Chairperson and Members of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Board Jobs in Kenya

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
 
Selection Panel for Appointment of Chairperson and Members of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Board
 
The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act, 2013
 
Announcement of Vacancies
 
The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority is established under section 6 (1) of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Act, 2013 (hereafter referred as the Act).
 

The Authority is mandated to among others;
 

(i) Regulate and coordinate training
 
(ii) Accredit and inspect programmes and courses
 
(iii) Advise and make recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary on all matters related to training
 
(iv) Determine the national technical and vocational training objectives
 
(v) Promote access and relevance of training programmes within the framework of the overall national socio economic development plans and policies
 
(vi) Prescribe the minimum criteria for admission to training institutions and programmes in order to promote access, equity and gender parity
 
(vii) Establish a training system which meets the needs of both the formal and informal sectors as provided under the Act
 
(viii) Inspect, license, register and accredit training institutions
 
(ix) Advise on the development of schemes of service for trainers
 
(x) Assure quality and relevance in programmes of training
 
(xi) Mobilize resources for development of training
 
(xii) Ensure the maintenance of standards, quality and relevance in all aspects of training, including training by or through open, distance and electronic learning
 
(xiii) Perform any other functions necessary for the better implementation of the Act with the approval of the Cabinet Secretary
 
The Act provides for appointment of a Board of nine members which shall be the Governing body of the Authority. Now therefore, pursuant to the provisions of section 8 of the Act, 2013 the Selection Panel invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions in the TVET Board;
 
A) Vacancy for the Position of Chairperson of the TVET Board
 
For appointment as chairperson of the TVET Board, a person should: –
 
(a) Possess at least a Master’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya
 
(b) Have proven knowledge and experience of more than fifteen (15) years in matters relating to any of the following;
 
a. Technical and Vocational Education and Training
 
b. Legal matters
 
c. Financial matters
 
(c) Have served in a senior management position in a public or private organization for a period of more than ten (10) years
 
(d) Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
 
B) Vacancy for the Position of Member of the TVET Board
Five ( 5) Positions
 
For appointment as member of the Technical And Vocational Education and Training board, a person should:
 
(a) Possess at least a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya
 
(b) Have proven knowledge and experience of more than fifteen (15) years in matters relating to any of the following;
 
a. Technical and vocational education and training
 
b. Legal matters
 
c. Financial matters
 
(c) Have served in a senior management position in a public or private organization for a period of more than five (5) years
 
(d) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution
 
C) Terms of Service
 
i. The Chairperson and Members of the Board shall hold office on a part time basis for a term not exceeding four (4) and three (3) years respectively and shall be eligible for reappointment for a further one term.

ii. The Chairperson and Members of the board shall be paid such remuneration and allowance as are determined by the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) from time to time
 
D) Application Procedure
 
1. All applications should be accompanied by clearance documents from the following organization’s
 
(i) The Kenya Revenue Authority
 
(ii) The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
 
(iii) Criminal Investigations Department
 
(iv) Any of the Credit Reference Bureaus in the Country
 
(v) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
 
(vi) Confirmation of authenticity of foreign degrees from the Commission for University Education (CUE)
 
2. Applications, together with detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of academic and professional Certificates, National Identification Card or Passport, together with relevant testimonials and certificates should be send to:
 
The chairperson
Selection panel for the appointment of Chairperson and Members of TVET Board,
Teleposta Towers, 25th Floor, Room 2501
P.O. Box 9583-00200, Nairobi
 
OR Hand delivered to Telposta Towers, 25th Floor, Room 2501 between 8.00a.m and 5.00p.m on working days
 
OR Scanned copies of applications e-mailed to: panel@scienceandtechnology.go.ke

So as to be received on or before Monday 10th February, 2014 at 5.00 pm

Note: In the spirit of promoting the national values and principles of governance of inclusiveness and equality, women, persons with disabilities, the marginalized and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

David Murithi Kirugua
Chairman
The Selection Panel for Appointment of Chairperson and Members of the Technical and Vocational
Education and Training (TVET) Board


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