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ICT OFFICER II – (SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT): KNEC SCALE EC9 (2 POSTS) RE-ADVERTISEMENT
The Officers will report to the Principal ICT Officer (Software Development).

Requirements

·         Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology/Electronics Engineering, or equivalent qualification;
·         Software Certification, for example, MCSD;
·         Database Certification, Microsoft or Oracle;
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity;
·         Three (3) years of software development experience.

Responsibilities

·         Conduct feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis, including the choice of application architecture and framework, leading to the budget and schedule for the project design;
·         Identify technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods;
·         Participate in software product definition, requirement analysis, including business case or gap analysis specification, requirements analysis;
·         Providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial evaluation and costing for recommending software purchases and upgrade;
·         Writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards;
·         Prepare specialized code as required by the product definition to enable application development;
·         Test, debug, diagnose and rectify errors and faults in computers applications within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification;
·         Performing application testing, including defining/supporting acceptance testing and gathering feedback from pre-release testers;
·         Participate in software release and post-release activities, including support for product launch and competitive analysis for subsequent product build/release cycles and maintenance;
·         Undertake implementation of applications and post-release activities to develop a base of knowledge to be incorporated in future build and release cycles;
·         Updating and maintaining technical programs, end user documentation and operational procedures;
·         Provide 3rd level application support and problem resolution to minimize the impact of application related service outages;
·         Research, consult, analyze and evaluate application programmes and user needs.

Skills and Competencies
·         Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Being visionary and result oriented thinker;
·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
·         Firm, fair and with transparent management

SUBJECT OFFICER II (PHYSICS): KNEC SCALE EC 10 (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) 1 POST
The officer will report to a Head of Section in Test Development Department.

Requirements

·         Bachelors Degree in Education or its equivalent with a major in Physics;
·         Masters degree in Education in the relevant area from a recognized institution;
·         Not less than ten (10) years of teaching experience in secondary/Post Secondary School level specializing in teaching Physics or related assignment;
·         Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics,
·         Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of Physics examinations;
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity;
·         Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications

Responsibilities

·         The Officer will be responsible for the planning, organizing, programming and coordinating the development of Physics Examination papers and other related disciplines.
Skills and Competencies
·         Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Being visionary and result oriented thinker;
·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
·         Firm, fair and with transparent management style.
How to Apply
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 July 25, 2017 to:
The Chief Executive Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P. O. Box 73598 – 00200
NAIROBI
a). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.
b). The candidates who had applied for the re-advertised positions of Subject officer II and ICT Officer II- Software Development should not reapply.
c). All shortlisted candidates below Scale EC 13 will be subjected to a Technical Test to be administered by the Council.
KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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