Qualification Writing Senior Specialist

Rabdan Academy

United Arab Emirates

1. Job Details

Job Title

Qualification Writing Senior Specialist

Reports To

Project Manager


Rabdan Academy 


Min USD 9,500  to maximum USD 13,000 TAX FREE Per month
Relocation ticket: Covered by employer
Health Insurance: Covered by empoyer
Hotel on arrival: Only 1 month covered by employer


2. Job Purpose

The Qualification Writing Senior Specialist is responsible for developing qualifications based on national standards and latest trends, and through consultations with the relevant stakeholders, including RNDCs, relevant forces, RTPs, etc. This role is also responsible of developing national qualifications, specific to the Homeland Security and Intelligence fields. In addition, this role is responsible for the provision of support to the Qualification Development Section as required.


3. Job Dimensions (Supervisory responsibilities)



Number of Staff Supervised

Direct Reports


Total Reports



4. Job Duties

Standard Duties

Policies and Procedures:

  • Implement all relevant section policies, processes, procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.

  • Adhere to the set policies and procedures including conflict of interest, risk, complaints, and data collection and management systems (including confidentiality) and report any breaches as necessary.

Continuous Improvement and Change Management:

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international leading practice’ and changes in business environment. This includes supporting the related change management efforts.


  • Contribute to the preparation of timely and accurate reports to meet the section requirements, policies and standards.

Committees Membership Assignments:

  • Attend and conduct assignments as described in the assigned committee terms of reference.

Core Duties

  • Delivery of the qualification development target, complying with the project owner and industry regulators (theNational Qualification Authority (NQA) / the Vocational Education and Training Awards Council (VETAC) quality assurance/control requirements and in line with the qualification development portfolio.

  • Participate in designing the qualification development plan, including their individual qualifications portfolios,timeline and KPIs, as well as ensure smooth qualification development and approval as per NQA guidelines and departmental governance procedures.

  • Develop Homeland Security/Intelligence qualifications based on national standards, and through consultations with the relevant stakeholders, including RNDCs.

  • Work collaboratively with the project owner/sponsors and the Qualification Development Coordinator to ensure the qualification writing process is effective, accurate, and captures the requirements and needs of forces.

  • Conduct training & upskilling qualification development writing services in alignment with stakeholders needs and requirements.

  • Ensure that feedback from the RTPs and forces on the effectiveness of the qualifications are integrated in the process of writing and updating of qualification standards.

  • Report progress on qualifications portfolio development as per plan to the Qualifications Development Manager, and raise any issues or deviations along with the recommended course of action.

  • Remain up to date with the education and training ecosystem, and identify and recommend improvement opportunities on the qualification development systems, processes and practices.


5. Job Specifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in education/ training, or equivalent


  • At least 12 years of relevant experience in qualification development and management (preferably in a regulatory or awarding body setting)

Skills, Languages, and communication requirements

  • Ability to conduct the qualification development activities

  • Ability to understand and implement regulatory requirements (e.g. NQA, VETAC) in regard to qualification development

  • Strong organization skills

  • Strong communication skills

Rabdan Academy, based in Abu Dhabi is a leading Higher Education Institution specializing in Policing, Homeland Security, Incident and Emergency Management and Business Continuity programs at undergraduate and graduate level. We offer Diplomas, Bachelors, Master degree’s - The suite of programs and courses offered by Rabdan Academy area available for you to explore at: www.ra.ac.ae

Our faculty comprises subject matter experts from across the world and local Emirate specialists creating a teaching, research and learning environment. Our students, male and female are in the main sponsored by Abu Dhabi Police, the Ministry of Interior and Government entities.

The Academy is rapidly extending in the region hiring the top qualified security experts from all over the globe, Abu Dhabi is regarded by many measures to be the safest place in the world, it is a vibrant, family friendly, modern city with much to experience.

To apply please send your updated resume with teaching, research experience cover letter to recruitment@ra.ac.ae

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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