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Government Jobs in Kenya – KNEC (13 Vacancies)

Driver

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (CAP 225A, Laws of Kenya) repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act no. 29 of 2012, to conduct School and Post School Examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations. The Council is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individual with excellent leadership and technical skills, team players, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are able to work in a high pressure environment.
Driver III : Knec Ec Scale 4 (5 Posts)
The officer will report to the Transport Officer within General Administration Division;

Requirements for Appointment

·         KCSE minimum mean grade D (plain) or its equivalent;
·         Current driving licence free from current endorsements and valid for all the classes of vehicles, which the candidate is required to drive;
·         Must have passed Occupational Test Grade III for Drivers with at least four (4) years previous satisfactory driving experience after obtaining the driving licence;
·         Accident-free record within the last four (4) years;
·         First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution;
·         Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police Service.

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Carry out routine checks on the vehicles cooling and oiling systems, electrical system, tyre pressure and brakes
·         Detect and report malfunctioning of vehicle systems and take good care of the fuel card
·         Maintain the work tickets for vehicles assigned and drive the vehicle as authorized;
·         Take initiative for security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road and safety of the passengers and/or goods therein
·         Routine driving duties, detect and report any malfunctions of the vehicle systems;
·         Keep and process motor vehicle documents and maintenance;
Core 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;
·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
·         Firm, fair and transparent management style.

Public Communications Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (CAP 225A, Laws of Kenya) repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act no. 29 of 2012, to conduct School and Post School Examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations.
The Council is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individual with excellent leadership and technical skills, team players, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are able to work in a high pressure environment.
Public Communications Officer II: KNEC SCALE EC 9 (1 POST)
The Public Communications Officer II will be reporting to a Head of Public Communications Section

Requirements for Appointment:

·         Bachelors Degree in either of the following disciplines: Journalism, Mass Communication or Public Relations from a recognized institution; OR Bachelors Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in any of the following: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Must have at least 3 years of public communication experience in a reputable institution;
·         Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Advanced Computer Applications; (MS Office Packages, Desktop and Web-based Publishing, Photo and Video editing);
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity;

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Engage with the public and media on matters of concern to the oragnization and participate in promotional events;
·         Analyze media coverage and undertake relevant market research;
·         Gather information on policies, programmes and significant events that impact on the organizations’ clients;
·         Prepare articles and publications articulating on specific issues and edit organizations’ publications;
·         Keep and maintain all public communication print and electronic materials including audio visuals and photographs;
·         Develop, implement and review the Corporate Communications Policy and communication strategies;
·         Design, initiate research on corporate relations issues and develop appropriate interventions;
·         Devise and implement measures to ensure proper projection of the identity and public image of the organization;


ICT Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (CAP 225A, Laws of Kenya) repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act no. 29 of 2012, to conduct School and Post School Examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations.
The Council is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individual with excellent leadership and technical skills, team players, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are able to work in a high pressure environment.
ICT Officer Ii (Software Development): Knec Scale Ec 9 (2 Posts) – Readvertisement
The ICT Officer will be reporting to a Head of Section in the ICT Department.

Requirements for Appointment:

·         Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology, or equivalent qualification;
·         Software Certification, for example MCSD;
·         Database Certification, Microsoft or Oracle;
·         Must have served as ICT Officer III or at least 3 years relevant work experience as a software developer.

Duties and 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; 12.2.3 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;
·         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;
·         Gather feedback from stakeholders to improve application quality and reduce operational risk of the developed application;
·         Participate in software release and post-release activities, including support for product launch and competitive analysis for subsequent product build/release cycles and maintenance.

Accountant
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (CAP 225A, Laws of Kenya) repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act no. 29 of 2012, to conduct School and Post School Examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations.
The Council is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individual with excellent leadership and technical skills, team players, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are able to work in a high pressure environment.
Accountant III: KNEC EC SCALE 9 (3 POSTS)
The Accountant III will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Finance & Accounting Division.

Requirements for Appointment:

·         Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance)/Business Administration/ Business Management or Economics or any other equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Certified Public Accountant, CPA (K
·         Must have served in the grade of Assistant Accountant for 3 years or 3 years cumulative relevant work experience in a public or private institution in Finance and Accounting field;
·         Membership to ICPAK;
·         Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications (Ms office and accounting packages;
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Prepare timely journals/vouchers; file and maintain voucher movement registers
·         Deliver and collect instructions to and from the bank;
·         Prepare budget and management accounts as instructed;
·         Reconcile and prepare periodic reports on revenue collected against services rendered;
·         Ensure timely response to audit/revenue queries;
·         Generate and ensure accuracy of lead schedules in the Financial Statements
·         Maintain investment register and manage project cash flow;
·         Monitor vote book balances and advice on accounts that need reallocation;
·         Process all approved payments promptly and accurately and maintain a detailed documentation of all claims and payments


Research Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (CAP 225A, Laws of Kenya) repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act no. 29 of 2012, to conduct School and Post School Examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations.
The Council is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individual with excellent leadership and technical skills, team players, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are able to work in a high pressure environment.
Research officer II: KNEC EC SCALE 10 (3 POSTS)
The Research Officer II will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Research Division.

Requirements for Appointment:

·         Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Masters Degree in Education in Measurements and Evaluation or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Must have served as Research Assistant I for 3 years or at least six (6) years relevant work experience from a reputable institution
·         Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Advanced Computer Applications;

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Conduct pro-active research studies in educational assessment;
·         Develop research proposals on research problems related to the organization; plan and implement research projects;
·         Train data collectors; prepare programme and implement data collection exercise and disseminate research findings;
·         Prepare examination award statistics to members of the awards committee and moderation subject panel.


Senior Accountant
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (CAP 225A, Laws of Kenya) repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act no. 29 of 2012, to conduct School and Post School Examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations.
The Council is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individual with excellent leadership and technical skills, team players, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are able to work in a high pressure environment.
Senior Accountant: KNEC EC SCALE 12 (1 POST)
The Senior Accountant will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Finance & Accounting Division.

Requirements for Appointment:

·         Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance) or Economics or any other equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution
·         Masters Degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Certified Public Accountant, CPA (K);
·         Must have served in the grade of Accountant I for 3 years or 9 years cumulative relevant work experience in a public or private institution in Finance and Accounting field;
·         Membership to ICPAK;
·         Senior Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution will be an added advantage;
·         Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications (Ms office and accounting packages;
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Ensure timely production of Financial Statements
·         Review internal control procedures, ensure compliance and respond to audit queries;
·         Ensure timely and accurate payment of claims and generate periodic reports;
·         Prepare revised estimates and draft annual budget
·         Implement credit policy of the Council;
·         Prepare monthly and quarterly management accounts; and reconcile all payroll payments;
·         Consolidate the departmental revised and projected budgets into the Council budget;
·         Ensure revenue due to KNEC is collected and accounted for; verify and submit all bank reconciliation statements
·         Oversee the maintenance and reconciliation of the general ledger;


Senior Research Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (CAP 225A, Laws of Kenya) repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act no. 29 of 2012, to conduct School and Post School Examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations.
The Council is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individual with excellent leadership and technical skills, team players, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are able to work in a high pressure environment.
Senior Research Officer: KNEC EC SCALE 12 (3 POSTS)
The Senior Research Officer will report and be answerable to the Head of Section in Research Division.

Requirements for Appointment:

·         Masters Degree in Education (Measurement and Evaluation) or equivalent qualification
·         Must have served as Research Officer I for at least 3 years or 9 years cumulative relevant work experience handling examinations related research in a reputable institution;
·         Senior Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution will be an added advantage;
·         Well grounded in the theory and practice of educational research, assessment and psychometrics as well as curriculum development and implementation
·         Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Management and execution of research processes in examinations
·         Ensure proper management of examinations award processes;
·         Coordinate monitoring of examinations processes
·         Analyze statistical data related to examinations and produce reports.
How to Apply
Shortlisted candidates must meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.
In this regard, the candidates should obtain clearance certificates from:
·         Kenya Revenue Authority;
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
·         Criminal Investigation Department;
·         Higher Education Loans Board;
·         Credit Reference Bureau.
Terms of Offer
The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees on or before 5th March, 2018 to:
The Chief Executive Officer
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.
KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and People Living with Disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply. For more details log into KNEC website www.knec.ac.ke

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