Apply Now: Education Officer needed at Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda

Job Title:    Education Officer

Organization: Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Education & Training

Ref: DE001/07/18

About US:

Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAU) is the national professional accountancy body in Uganda, established by the Accountants Act. The Institute also has a mandate to conduct professional accountancy examinations in Uganda. The Institute is mandated to also:

  • Regulate and maintain the Standard of Accountancy in Uganda.
  • Prescribe and regulate the conduct of accountants and practising accountants in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Education Officer will mainly coordinate all aspects of the CPD programme and the practical experience training.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Continuing Professional Development

  • Identifies the training and development needs of professional accountants.
  • Designs training and development programmes based on the identified needs.
  • Identifies suitable trainers and speakers for CPD courses and manages proper flow of CPD events.
  • Builds the training resources and materials of the Institute including, training notes, materials and methodologies.
  • Designs alternative training delivery systems to meet the needs of members, including online and e-learning training courses.
  • Researches new technologies and methodologies in workplace learning and shares research results.
  • Budgets for planned CPD activities and keeps expenditure within budgeted amounts.
  • Responds to both written and verbal enquiries relating to professional development.
  • Evaluates the CPD courses to determine if learning outcomes are being met and courses modified as appropriate.
  • Prepares activity reports on the implementation of the Institute’s CPD programme.
  • Attends meetings of the various committees with CPD responsibilities.
  • Coordinates with the other staff and departments to organise CPD events.

Practical Experience Training

  • Coordinates the implementation of the Institute’s practical training programme.
  • Reviews training logbooks and monitoring progress of trainees.
  • Prepares, agrees and reviews assessment plans with trainees and their supervisors.
  • Records assessments based on the prescribed practical training requirements.
  • Communicates and responds to inquiries from trainees and other stakeholders regarding practical training, learning and career progression.
  • Provides advice and guidance on training, education and staff development matters to employers and supervisors.
  • Conducts evaluations for approval of employers for the practical experience training.
  • Prepares periodic reports on the implementation of the practical experience training.
  • Participates in developing, introducing and maintaining systems and procedures for meeting the Institute’s learning and development strategy.
  • Coordinates with the other staff and departments in implementing the practical experience training.
  • Sensitises employers, supervisors, mentors and students on practical training.
  • Provides administrative support to the Education Committee.
  • Carries out any other duties as assigned by the Head: Education and Training.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the ICPAU Education Officer must hold a degree.
  • A qualification in education or accountancy is an added advantage.
  • Three years of administrative experience.
  • Excellent technical skills.
  • Good numerical skills and an understanding  of statistics.
  • Planning and organization skills.
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical and Problem-solving skills.
  • Team working skills.
  • Decision making.

How to Apply: 

All suitably qualified applicants should write to the address below describing how they qualify for the position quoting the Job Reference Numbers above. Only selected candidates will be contacted. Your application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, three references including at least two previous employers (if any), and functioning telephone numbers/e-mail addresses. Send your application with all the necessary documents quoting the job reference number to the address below or by email.


Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda,

42 Bukoto Street, Kololo,

  1. O. Box 12464,

Kampala, Uganda.

E-mail to:

Deadline: 17th August 2018

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