Education Manager Job at ICPAR – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Education Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Banking , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:


Deadline of this Job:
29 December 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

ICPAR was established by law number 11 of 2008 to grow and regulate the accountancy profession in Rwanda. It is the only professional accountancy organization (PAO) mandated by law to regulate the accountancy profession in Rwanda. To drive the Institute’s growth and development and further enhance its reputation and influence in the region, ICPAR announces the following job openings: .

The Education Manager is a key person in the Professional Development Services department, a member of management team of the department, and leading iCPAR’s Education Unit to achieve its critical goal of ensuring high-quality education. The following are key roles of the Education Manager at the Institute;
This person specification will be used in shortlisting and interviewing to select the best candidate. Each applicant should, therefore, address the person specification in his/her written application, and where appropriate you should give examples of how you meet the criteria. Please note: E is essential and D is desirable. (E) = Essential and (D) = Desirable

Key Responsibilities
• Develop and update iCPAR professional qualifications;
• Monitor and evaluate the implementation of iCPAR qualifications;
• Promote iCPAR qualifications to public and private stakeholders;
• Follow up the integration and implementation of iCPAR qualifications in TVET institutions, Colleges, and Universities;
• Collaborate with other PAOs in order to adequately align our qualifications with regional and international markets;
• Develop and manage Accreditation Framework for the tuition providers offering iCPAR qualifications;
• Conduct tuition quality audit for iCPAR qualifications delivery;
• Conduct Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AQA) for standalone tuition providers, Universities, and other Training centers accredited to deliver iCPAR qualifications;
• Provide adequate, relevant, and timely support to tuition providers as far as qualifications, syllabus, and learning materials design and implementation is concerned;
• Keep track on industry changes to inform relevant and required updates on existing qualifications or a need for new qualifications design;
• Ensure learning materials are developed and regularly updated in line with iCPAR requirements;
• Organize and conduct the recruitment process of examinations teams such as examinations officers, markers, examinations setters, moderators, reviewers, invigilators, and other examinations support staff;
• Supervise daily examinations activities including the setting of examinations papers, conduct examinations, marking, and other examinations related activities;
• Set examinations center standards with regards to iCPAR and IFAC standards;
• Establish an examinations conducive environment and ensure the security of exams;
• Manage and develop a highly motivated and professional team of examinations staff;
• Organize and conduct capacity building workshops for examinations setters, moderators, and other staff involved in the examinations process;
• Develop and keep updating an appropriate examinations framework in line with professional standards;
• Develop and manage computer-based examinations in line with iCPAR vision;
• Ensure examinations papers are set up to standard as per respective syllabuses;
• Ensure examinations bank is regularly updated;
• Develop and review examinations policies, rules and regulations, exemption policies, and other examinations related policies;
• Ensure examination papers, scripts and marking are held securely and results are published in a timely manner, and complaints are handled appropriately;
• Work closely with the Director of Professional Development Services to develop a high performing team providing effective corporate leadership leading to the overall objective of the institute;
• Work closely with the rest of the PDS team to support the increased enrollment of students;
• Perform any other assigned duty.

• Professional certification like CPA, ACCA or any other equivalent qualification with substantial relevant experience and Member of a professional body in good standing (E)
• Master’s level in Finance, Economics, Business, Project Management, Curriculum Development or other related academic qualifications with at least a minimum of Three years of experience in Examinations Management, examinations setting, Examinations Marking, professional qualifications Design, curricula and learning materials design (E)
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business, Project Management, Curriculum Development or other related academic qualifications with at least minimum of five years of experience in Examinations Management, professional qualifications, curricula, and learning materials design (E)
• Demonstrates a high order of literacy, numeracy, and analytical skills (D)
• Advanced knowledge of the accountancy profession in Rwanda (D)
• A relevant administrative qualification or evidence of formal training (D)

• Experience in examinations management responsibilities ranging from initial preparations, setting, marking and results in processing and publication or education in accountancy or any other closely related field (E)
• Sound background knowledge of administrative systems and an ability to create a systematic procedure that supports delivery (D)
• At least three years of teaching experience (D)
• Experience in Students Management (D)

Knowledge, skills, and attitude
• Proficiency in working with standard office applications such as MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (E)
• Excellent organizational and time management skills (E)
• Ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines (E)
• Ability to manage own workload (E)
• The ability to operate a computerized administrative system/database produce reports from this database (E)
• Ability to manage own workload and flexible (E)
• The ability to recognize and appreciate the confidential nature of some work Undertaken (E)
• Ability to deal with a large volume administrative system whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail (E)
• A high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people including students, teachers, tutors, trainers support staff, and other government institutions (D)
• High level of literacy and communication skills (E)
• Evidence of commitment to Educational Development services (D)
• Positive and Enthusiastic (E)
• Flexibility and a readiness to undertake a wide range of tasks (E)
• Smart in appearance and manner (E)
• Ability to work outside normal office hours on occasions (E)
• A willingness to show flexibility in working arrangements in terms of duties and working patterns to meet emergencies and changes circumstances (E)
• Committed to Equality and Diversity (E)
• Demonstrates professional integrity, self-confidence, and confidentiality (E)

Working Relationships:
• A key member of the Education Development Services Department (EDS)
• Report to the Director of Education Development Services.
• Regular communications with all stakeholders.

• Competitive salary
• Our relentless commitment to personal development and career growth
• Working with the best people to build a strong, relevant, and sustainable
accountancy profession that is at the heart of national development

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
The above-mentioned positions are senior posts requiring a strong educational underpinning, a track record of achievement in developing people, delivering change, and meeting demanding targets.

Interested applicants should send their applications together with their CVs, giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact details including daytime telephone number, to: [email protected]   by Tuesday, 29th December 2020.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Preference will be given to Rwandan Nationals.
Candidates that had previously expressed interest are not required to apply again.

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