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  • Posted: May 31, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 19, 2023
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    The Kenya National Examinations Council (also referred to as KNEC or the Council) was established in 1980 under the Kenya National Examinations Council Act Cap 225A of the Laws of Kenya. This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012. KNEC was established to take over the functions previously undertaken by the d...
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    Assistant Director, Examination Administration: KNEC Grade 4 (2 Posts)

    Job Specifications

    • In Examinations Management 
    • Preparing registration circulars on examination activities and calendar of examination activities within the section;
    • Supervising the registration of candidates; 
    • Enforcing entry requirements for various courses as per the regulations; 
    • Resolving examination related queries; 
    • Preparing draft programs schedules for processing of examination /assessment;
    • Leading teams during the processing of examinations/assessments results; 
    • Preparing draft schedules for centering and dispatch of examination/ assessment materials;
    • Estimating and presenting logistical requirements of examinations administration in the section; 
    • Preparing interventions to address operational challenges within the section; 
    • Preparing advertisements for print media of examination/assessment activities in the section; 
    • Leading the teams during the processing of examination/assessment;
    • Preparing reports upon completion of each activity done in the section;
    • Coordinating and supervising the staff within the section;
    • the Quality Management Systems, updating the risk register and appraising staff within the section; 
    • Preparing and implementing the work plans in the section.In Field Administration
    • Receiving, sorting, packing answer scripts from Sub County Directors of Education after administration of examinations;
    • Dispatching and returning answer scripts and other related examination materials to and from marking centres;
    • Processing examinations of examination centre bills and examiners claims in liaison with Finance division;
    • Preparing schedules of appointment and promotion of senior examiners in consultation with the head of division; 
    • Preparing the documents required by the field administration personnel for the examinations/assessments administration process;
    • Preparing programs and draft budget estimates for briefing and sensitization of field officers and examiners;
    • Compiling a list of applications from centres requesting to be used as marking centres; 
    • Preparing the draft questionnaires and related documents for inspection of marking centres;
    • Preparing programs, budgets, materials for the training of examiners;
    • a list of successful examiners for uploading to the examiners' database and responding to unsuccessful examiners. 
    • Preparing programs, budgets, relevant documents, stationery to facilitate the marking of examinations;
    • Coordinating the marking exercise in the marking centre;
    • Coordinating and supervising the staff within the section;
    • Implementing the Quality Management Systems, updating the risk register and appraising staff within the section;
    • Preparing and implementing the work plans and preparing reports upon completion of each activity done in the section. 

    Person Specifications

    • At least ten (10) years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at management level; 
    • Masters Degree in Education or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelors Degree in Education from a recognized institution;OR Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from a recognized institution;
    • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance;
    • Proficiency in computer applications.

    Method of Application

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


    • Interested and suitably qualified candidates should download and fill out the Application of Employment form KNEC.2A, application letter with enclosed certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of daytime telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose a copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees on or before the closing date for receipt of applications 19th June 2023 to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    The Kenya National Examinations Council
    P.O. Box 73598 - 00200


    • Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered;
    • Successful applicants offered employment will be required to submit clearances under Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.
    • KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with disabilities and 
    • female candidates are encouraged to apply.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) on to apply

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