Director, Test Development at Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

Massive Recruitment at KNEC November 2023, Director, Test Development Job in Kenya

Job Specifications

Director, Test Development will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Implementing the Council resolutions and instructions on Test Development;
  • Supervising the Deputy Directors in the Directorate to ensure quality delivery of services;
  • Providing strategic leadership in the directorate;
  • Formulating and implementing initiatives to instill KNEC values in the Directorate;
  • Establishing an efficient and effective system to undertake test development activities;
  • Preparing and implementing approved Directorate work plan, procurement plan, and budget;
  • Developing and implementing effective risk management strategies;
  • Cascading the strategic plan and performance contracting in the Directorate;
  • Ensuring security and confidentiality of all examination/assessment materials;
  • Keeping abreast with trends in psychometrics;
  • Supervising and mentoring examinations officers;
  • Advising the CEO on staffing and strategies of adopting best practices intest development;
  • Appraising the performance of Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors in the Directorate;
  • Implementing Quality Management System for continual improvement;
  • Developing and implementing mechanisms for engagement of stakeholders on test development matters.
  • Build capacity of education officers and teachers on examinations and assessment.

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

  • At least fifteen (15) years cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at senior management level;
  • 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;
  • Masters’ Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;
  • Strategic Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution for successful applicants.

Key Competencies, skills, and attitudes

  • Integrity;
  • Critical and strategic thinking;
  • Mentorship and coaching;
  • Innovativeness;
  • Communication and reporting skills;
  • Team player;
  • Interpersonal skills

How to apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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 21st November, 2023 to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya National Examinations Council
New Mitihani House, South C
P.O Box 73598-00200
NAIROBI

NOTES:

  • 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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