KNQA Standards, Assessment & Quality Assurance Officer Job 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.

Standards, Assessment & Quality Assurance (SAQA) Officer

KNQA Grade 6

One (1) Post

Ref. No: KNQA/NO 9/2020)

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh 54,164 to 72,675 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, Business, Social Sciences, Science or related field from a recognized university;

ii) Professional qualification and membership where applicable;

iii) Proficiency in computer applications

iv) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Key Duties and Responsibilities;

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

ii) Conducting assessment and evaluating applications for Credit Accumulation and Transfer;

iii) Conducting Quality Assessments of Qualification Awarding Institutions (QAIs);

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

v) Monitoring, evaluating, reporting and initiate reviewing regulations, policies, guidelines and tools on QA, CATS, RPL and assessment/examinations;

vi) Facilitating the recruitment and facilitation for the training of QA, CATs, RPL and assessment peer reviewers;

vii) Liaising with education regulatory bodies, curriculum developers, qualifications awarding bodies and other government ministries and agencies on QA and Assessment of national and foreign qualifications;

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

ix) Supporting mobility of workers and students across borders with their qualifications;

x) Promoting internationalization of Kenyan education and training

xi) Building confidence in the national qualifications system that contributes to the national development;

xii) Providing pathways that support the development and maintenance of flexible access to qualifications; and

xiii) 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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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Education and Training, Audit and Quality Assurance, Economics and Statistics
Updated: September 14, 2020 — 7:55 am