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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 This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.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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    Principal Research & Quality Assurance Officer - 4 Posts

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

    • Initiating research studies and drafting research proposals on research problems related to examinations/assessments;
    • Preparing the program and coordinating the development of research instruments and tools;
    • Preparing the program and coordinating training of trainers for Research studies;
    • Coordinating printing of the research data collection instruments;
    • Coordinating training of data collectors;
    • Coordinating data entry, cleaning, analysis, and report writing for research studies;
    • Disseminating research study findings;
    • Processing and verifying data requests;
    • Coordinating the preparation of annual Departmental Performance Contracts;
    • Reviewing the preparation of the annual performance contracts;
    • Developing and implementing departmental plans, policies, norms, and procedures;
    • Promoting adherence to the Intellectual Property Rights policy.

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

    • At least eight (8) years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at a supervisory level;
    • Master's degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Research or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelor's degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Planning, Project Management, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
    • Membership to a professional body;
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya only for the successful applicants.

    Key Competencies, skills, and attitudes

    • Integrity;
    • Analytical skills;
    • Communication and reporting skills;
    • Interpersonal 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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