UAE to hire 4,000 Emiratis for educational jobs

The Teaching Specialists Programme targets the hiring of 1,000 Emiratis in the education sector annually, starting 2024 

Dubai, Dec 26, 2023: The UAE has introduced the Teaching Specialists Programme, a major employment initiative that will offer specialised training and bridging programmes for Emirati jobseekers. Introduced by The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis), the programme aims to offer professional accreditation opportunities, enabling nationals to work in the private education sector.  

The programme aims to hire 1,000 Emiratis annually within the education sector, starting 2024, reaching a total of 4,000 over four years.  

The Teaching Specialists Programme includes administrative professions as well as teaching posts in Arabic language, Islamic, social studies and national identity. It also covers teachers of kindergarten, primary school and special education, and specialists of educational guidance and leadership positions. 

The programme targets Emirati jobseekers registered on the Nafis platform holding a bachelor’s degree in education for teaching and school-related professions, as well as those with a high school degree for administrative and assistant roles.  

The programme is expected to play a pivotal role in supporting private educational institutions in achieving their annual Emiratisation targets by facilitating employment contracts with programme participants or through the Studying Citizen Employment Contract. 

Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary-General of the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council says, “We take pride in our nation’s leading academic institutions in both the government and private sectors. And in recognition of the importance of this sector, we aim to encourage more UAE nationals to be a part of it and participate within the Teaching Specialists Programme.”  

Ayesha Belharfia, Under-Secretary of Emiratisation Affairs at MoHRE, says, “We look forward to supporting and witnessing the achievements of Nafis’ Teaching Specialists Programme, as well as enriching the UAE’s education sector with qualified and distinguished Emirati educators.  

With the aim of implementing the programme according to the highest standards, the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis) signed five MoUs with the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates University, University of Sharjah, Sharjah Education Academy and Emirates College for Advanced Education. The partnerships aim to enhance cooperation and coordination in implementing the bridging and development programmes for administrative professions, teaching professions and school-related jobs, according to the terms and conditions of Nafis. 

These agreements also aim to enhance the competitiveness of the Emirati workforce and promote sustainable employment opportunities for them, particularly in the private education sector. 

Those interested in joining the programme can register on the Nafis platform. 

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