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 This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.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

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

    • Aligning syllabuses to assessments;
    • Developing assessment regulations and guidelines;
    • Training and recruiting setters and moderators;
    • Preparation of assessment timetables;
    • Coordinating development of assessment tools/papers;
    • Analyzing assessment test items/papers and preparing feedback reports;
    • Conducting performance appraisal of officers in the department;
    • Capacity building of teacher trainers in assessment;
    • Coordinating pre-testing of test items;
    • Preparing and implementing approved departmental work plan, procurement plan, and budget;
    • Coordinating validation of marking schemes during marking;
    • Developing and implementing effective risk management strategies;
    • Chairing Course and awards Panel meetings;
    • Ensuring security and confidentiality of all examination/assessment materials;
    • Advising the Director, Test Development on any issues relating to test development.

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

    • At least twelve (12) years cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at a management level;
    • Bachelor's Degree in Education from a recognized institution OR Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from a recognized institution;
    • Master's Degree in a relevant discipline 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;
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

    Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

    • Integrity;
    • Mentorship and coaching;
    • Innovativeness;
    • Time management;
    • Communication and reporting skills;
    • Team player;
    • Interpersonal skills.

    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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