KNQA Principal Standards, Assessment and Quality Assurance Officer Job in Kenya (148K)

The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) was set up in 2015 as set out in the Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF) act no. 22 of 2014 (and KNQF Regulations, 2018) to coordinate and harmonize the various levels of education; and to create a database of all qualifications in the country.

Principal Standards, Assessment and Quality Assurance Officer

KNQA Grade 4

One (1) Post

Ref. No: KNQA/NO 6/2020

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh 95,321 to 148,067 pm

Leave Entitlement: 30 days per financial year

Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

i) Eight (8) years relevant work experience four (4) of which must have been at supervisory level;

ii) Bachelor’s degree (or KNQF Level 7 equivalent) in education, curriculum development, quality assurance, assessment and examination, Economics, Statistics, Project Management, Sciences, Social Science or related field from a recognized university;

iii) Master’s Degree (or KNQF Level 9 equivalent) in education, Curriculum development, quality assurance, assessment and examination, Economics, Statistics, Project Management, Sciences, Social Science from or related field from a recognized university;

iv) Three years’ experience in Quality Assurance, Quality audits and/or assessment management;

v) Membership of a Quality assurance and/or Assessment network (will be an added advantage);

vi) Experience in writing of standards and guidelines and regulation of higher and/or basic education;

vii) Higher education, Comparative Education or related field from a recognized university in Kenya;

viii) Professional qualification and membership where applicable;

ix) Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;

x) Proficiency in computer applications

xi) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Key Duties and Responsibilities;

i) Developing and implementing policies, standards and guidelines on assessment, CATS and quality assurance;

ii) Helping to develop policies, standards, and guidelines on assessment, Quality Assurance (QA), Credit accumulation and transfer (CATs), and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL);

iii) Ensuring that Assessment and examinations carried out in the country meet KNQA standards and procedures;

iv) Facilitating the establishment of the National Skills Development Council, and sector skills councils to support curriculum development, training, assessment and certification;

v) Developing policies on establishment and management of National/sector skills councils and occupational standards;

vi) Benchmarking and developing best practices in assessment, CATs and QA;

vii) Evaluating the application for credits transfer;

viii) Conducting the assessment of applications for credit transfer;

ix) Recruiting and facilitating the training of assessments, CATS and QA peer reviewers;

x) Liaising with education regulatory bodies, curriculum developers, qualifications awarding bodies and other government ministries and agencies;

xi) Guiding, advising and appraising officers under their supervision;

xii) Developing manuals, codes and guidelines on national qualifications;

xiii) Recruiting, training of peer reviewers who will be involved in assessment, CATS and quality assurance functions of KNQA;

xiv) Developing and maintaining the Kenya Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (KCATS);

xv) Maintaining healthy relationships with bodies involved in awarding qualifications in Kenya; to promote synergy and efficiency;

xvi) Benchmarking and developing best practices in quality assurance of registered Kenyan qualifications;

xvii) Advising and support any person, body or institution which is responsible for the award of national qualifications;

xviii) Publishing an annual report on the status of national qualifications;

xix) Facilitating linkages, credit transfers and exemptions and a vertical and horizontal mobility at all levels to enable entry, re-entry and exit;

xx) Building confidence in the national qualifications system that contributes to the national economy;

xxi) Developing pathways that support flexible access to qualifications;

xxii) Promoting the recognition of national qualifications internationally.

How to Apply

If you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the above specified criteria for any of the below named positions, submit (both electronically and hard copies) of your cover letter, together with copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your updated detailed Curriculum Vitae, your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees who are familiar with your qualifications and/or work experience to the address below and also create a profile and apply on the KNQA Employment portal –

Hard copy applications should be send to;

The Director General,
Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)
Uchumi House, 6th Floor, Aga Khan Walk
P.O Box 72635-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254-020-2100272.

Make your application on or before Friday, 2nd October 2020.

Please note that: KNQA is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities, Women and Candidates from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals and certified copies of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts during interviews.

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Updated: September 14, 2020 — 7:41 am