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  • Posted: Apr 2, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 23, 2024
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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 This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.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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    Deputy Director, Examinations & Assessment Support Services (ICT) - 1 Post

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

    • Providing leadership and coordinating the development and implementation of ICT strategies, policies, and procedures in the Department;
    • Providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of ICT strategies;
    • Ensuring adherence to ICT policies, procedures, and standards;
    • Undertaking a periodic review of ICT systems projects and recommending improvements;
    • Establishing mechanisms for disaster recovery and business continuity;
    • Overseeing ICT programs and activities;
    • Drawing ICT budget and procurement plans;
    • Supervising and coordinating the implementation of ICT projects;
    • Providing leadership to ICT project managers;
    • Overseeing systems development, implementation, and maintenance;
    • Preparing ICT status reports and ensuring professional standards and guidelines are adhered to;
    • Preparing budgets, and work plans, conducting staff performance appraisal, and submitting performance reports;
    • Overseeing ICT training programs and staff capacity building;
    • Recommending specifications for procurement of ICT equipment, software and services.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

    • At least twelve (12) years of cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at management level;
    • Master's degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelor's degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Electronics Engineering, or other ICT-related disciplines with a bias in computer science from a recognized institution;
    • Certification in any of the following: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Developer (MCSD), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Oracle certification;
    • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
    • Membership to a professional body;
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

    Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

    • Strategic thinking;
    • Analytical skills;
    • Project Management Skills;
    • Strong communication and reporting skills;
    • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
    • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
    • Team player;
    • Integrity.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should fill and submit the Application for Employment Form KNEC 2A– (External applicants) and Application for Employment Form KNEC 2B– (Internal applicants), an application letter, accompanied by certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of daytime telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees, on or before 23rd April, 2024 to the address below:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya National Examinations Council
    New Mitihani House, South C
    P.O Box 73598-00200


    • The Council will only contact the shortlisted candidates and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification;
    • Successful applicants offered employment will be required to submit clearance under Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
    • KNEC Grade 2 and Grade 3 positions are on 5-year contract terms of service and renewal is subject to performance;
    • KNEC is an equal opportunity employer and people living with disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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