Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) is mandated under Section 5 of the Botswana Examinations Council Act CAP 58:03 (as Amended by BEC Amendment Act No. 19 of 2020) to manage and conduct examinations and assessment in general education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). BEC has developed a new strategy and consequently, a new structure that is aligned to the strategy.

The organisation wishes to attract into the following positions, results oriented professionals, with solid leadership experience, who are driven by a passion for excellence.

    – Research and Development Executive x 5 – Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics), Moral Education/Religious Education, History, English/English Literature, Geography

Main Purpose of the Job
Carry out research into educational assessments tools, processes and services. Coordinate the development and review of the syllabus. Coordinate the development of assessment instruments for the assigned programme/ subjects

Key Performance Areas
Carry out the following types of research:
• To inform development of improved assessment instruments
• To investigate the possibility of introducing new types of assessments or introducing technology into assessments
• To evaluate the impact, effectiveness and objectivity of the Council’s assessment programmes on the education system
• To make trend analysis and cross-sectional analysis of assessment results over time
• To support the parent ministry on any research that are related to educational assessment
• Prepare research proposals for review by the Manager
• Carry out research and prepare periodic progress reports for the Manager and Management of the department
• Instruct R&D Officer I to carry out the gathering, processing, analysing of relevant data, and review their work
• Prepare statistical models to analyse assessment results
• Produce background briefing papers and research notes for use in design or for presentations locally and internationally, as necessary
• Prepare detailed research reports
• Ensure that a database of up-to-date reference material is developed and maintained to support research
• Prepare and submit for publication in recognised journals academic and applied research articles to promote the Council as a centre of excellence in the field of assessment research
• Use research reports to produce relevant summaries for internal training and capacity building of the R&D team Coordinate the development and review of syllabus for a range of subjects: Coordinate and review the work of external setters of assessment papers:

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Qualifications & Experience
At least a Masters in Educational Management, Measurement or Research Degree must be in one specialised subject as per the BEC’s established list. A minimum six (6) years relevant experience of which three (3) years should have been at professional level or its equivalent. Must also have some supervisory experience.

Key Competencies
• Communication
• Interpersonal
• Negotiation, networking & relationship building
• Organisational (planning, budgeting, time management, work prioritisation)
• Research, critical thinking, analytical & problem-solving


If you meet the above requirements pleases submit you application letters including updated curriculum vitae with three (3) traceable referees, certified Omang and certificates to:
The Director Human Capital
Botswana Examinations Council
Private Bag 0070

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And e-mail applications to:

Kindly indicate the position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications with incomplete documentation or received after the closing date will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is the 12 July 2024.