Education Officer I, NELU

Published: 7/22/2022 10:26:50 AM





The Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the office of Education Officer I – National Enrichment and Learning Unit (NELU).



Job Title:         Education Officer I

Department:         National Enrichment and Learning Unit (NELU)

Classification:         Grade 15

Reports to:         Education Officer III (NELU)

Supervises:         Centre Coordinators, facilitators and National

                                        Enrichment and Learning Programme (NELP)



  1. Liaises with the Permanent Secretary, Chief Education Officer, Head of Department, Education Officers (NELU), District Education Officers, Principals, Centre Coordinators, Facilitators, Janitors employed by The NELU, NGOs involved in Adult Education, members of the public and other Government Ministries.


  1. Responds whenever necessary to the Permanent Secretary and Chief Education Officer on matters relating to work in progress.


  1. Supervises the National Enrichment and Learning Programme.



  1. Supervises and monitors work done in the various Adult Learning Centres within the region by providing guidance to the co-ordinators and facilitators to ensure effective delivery of the curriculum;


  1. Submits a schedule of centre visits to the Head of Department at least two days prior to visit to facilitate the smooth functioning of the Unit.


  1. Assists in the planning and co-ordination of the National Enrichment and Learning Programme and any other programme/project implemented by The NELU by advising Centre co-ordinators and facilitators on matters of centre administration and organization to ensure the upkeep of quality teaching;


  1. Assists in the various record keeping and reporting process as required by the department by providing information on various Centres to enable sound decision making.


  1. Assists with preparation of correspondence, record keeping, report processing, project proposals, annual budget, quarterly reports and articles for the media by making reference to Centre reports to enable effective decision making;


  1. Conducts training programmes for co-ordinators, facilitators or other programme participants by hosting workshops at the district or community level to ensure that the necessary skills are provided for the effective implementation of programmes;


  1. Visits centres twice monthly and in the absence of a co-ordinator, visits once weekly, but in case of any emergency or urgent matters to be dealt with, an additional visit can be made to deal with the matter in order to ensure the effective running of the Centre;


  1. Attends and participates in closing exercises/graduations for participants of the programme to provide required support to graduates;


  1. Attends meetings/workshops organized by the Unit and the Ministry for overall improvement in the quality of programmes imparted;


  1. Submits end of cycle reports and annual progress reports to the Head of Department for ease of referencing and to make relevant recommendations for improvement;


  1. Keeps a log of centre visits and submits to the Head of Department at the end of each month to facilitate timely processing of payment;


  1. Assists in establishing new Centres by consulting with personnel from communities or establishments in conducting evaluations and needs assessments for the potential  Centres to determine which programmes are appropriate and would cater to the needs of the community or establishment;


  1. Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Permanent Secretary,  Chief Education Officer and Head of Department.



  1. Congenial accommodation is provided within a general administrative office.


  1. Institutional support is provided through appropriate civil service regulations, departmental guidelines, standard operating procedures, Finance (Administration) Act and supporting regulations.


  1. Opportunities exist for personal development.


  1. The processes of the Unit will be carried out on the basis of team work.  The officer will be expected to be an active team member who understands all the processes of the Unit and contributes to the implementation of programmes/projects;


  1. Required to be present on the job and on time for work, meetings, and other official activities and work beyond normal working hours, holidays, weekends, official functions.


  1. Required to exercise a high degree of integrity, confidentiality and professionalism in the conduct of duties; required to demonstrate a high level of political acuity.


  1. Functions in a scheduled traveling post with travel allowance provided.


  1. Required to maintain a motor vehicle for the proper performance of duties.


  1. Salary and benefits are in accordance with that stipulated in the terms and conditions of employment.


  1. Vacation leave will be provided in accordance with existing rules and regulations governing the Public Service;


  1. Housing, free medical attention and medicine will not be provided.



  1. A working knowledge of and ability to interpret Education Act and Teaching Service Rules and Regulations; Ministry’s Procedures, Staff Orders, Financial and Store Rules, Standard Operation Procedures contained in the Ministry’s Operations Manual, Collective Agreements and other operation procedures;


  1. Ability to check and/or monitor work quality and process, by insisting on standards and accountability for meeting performance measures;


  1. A progressive attitude and professional demeanour;


  1. Demonstration of a high level of confidentiality;


  1. A working knowledge of the Saint Lucia education system; familiarity with the Economic reviews and research documents on the education system of Saint Lucia and education systems of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and beyond;


  1. Competent in the use of computer applications;


  1. Research on best practices;


  1. Ability to take and give advice and work as part of a team;


  1. General administrative, human relations and clinical supervisory skills;


  1. Capacity to work well with persons of a range of dispositions and to establish good rapport with stakeholders;


  1. Capacity to model and demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence in resolving problems and conflict;


  1. Decisiveness, soundness of judgment and success in issuing directives.




Work performance will be evaluated on the basis of:

  1. commitment and drive to reach successful outcomes both at an individual and team level (taking action, showing initiative, consistently delivering against targets);


  1. accuracy and quality of work generated and timely completion of task deadlines;


  1. effectiveness and quality of supervision and monitoring provided;


  1. effectiveness and impact of training programmes provided


  1. capability to maintain appropriate linkages with local and regional counterparts/colleagues


  1. proven knowledge and understanding of current job related policies, procedures, instructions and the use of relevant technology;


  1. compliance with Departmental Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures;


  1. effective implementation of duties, tasks, responsibilities and assignments as defined in the Job Description.



The candidates should possess at least one of the following:


  • A Master’s Degree in Adult Education or a related field, plus a Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate, plus five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory or administrative position with responsibility for the management of a Division of primary or secondary school, plus five (5) years’ experience as a Qualified Teacher;


  • A Master’s Degree in Adult Education or a related field, plus a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education plus five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory or administrative position with responsibility for the management of a Division of primary or secondary school, plus seven (7) years’ experience as a Qualified Teacher;


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education or a related field, plus a Post Graduate Diploma plus five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory or administrative position with responsibility for the management of a Division of primary or secondary school, plus ten (10) years’ experience as a Qualified Teacher;


Proficient in the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) integration for instructions learning.


Salary is at a rate of EC$67,776.73 per annum (Grade 15, Step 1).


Quarters, free medical attention and medicine will not be provided.  The successful applicant’s income will be liable to taxation in accordance with the Income Tax Act Chapter 15.02.

Applications MUST be accompanied by verified copies of ALL certificates and transcripts from the relevant institutions. Two confidential testimonials are required – one from the Principal of the school at which the teacher is presently employed and one from the Education Officer for the District. For applicants outside of the school system, testimonials should be from immediate supervisors.

Please note that:

  1. performance and punctuality will be used as part of the criteria for selection of persons already in the Education System;


  1. the successful applicant may be given an acting appointment for up to twelve (12) months; and


  1. applicants are required to indicate administrative positions held and experience gained.



Applications on the prescribed forms should be addressed to:


The Secretary

Teaching Service Commission

Stanislaus James Buildings

The Waterfront



Completed application forms should reach the Secretary, Teaching Service Commission by August 11, 2022.


Application Forms can be obtained from the Office of the Teaching Service Commission, Ground Floor, Sir Stanislaus James Building, The Waterfront, Castries or


July 14, 2022


Ministry: Ministry of Public Service, Home Affairs, Labour and Gender Affairs