Research Officer Instrument Development (Numeracy) – NAPE Job – Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB)

Job Title:   Research Officer Instrument Development (Numeracy) – NAPE

Organisation: Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Research Officer- Instrument Development, NAPE


About US:

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) 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 Research Officer Instrument Development (Numeracy) – NAPE will mainly develop numeracy items and test instruments for assessment of learners’ achievement in selected classes at the Primary Education level under the National Assessment of Progress in Education.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting analyses of Uganda Primary Schools’ numeracy curriculum and defining constructs and competencies for numeracy assessment.
  • Developing content frameworks, test frameworks, and item specifications to guide the construction of items for numeracy.
  • Identifying and suggesting suitable teachers for training in the development of numeracy assessment items.
  • Leading the construction and paneling of items for numeracy and preparing them for pretesting.
  • Coordinating and leading the scoring of numeracy items and instruments following prescribed procedures.
  • Leading the review of numeracy pretest items against analysis results to determine their usability in an instrument for numeracy
  • Using analyzed and performing pretest items to compile a final instrument for numeracy.
  • Actively contributing to the writing of reports on learners’ achievement in numeracy.


Key Performance Indicators

  • Defined constructs and competencies for numeracy
  • Content frameworks, test frameworks, and item specifications for numeracy
  • Constructed items for numeracy.
  • Scorers’ report on numeracy pretested items.
  • Final assessment instruments for numeracy.
  • Report on review of numeracy items against analysis results
  • Banked items for numeracy.
  • Scorers’ report on final assessment instruments for numeracy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Hons Bachelor’s degree with a professional teaching qualification of a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) majoring in Maths /Physics or Maths/Biology OR Hons Bachelor’s degree in Education majoring in Maths /Physics or Maths/Biology.
  • Three years of experience in educational assessment work, related to test development/item development in the relevant areas.
  • Examiner/Moderator skills.
  • Curricula interpretation abilities
  • Good interpersonal relations and collaborative skills
  • Numerical Analytical skills.
  • Word processing, spreadsheets, and database computer applications
  • Technical report writing abilities
  • High degree of integrity and confidentiality.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications with detailed CVs, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contacts and addresses of at least three referees in hard copies, delivered to the address below OR submit in soft form at


The Executive Director

Uganda National Examinations Board

Plot 35 Martyrs way – Ntinda

P O Box 7066 – KAMPALA. Uganda


Deadline: 4th November 2022

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