ASSISTANT DIRECTOR — TEST DESIGN, EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT & MEASUREMENT

A. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR — TEST DESIGN, EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT & MEASUREMENT
Ref:zimsechr/03/05/19)
The Assistant Director for Test Design, Educational Assessment & Measurement is the Head of Division and reports to the Director. 'he is responsible for the following:
PERFORMANCE AREAS
1. Supervising and coordinating the origination and the development of valid and reliable lest instruments fur Grade Seven, Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations
2. Setting and maintaining high quality assessment standards
3. Leading and supervising the administration of pre-tests and evaluation of assessment instruments and programmes
4. Providing data-driven insights and supporting the assessment of learning, using proven methods and standard data collection techniques
I 5. Ensuring that extensive research Is carried out on new assessment trends In order to apply new test design methods
6. Developing appropriate test design instruments for different career pathways as demanded by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education curriculum
7. Maintaining and sustaining an adequately resourced and secure item bank for Grade 7, 0 and A level Examinations
& Participating in local, regional and international fora in educational assessment discourse to inform policy on assessment
9. Supervising the work of Assessment Analysts to support the vision of the Directorate in producing valid and reliable assessment instruments
10. Staying abreast of innovations in both formative and summative assessments
1. Overseeing the grading of candidate's work

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
The incumbent should possess the following:
o At least a Master's degree in Education/Educational Management
o A qualification in educational assessment
o Extensive knowledge of global trends in formative and summative assessment
o Have ability to lead a team of specialists in test design
o Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods
o At least ten years of active practice in an educational assessment field
SKILLS REQUIRED
o Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques
o Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
o Knowledge of test design techniques
o Knowledge of educational development test administration and interpretation

Interested and qualified persons should submit applications consisting of an application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates and Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers and names of at least three (3) referees. All envelopes should clearly indicate the post being applied for. Applications should be received not later than 31st May 2019.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Assistant Director, Human Resources Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) Head Office Examination Centre
Upper East Road, Mount Pleasant
P.O. BOX CY1464, Causeway
Harare
Or email: recruitment@zimsec.co.zw
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.
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

Created: May 16, 2019
Category: Human Resources, She, Teaching, Training
Location: Harare
Salary: Not Stated
Expiry Date: May 31, 2019






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