluate and maintain best practices in the assigned educational area/discipline and make recommendations for improvements.
  4. Research, analyse and prepare various reports and reports on best practices within the assigned area/discipline and provide advice to the appropriate/relevant stakeholders.
  5. Draft and type correspondence and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  6. Collect, analyse and collate data as required for department reports and other agencies in order for data be used to monitor and improve learning and instructional effectiveness.
  7. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role.
  8. Liaise and advise the necessary bodies, represent the department at events and meetings as necessary.
  9. Organise and coordinate seminars, conferences, meetings and professional development events and activities; attend and ensure that minutes are recorded and reported.
  10. Review the relevant curricula with teachers and supervise the teaching of subjects under the assigned area/discipline.
  11. Monitor/inspect the relevant educational facilities and provide advice on the effective administration of the facilities in order to maintain the required standards.
  12. Recommend necessary resources, procure and ensure the dissemination, as required.
  13. Coordinate special needs/special education services within the education system, and advocate and work to ensure that the educational needs of special needs students are met.
  14. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education Management or in a related area/discipline
  • Certificate in Education
  • Six (6) years’ experience working in the respective subject area/discipline and/or in a supervisory capacity
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, procedures and policies
  • Excellent knowledge of effective structure and functioning of Education systems
  • Excellent knowledge of the assigned educational area/discipline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory experience

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