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Deputy Director, Examinations Administration Field Administration Services, KNEC Grade3 (1 Post) Full-time Job

May 10th, 2023 at 09:19   General   Nairobi   Reference: 2107
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Job Description

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 This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.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 defunct East African Examinations Council and the Ministry of Education to conduct school, post school and other examinations. The establishment of the Council followed the breakup of the East African Community and the need for an institution to take over control of such examinations to ensure their validity and reliability; and to ensure conformity to Kenya’s goals and changes in Government policy relating to the curriculum and examinations.

Job Specifications

  • Ensuring the answer scripts are received, sorted, and after administration of examination/assessment;
  • Ensuring that answer scripts and other related examination/assessment materials are dispatched and returned to and from marking centres;
  • Ensuring the processing examinations of examination centre bills and examiners claims in liaison with Finance department;
  • Ensuring preparation of schedules of appointment and promotion of senior examiners are done within each examination/assessment;
  • Ensuring the preparation of documents required for the administration of each examination/assessment for use by field administration personnel;
  • Ensuring that programs and draft budget estimates are prepared for briefing and sensitization of field officers and examiners;
  • Ensuring that lists of applications from centres requesting to be used as marking centres are prepared;
  • Ensuring questionnaires and related documents for inspection of marking centres are prepared;
  • Ensuring preparation of programs, budgets, and materials for training examiners;
  • Ensuring that the list of successful examiners is prepared for uploading to the examiners’ database and responding to the unsuccessful examiners.
  • Ensuring programs, budgets, relevant documents, and stationery are prepared to facilitate the marking of examinations;
  • Ensures that the marking exercise is undertaken at the marking centres as per the approved programs;
  • Supervising and coordinating the day-to-day activities in the department;
  • Ensuring the implementation of the corruption prevention plan, Quality Management Systems, risk management registers, and appraising staff within the department;
  • Ensuring the Preparation, monitoring, and implementation of the annual work plans, leave roasters, and preparing reports upon completion of each activity done in the department.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • At least twelve (12) years of cumulative relevant work experience, four (4) of which should have served at management level;
  • Masters Degree in Education or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelors 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;
  • 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 (to be submitted by the successful candidate)

Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

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

Method of Application

Download Application Form : Click Here

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to :
The Chief Executive Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P.O. Box 73598 - 00200

Closing Date : 29 May. 2023

Company Description
Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)