Teacher Development & Management and Career Guidance & Counseling Department

NGOGA James

Phone: +250 788458479

Email:jngoga@reb.rw

Head of Teacher Development & Management and Career Guidance & Counseling Department

 

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Functional responsibilities of this Department are the following:

Ø  Accountable to the DG of Rwanda Education Board;

Ø  Responsible for the day to day management of TDMCGC;

Ø  Prepare the annual work plans and actions and present them to REB responsible authority for approval;

Ø  Prepare draft budget proposal of TDMCGC and submits it to REB responsible authority for approval;

Ø  Manage the personnel of TDMCGC and evaluate their performance;

Ø  Ensure proper use of TDMCGC's finances and  property;

Ø  Prepare term and annual reports of the activities of TDMCGC and present them to REB for approval;

Ø  Promote the image of TDMCGC and good working relations between TDMCGC and other departments;

Ø  Sign teacher’s   registration certificates;

Ø  Manage teachers in-service training and Continuing Professional Development;

Ø  Ensure effective and efficient management, development and training of teachers;

Ø  Provide input for development budget for teacher education, development and management ;     

Ø  Liaise with Higher Education Council on accrediting teacher training institutions and Programs;

Ø  Perform other duties as assigned;

Ø  Contribute to education policy development.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS 4 UNITS

1. Teacher Training Unit

Functional responsibilities of Director of Unit are the following:

Ø  Accountable to the HoD;

Ø  General supervision of the unit;

Ø  Develop, maintain and ensure implementation of teacher development framework and plan;

Ø  Identify and analyze teacher training and development program needs and project training and development requirements;

Ø  Design and manage the delivery mechanism for in-service teacher training courses;

Ø  Direct, guide, oversee and monitor teacher development programs in districts and schools;

Ø  Explore and use available avenue and partnerships on teacher training and development;

Ø  Facilitate the involvement of stakeholders in all aspects of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of teacher training and development;

Ø  Encourage and facilitate good communication among stakeholders in teacher training and development;

Ø  Provide capacity building and advisory services as appropriate to districts and schools in the field of teacher development and training;

Ø  Coordinate the establishment and maintenance of a strong network of non-government agencies that provide in-service training for teachers;

Ø  Receive, process and approve teacher training materials;

Ø  Prescribe procedures for issuance of short course training certificates and ensure they are well aligned;

Ø  Draw recurrent budget for the unit;

Ø  Provide input for development budget for teacher education;

Ø  Liaise with universities and teacher training colleges on teacher training matters;

Ø  Appraise unit staff;

Ø  Supervise the monitoring and evaluation of teacher training programs in progress and evaluate the impact of training;

Ø  Keep teacher training data and generate required reports from time to time;

Ø  Coordinate with the National Curriculum to align teacher development and training activities with curriculum initiatives;

Ø  Other duties as assigned by the HoD

2. School Leadership Management Unit

Functional responsibilities of Director of Unit are the following:

Ø  Accountable to the Head of Department;

Ø  Coordination and general supervision of School Leadership Management Unit;

Ø  Conceptualize, develop strategies and policy guidelines to enhance the quality of management and leadership among schools;

Ø  Develop, initiate, maintain, and ensure implementation of school management and leadership good practices in schools;

Ø  Identify, analyze needs of training in school management and leadership;

Ø  Design and manage the delivery mechanism for in- service school leaders training courses;

Ø  Explore and use available resources and partnerships on school management and leadership training sessions;

Ø  Participate in all sessions of planning, monitoring and evaluation of all training sessions on school management and leadership;

Ø  Draw the recurrent budget for the unit;

Ø  Supervise the development of school management training modules;

Ø  Coordinate school management and leadership training centers;

Ø  Coordinate and facilitate communication among stakeholders involved in school management and leadership;

Ø  Encourage pear learning sessions on school management and leadership between schools;

Ø  Manage liaison with Universities on school managers’ issues;

Ø  Undertake any other duties assigned by the HoD

3. Teacher Management & Staffing Unit

Functional responsibilities of Director of Unit are the following:

Ø  Accountable to the HoD;

Ø  General supervision of the unit;

Ø  Draw recurrent budget for the unit;

Ø  Conceptualize, develop and ensure implementation of strategies, policy guidelines and project proposals aimed at addressing social and professional needs of teachers;

Ø  Keep abreast of the latest development and best practices in teacher management field and facilitate their integration in the country’s teacher management system;

Ø  Take initiatives to build strategic partnerships at all levels to resolve teacher management related issues including but not limited to motivation, retention, absenteeism, utilization and terms of services;

Ø  Coordinate and manage teacher employment processes;

Ø  Prepare, disseminate and monitor the implementation of school staff establishment;

Ø  Enhance the professionalism and involvement of teachers through increased consultation;

Ø  Ensure rational and cost effective utilization of the teaching force;

Ø  Initiate the development and review of incentives and disincentives for efficient teacher management;

Ø  Direct periodic analysis of teacher demand and supply;

Ø  Initiate reviews of the terms and conditions of services for teachers and non teaching staff in public and government aided schools;

Ø  Liaise with universities and teacher training colleges on teacher demand and employment arrangements;

Ø  Deploy and redeploy teachers;

Ø  Coordinate the development of teacher appraisal system and ensure fair and effective teacher appraisal processes;

Ø  Initiate the development of teachers’ code of conduct and ensure its implementation;

Ø  Direct the development of teacher’s code of regulations and ensure teacher management processes align to the code of regulations;

Ø  Prepare and manage teacher management and staffing unit budget.

4. Career Guidance & Counseling Unit

Functional responsibilities of Director of Unit are the following:

Ø  Accountable to the HoD;

Ø  General supervision of the unit;

Ø  Draw recurrent budget for the unit;

Ø  Conceptualize, develop and ensure implementation of strategies, policy guidelines and project proposals aimed at addressing social and professional needs of teachers;

Ø  Ensure follow up of Guidance and Counseling activities in schools;

Ø  Organize teacher trainings in the field of Guidance and Counseling;

Ø  Keep abreast of the latest development and best practices in career guidance and counseling field and facilitate their integration in the country’s career guidance and counseling program;

Ø  Keep liaison with District Education Officers and other stakeholders involved in career guidance and counseling for the purpose of planning and evaluating career guidance and counseling practices and provide guidelines for implementation;

Ø  Design, develop, produce, distribute and experiment guides for officers in charge of Counseling and Guidance in Districts and schools;

Ø  To work in collaboration with National Examination Counsel on decision taking concerning students’ orientation in schools.

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