Responsible to          Senior Research Officer- Instrument Development, NAPE

Responsible for        Ad-hoc support staff (ID)

Salary Scale EB 5

Purpose of the Job

To 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.

Main 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.

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.


Key Decision Making

Defining sub-tasks

Arrangements for workshops

Form and content of reports.

Items for banking


Person Specifications

Academic/Professional Qualifications

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.


Work Experience

At least 3 years’ 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.


Terms of Service:             Permanent

How to apply

All eligible 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 NOT LATER THAN 5:00 pm of Friday 4th November 2022.

The Executive Director Uganda National Examinations Board
Plot 35 Martyrs way – Ntinda
P. O. Box 7066 – KAMPALA

1. Detailed job profiles can be obtained from our website:
2. Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted