2 Apr 2024

Deputy Director, Human Resource Management and Development – 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 This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.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:

  • Coordinating the development and implementation of strategies, policies and procedures in the Department;
  • Providing leadership to foster a culture that promotes teamwork, innovativeness and efficiency in service delivery;
  • Analyzing and implementing recommendations on optimal staffing levels for effective succession planning;
  • Coordinating effective implementation with all legislative requirements to ensure compliance;
  • Providing human resource technical expertise to the Management Advisory Committee;
  • Coordinating the implementation of the staff recruitment, training and development, performance management, compensation, staff welfare programs and staff discipline;
  • Coordinating the implementation of performance contracting targets, work plans and performance reporting;
  • Coordinating and monitoring Departmental budgets and procurement plans;
  • Coordinating knowledge management in the Department;
  • Ensuring risk mitigation measures are in place;
  • Ensuring high-quality standards in the Department;
  • Maintaining departmental records and information;
  • Ensuring implementation of employee health and safety programs.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

  • At least twelve (12) years cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at management level;
  • Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration with a Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution OR Masters Degree or its equivalent qualifications in any of the following fields: Business Management, Public Administration, Finance, Commerce, Human Resource Management, from a recognized Institution;
  • Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution; OR Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences/Business Administration/Commerce with Diploma (KNEC) in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Membership to a professional body;
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
  • Proficiency in computer application
  • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

  • Integrity;
  • Strategic thinking;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Communication and reporting skills;
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player.

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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