Senior Examination Specialist

By Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) 2 months ago

Job details

Job deadline
21 July
Description

An Act of Parliament established the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) in 1983 to set and conduct examinations and award certificates to successful candidates.  Before this enactment, the Ministry of Education and Culture under the Examinations Section used to conduct the examinations.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and budget for the question paper development process
  • Ensure that activities agreed upon in the Performance Management Development are done and their performance is assessed timely
  • Update a record of setters and item writer in liaison with the Examinations Specialist
  • Train Item Writer Setters and recommend for appointments
  • Commission Item Writers according to the laid down time frames and procedures
  • Ensure that 10 quality drafts are received for each paper in the assigned subjects annually
  • Lead and coach the panel setters and proof readers to ensure achievement of set objectives
  • Coordinate the development of practical examinations or materials and ensure that they are feasible in terms of specimens, apparatus and related requirements
  • Participate in the development and revision of the examinations syllabi
  • Provide expert content knowledge with regard to the test development and the science curriculum for Teacher Education
  • Maintain a record of question paper banks at different stages of production
  • Ensure timely submission of Camera ready question papers to the required standards
  • Undertake the verification of continuous assessment marks in colleges of education
  • Prepare relevant documents such as marking schemes, coordination scripts for use during marking
  • Prepare the subject performance feedback reports and related reports
  • Participate in the monitoring examinations and marking with the view of identifying emerging challenges and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Participate in the grading, moderation and standard setting meetings

Qualifications

  • School certificate or its equivalent with five credits or better including English Language and Mathematics
  • Bachelors of science in Education (Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Biology)
  • Minimum three years work experience in education at tertiary level
  • One year work experience in test development or examinations administration
  • Additional training in educational assessment will be added advantage
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body

How to apply

Submit an application letter, copies of Academic and or Professional Certificates together with detailed Curriculum Vitae including three traceable referees and day time telephone numbers to the undersigned
The Council Secretary
Examinations Council of Zambia
Haile Selassie Avenue, Longacres
PO Box 5043
Lusaka

For more information

Call
+260 211 252544
To apply for this job email
Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) (Longacres, Lusaka)

Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ)

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