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Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Jobs Vacancies

Posted on 5th Apr 2017 00:00:00 in schools

KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability are encouraged to apply.

 

VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT

 

THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL WISHES TO RECRUIT SELF-MOTIVATED AND

QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS FOR VARIOUS VACANT POSITIONS. JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND JOB

 

SPECIFICATIONS OF THESE VACANCIES ARE OUTLINED HERE BELOW:

 

1.0 DIRECTOR – CORPORATE SERVICES: KNEC SCALE EC 15 (ONE POST)

 

The Director will head the Department of General Administration & Human Resource Management and will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

 

  1. Requirements for appointment:

 

  1. Masters Degree in Human Resource Management/Development/Planning, Business Administration or Public Administration or equivalent from a recognized institution;

 

  1. Have served as Deputy Director for a minimum period of three (3) years OR have 18 years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have been at

 

managerial level handling Human Resource Management and Administration matters in a reputable institution. Those below Job group ‘Q’ in Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;

 

  1. Must have evidence of knowledge and proficiency in Computer Applications;

 

  1. Member of professional body in relevant field;

 

  1. Have a demonstrable experience in transformative and strategic leadership;

 

  1. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity; and

 

  1. Candidates who have PhD in relevant field and have attended Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks will have an added

 

advantage.

 

  1. Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Direct the development and implementation of Administration and Human Resource Management Policies and Strategies;

 

  1. Oversee the implementation of Human Resource functions relating to staff Recruitment,

 

placement, career development, promotion, training, job classification, salary administration, staff relations, staff leave and staff welfare;

 

  1. Direct the preparation and consolidation of the Departmental budget;

 

  1. Co-ordinate achievement of Performance Contract Targets for the Department;

 

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  1. Oversee repair and maintenance of all Council assets including buildings and houses, motor vehicles, equipment and furniture;

 

  1. Co-ordinate staff matters and provide leadership that harnesses the strengths of all individuals;

 

  1. Coordinate and manage logistical functions of the Council;

 

  1. Co-ordinate and oversee outsourced KNEC activities;

 

  1. Keep records and inventory of all Council assets;

 

  1. Implement Board resolutions.

 

 

  1. Core Competencies:

 

  1. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

 

  1. Being visionary and result oriented thinker;

 

  1. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;

 

  1. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;

 

  1. Firm, fair and with transparent management style.

 

2.0 DEPUTY DIRECTOR - RESEARCH: KNEC SCALE EC 14 (ONE POST)

 

The Deputy Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

 

  1. Requirements for Appointment:

 

  1. Masters Degree in Education in Measurement and Evaluation or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

 

  1. Have served as Principal Research Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years OR

Have 18 years relevant experience, three (3) of which should have been at managerial

level handling research activities in a reputable institution. Those below Job group ‘P’ in

 

Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;

 

  1. Must have evidence of knowledge and proficiency in Advanced Computer Applications;

 

  1. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity; and

 

  1. Candidates who have attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks will have an added advantage.

 

  1. Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Plan, co-ordinate and monitor research activities in assessment and education;

 

  1. Co-ordinate proactive research studies in Educational Assessment;

 

  1. Co-ordinate the preparation of reports and dissemination of findings;

 

  1. Co-ordinate the preparation of monitoring programmes;

 

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  1. Prepare Divisional programmes and work plans;

 

  1. Compile budget and procurement plans for the division

 

  1. Core Competencies

 

  1. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

 

  1. Being visionary and result oriented thinker;

 

  1. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;

 

  1. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;

 

  1. Firm, fair and with transparent management

 

3.0 DEPUTY DIRECTOR: KNEC SCALE EC 14 (TWO POSTS)

 

  1. SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS - TEST DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

  1. EXAMINATIONS MANAGEMENT- EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

 

The Deputy Director will report to the Director in the respective department.

 

  1. Requirements for Appointment:

 

  1. Masters Degree in Education in a relevant field from a recognized institution;

 

  1. Have served as Principal Examinations Administrator/Subject Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years OR have 18 years relevant experience, three (3) of which

 

should have been at managerial level handling examination activities in a reputable institution. Those below Job group ‘P’ in Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;

 

  1. Must have evidence of being well grounded in the theory and practice of educational measurement and evaluation as well as curriculum design;

 

  1. Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications;

 

  1. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity; and

 

  1. Candidates who have attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks will have an added advantage;

 

  1. Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate activities in the relevant Division as well as provision of guidance to the Division;

 

  1. Initiate policy reviews and update existing regulations on examinations management;

 

  1. Facilitate, track progress and compile reports on performance in line with the Performance Management System;

 

  1. Devise and implement measures to improve the quality, credibility and integrity of examinations;

 

  1. Identify and recommend areas for automation and application of ICT;

 

  1. Follow up on Management decisions and implementation of recommendations;

 

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  1. Develop and implement an action plan for administrative tasks of the Division;

 

  1. Compile budget and Procurement Plan for the Division; and

 

  1. Assess status of security risk in the Division and propose measures to mitigate.

 

  1. Core Competencies:

 

  1. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

 

  1. Being visionary and result oriented thinker;

 

  1. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;

 

  1. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;

 

  1. Firm, fair and with transparent management

 

4.0 PRINCIPAL CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: KNEC SCALE EC 13 (ONE POST)

 

The Principal Corporate Communications Officer will be reporting to the Director Corporate Services.

 

4.1 Requirements for Appointment:

 

  1. Masters Degree in either Mass Communication, Public Relations, Communication Studies, Journalism or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

 

  1. Have served as Chief Communications Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years OR 15 years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have been

 

at managerial level handling public communications activities in a reputable institution.

Those below Job group ‘N’ in Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;

 

  1. Member of professional body in relevant field;

 

  1. Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Advanced Computer Applications; (MS Office Packages, Desktop and Web-based Publishing, Photo and Video editing);

 

  1. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity; and

 

  1. Candidates who have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four weeks will have an added advantage;

 

4.2 Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Co-ordinate all KNEC’s corporate communications activities;

 

  1. Advice the Director in areas of Public Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations and Customer Care;

 

  1. Develop, implement and review the KNEC Corporate Communications Policy and communication strategies;

 

  1. Design, initiate research on corporate relations issues and develop appropriate interventions;

 

  1. Devise and implement measures to ensure proper projection of the identity and public

 

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image of KNEC;

  1. Develop and implement budget and annual work plans for the section; and

 

  1. Act as press spokesperson and manage KNEC’s relationship with the media and customers.

 

  1. Core Competencies:

 

  1. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

 

  1. Being visionary and result oriented thinker;

 

  1. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;

 

  1. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;

 

  1. Firm, fair and with transparent management

 

5.0 PRINCIPAL ECONOMIST/PLANNER: KNEC SCALE EC 13 (ONE POST)

 

The Principal Economist/Planner will be reporting to the Director Corporate Services.

 

5.1 Requirements for Appointment:

 

  1. Masters Degree in either Economics, Statistics, Economics and Mathematics, Public Policy and Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

 

  1. Served in the grade of Senior Economist/Planner for a minimum period of three (3) years

 

or in an equivalent and relevant position OR have a cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years in a related field. Those below Job group ‘N’ in Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;

 

  1. Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Advanced Computer Applications;

 

  1. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity; and

 

  1. Candidates who have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four weeks will have an added advantage.

 

5.2 Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Plan and coordinate the Council’s Economic Planning Activities;

 

  1. Carry out economic planning analysis; supervise and coordinate the development of the Council's Strategic Plan and policies;

 

  1. Oversee the implementation of Council projects and monitor Council’s budget performance and prepare reports;

 

  1. Monitor and evaluate the performance of projects and programs;

 

  1. Co-ordinate performance contracting process, guidelines and procedures;

 

  1. Facilitate all Departments to have their departmental work plans in place and collect and present statistical data in the form of survey reports and bulletins.

 

5.3 Core Competencies:

 

  1. Ability to carry out logistical functions of the Council’s activities;

 

 

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  1. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

 

  1. Being visionary and result oriented thinker;

 

  1. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;

 

  1. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;

 

  1. Firm, fair and with transparent management.

 

 

6.0 PRINCIPAL INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER: KNEC SCALE EC 13

 

(FOUR POSTS)

 

The Officers will report to the Director, Information Communication Technology.

 

6.1 Requirements for Appointment:

 

  1. Masters Degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized Institution;

 

  1. Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Communications Technology, Electronics Engineering or any other ICT related disciplines with a bias in Computer Science from a recognized institution;

 

  1. Served in the grade of Chief ICT Officer for three (3) years or in an equivalent and

 

relevant position OR have a cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years in a related field. Those below Job group ‘N’ in Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;

 

  1. A Cisco Certified Network Analysts certificate;

 

  1. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity;

 

  1. Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized Institution will have an added advantage;

 

6.2 Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Review and evaluate existing/proposed systems and make recommendations on suitable solutions;

 

  1. Coordinate design and development of systems for administration and management of business processes as well as conducting trial runs of the systems to ensure compliance with desired results;

 

  1. Guide, mentor and supervise a team of developers;

 

  1. Manage application access controls and security;

 

  1. Monitor the performance and integration of specified applications at section level;

 

6.3 Core Competencies:

 

  1. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

 

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  1. Being visionary and result oriented thinker;

 

  1. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;

 

  1. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;

 

  1. Firm, fair and with transparent management

 

7.0 PRINCIPAL SUBJECT OFFICER (LANGUAGES): KNEC SCALE EC 13 (ONE POST)

 

The Principal Subject Officer will head a section and report to a Head of Division in Test Development Department.

 

7.1 Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Organization, programming and coordination of development of question papers for either School or Post School Examinations depending on their specialization;

 

  1. Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department;

 

7.2 Requirements for Appointment:

 

  1. Bachelors Degree in Education in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution; OR Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline with Post Graduate Diploma in Education;

 

  1. Masters Degree in Education in a relevant field;

 

  1. Must have served as a Senior Subject officer for at least three (3) years OR fifteen (15)

 

years cumulative relevant work experience handling test development related activities in a reputable institution. Those below Job group ‘N’ in Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;

 

  1. Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications;

 

  1. Must have evidence of being well grounded in the theory and practice of educational measurement and evaluation as well curriculum development and implementation;

 

  1. Candidates who have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four weeks will have an added advantage.

 

7.3 Core Competencies:

 

  1. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

 

  1. Being visionary and result oriented thinker;

 

  1. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;

 

  1. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;

 

  1. Firm, fair and with transparent management

 

8.0 PRINCIPAL EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTRATOR/OFFICER: KNEC SCALE EC 13

(ONE

POST)

 

 

 

 

The Principal Examinations Administrator will act as Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer on matters related to examinations administration and test development.

 

8.1 Duties and Responsibilities

 

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  1. Manage diaries and organize appointments, meetings and conferences which may include collating meeting documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations;

 

  1. Act as a first point of contact and develop network relationships with internal and external key stakeholders;

 

  1. Coordinate venues and arrange travel itineraries;

 

  1. Coordinate the preparation of KNEC Board papers, Ministerial Briefs, Cabinet Submissions and Legislative Assembly Briefs;

 

  1. Ensure requests for advice or correspondence are provided in a professional and timely manner;

 

  1. Carry out specific projects and background research and present findings.