KNEC Jobs in Kenya: Examination Secretary II (Banking and Finance), Chief Supply Chain Management Officer, Security Officer and Corporate Communication Officers

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to recruit self motivated and qualified Professionals for various Vacant Positions. 
Descriptions of these Vacancies and their Requirements are outlined here below:
 
1. 0 Examination Secretary II (Banking and Finance)
Scale EC 10
 
This is the entry and induction grade in Test Development. An officer at this level will report to and be under the guidance of a head of section before mastering the examinations procedures, requirements and policies.
 
1.1 Duties and Responsibilities:
 
1.1.1 Identifying and recommending potential setters, moderators, and other contracted professionals involved in Test Development operations or activities;
 
1.1.2 Commissioning setters to set examination papers including receipt and preparation of the set draft question papers and marking schemes for moderation; and
 
1.1.3 Guiding and briefing setters and moderators on issues pertaining to the development of test papers including the taking of minutes of the moderation meetings as the secretary to the moderation meetings;
 
1.2 Requirements for Appointment:
 
1.2.1 Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor of Education Degree specializing in Economics and Business Studies OR Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance and a Diploma in Education;
 
1.2.2 Must have a teaching experience of at least five (5) years in a recognised Post School Institution;
 
1.2.3 Experience as a trained examiner or setter for Kenya National Examinations Council examinations and a Masters degree in Educational Measurement will be an added advantage; and
 
1.2.4 Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
 
2.0 Chief Supply Chain Management Officer
 
KNEC Scale EC 12
 
An officer at this level will report to the Head of Supply Chain Management Division.
 
2.1 Duties and Responsibilities:
 
2.1.1 Evaluate procurement reports, documents and recommendations; and
 
2.1.2 Compile, collate and analyze supply chain management issues including monitoring and implementing supply chain management practices, guidelines and procedures as issued by Public Procurement Oversight Authority.
 
2.2 Requirements for Appointment:
 
2.2.1 Served in the grade of Senior Supply Chain Management Officer or in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
 
2.2.2 Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Business Administration (Supplies Management Option), Marketing or its equivalent from a recognized institution and a Diploma in Supplies Management (CIPS) or its equivalent from a recognized institution OR a Bachelors Degree in Supplies Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
 
2.2.3 Membership to the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM);
 
2.2.4 Evidence of proficiency and knowledge of ACCPAC ERP application of Procurement and Supplies Information Management System; and 2.2.5 Masters degree in commerce, Business Administration (Supplies Management Option), Marketing or equivalent from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
 
3.0 Security Officer I
KNEC Scale EC 11
 
An Officer at this level will report to the Head of Administration Division.
 
3.1 Duties and Responsibilities
 
3.1.1 Provide oversight on day to day security operations over a wide area.
 
3.1.2 Assess and report on the needs of security personnel including security equipment and facilities for given areas, and operations;
 
3.1.3 Review security systems and procedures and recommend appropriate measures on continuous basis; and
 
3.1.4 Receive, act on security reports including updating and coordinate emergency procedures and contingency planning.
 
3.2 Requirements for Appointment:
 
3.2.1 Served in the grade of Security Officer for at least three (3) years or have three (3) years’ experience in a comparable position in a reputable public or private sector organization;
 
3.2.2 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C Plain or its accepted equivalent;
 
 3.2.3 A relevant Bachelors degree from a recognized institution plus a Diploma or Higher National Diploma in Criminology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
 
3.2.4 Should be a person of high integrity with professional training in security work/matters from the Kenya Police or the Armed Forces at the rank of Inspector/Lieutenant and above;
 
3.2.5 Certificate of good conduct valid for one year from the Kenya Police Service;
 
3.2.6 Should be aged between thirty (30) and forty five (45) years old and both physically and medically fit.
 
4.0 Corporate Communications Officer I
KNEC Scale EC 10
 
An Officer at this level will report to the head of Corporate Communications in the Council Secretary/Chief Executive Officer’s office.
 
4.1 Duties and Responsibilities:
 
4.1.1 Liaising with the public and the media on all matters of concern to KNEC;
 
4.1.2 gathering information and developing both print and electronic information materials on KNEC programmes, significant events and topical issues designed for internal and external audiences;
 
4.1.3 editing of in-house publications and electronic broadcast materials before they are released to the public;
 
4.1.4 constantly updating the content on KNEC website with relevant information;
 
4.1.5 planning and organizing internal and external events and prepare speeches relevant to the event;
 
4.1.6 Coordinating the activities of the customer care function to attain customer satisfaction standards.
 
4.2 Requirements for Appointment:
 
4.2.1 Have served in a comparable position for atleast one (1) year;
 
4.2.2 either,
 
(a) be in possession of a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Journalism, Mass Communications or Public Relations from a recognized institution;
 
or
 
(b) have a Bachelors degree in any of the Social Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in any of the following: Mass Communications, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
 
4.2.3 possess above average written communications skills;
 
4.2.4 proficiency in computer applications, including knowledge in desk top publishing;
 
4.2.5 Capacity in photography, video recording and editing skills;
 
5.0 Corporate Communication Officer II
KNEC Scale EC 9
 
An Officer at this level will report to the head of Corporate Communications in the Council Secretary/Chief Executive Officer’s office.

5.1 Duties and Responsibilities:
 
5.1.1 Gathering information and writing articles that meet professional standards designed for internal audiences; then writing speeches and public reports for internal audiences;
 
5.1.2 photography, video recording, editing of broadcast information;
 
5.1.3 organizing the participation of KNEC in the local exhibitions to promote visibility;
 
5.1.4 monitoring of the media to scan the perceptions;
 
5.1.5 organizing press and stakeholder briefings, press conferences and internal events as advised;
 
5.1.6 carrying out protocol responsibilities;
 
5.2 Requirements for Appointment:
 
5.2.1 Have Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
 
5.2.2 have a Bachelors degree in either Journalism, Mass Communications OR Public Relations from a recognized institution;
 
6.0 Terms of Offer
 
The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.
 
7.0 Application Procedure
 
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 27th June, 2012 to:
 
The Council Secretary/Chief Executive
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P O Box 73598 – 00200
Nairobi.
 
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.


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