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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Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (Cap 225A, Laws of Kenya) which was repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act No. 29 of 2012, to conduct school and post school examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the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 applicants for the following vacant position;
1.0  SUBJECTS OFFICER II, (HOME SCIENCE) EC SCALE 10 (1 POST)
The officer at this level will report to Head of Section.
1.1 Requirements for Appointments
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
a) Bachelors Degree in Education with a speciality in Home science from a recognized institution; OR
Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education; OR
Higher National Diploma in a relevant discipline plus Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
b) Minimum of six (6) years relevant teaching experience of Home-science in a Secondary school;
c) Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of examinations;
d) Proficient in computer applications;
e) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
f) Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance;

2.0  ICT OFFICER II – (SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT), EC SCALE 9(2 POSTS)
2.1 Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will report to a Principal Information Communication Technology Officer and will be expected to: analyze, design, code, test and implement ICT programs that provide user support; maintain ICT support systems and train users; and install and maintain computer programs.
2.2 Requirements for Appointments
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
a) served in the grade of Information Communications Technology Officer III for a minimum period of three (3) years or (3) years relevant work experience in a recognized institution for direct entry;
b) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ Plus or its approved equivalent;
c) Bachelors degree in any of the following fields: Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Electronics Engineering or other ICT related disciplines with a bias in computer science from a recognized institution; OR
Higher Diploma in Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Electronics Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
d) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certificate;
e) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

3.0  EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTRATOR III, EC SCALE 9 (2 POSTS)
3.1 Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will report to a head of section and will initiate actions and implement measures to improve accountability, accuracy, teamwork and sequencing work activities. The officer will be expected to implement instructions aimed at improving flow of work and attainment of set deadlines;.
3.2 Requirements for Appointments
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ (Plus) or its approved equivalent;
b) Bachelors Degree in Education from a recognized institution;
OR
Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
c) Cumulative teaching experience of not less than six (6) years;
d) Certificate in Computer Applications;
e) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

4.0  ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT, EC SCALE 8 (3 POSTS)
4.1 Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be expected to: prepare timely payments; prepare journals/vouchers; verify and batch invoices and payment vouchers; reconcile vendor statements; maintain project files and records; prepare timely journals/vouchers; file and maintain voucher movement registers; prepare bank and fees reconciliation; file and maintain voucher movement registers; deliver and collect instructions to and from the bank; recover outstanding imprests; generate and ensure accuracy of lead schedules in the financial statements;
4.2 Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C Plain or its equivalent;
b) Passed CPA (K), Certified Public Accountants examination;
c) Membership with ICPAK;
d) Certificate in computer applications;
e) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

5.0  PRINTING TECHNICIAN III, EC SCALE 6 (5 POSTS)
5.1 Duties and Responsibilities
The Printing Technician will work under the guidance and close supervision of a senior officer; the officer will receive materials and sundry, from the supervisor; oil and grease machines; clean equipment
in the section; set machine for printing; An officer will be expected to: operate folding machines, load and offload finishing machines; pack and count parcels of finished goods; manual numbering, collate and perforate.
5.2 Requirements for Appointments
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C; or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
b) Certificate in any of the following areas: Printing Technology, Electronic Publishing, Print Finishing, Machine Printing, Estimation and Planning; ; OR Government Trade Test III in printing;
c) Certificate in computer applications;
d) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

6.0  FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT II, EC SCALE 6 (1 POST)
6.1 Duties and Responsibilities
The Officer will be expected to: compile and continuously update inventory of the site; carry out pre/post-leasing condition surveys; file facilities records and reports; assess repair and maintenance requirements of buildings; keep maintenance and repair work records;
6.2 Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –
a) Certificate in any of the following disciplines: House Keeping, Building and Construction, Property Management and Valuation or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
b) Certificate in computer applications;
c) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

7.0  CUSTOMER CARE ASSISTANT III, EC SCALE 5 (1 POST)
7.1 Duties and Responsibilities
The officer will work under Customer Care Assistant I and will be required to: direct and guide visitors; issue visitors’ passes; project good corporate image and maintain good public relations in KNEC offices.
7.2 Requirements for Appointments
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C or equivalent; and
b) Certificate in Front Office/Customer Care/ Telephone and Reception Procedures from a recognized institution lasting not less than three months;
c) Certificate in computer applications;
d) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

8.0  EXAMINATIONS ASSISTANT III, EC SCALE 5 (6 POSTS)
8.1 Duties and Responsibilities
An officer will report to Examination Administrator. The officer will take charge of work room; observe, track, address shortfalls in the tasks performed; perform tasks of high priority and which necessitate follow up action, vetting, validation and verification.
8.2 Requirements for Appointments
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C plain or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
b) Certificate in Information Communication Technology (ICT) or Computer Science lasting not less than three (3) months from a recognized institution;
c) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

9.0  STORES MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT III, EC SCALE 5 (1 POST)
9.1 Duties and Responsibilities
An officer will report to the Senior Stores Management and will be expected to: keep records of available stocks, monitor the movement of different supplies in accordance with established stores management systems and/or procedures; display of stocks, shelve new and old stocks, ensuring cleanliness in the stores, keeping shelves tidy and ensuring that stocks are kept in their right places and maintaining stock records.
9.2 Requirements for Appointments
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade ‘C’ (plain);
b) Certificate in Stores Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
c) Certificate in computer applications;
d) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

10.0 SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT III, EC SCALE 5 (4 POSTS)
10.1 Duties and Responsibilities
The position is critical in providing a work environment that is conducive to office visitors, and in facilitating the work of the officer one is assigned to. The officer will be expected to: type routine letters and memos from drafts and manuscripts; process data; operate office equipment; ensure security of office equipment, documents and records; attend to visitors/clients; file documents; receive, record and dispatch mail and maintain a register of outgoing and incoming mail; handle telephone calls, diary and appointments; cross reference of correspondence;
10.2 Requirements for Appointments
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C (plain);
b) The following qualifications from the Kenya National Examinations Council:
i) Typewriting II (minimum 40 w.p.m)/Computerized Document Processing II
ii) Business English I/Communications I
iii) Office Practice I
iv) Commerce I;
c) Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized Institution.
d) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

11.0  SUPPORT STAFF I, EC SCALE 4 (5 POSTS)
11.1 Duties and Responsibilities
The duties will entail performing support staff tasks of high priority which require good timing, initiative and flexibility. An officer will be expected to be involved in cleaning, arranging, packing, unpacking items, shifting, lifting and fixing items.
11.2 Requirements for Appointments
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D+ (plus) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
b) At least three (3) years of relevant work experience;
c) Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized Institution.
d) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

12.0  KEY COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ATTITUDES
a) Integrity;
b) Keen to details and time management skills;
c) Communication skills;
d) Team player;
e) Good Interpersonal skills.

13.0  TERMS OF OFFER
The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.
14.0  APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should download and fill the Application of Employment form KNEC.2A (REVISED 2018), application letter with enclosed certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time 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 27th April, 2020 to:

The Chief Executive Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P.O. Box 73598 – 00200
NAIROBI

15.0  NOTE:
15.1 Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered;
15.2 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification;
KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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