KNQA Recognition, Equation and Verification Officers Jobs in Kenya (72K)

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.

Recognition, Equation and Verification Officer

KNQA Grade 6

Two (2) Posts

Ref. No: KNQA/NO 10/2020

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh 54,164 to 72,695 pm

Leave Entitlement: 30 days per financial year

Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

For appointment to this position one must have the following;

i) Bachelor’s degree (KNQF Level 7 or equivalent) in Education, Economics, statistics, Social Sciences, international relations, Science or related field from a recognized university in Kenya;

ii) Short course in academic fraud detection and forensic investigations (will be an added advantage);

iii) Proficiency in computer applications;

iv) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

i) Initiating the development of a system for recognition, equation and verification of foreign and national qualifications;

ii) Developing and implementing policies, standards and guidelines on Recognition, equation and verification of qualifications;

iii) Developing manuals, codes and guidelines on national and foreign qualifications;

iv) Evaluating the application for Recognition, equation and verification of qualifications;

v) Conducting the assessment of application for Recognition, Equation and Verification of Qualifications;

vi) Researching on and documenting as well as publishing on qualification equivalences between Kenyan and foreign qualifications;

vii) Verifying, authenticating and ensuring the validity of national and foreign qualifications;

viii) Training and maintaining a database of peer reviewers who will be involved in Recognition, Equation and Verification of Qualifications;

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

x) Benchmarking and developing best practices in Recognition, equation and verification of qualifications;

xi) Advising and supporting any person, body or institution which is responsible for the award of national and foreign qualifications in Kenya;

xii) Preparing an annual report on the status of national and foreign qualifications;

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 — 8:00 am