Examinations Security & Regulations Officer

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Examinations Security & Regulations Officer

  • Post Date:May 12, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Education
Job Description

Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. It is an internationally accredited examinations board. ZIMSEC is an examinations board responsible for assessment, evaluation and documentation of the academic readiness, learning progress, and skill acquisition of students at primary and secondary school levels in Zimbabwe. The Council is inviting suitably qualified and motivated persons for the vacant position of  that has arisen.


Job Summary

Reporting to exams Security &Regulations Manager, the purpose of the job is to regulate examination centers at junior and senior levels, focusing on compliance to set standards and regulations

Key Performance Areas

  • Receive, process, investigate and even attend court cases on behalf of ZIMSEC malpractice cases and act accordingly (i.e. suppress ,release or cancel results)to safeguard the integrity of ZIMSEC and bring perpetrators to book
  • Document malpractice cases and keep a record of them for future reference
  • Communicate results of malpractice cases to concerned parties
  • Attend to all queries on such issues so as to provide satisfactory answers to questions and let the public know that cheats get punished in order to safeguard the integrity of ZIMSEC and maintain examination standards
  • Receive ,assess and approve applications for special arrangements in order to minimize the effects of the candidates’ disability and hence ensure a fair assessment of the candidates’ performance and consistency in maintaining examination standards
  • Receive and process applications for special consideration and communicate results to concerned parties so that all candidates are assessed fairly despite the mishaps
  • Inspect examination centers so as to ensure that standards are upheld and regulations are adhered to
  • Conduct spot checks before and during exam sessions
  • Attend Grade review meetings to establish the extent of cheating at centers especially concerning leakage of question papers
  • Delegate and supervise duties assigned to subordinates on outcomes of malpractice cases ,special arrangements and special consideration requests
  • Receive ,assess and approve applications for timetable deviations
  • Attend marking sessions to establish the extent of cheating at centers
  • Conduct examination administration workshops with heads of centers in all regions
  • Liaise with Regional Managers on pending examinations malpractice cases
  • Prepare statistics on cases of suspected malpractice (year on year comparison)

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • 5 Ordinary levels including English Language plus 2 Advanced levels passes
  • A relevant degree
  • Studying towards or Diploma in Law an added advantage
  • 3 years working experience in an education-related organization.

Required Competencies and Attributes

  • Dedicated
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Good communication skills

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers and names of at least three (3) contactable referees. Applications are to be submitted online on the form that can be accessed through the link here. Closing date for applications is 14 May 2022.

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

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.

ZIMSEC is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnical backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.