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 This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.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

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

    • Implementing the Council resolutions and instructions on Test Development;
    • Supervising the Deputy Directors in the Directorate to ensure quality delivery of services;
    • Providing strategic leadership in the Directorate;
    • Formulating and implementing initiatives to instil KNEC values in the Directorate;
    • Establishing an efficient and effective system to undertake Test Development activities;
    • Representing the CEO in curriculum development and related activities;
    • Preparing and implementing approved Directorate work plan, procurement plan, and budget;
    • Developing and implementing effective risk management strategies;
    • Cascading the strategic plan and performance contracting in the Directorate;
    • Ensuring security and confidentiality of all examination/assessment materials;
    • Keeping abreast with trends in psychometrics;
    • Supervising and mentoring examination officers;
    • Advising the CEO on staffing and strategies for adopting best practices in Test Development;
    • Appraising the performance of Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors in the Directorate;
    • Implementing Quality Management System for continual improvement;
    • Developing and implementing mechanisms for engagement of stakeholders on Test Development matters.
    • Building the capacity of examination officers on examinations and assessments.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

    • At least fifteen (15) years cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at senior management level;
    • Bachelor’s 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;
    • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;
    • Strategic Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Exposure to international examination body will be an added advantage;
    • Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

    Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes:

    • Integrity;
    • Critical and strategic thinking;
    • Mentorship and coaching;
    • Innovativeness;
    • 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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