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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 This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.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, Human Resource Management and Development - 1 Post

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

    • Coordinating the development and implementation of strategies, policies and procedures in the Department;
    • Providing leadership to foster a culture that promotes teamwork, innovativeness and efficiency in service delivery;
    • Analyzing and implementing recommendations on optimal staffing levels for effective succession planning;
    • Coordinating effective implementation with all legislative requirements to ensure compliance;
    • Providing human resource technical expertise to the Management Advisory Committee;
    • Coordinating the implementation of the staff recruitment, training and development, performance management, compensation, staff welfare programs and staff discipline;
    • Coordinating the implementation of performance contracting targets, work plans and performance reporting;
    • Coordinating and monitoring Departmental budgets and procurement plans;
    • Coordinating knowledge management in the Department;
    • Ensuring risk mitigation measures are in place;
    • Ensuring high-quality standards in the Department;
    • Maintaining departmental records and information;
    • Ensuring implementation of employee health and safety programs.

    Person Specifications
    For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

    • At least twelve (12) years cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at management level;
    • Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration with a Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution OR Masters Degree or its equivalent qualifications in any of the following fields: Business Management, Public Administration, Finance, Commerce, Human Resource Management, from a recognized Institution;
    • Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution; OR Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences/Business Administration/Commerce with Diploma (KNEC) in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
    • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Membership to a professional body;
    • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
    • Proficiency in computer application
    • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

    Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

    • Integrity;
    • Strategic thinking;
    • Analytical skills;
    • Communication and reporting skills;
    • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
    • Team player.

    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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