Job Information Credentialing and Equivalency Officer (GMG/EO 2)
Job Type Full-time
Category Computer/IT
Job Status
Start Publishing 02-08-2021
Stop Publishing 13-08-2021

Applications are invited fill the vacant post of Credentialing and Equivalency Officer (GMG/EO 2) in the University Council of Jamaica, salary range $3,429,463 – $4,076,554 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

Job Purpose

The Credentialing and Equivalency Officer is responsible for analyzing and assessing academic qualifications of higher learning.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducts assessment of Local and Foreign Academic Credentials and using evidence pertaining to applications for Credential Assessment;
  • Provides assistance and information to students, the general public and other stakeholders regarding Local and
  • International Education Systems;
  • Network with universities, colleges, employers professional bodies, and other related bodies locally and internationally to gain required information relating to local and foreign qualifications and institutions;
  • Contributes to the formulation of and review of the Council’s policies relating to Credential Assessment;
  • Stay abreast of emerging issues, locally, regionally and internationally, as it relates to credential assessment;
  • Evaluates transcripts, prior learning documents and educational credentials to determine recognition of qualifications;
  • Prepares reports and related documents pertaining to the Credential Assessment Activities of the Organisation;
  • Maintains a Records Management System to support the assessment of credentials;
  • Responds to inquiries from students, the general public and other stakeholders by telephone, in person or through email regarding application status on credential evaluation;
  • Prepares correspondence to employers, Government of Jamaica representatives,
    educational institutions, and applicants;
  • Develop programmes to increase awareness of the Council’s Credential Assessment Service;
  • Maintains a database of Credential Assessment Information;
  • Reviews and updates periodically the policy and procedure documents pertaining to the operation of credential assessment when appropriate;
  • Conducts research on credential assessment, qualifications, and the educational systems of countries and prepares information for dissemination to the general public, educational institutions, and other stakeholders;
  • Notifies students, the general public or departments of acceptance or denial of credentials via written correspondence;
  • Performs various administrative functions in order to maintain files, process paperwork, prepares reports and fulfill information requests;
  • Contributes to the implementation of proactive solutions to continually improve the core credential assessment process;
  • Manages the requirements associated with core and supporting processes of the UCJ’s Quality Management System;
  • Performs other duties assigned.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in the education system worldwide
  • Knowledge of methods used in performing credential assessment
  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain accurately, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to analyze and exercise good judgement
  • Ability to perform work with accuracy, speed and minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Exercises professionalism, integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Education or Social Sciences or any other related discipline
  • At least three (3) years working experience at a tertiary institution

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Thursday August 12, 2021 to:
Director, Human Resource & Administration,
The University Council of Jamaica
31 Windsor Avenue
Kingston 5

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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