2 Apr 2024

Deputy Director, Examinations & Assessment Support Services (ICT) – 1 Post at Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

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Job Description

The Kenya National Examinations Council (also referred to as KNEC or the Council) was established in 1980 under the Kenya National Examinations Council Act Cap 225A of the Laws of Kenya. This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Providing leadership and coordinating the development and implementation of ICT strategies, policies, and procedures in the Department;
  • Providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of ICT strategies;
  • Ensuring adherence to ICT policies, procedures, and standards;
  • Undertaking a periodic review of ICT systems projects and recommending improvements;
  • Establishing mechanisms for disaster recovery and business continuity;
  • Overseeing ICT programs and activities;
  • Drawing ICT budget and procurement plans;
  • Supervising and coordinating the implementation of ICT projects;
  • Providing leadership to ICT project managers;
  • Overseeing systems development, implementation, and maintenance;
  • Preparing ICT status reports and ensuring professional standards and guidelines are adhered to;
  • Preparing budgets, and work plans, conducting staff performance appraisal, and submitting performance reports;
  • Overseeing ICT training programs and staff capacity building;
  • Recommending specifications for procurement of ICT equipment, software and services.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

  • At least twelve (12) years of cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at management level;
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Electronics Engineering, or other ICT-related disciplines with a bias in computer science from a recognized institution;
  • Certification in any of the following: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Developer (MCSD), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Oracle certification;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
  • Membership to a professional body;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

  • Strategic thinking;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Project Management Skills;
  • Strong communication and reporting skills;
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player;
  • Integrity.

Method of Application

Download application Form : Click Here

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya National Examinations Council
New Mitihani House, South C
P.O Box 73598-00200

Closing Date : 23 April. 2024


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