Officer – Examinations and Special Needs : Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)

  • Harare

Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)

DUE : 18 DEC 2022

Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. It is an internationally accredited examinations board. ZIMSEC is an examinations board responsible for assessment, evaluation and documentation of the academic readiness, learning progress, and skill acquisition of students at primary and secondary school levels in Zimbabwe. The Council is inviting suitably qualified and motivated persons for the above-mentioned vacant position that has risen.

The purpose of job is to develop high quality educational assessment instruments, evaluation and monitoring of all assessment activities in order to operationalise innovations for quality assessment and performance measurement of specific special needs group(s) of learners underpinned on the principles of inclusivity, equity, equalisation of opportunities, rights, justice, fairness and flexibility.

Participate as data collector during researches in the field of Special needs that relate to comprehensive assessment of these learners and assist in the analysis of the data as well as report writing.
Operationalise the required modifications, alternative assessments and exemptions to be made by Item Writers and Subject managers in each specific group of special needs.
Assist in supervising the modification processes in specific special needs areas.
Provide expert guidance pertaining to assessment provisions, special arrangements and consideration for learners with special needs to examinations centres.
Monitor and evaluate item writing to ensure that items are developed with learners under their jurisdiction in mind so as to make sure the diverse needs of those learners are met.
Assist with supervision of the marking process to ensure that marking is done with empathy and not sympathy for candidates with diverse needs within their portfolio.
Supervise the transcription processes required in the specific fields of special needs learners for mainstream examiners.
Provide expert guidance in the training of special needs
Pilot testing and pre – testing assessment instruments.

Bachelor of Special Needs Education
Master of Science Degree in Special Needs Education is an added advantage.
Braille and Sign Language
Diploma in Special Needs
Diploma in Education
Required Competencies and Attributes
Interpersonal skills
Ability to work with a team
Good communication skills and management reporting
Responsibility and reliability

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers and names of at least three (3) contactable referees. Applications are to be submitted online on the form that can be accessed through the link here: Applications should be received not later than 18 December 2022.

Applications should be addressed to
The Human Capital Director.
Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)
Head Office Examination Centre
Upper East Road, Mount Pleasant
P.O. BOX CY1464, Causeway

NB: ZIMSEC recruitment policy does not require any prospective job seekers to make payment to the Council or any of its employees as a way of securing employment.

ZIMSEC is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnical backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.