Government Jobs in Kenya - KNEC

Senior Administrative Officer

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 This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.
The Officer at this level will report and be answerable to the Principal Administrative Officer in General Administration Division

Responsibilities

·         Carry out routine administrative tasks, which include organization and Coordination of registry services. Control and distribution and supervision of drivers , telephone operators, messengerial and support staff;
·         General arrangements of office accommodation, equipment and supplies and related services;
·         Preparation of monthly statements for all administrative issues in the Council.

Qualifications

·         At least Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution. A Masters Degree or Post Graduate Diploma in Administration from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage;
·         Served in the grade of a Administrative Officer I or in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of (6) six years OR (6) six years relevant experience in Administration in a similar organization;
·         Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

Senior Accountant
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 This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.
The Senior Accountant will report to a head of Section in Finance Division.

Responsibilities

·         Continuous monitoring of Council Revenue Generation/ Expenditure;
·         Organization, management, control and coordination of routine and non routine accounting functions;
·         Interpretation of financial policies;
·         Budgeting and management accounting and financial returns;
·         Preparing revised estimates, statistical reports, financial audits and tax returns.

Qualifications

·         At least Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) or its equivalent from a recognized University with at least 9 (nine) years experience. Possession of a Masters Degree and CPA (K) will be an added advantage;
·         Sound knowledge of financial management, budgeting, accounting and resource mobilization;
·         Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

Subject Officer
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.

Requirements

·         Bachelors Degree in Education specializing in Biology;
·         Masters degree in Education in the relevant area from a recognized institution;
·         Not less than ten (10) years of teaching experience in Secondary or Post
·         Secondary Institution teaching Biology as a major subject or related assignment;
·         Must have undergone SMASSE training;
·         Must have evidence of knowledge and proficiency in Computer Applications;
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Responsibilities

·         The Officer will be responsible for the planning, organizing, programming andcoordinating the development of Biology Examination papers and other related disciplines.
Skills and Competencies
·         Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi- cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Being visionary and result oriented thinker;
·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;

·         Firm, fair and with transparent management.


ICT Officer
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.
Job Type Full Time
Location Nairobi
The Officer will report to the Deputy Director, Information Communication Technology.

Requirements

·         Masters Degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized Institution;
·         Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Communications Technology,Electronics Engineering or any other ICT related disciplines with a bias in Computer Science from a recognized institution;
·         Served in the grade of Chief ICT Officer for three (3) years or in an equivalent and relevant position OR have a cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years in a related field. Those below Job group ‘N’ in Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;
·         A Cisco Certified Network Analysts certificate;
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity;
·         Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage;

Responsibilities

·         Oversee the operation of IT services to maintain the protection of enterprise information and reliability of service delivery;
·         Undertake systematic monitoring and scanning of the enterprise’s external environment to identify emerging technologies that have the potential to create value;
·         Assess availability, performance and capacity of services and resources to ensure cost-justifiable capacity and performance are available to support business needs and to deliver against agreed Service Level Agreements;
·         Work with the business to determine future network requirements and produce network designs to meet the network availability, performance and security of the business;
·         Proactively identify business risks and opportunities to continually improve efficiency and effectiveness;
·         Perform network monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, troubleshooting and escalating issues, including proactive problem resolution and complex problem analysis as necessary, to maintain network performance to meet user demand;
·         Reduce operational risk and improve availability of the network by ensuring network access, monitoring, control, evaluation and documentation practices are maintained and adhered to;
·         Develop, maintain and perform operational procedures and ensure operational tasks are performed reliably and consistently to reduce the risk of unplanned outages;
·         Evaluate new network hardware and software solutions and monitor the market for emerging technology;
·         Collect and analyse operational data (especially incident and change records) to identify emerging trends and log problem records to assist with problem resolution and increased network availability;
·         Provide technical administration and leadership to customers on products, systems and configuration;
·         Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to provide technical support;
·         Monitor, analyse and report on systems performance;
·         Contribute to building capability within the ICT technical stream ensuring effective knowledge sharing and coaching;
Skills and Competencies
·         Strong analytical and report writing skills;
·         Knowledge of Government Performance Contracting Process and Quality Management;
·         Strong leadership skills;
·         Ability to drive positive change and innovation;
·         Excellent communication and effective interpersonal skills;
·         High level of integrity and maturity, judgment, and people management skills, including team working/building skills.


Principal Examinations Administrator
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.
Job Type: Full Time
Location:  Nairobi

Requirements

·         Masters Degree in Education in a relevant field from a recognized institution;
·         Served in the grade of Senior Examinations Administrator for three (3) years or in an equivalent and relevant position OR have a cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years in a related field. Those below Job group ‘N’ in Government or TSC or its equivalent need not apply;
·         Must have evidence of knowledge and proficiency in Computer Applications;
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity;
·         Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage;

Responsibilities

·         Estimate and present logistical requirements of examinations administration;
·         Track and record progress in performance of tasks;
·         Receive and process coursework assessment and project marks and prepare relevant circulars for data capture instructions;
·         Process exemptions courses and handling of referral cases;
·         Undertake receipt and storage of marked scripts;
·         Process examinations results;
·         Arrange for supervision and invigilation of examinations;
·         Facilitate briefing and post mortem meetings with field officers, centre organizers, external assessors and chief examiners;
·         Organize marking centres;
·         Facilitate appraisal, training, development and discipline of examiners;
·         Facilitate payments for contracted professionals.
·         Skills and Competencies:
·         Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Being visionary and result oriented thinker;
·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Firm, fair and with transparent management
How to Apply
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of two referees on or before 5th March, 2018 to:
The Chief Executive Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P. O. Box 73598 – 00200 NAIROBI
a). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.
b). The candidates who had applied for the re-advertised positions of Subject officer II and ICT Officer II- Software Development should not reapply. c). All shortlisted candidates below Scale EC 13 will be subjected to a Technical Test to be administered by the Council.
KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

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