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The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to recruit a self motivated and qualified professional for the following vacant position:


Human Resources Management Officer II
KNEC Scale
 EC 9 
One Post
 
The Human Resources Officer II will be reporting to a Head of Section in Human Resources Management Division.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Perform tasks related to staff recruitment, promotions, placements and discipline; 
  • Draft routine documents as instructed including tracing and access to documents; 
  • Update and maintain accurate staff complement and HR Information System; 
  • Participate in staff welfare and discipline related activities including training and induction of new employees; and prepare and implement leave roaster. 
  • Provide support to the various critical HR functions and initiatives. 
Requirements for Appointment: 
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management or any Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution; 
  • Higher or Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (KNEC); 
  • Three (3) years relevant working experience in Human Resource Management; 
  • KCSE mean grade C+ and above or equivalent qualifications; 
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications; 
  • Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management of Kenya (IHRM).

Examinations Secretary III, Information Communication Technology
KNEC Scale
 EC 10 
One Post
 
The Examinations Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Test Development Department. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Being in charge of organizing and guiding Test Development programmes in Information Technology Science Examinations and related activities. 

Requirements for Appointment:


  • Bachelors Degree in Education (Information Science) or a Bachelors Degree specializing in Information Communication Technology/Computer Studies with Post Graduate Diploma in Education plus 3 to 6 years experience handling Examination/Test Development related activities in a reputable institution;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of examinations;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications
Examinations Secretary III, Mechanical Engineering
KNEC Scale
 EC 10
One Post
 
 
The Examinations Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Being in charge of organizing and guiding Test Development programmes in Mechanical Engineering Examinations and related activities. 

Requirements for Appointment:
  • Bachelors Degree in Education (Technology) or a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Post Graduate Diploma in Education plus at least three (3) years experience handling Examination/Test Development related activities in a reputable institution 
  • OR Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with Post Graduate Diploma in Education plus 3 to 6 years experience handling Examination/Test Development related activities or equivalent in a reputable institution;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of examinations;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications.
Examinations Secretary III, Food & Nutrition
KNEC Scale
 EC 10 
One Post
 
The Examinations Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department.
 
Duties and Responsibilities: Being in charge of organizing and guiding Test Development programmes in Food and Nutrition Examinations and related activities. 

Requirements for Appointment:
  • Bachelors Degree in Education (Home Economics) or a Bachelors Degree with Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetic plus at least three (3) years experience handling Examination/Test Development related activities in a reputable institution OR
  • Higher Diploma in Food and Nutrition specializing in Nutrition and Dietetic with Post Graduate Diploma in Education plus 3 to 6 years experience handling Examination/Test Development related activities or equivalent in a reputable institution;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of examinations;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
Examinations Secretary III, Marine Engineering
KNEC Scale
 EC 10 
One Post

The Examinations Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Being in charge of organizing and guiding Test Development programmes in Marine Engineering Examinations and related activities.

Requirements for Appointment:
  • Bachelors Degree in Education (Technology) or a Bachelors Degree with Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Marine Engineering plus at least three (3) years experience handling Examination/Test Development related activities in a reputable institution.
OR
  • Higher Diploma in Engineering specializing in Marine Engineering with Post Graduate Diploma in Education plus 3 to 6 years experience handling Examination/Test Development related activities or equivalent in a reputable institution;
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of examinations;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
Examinations Secretary III: (Library & Information Science)
KNEC Scale
 EC 10 
One Post

The Examinations Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department.
 
Duties and Responsibilities: Being in charge of organizing and guiding Test Development programmes in Library Science Examinations and related activities. 

Requirements for Appointment:
  • Bachelors Degree in Education (Library and Information Science) or a Bachelors Degree in Library and Information Science with Post Graduate Diploma in Education plus 3 to 6 years experience handling Examination/Test Development related activities in a reputable institution.
  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of examinations;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications

Chief ICT Officer, Network Administration

KNEC Scale EC 12 

One Post

The Chief ICT Officer will be reporting to the Head of Division in the ICT Department. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Managing infrastructure servers to ensure availability and reliable data communications; 
  • Manage and administer the security and backup systems; 
  • Manage the Council e-mail system for quotas, accessibility, upgrade and abuse for efficient communication; 
  • Manage the physical network infrastructure including wired and wireless LAN, to ensure access to the network;
  • Liaise with contracted vendors on maintenance of WAN/LAN resources to ensure optimum availability; 
  • Evaluate and recommend the acquisition of network hardware and software;
  • Perform project management functions when necessary; 
  • Providing regular feedback on network performance and system administration for administrative purposes; 
  • Assign and review the work of network and system administrators in the section. 
Requirements for Appointment: 
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology or any other ICT related discipline; 
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. 
  • ICT qualifications such as CISSCO, CCNA, CISSA, .NET etc; 
  • Microsoft Certification MCSE (Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server) & CCNA; 
  • At least three (3) years experience as a Senior Information Communication Technology Officer OR nine (9) years work experience at a senior level in a related field; 
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution; 
  • Thorough knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, such as VSAT, WLANs, VPN, etc; 
  • Data centre skills and certifications will have an added advantage e.g. certified data professional, blades certifications; 
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications.

Chief ICT Officer (Systems Development)

KNEC Scale EC 12 

Two Posts

The Chief ICT Officer will be reporting to a Head of Division in the ICT Department.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Liaise with user departments to understand the business processes/problems, review and evaluate existing/proposed systems and make recommendations on suitable solutions;
  • Design and develop systems for administration and management of business processes as well as conducting trial runs of the systems to ensure compliance with desired results;
  • Develop a deployment plan for the systems developed including installation, testing and training;
  • Progress the existing software system applications and architecture in various areas as business process demands;
  • Guide, mentor and supervise a team of developers;
  • Managing access controls and security;
  • Monitor the performance and integration of specified applications at section level;
  • Perform project management function when required.
Requirements for Appointment: 
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology OR any other ICT related discipline; 
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, OR equivalent qualification from a recognized institution 
  • ICT qualifications such as CISSCO, CCNA, CISSA, .NET etc; 
  • At least three (3) years experience as a Senior Information Communication Technology Officer or nine (9) years work experience at a senior level in a related field; 
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution; 
  • Hands-on experience in use of Java, visual Studio, SQL Server, Business Intelligence reporting tools or other web application frameworks; 
  • A record of successful delivery of large application systems as a team or leader. Those with examinations-related applications will have an added advantage; 
  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical business process owners to get things done; 
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications

Principal Examinations Secretary, Research

KNEC Scale EC 13 

One Post

The Principal Examinations Secretary, Research will be reporting to a Head of Division in Research.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate and analyze statistical data related to examinations and National Assessment and produce examination research reports as well as ensure quality assurance of KNEC examination processes for school and post school examination;
  • Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Masters Degree in Education in Measurement and Evaluation from a recognized institution;
  • Must have served for (3) three years in similar position and a minimum of fifteen (15) years cumulative experience handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution;
  • Must have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Must have evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration/assessment/research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of knowledge in computer skills.

Principal Examinations Secretary, Test Development

KNEC Scale EC 13 

Three Posts
  1. Languages 
  2. Humanities 
  3. Applied Sciences & Graphics Exams
The Principal Examinations Secretary will report to a Head of Division in Test Development Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organization, programming and coordination of development of question papers for either school or post school Examinations depending on their specialization;
  • Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • 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; 
  • OR Higher National Diploma in a relevant discipline plus Post Graduate Diploma in Education 
  • OR Higher National Diploma in Technical Education;
  • Masters Degree in Education in a relevant field;
  • Must have served for (3) three years in similar position and a minimum of fifteen (15) years cumulative experience handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution.
  • Must have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Must have evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration/assessment/research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of knowledge in computer skills.

Principal Legal Officer / Corporation Secretary 
 
KNEC Scale EC 13 
 
One Post
 
The Principal Legal Officer / Corporation Secretary will be reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, KNEC and will head a Section.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Advise and facilitate the effective provision of legal services to the KNEC Council Board and Management;
  • Implement Board’s policies and strategies as regards the legal function; 
  • Interpret legal legislation pertaining to sector regulations, rules, guidelines and protect legal interests of KNEC; 
  • Implement the performance management system within the Legal section;
  • Coordinate the legal activities in the Section; 
  • Draw terms of engagement with private legal firms;
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action; 
  • Liaise with external lawyers on legal issues and undertaking arbitration and out-of- court settlements; 
  • Witness on behalf of the Council the signing of Official Secrets Act by Council staff, and compile budget and procurement plan for the Legal section; 
  • Provide corporate secretarial services to the Board and Management committees;
  • Advise the Council Board and Management on governance issues.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Served in a similar position for at least three (3) years and twelve (12) years relevant work experience preferably in a large and reputable institution;
  • Master of Laws Degree from a recognized institution;
  • Current legal practicing certificate;
  • Senior Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Must be computer literate.

Deputy Secretary, Research
 
KNEC Scale EC 14 

One Post

The Deputy Secretary - Research will be reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, KNEC and will head a Division.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Planning, coordinating and monitoring research activities in examinations and education including writing research proposals, conducting research, data entry, analysis, report writing and dissemination of findings; 
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or equivalent from a recognized institution; 
  • Masters Degree in Education in Measurements and Evaluation or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; 
  • Served in a similar position for 3 (three) years but with relevant cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years in a large and reputable organization; 
  • Must have attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution; 
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications; 
  • Must have evidence of knowledge in computer skills.

Deputy Secretary, Information Communications Technology
 
KNEC Scale EC 14 

One Post

The Deputy Secretary will be reporting to the Senior Deputy Secretary, Information Communications Technology Department and will head a Division. 

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate ICT program activities as well as implementation of ICT projects
  • Prepare ICT status reports and ensure that professional standards and guidelines are adhered to;
  • Undertake periodic review of ICT system projects and procedures and recommend improvements;
  • Initiate policy review and update existing regulations on computing management.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communication Technology/Electronics Engineering or any other ICT related discipline; 
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Communication Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution plus Post Graduate professional ICT qualifications such as CISSCO, CCNA, CISSA, NET etc; 
  • Served in a similar position for at least 3 (three) years or with relevant cumulative working experience of at least twelve (12) years in a large and reputable organization; 
  • Must have attended Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications.

Deputy Secretary, Manuscripts
 
KNEC Scale EC 14

One Post

The Deputy Secretary will be reporting to the Senior Deputy Secretary, Printing & Manuscripts Department and will head a Division.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate Senior Manuscripts Secretaries in the production of question papers through various technical processes;
  • Supervise and coordinate activities pertaining to storage and retrieval of examination materials;
  • Maintain proper records of question papers;
  • Supervise capture and banking of pre-tested items received in the Division; and
  • Co-ordinate regular auditing of received question papers in the Division.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Bachelors degree in Education in Secretarial or Business Studies from a recognized institution;
  • OR Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline with Post Graduate Diploma in Secretarial Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Masters Degree in Education or an equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Served in a similar position for 3 (three) years but with relevant cumulative working experience of at least eighteen (18) years in a large and reputable organization;
  • Must have attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
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 Friday, October 03, 2014 to: 

The Head of Human Resources Division 
The Kenya National Examinations Council 
P O Box 73598 - 00200 
Nairobi

Note:
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.
 
All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a psychometric test to be administered by the Council.
 

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

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