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National Qualifications Framework Consultant

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Vacancy for a Technical (Academic) Post at OAAAQA

The Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education (OAAAQA), in coordination with the Ministry of Labour in the Sultanate of Oman, is pleased to announce an academic position for a technical role. Suitably qualified candidates eligible to meet the appointment criteria noted herein may submit their application via OAAAQA’s website https://www.oaaaqa.gov.om/vacancies/Careers.

Position 1: National Qualifications Framework Consultant

Number of Opportunities: One

Financial Grade (Non-Omani Applicants): Grade A (Permanent - as per national norms in Oman)

Post Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 12 years of post-qualification experience in the field of higher education, or vocational/ technical education and training including a minimum of 6 years in the field of quality assurance of education Or 
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 17 years of e post-qualification experience in the field of higher education, or vocational/ technical education and training including a minimum of 4 years in the field of quality assurance of education  
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in designing, developing, and reviewing programs and qualifications.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with hands-on experience in both developing and reviewing national qualifications frameworks, as well as in developing and reviewing vocational/technical education and training qualifications within educational systems.
  • Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with higher education systems, vocational/technical education and training systems within the Sultanate of Oman, international qualifications frameworks, and their alignment with national contexts.
  • Proficiency in English, both verbal and written, is essential, along with exceptional communication and presentation abilities. Candidates should also demonstrate proficiency in technical report writing.
  • Strong team leadership, training, research, and analytical skills are desired qualities. Candidates should be capable of working effectively under pressure.

General Appointment Criteria

Eligible candidates must be:

  • Medically fit for service and under 59 years of age
  • Of good conduct
  • Willing to undergo an interview and any testing prescribed for the job on offer

The advertised posts are not open to the following:

  • Retirees and those where retirement is imminent
  • Those dismissed from a government post within the past three years
  • Those non-rehabilitated persons who have a criminal record involving honour or honesty 

Conditions of Application

  • Applicants must submit the following documents with their application:
  • Updated CV, copy of all academic qualifications, training courses approved and certified prior to the issuance of the job advertisement
  • Copy of passport
  • Only applications received after the issuance of this announcement and before the deadline will be considered.
  • Any application that does not meet the specified conditions will be rejected.
  • Any candidacy that violates, for any reason, the conditions of application or of the advertised post at any time throughout the appointment process will be rejected, regardless of the results of the interview or any associated tests.

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