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KNEC Massive Recruitment 2011 (12 positions)

The Kenya National Examinations Council wishes to recruit self - motivated and qualified professionals for the vacant positions listed below:

Principal Internal Auditor

KNEC Scale
 EC 13

The Principal Internal Auditor will report to the Council Board through the Secretary / Chief Executive Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing Audit strategies, policies and procedures at the Council.
  • Preparation and implementation of annual audit work plan and provision of effective and adequate risk management strategies to KNEC;
  • Preparation of timely and accurate audit reports for presentation to the Management and Audit Committee;
  • Follow up of implementation of Audit recommendations.
  • Carrying out special audits as requested by the CEO and the Audit Committee and assisting in investigations of any significant suspected fraudulent and corrupt activities within the Council.
  • Coordination of audit efforts with external auditors.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting or Finance option) OR equivalent qualification from a recognized university. Possession of a Masters Degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Over ten (10) years of audit risk management experience four (4) of which must have been at a senior level in a reputable organization.
Professional Qualifications
  • CPA (K);
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA);
  • Must be a member of the Professional Risk Managers International Association.
  • Evidence of computer literacy in MS Office suite computer packages.
Applicants with additional relevant professional qualifications in Audit and have knowledge of ACCPAC ERP will have an added advantage.

Senior Economist / Planner

KNEC Scale
 EC 12

The Senior Economist/Planner will report to the head of the Planning Division in the office of the Council Secretary/Chief Executive.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assisting in the formulation and development of strategic plans and planning activities of the Council and participating in the regular performance appraisal of the Council activities and programs and making advisory reports;
  • Assisting in evaluating and monitoring implementation of the Council’s strategic objectives as per the Council’s Strategic Plan and participating in the preparation of short, medium and long term development plans for the Council;
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Mathematics or Statistics from a recognized university with experience in handling planning and development;
  • Should have minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience three (3) of which should have been in a senior position in a busy and large institution, and be conversant with the Kenya Government regulations on planning and development processes with special focus on State Corporation;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence matched with proper appreciation of the needs and strategies for meeting or attaining them;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications
Chief Officer - Facilities Management

KNEC Scale
 EC 12

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Facilities Management Section, in the Finance, Administration and Human Resource Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervision of all KNEC Construction works and be in charge of KNEC construction sites;
  • Manage professional advisers and contractors for building construction and maintenance works;
  • Continuously review and develop cost effective refurbishment models;
  • Prepare project progress status reports;
  • Manage all KNEC properties/facilities;
  • Prepare and coordinate the implementation of the KNEC housing, office accommodation and property policy;
  • Plan, supervise and coordinate a wide range of estates and property functions for KNEC;
  • Conduct valuation of KNEC property and manage leases on behalf of KNEC;
  • Coordinate the collection of rent and prepare monthly statements for all KNEC property.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • A Bachelors Degree in Building Construction, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering or related field;
  • Must have worked in major construction and renovation works for a minimum period of ten (10) years as a supervisor;
  • Must be able to carry out measurement works;
  • Have experience as a Property Management Officer/Facilities Management for at least five (5) years.
Examinations Secretary II (Art & Design)

Scale
 EC 10

The successful candidate will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Being in charge of planning, guiding and programming the Test Development activities in Art & Design Examination papers and other related disciplines.

Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor of Education Degree from a recognized university majoring in Fine Art and Design;
  • Must have taught Art and Design for at least for six (6) years at Secondary/College level;
  • Those who have worked for KNEC as a contracted professionals and have experience in n Graphic Designing/Programs will have an added advantage;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Setting, Marking, and Moderation of Examinations;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
Examination Secretary II (Hearing Impaired and English)

Scale
 EC 10

The successful candidate will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Being in charge of planning, guiding and programming the Test Development activities of Hearing Impairment and English Examination papers and other related disciplines.

Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Bachelors Degree in Special Needs Education with at least six (6) years teaching experience in a recognised school for the hearing impaired Learners;
  • Must be proficient in Kenyan Sign Language and have studied English at Degree level;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Setting, Marking, and Moderation of Examinations;
  • Experience as a trained examiner or setter for Kenya National Examinations Council examinations will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
Examination Secretary II (Information Studies)

Scale
 EC 10

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The successful candidate will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Being in charge of planning, guiding and programming the Test Development activities of Information Studies Examination papers and other related disciplines.

Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Bachelors Degree in Information Science or its equivalent with specialization in Library or Archives or Information Technology and teaching experience of at least six (6) years in a recognised Post School Institution;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Setting, Marking, and Moderation of Examinations;
  • Experience as a trained examiner or setter for Kenya National Examinations Council examinations;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
Examination Secretary II (Supply Chain Management)

Scale
 EC 10

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The successful candidate will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Being in charge of planning, guiding and programming the Test Development activities of Supply Chain Management Examination papers and other related disciplines.

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • Bachelors Degree or its equivalent specializing in Economics and Business Studies and Post Graduate qualifications in Supply Chain Management or Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management and diploma in Education with teaching experience of at least six (6) years in a recognised Post School Institution;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Setting, Marking, and Moderation of Examinations;
  • Experience as a trained examiner or setter for Kenya National Examinations Council examinations will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
Examination Secretary II (Surveying and Mapping)

Scale
 EC 10

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The successful candidate will be reporting to the Head of Section, Building, and Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping examinations in Test Development, Post School Examinations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Being in charge of planning and programming the Test Development activities of Surveying and Mapping examination papers and other related disciplines.

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • Bachelors degree in Surveying; OR Higher Diploma in Surveying and Mapping or equivalent qualification plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Must have teaching experience of at least six (6) years in a recognised Post School Institution;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Setting, Marking, and Moderation of Examinations;
  • Experience as a trained examiner or setter for Kenya National Examinations Council examinations will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
Examinations Secretary II (Research)

Scale
 EC 9

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Head of Section in Research Division.

This is an entry position in the Research Department and Preference will be given to fresh graduates with relevant qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Carrying out research in educational assessment and monitoring research projects and dissemination of findings implementing research policies and monitoring of research activities in KNEC and analysing statistical data related to examinations.

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • Masters degree in Educational Measurement and research or equivalent qualification and at least three (3) experience in a related field;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of educational research, assessment and psychometrics and proficiency in Computer research statistical application software such as SPSS, STATA, and data analysis spreadsheet.
Human Resources Officer III

KNEC Scale
 EC 8

The successful candidate will be reporting to a Head of Section in Human Resources Management Division

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implementing the Council’s HRM reward and compensation policies;
  • Ensuring that all new employee’s details have been entered into the payroll;
  • Assisting in payroll processing, transactions and initiation of new payroll cycles;
  • Ensuring safe custody, validity, accuracy and completeness of payroll information;
  • Handling of monthly statutory and benefit deduction and reconciliations;
  • Implementation and maintenance of payroll and benefit policies;
  • Generation and preparation of monthly/annual payroll reports or as required;
  • Planning, coordinating and overseeing the production and distribution of all payroll reports.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences such as Government, Sociology, Economics, Public/Business Administration, Human Resources Management, plus Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management (KNEC) and at least three (3) years of HR experience and able to work in a challenging environment;
  • Ability to keep accurate records and maintain utmost confidentiality of information;
  • A team player with excellent assessment, presentation and communication both verbal and written;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications (ACCPAC ERP - HR Module is an added advantage).
Internal Auditor III

Scale
 EC 8

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Head of Section in Audit.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute detailed audit programmes as per the work plans and prepare audit reports on the areas audited with relevant recommendations;
  • Carry out special audits and/ or investigations as required from time to time and implement internal audit strategies, policies and procedures;
  • Carry out audit reviews to assess the effectiveness of risk management and adequacy of internal controls using risk based approach;
  • Monitor the implementation of the agreed audit recommendations.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting or Finance option) OR equivalent qualification from a recognized university and at least three (3) years of audit experience;
  • CPA II or ACCA;
  • Member of IIA;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications (ACCPAC ERP is an added advantage).
Accountant III

KNEC Scale
 EC 8

The successful candidate will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Finance Division of Finance, Administration and Human Resources Department

Key Responsibilities:

This is an entry level grade for Accountants and duties at this level will generally involve:
  • Examination of payment vouchers for correctness.
  • Maintenance of the vote book, cashbook, general ledger and other financial records;
  • Bank reconciliation of KNEC revenue and payments.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting or Finance option) and CPA II and three 3 years accounting experience; OR holders of CPA II with at least five (5) years accounting experience;
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of ACCPAC - ERP will be an added advantage;
  • Should have demonstrated outstanding professional competence and integrity in work performance.
Terms of Offer

The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.

Application Procedure

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of two referees on or before 10th October, 2011 to:

The Deputy Secretary & Head of Human Resources Management Division
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P O Box 73598 - 00200
Nairobi.

Attention:
 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.

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