Advertised Vacancies at Knec plus Requirements, Salary & How to apply

THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

EXTERNAL VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act  of  Parliament  (Cap  225A,  Laws  of  Kenya)  which  was  repealed  by  the  Kenya  National Examinations Council Act No. 29 of 2012, to conduct school and post-school examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates or diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations. The Council invites competent, self-motivated, and qualified professionals for the following vacant positions:

1.0     DIRECTOR, TEST DEVELOPMENT, KNEC GRADE 2 (1 POST) (Re-advertisement)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)      Implementing the Council resolutions and instructions on Test Development;

(ii)      Supervising  the  Deputy  Directors  in  the  Directorate  to  ensure  quality  delivery  of services;

(iii)     Providing strategic leadership in the Directorate;

(iv)     Formulating and implementing initiatives to instil KNEC values in the Directorate;

(v)     Establishing  an  efficient  and  effective  system  to  undertake  Test  Development activities;

(vi)     Representing the CEO in curriculum development and related activities;

(vii)    Preparing and implementing approved Directorate work plan, procurement plan, and budget;

(viii)   Developing and implementing effective risk management strategies;

(ix)     Cascading the strategic plan and performance contracting in the Directorate;

(x)     Ensuring security and confidentiality of all examination/assessment materials;

(xi)     Keeping abreast with trends in psychometrics;

(xii)    Supervising and mentoring examination officers;

(xiii)   Advising  the  CEO  on  staffing  and  strategies  for  adopting  best  practices  in  Test Development;

(xiv)   Appraising  the  performance  of  Deputy  Directors  and  Assistant  Directors  in  the Directorate;

(xv)    Implementing Quality Management System for continual improvement;

(xvi)   Developing and implementing mechanisms for engagement of stakeholders on Test Development matters.

(xvii)  Build the capacity of examination officers on examinations and assessments.

b)Person Specifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

(i)    At  least  fifteen  (15)  years  cumulative  relevant  work  experience,  five  (5)  of  which should have served at senior management level;

(ii)    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;

(iii)   Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;

(iv)   Strategic Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

(v)    Exposure to international examination body will be an added advantage;

(vi)   Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance; (vii)  Proficiency in computer applications;

(viii) Fulfil  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

(i)    Integrity;

(ii)    Critical and strategic thinking; (iii)   Mentorship and coaching;

(iv)   Innovativeness;

(v)    Communication and reporting skills; (vi)   Team player;

(vii)  Interpersonal skills

2.0     DEPUTY  DIRECTOR,  HUMAN  RESOURCE  MANAGEMENT  AND  DEVELOPMENT, KNEC GRADE 3 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)        Coordinating   the   development   and   implementation   of   strategies,   policies   and procedures in  the Department;

(ii)       Providing leadership to foster a culture that promotes teamwork, innovativeness and efficiency in service delivery;

(iii)       Analyzing and implementing recommendations on optimal staffing levels for effective succession planning;

(iv)       Coordinating  effective  implementation  with  all  legislative  requirements  to  ensure compliance;

(v)       Providing   human   resource   technical   expertise   to   the   Management   Advisory Committee;

(vi)       Coordinating  the implementation of the staff recruitment, training and development, performance management, compensation, staff welfare programs and staff discipline;

(vii)      Coordinating the implementation of performance contracting targets, work plans and performance reporting;

(viii)     Coordinating and monitoring Departmental budgets and procurement plans; (ix)       Coordinating knowledge management in the Department;

(x)       Ensuring risk mitigation measures are in place;

(xi)       Ensuring high-quality standards in the Department;

(xii)      Maintaining departmental records and information;

(xiii)     Ensuring implementation of employee health and safety programs.

  1. a) Person Specifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

(i)      At  least  twelve  (12)  years  cumulative  relevant  work  experience,  five  (5)  of  which should have served at management level;

(ii)      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;

(iii)     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;

(iv)     Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

(v)      Membership to a professional body;

(vi)     Demonstrated merit in work performance;

(vii)    Proficiency in computer application

(viii)   Fulfil  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

  1. b) Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

(i)    Integrity;

(ii)    Strategic thinking; (iii)   Analytical skills;

(iv)   Communication and reporting skills;

(v)    Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;

(vi)   Interpersonal and negotiation skills

(vii)   Team player.

3.0     DEPUTY  DIRECTOR,  EXAMINATIONS  &  ASSESSMENT  SUPPORT  SERVICES  – (ICT), KNEC GRADE 3 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)    Providing  leadership  and  coordinating  the  development  and  implementation  of  ICT strategies, policies, and procedures in the Department;

(ii)    Providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of ICT strategies; (iii)   Ensuring adherence to ICT policies, procedures, and standards;

(iv)   Undertaking   a   periodic   review   of   ICT   systems   projects   and   recommending improvements;

(v)    Establishing mechanisms for disaster recovery and business continuity;

(vi)   Overseeing ICT programs and activities;

(vii)  Drawing ICT budget and procurement plans;

(viii) Supervising and coordinating the implementation of ICT projects; (ix)   Providing leadership to ICT project managers;

(x)    Overseeing systems development, implementation, and maintenance;

(xi)   Preparing ICT status reports and ensuring professional standards and guidelines are adhered to;

(xii)  Preparing  budgets,  and  work  plans,  conducting  staff  performance  appraisal,  and submitting performance reports;

(xiii) Overseeing ICT training programs and staff capacity building;

(xiv) Recommending  specifications  for  procurement  of  ICT  equipment,  software  and services.

  1. a) Person Specifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

(i)  At least twelve (12) years of cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at management level;

(ii) Master’s degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

(iii)  Bachelor’s  degree  in  any  of  the  following  disciplines:  Computer  Science,  Information Communication  Technology,  Electronics  Engineering,  or  other  ICT-related  disciplines with a bias in computer science from a recognized institution;

(iv)  Certification in any of the following: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified  Systems  Engineer  (MCSE),  Microsoft  Certified  Systems  Developer  (MCSD), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Oracle certification;

(v)  Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

(vi)  Demonstrated merit in work performance;

(vii)  Membership to a professional body;

(viii)  Fulfill  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

  1. b) Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

(i)  Strategic thinking; (ii)  Analytical skills;

(iii)  Project Management Skills

(iv) Strong communication and reporting skills;

(v)  Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams; (vi) Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;

(vii) Interpersonal and negotiation skills; (viii) Team player; and

(ix) Integrity.

4.0     DEPUTY  DIRECTOR,  RESEARCH  INNOVATION  &  EDUCATIONAL  ASSESSMENT RESOURCE CENTER), KNEC GRADE 3 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)       Conducting research in educational assessment and monitor learner’s achievement;

(ii)       Coordinating the conduct and participation in the educational conferences;

(iii)      Coordinating collaborations and partnerships with other examinations/assessment bodies or organizations and individuals interested in collaboration with KNEC;

(iv)     Collaborating with other organizations/agencies/stakeholders on educational research initiatives;

(v)      Coordinating training in educational assessment;

(vi)     Coordinating Innovation and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights. (vii)     Coordinating knowledge management;

(viii)    Undertaking sales and marketing of KNEC services and products;

(ix)     Managing the KNEC Educational Assessment Resource centre;

(x)       Coordinating the development of capacity building course content;

(xi)      Identifying resource personnel for capacity building courses;

(xii)      Coordinating the sales and marketing of assessment products and services;

(xiii)     Overseeing the preparation of annual work plans and budgets;

(xiv)     Propose training and development interventions for the staff in the Department; (xv)     Coordinate the implementation of the performance management system in the department.

  1. b) Person Specification

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

(i)     At  least  twelve  (12)  years  of  cumulative  relevant  work  experience,  five  (5)  of  which should have served at management level;

(ii)    Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Planning, Project Management, Research or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

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(iii)   Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

(iv)   Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; (v)    Proficiency in computer applications;

(vi)   Demonstrated merit in work performance; (vii)  Membership to a professional body;

(viii) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya only for the successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

(i)   Integrity;

(ii)  Analytical skills;

(iii) Communication and reporting skills;

(iv) Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills; (v)  Interpersonal and negotiation skills;

(vi) Team player.

5.0     DEPUTY  DIRECTOR,  TEST   DEVELOPMENT  (TEACHER   ASSESSMENTS),  KNEC GRADE 3 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)      Aligning syllabuses to assessments;

(ii)      Developing assessment regulations and guidelines;

(iii)     Training and recruiting setters and moderators; (iv)     Preparation of assessment timetables;

(v)      Coordinating development  of assessment tools/papers;

(vi)     Analyzing assessment test items/papers and prepare feedback reports;

(vii)    Conducting performance  appraisal of officers in the department;

(viii)   Capacity building of teacher trainers in assessment; (ix)     Coordinating pre-testing of test items;

(x)      Preparing and implementing approved departmental work plan, procurement plan, and budget;

(xi)     Coordinating validation of marking schemes during marking;

(xii)    Developing and implementing effective risk management strategies;

(xiii)   Chairing Course and awards  Panel meetings;

(xiv)    Ensuring security and confidentiality of all e x a m i n a t i o n /assessment materials;

(xv)     Advising  the  Director,  Test  Development  on  any  issues  relating  to  test development;

  1. b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)      At  least  twelve  (12)  years  cumulative  relevant  work  experience,  five  (5)  of  which should have served at a management level;

(ii)      Bachelors Degree in Education from a recognized institution OR Bachelors

(iii)     Degree  in  a  relevant  discipline  plus  a  Post  Graduate  Diploma  in  Education  from  a recognized institution;

(iv)     Masters Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;

(v)     Management  Course  lasting  not  less  than  four  (4)  weeks  from  a  recognized institution.

(vi)     Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance;

(vii)    Proficiency in computer applications;

(viii)   Fulfil  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

(i)      Integrity;

(ii)      Mentorship and coaching;

(iii)     Innovativeness;

(iv)     Time management;

(v)      Communication and reporting skills;

(vi)     Team player;

(vii)    Interpersonal skills.

6.0     ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, KNEC GRADE 4 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)      Compiling the annual Corporate procurement and asset disposal plans;

(ii)      Implementing  the  annual  procurement  and  disposal  plans  and  preparing  quarterly implementation status reports;

(iii)     Coordinating procurement and disposal activities;

(iv)     Preparing contract documents for goods, works and services;

(v)     Liaising with the user department to ensure effective implementation of contracts for goods, works and services;

(vi)     Providing secretariat services to committees incidental to the procurement of goods and services, and disposal of assets;

(vii)    Overseeing periodic and annual stocktaking exercises; (viii)   Coordinating disposal of assets activities;

(ix)     Preparing statutory reports to PPRA, EACC, National Treasury.

  1. b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)      At least ten (10) years cumulative relevant work experience four (4) of which should have served at management level;

(ii)      Masters  Degree  in  Procurement  and  Logistics  Management,  Commerce,  Business Administration  (Supplies  Management  Option)  or  equivalent  qualification  from  a recognized institution;

(iii)     Bachelors  Degree  in  Procurement  and  Logistics  Management,  Commerce,  Business Administration  (Supplies  Management  Option)  or  equivalent  qualification  from  a recognized  institution;  OR  Bachelors  degree  plus  a  Post  Graduate  Diploma  in Supplies  Management/Logistics  and  Procurement  Management  from  a  recognized institution;

(iv)     Management  Course  lasting  not  less  than  four  (4)  weeks  from  a  recognized institution;

(v)      Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) of good

(vi)     standing;

(vii)    Demonstrated merit in work performance; (viii)   Proficiency in computer application;

(ix)     Fulfil  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

 

  1. c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

(i)      Integrity;

(ii)      Analytical skills;

(iii)     Communications and reporting skill;

(iv)     Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;

(v)      Interpersonal and negotiation skills;

(vi)     Team player.

7.0     ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, RESEARCH AND QUALITY ASSURANCE (RESEARCH INNOVATION  & EDUCATIONAL  ASSESSMENT  RESOURCE  CENTRE),  KNEC GRADE 4 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)       Liaising with consultants, resource persons and other stakeholders on education and assessment matters;

(ii)      Implementing performance management system in the division; (iii)     Coordinating research programmes in the division.

(iv)    Identification, coordinating and managing the development of course content for training;

(v)       Identification, coordination and managing resource centre personnel; (vi)     Coordinating and managing educational assessment and training; (vii)    Develop department’s work plan and budget;

(viii)   Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual divisional reports;

(ix)     Overseeing  the  development  and  implementation  of  an  effective  staff  performance management system;

(x)      Ensuring development and implementation of the training and development plan; (xi)     Managing human, financial and material resources assigned to the division.

(xii)    Collaborate with process owners and user departments to ensure delivery of quality goods and services;

(xiii)   Promoting adherence to the Intellectual Property Rights policy.

  1. b) Person Specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)        At least ten (10) years cumulative relevant work experience, four (4) of which should have served at supervisory level;

(ii)       Masters   degree   in   any   of   the   following   disciplines:   Education,   Economics, Mathematics,  Statistics,  Research  or  its  equivalent  qualification  from  a  recognized institution;

(iii)       Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Planning, Project Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

(iv)       Management  Course  lasting  not  less  than  four  (4)  weeks  from  a  recognized institution;

(v)       Proficiency in computer applications;

(vi)       Demonstrated merit in work performance; (vii)      Membership to a professional body;

(viii)     Fulfil  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  of  Kenya  only  for  the successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

(i)     Integrity;

(ii)    Analytical skills;

(iii)   Communication and reporting skills; (iv)   Interpersonal skills;

(v)    Team player.

8.0     PRINCIPAL INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, KNEC GRADE 5 (2 POSTS)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)      Coordinating systems analysis, design and requirement definition;

(ii)      Overseeing implementation and maintenance of Information Systems. (iii)     Coordinating timely implementation and maintenance of systems;

(iv)     Designing, implementing and maintaining Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area

Network (WAN);

(v)      Coordinating backups and ensuring the security of information resources; (vi)     Overseeing system and database administration.

(vii)    Overseeing ICT equipment maintenance;

(viii)   Preparing reports for ICT equipment maintenance;

(ix)     Preparing  work  plans,  conducting  staff  performance  appraisal  and  submitting performance reports;

(x)      Developing and implementing measures for staff capacity building;

(xi)     Delivering feasibility and cost-benefit analysis aspects to enhance overall

ICT systems improvement;

(xii)    Identifying areas of ICT process improvement;

(xiii)   Liaising with end-users to determine future ICT requirements;

(xiv)   Preparing reports on the health status of the various ICT resources;

(xv)    Establishing and implementing practices for the monitoring of information systems’ logical and physical security to minimize the risk of equipment and data loss, theft, or tampering;

(xvi)   Developing, implementing and maintaining the organization’s security architecture

to provide an effective platform to protect the organizations assets;

(xvii)   Undertaking investigations and report on security breaches and incidents to guide the refinement of practices and processes and reduce the likelihood and impact of security-related incidents;

(xviii)  Performing regular security reviews and compliance testing to ensure adherence to adopted security standards.

  1. b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)    At least eight (8) years of cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at the supervisory level;

(ii)      Master’s degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

(iii)     Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Communication    Technology,    Electronics    Engineering,    or    other    ICT-related disciplines with a bias in computer science from a recognized institution;

(iv)     Certification  in  any  of  the  following;  Cisco  Certified  Network  Associate  (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Developer (MCSD), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Oracle certification;

(v)     Management  Course  lasting  not  less  than  four  (4)  weeks  from  a  recognized institution.

(vi)     Demonstrated merit in work performance;

(vii)    Membership to a professional body; (viii)   Proficiency in computer application;

(ix)     Fulfill  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six of the  Constitution  only  for the  successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes
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(i)      Integrity;

(ii)      Analytical skills;

(iii)     Communication and reporting skills;

(iv)     Mentoring, coaching, and leadership skills;

(v)     Interpersonal and negotiation skills;

(vi)      Team player

9.0     PRINCIPAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER, KNEC GRADE 5 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

 

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)    Implementing procurement strategies, policies, and procedures;

(ii)    Implementing the annual procurement and disposal plans;

(iii)   Providing secretariat  services to committees  incidental to the procurement of goods and services, and disposal of assets;

(iv)   Ensuring procured goods, services, and works are as per specifications;

(v)    Raising purchase orders for goods works and services and forward for approval;

(vi)   Initiating payment processing for goods, works, and services rendered and following up to ensure payment;

(vii)   Carrying out market surveys to inform procurement decisions;

(viii)   Preparing contract documents and contract modifications;

(ix)   Maintaining, safeguarding, and archiving procurement documents and records;

(x)   Maintaining  and  updating  the  pre-qualified  suppliers  list  and  contract  management register;

(xi)   Coordinating suppliers’ performance appraisals.

  1. b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)        At least eight (8) years of cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at the supervisory level;

(ii)       Master’s  Degree  in  Procurement  and  Logistics  Management,  Commerce,  Business Administration  (Supplies  Management  Option),  or  equivalent  qualification  from  a recognized institution;

(iii)       Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Logistics Management, Commerce, Business Administration  (Supplies  Management  Option),  or  equivalent  qualification  from  a recognized institution; OR Bachelor’s degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Supplies Management/Logistics and Procurement Management from a recognized institution;

(iv)       Management  Course  lasting  not  less  than  four  (4)  weeks  from  a  recognized institution;

(v)       Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) of good standing;

(vi)       Demonstrated merit in work performance;

(vii) Proficiency in computer application;

(vii)      Fulfill  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six of the  Constitution  only  for the  successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

(i)    Integrity;

(ii)    Analytical skills;

(iii)   Communication and reporting skills;

(iv)   Mentoring, coaching, and leadership skills;

(v)    Interpersonal and negotiation skills;

(vi)   Team player.

10.0   PRINCIPAL  RESEARCH  &  QUALITY  ASSURANCE  OFFICER,  KNEC  GRADE  5  (4

POSTS)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)    Initiating research studies and drafting research proposals on research problems related to examinations/assessments;

(ii)    Preparing the program and coordinate development of research instruments and tools;

(iii)    Preparing the program and coordinate training of trainers for Research tudies; (iv)   Coordinating printing of the research data collection instruments;

(v)    Coordinating training of data collectors;

(vi)   Coordinating data entry, cleaning, analysis and report writing for research studies; (vii)   Disseminating research study findings;

(viii)   Processing and verifying data requests;

(ix)   Coordinating preparation of annual Departmental Performance Contracts; (x)    Reviewing the preparation of the annual performance contracts;

(xi)   Developing and implementing departmental plans, policies, norms and procedures. (xii)   Promoting adherence to the Intellectual Property Rights policy.

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

(i)      At least eight (8) years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at supervisory level;

(ii)     Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Research or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

(iii)    Bachelors   degree   in   any   of   the   following   disciplines:   Education,   Economics, Mathematics,  Statistics,  Planning,  Project  Management  or  its  equivalent  qualification from a recognized institution;

(iv)    Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; Proficiency in computer applications;

(v)     Demonstrated merit in work performance; (vi)    Membership to a professional body;

(vii)     Fulfil  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  of  Kenya  only  for  the successful applicants.

(c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

(i)  Integrity.

(ii)  Analytical skills;

(iii) Communication and reporting skills; (iv) Interpersonal skills;

(v) Team player

11.0   PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN, KNEC GRADE 5 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)      Implementing measures to enhance efficient Library services at the Council;

(ii)      Preparing Library work programs and budget;

(iii)     Designing and implementing regulations, procedures and programs for the Council’s library systems;

(iv)     Overseeing the development and supervision of library staff;

(v)      Establishing  collaborations  and  partnerships  with  other  Libraries  and  Resource Centres for information sharing (e-library);

(vi)     Planning and coordinating library services and programs;

(vii)    Assessing and developing library collection and resources;

(viii)   Developing  outreach  programs  as  part  of  the  Knowledge  sharing  strategy  in  the Council;

(ix)     Providing professional and technical information on targeted areas of staff based on wide readership experience;

(x)      Creating and maintaining the Council’s repository;

(xi)     Developing and maintaining the Council’s knowledge management system;

(xii)    Creating communities of practice for staff and stakeholders;

(xiii)   Overseeing the development and review of library policies within the Council and evaluating their effectiveness;

(xiv)   Carrying out inquiries, studies and research on matters relating to emerging library operations and trends;

(xv)    Coordinating the preparation of annual library resources procurement plans.

  1. b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)      At  least  eight  (8)  years  cumulative  relevant  work  experience,  three  (3)  of  which should have served at supervisory level;

(ii)      Masters   Degree   in   Library   Science/Information   Science/   Information   Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies or relevant field from a recognized Institution;

(iii)     Bachelors Degree in Library Science/Information Science/ Information

(iv)     Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies or relevant field from a recognized

(v)      Institution;

(vi)     Management  Course  lasting  not  less  than  four  (4)  weeks  from  a  recognized institution.

(vii)    Demonstrated merit in work performance;

(viii)   Membership to a professional body; (ix)     Proficiency in computer application;

(x)     Fulfil  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

(i)      Integrity;

(ii)      Planning, problem solving and analytical skills; (iii)     Strong communication and reporting skills;

(iv)     Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams; (v)      Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;

(vi)     Attention to detail;

(vii)    Interpersonal skills.

12.0   RESEARCH AND QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER, KNEC GRADE 7 (6 POSTS)

  1. a) Job Specifications

 

 

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

 

 

(i)      Identifying problems/areas for possible research; (ii)      Drafting proposals for research studies;

(iii)     Inducting personnel to be involved in the various activities of the research studies; (iv)     Development of instruments for data collection;

(v)      Validation of instruments and compiling validation reports; (vi)     Training of data collectors;

(vii)    Security printing and storage of data collection instruments;

(viii)   Drawing work plans and budgets for research studies;

(ix)     Participating in data collection, entry, cleaning and analysis;

(x)      Report writing and dissemination of findings and recommendations to stakeholders; (xi)     Carry out quality checks on the research procedures

 

 

 

  1. b) Person Specifications

 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

 

 

(i)      Bachelor’s  degree  in  any  of  the  following  disciplines:  Education,  Economics, Mathematics,   Statistics,   Planning,   Project    Management,   or   its   equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

(ii)      Proficiency in computer applications.

(iii)     Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the  successful applicants.

 

  1. c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

(i)      Integrity;

(ii)      Planning skills; (iii)     Analytical skills;

 

(iv)     Communication and reporting skills; (v)      Interpersonal skills;

(vi)     Team player.

13.0   EXAMINATIONS OFFICER (BRAILLE), KNEC GRADE 7 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities will entail:

(i)       Participating in curriculum development activities; (ii)      Validation of Curriculum Designs for assessment

(iii)     Recruitment and training of contracted professionals

(iv)     Development of assessment tools

(v)     Proofreading and approving assessment tools for banking; (vi)     Adaptation of  assessment tools

(vii)    Producing assessment tools in braille format

(viii)    Providing  input  in  the  preparation  of divisional  work  plans,  procurement plans, and budgets;

(ix)     Participating in awards and grading;

(x)       Preparing examination feedback reports;

(xi)     Ensuring  security  and  confidentiality  of  all  examination  and  assessment materials;

(xii)    Keeping abreast with trends in psychometrics;

(xiii)    Adhering  to  the  requirements  of  the  Quality  Management  Systems  for continual improvement;

(b)   Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)   Bachelors  Degree  in  Special  Needs  Education  with  specialisation  in  Visual Impairment   from  a  recognized  institution  OR   Bachelors  Degree  in  a  relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from a recognized institution OR a Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline and a Diploma in Technical Education from a recognized institution and At least four (4) years cumulative teaching experience;

(ii)  Specialisation in Braille

(iii) Competency in Mathematics and Music Braille

(iv)  Ability to develop tactile diagrams

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(v)  Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance;

(vi) Proficiency in computer applications;

(vii)Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

(c)   Key Competencies, skills, and attitudes

(i) Integrity;

(ii)Time management;

(iii)Communication and reporting skills;

(iv)Keen to details;

(v)Team player;

(vi)Interpersonal skills.

14.0   EXAMINATIONS OFFICER (KENYAN SIGN LANGUAGE), KNEC GRADE 7 (1 POST) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities will entail:

(i)    Participating in curriculum development activities; (ii)  Validation of Curriculum Designs for assessment

(iii)  Recruitment and training of contracted professionals

(iv) Development of assessment tools

(v)  Proofreading and approving assessment tools for banking;

(vi)  Providing  input  in  the  preparation  of divisional  work  plans,  procurement plans, and budgets;

(vii) Participating in awards and grading;

(viii) Preparing examination feedback reports;

(ix)  Ensuring  security  and  confidentiality  of  all  examination  and  assessment materials;

(x)   Keeping abreast with trends in psychometrics;

(xi)  Adhering  to  the  requirements  of  the  Quality  Management  Systems  for continual improvement;

(b)   Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)  Bachelors   Degree   in   Special   Needs   Education   with   specialisation   in Hearing  Impairment  from  a  recognized  institution  OR  Bachelors  Degree  in  a relevant  discipline  plus  a  Post  Graduate  Diploma  in  Education  from  a  recognized institution OR a Higher Diploma in a relevant  discipline and a Diploma in Technical Education  from  a  recognized  institution  and  At  least  four  (4)  years  cumulative teaching experience;

(ii) Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance;

(iii)Proficiency in computer applications;

(iv)Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

(c)   Key Competencies, skills, and attitudes

(i) Integrity;

(ii)Time management;

(iii)Communication and reporting skills; (iv)Keen to details;

(v)Team player;

(vi)Interpersonal skills.

15.0   EXAMINATIONS  OFFICER  (ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS  EDUCATION),  KNEC  GRADE  7 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities will entail:

(i)     Participating in curriculum development activities; (ii)     Validation of Curriculum Designs for assessment

(iii)    Recruitment and training of contracted professionals

(iv)    Development of assessment tools

(v)     Proofreading and approving assessment tools for banking;

(vi)    Providing  input  in  the  preparation  of divisional  work  plans,  procurement plans, and budgets;

(vii)   Participating in awards and grading;

(viii)  Preparing examination feedback reports;

(ix)    Ensuring  security  and  confidentiality  of  all  examination  and  assessment materials;

(x)    Keeping abreast with trends in psychometrics;

(xi)    Adhering  to  the  requirements  of  the  Quality  Management  Systems  for continual improvement;

(b)   Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i) Bachelors   Degree   in   Education   with   specialization   in   Islamic   Religious Education  and  Histtory  from  a  recognized  institution  OR  Bachelors Degree in a relevant  discipline  plus  a  Post  Graduate  Diploma  in  Education  from  a  recognized institution OR a Higher Diploma in a relevant  discipline and a Diploma in Technical Education  from  a  recognized  institution  and  At  least  four  (4)  years  cumulative teaching experience;

(ii) Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance; (iii)Proficiency in computer applications;

(iv)Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

(c)   Key Competencies, skills, and attitudes

(i)   Integrity;

(ii)  Time management;

(iii)  Communication and reporting skills;

(iv) Keen to details;

(v)  Team player;

(vi) Interpersonal skills.

16.0   SALES AND MARKETING OFFICER, KNEC GRADE 7 (2 POSTS)

a)Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)      Coordinating implementation of sales activities.

(ii)      Preparing reports regularly on sales and trends for decision making;

(iii)     Preparing monthly operation reports to the management for decision making;

(iv)     Preparing sales targets to forecast current and future production capacities;

(v)      Participating  in  the  development  of  budgets  for  sales  and  marketing   support activities;

(vi)     Monitoring and controlling sales and marketing expenditure; (vii)    Initiating procurement of reports and products for sale;

(viii)   Organising exhibitions, promoting council’s services and products;

(ix)     Following up on debts and recommending any necessary action to the debt collection committee.

b)Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)   Bachelor’s  Degree  in  Business  related  discipline  or  its  equivalent  from  a  recognized institution;

(ii)   Demonstrated merit in work performance;

(iii)   Proficiency in computer applications;

(iv)  Fulfill  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

(i)   Integrity;

(ii)   Analytical skills;

(iii)   Communication and reporting skills; (iv)  Attention to details;

(v)   Interpersonal skills.

17.0   LIBRARIAN, KNEC GRADE 7 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)      Indexing and abstracting books, journals and other library resource materials; (ii)      Operating  Current Awareness Service (CAS);

(iii)     Conducting information searches from electronic databases; (iv)     Editing of reports, newsletters and other publications;

(v)     Selecting  and  acquiring  information  in  consultation  with  researchers  and  other professionals;

(vi)     Managing information materials such as books, periodicals, video cassettes, audio-

tapes, computer databases and CD-ROM, micro-filmed materials and other relevant documents;

(vii)    Assisting in Networking of Information Services, Libraries and Information Centres. (xvi)   Developing and managing communities of practice for staff and stakeholders;

(viii)   Creating and maintaining the Counci’s repository;

(ix)     Developing and knowledge maintaining the Council’s management system.

  1. b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)   Bachelor’s  Degree  in  any  of  the  following  disciplines:  Library  Studies,  Information Science, or other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution; (ii)   Demonstrated merit in work performance;

(iii)   Proficiency in computer application;

(iv)  Fulfill  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

(i)   Integrity;

(ii)   Analytical skills;

(iii)   Communication and reporting skills; (iv)  Attention to details;

(v)   Interpersonal skills.

18.0   RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER, KNEC GRADE 7 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)      Implementing records management policies and procedures;

(ii)      Ensuring the security of files and information;

(iii)     Ensuring proper handling of documents, pending correspondences and bring ups; (iv)     Preparing  disposal  schedules  in  accordance  with  relevant  government  laws  and regulations;

(v)      Classifying and indexing of records; (vi)     Ensuring effective mail management;

(vii)    Maintaining, verifying and evaluating existing records management systems.

  1. b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)   Bachelor’s   Degree   in   any   of   the   following   disciplines:   Information   Science Management, Records Management, Social Sciences, or other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

(ii)   Demonstrated merit in work performance; (iii)   Proficiency in computer application;

(iv)  Fulfill  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

(i)   Integrity;

(ii)  Organizational skills;

(iii) Communication skills

(iv) Interpersonal skill.

19.0   SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER, KNEC GRADE 7 (1 POST)

  1. a) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

(i)      Implementing   measures   to   enhance   efficiency   and   effectiveness   in   Stores Management;

(ii)      Carrying out annual and periodic stocktaking;

(iii)     Setting up accurate inventory control systems to maintain optimum stock levels;

(iv)     Maintaining inventory in good condition for continual usage;

(v)      Advising and employing best storage methods;

(vi)     Maintaining and updating all inventory records;

(vii)    Receipting of all inventory and raising inventory receipt documents;

(viii)   Ensuring safety, security and cleanliness in the warehouse;

(ix)     Assisting in preparation of disposal documents;

(x)      Initiating documentation for payment of suppliers for services rendered;

(xi)     Maintaining a register of return stores and lists of items awaiting disposal.

  1. b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

(i)   Bachelor’s  Degree  in  Procurement  and  Logistics  Management,  Commerce,  Business Administration (Supplies Management Option), or equivalent      qualification from  a recognized  institution;  OR   Bachelor’s  degree  plus  a  Post-Graduate  Diploma  in Supplies  Management/Logistics  and  Procurement  Management  from  a  recognized institution

(ii)   Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) of good standing; (iii)   Demonstrated merit in work performance;

(iv)  Proficiency in computer application;

(v)   Fulfill  the  requirements  of  Chapter  Six  of  the  Constitution  only  for  the  successful applicants.

  1. c) Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

(i)   Integrity;

(ii)  Planning skills;

(iii) Communication and reporting skills; (iv) Interpersonal skills;

(v)  Team player.

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