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Principal Standards, Assessment And Quality Assurance Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

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

Responsibilities

i) Developing and implementing policies, standards and guidelines on assessment,
Basic Salary Scale Ksh 95,321 to 148,067 pm
Leave Entitlement 30 days per financial year
Terms of Service Permanent and pensionable
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

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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