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 The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Wishes to Recruit Self Motivated and Qualified Professionals for The Positions Described below.

Senior Deputy Secretary, Examinations Administration (EA) Technical & Business Examinations:

KNEC Scale EC 15 (1 Post)

The Senior Deputy Secretary, will head the Department of Examinations Administration (EA) - Technical & Business Examinations and will report to the Council Secretary and Chief Executive Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As the head of Department, the Senior Deputy Secretary will have the following duties and responsibilities:-

    Overall programming and coordination of the Examinations Administration programmes in Business and Technical Examinations including registration of candidates, handling contracted professionals involved in supervision, invigilation and marking.
    Oversee integration of ICT into examinations administration operations and institutionalize automated systems for examinations administration programmes.
    Preparation and implementation of the departmental workplans, annual and quarterly procurement plans plus budgets for the Department.
    Staff management in the Department.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

    Bachelors Degree in Education or equivalent qualification.
    Have a minimum of twelve (12) years cummulative experience in handling examinations related matters in a busy National organization, out of which one must have served for nine (9) years at a senior level equivalent to a Principal Examinations Secretary; OR
    Have served for a minimum period of one year as Deputy Secretary or the equivalent of Job Group “Q” or above in Government or TSC or Senior Lecturer level at Universities handling examinations.
    Evidence of being well grounded in psychometrics; practical experience in handling examinations assessment; computer literacy and experience in handling of Business and Technical examinations.
    Applicants must have headed a Division handling examinations in a busy National institution.
    Masters Degree, Post Graduate training in Educational Assessment and PhD in Education will be an added advantage.

Deputy Secretary Positions In:-

Examinations Administration (EA) - Research & Quality Assurance (R&QA) and Test Development (TD):

KNEC Scale EC 14 (3 Positions)

The Deputy Secretary will report to, either, a Senior Deputy Secretary or the Council Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, KNEC and will head a Division.

Duties and Responsibilities:-

    Coordinating the preparation and monitoring of Research and Quality Assurance programmes in examinations including writing Research Reports and ensuring quality assurance of examinations products and monitoring of standards at all stages of National Examinations.
    Programming and coordinating test development programmes for Technical Examination papers in KNEC at Divisional level.
    Coordinating examination administration programmes such as registration of candidates, handling of the following contracted professionals:-assessors, invigilators, supervisors, examiners and centre organizers.
    Management of staff at Divisional level.

Qualifications and Experience required:-

    Bachelor’s Degree in education or equivalent qualification.
    Have a minimum of 9 years cumulative experience handling examination related matters in a busy National organization, out of which one must have served for six (6) years at a senior level and must have served for one year as a Principal Examinations Secretary or the equivalent to Job Group “P” for those working in the Government or TSC or Senior Lecturer for Universities;
    Masters Degree or Post Graduate training in Education and PhD in Education from a recognized institutions will be an added advantage;
    Applicants must have headed a Section handling examinations in a busy National institution.
    Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate high level knowledge on principles of assessment, examination design, handling of public examinations and must be computer literate.

Terms of Service

The terms of service include a generous medical scheme, house and commuter allowance. Successful candidates will be offered employment on permanent terms subject to serving a satisfactory probationary period.

Application Procedure

    The application letter should be accompanied by a detailed CV giving full details of educational and professional qualifications, work experience, present post, salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.
    Copies of certificates and testimonials should be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants and Referees should write directly to:-

The Deputy Secretary
Human Resources Management Division
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P O Box 73598 - 00200

KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to apply.

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than Friday 24th May 2013


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