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Director, Test Development (Re - Advertisement)

Closing: Apr 22, 2024

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Published: Apr 3, 2024 (9 days ago)

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Person Specifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

  • At least fifteen (15) years cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at senior management level;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education from a recognized institution OR Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;
  • Strategic Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Exposure to international examination body will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.


Responsibilities

Person Specifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

  • At least fifteen (15) years cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at senior management level;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education from a recognized institution OR Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;
  • Strategic Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Exposure to international examination body will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated competence and merit in work performance;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.


  • Implementing the Council resolutions and instructions on Test Development;
  • Supervising the Deputy Directors in the Directorate to ensure quality delivery of services;
  • Providing strategic leadership in the Directorate;
  • Formulating and implementing initiatives to instil KNEC values in the Directorate;
  • Establishing an efficient and effective system to undertake Test Development activities;
  • Representing the CEO in curriculum development and related activities;
  • Preparing and implementing approved Directorate work plan, procurement plan, and budget;
  • Developing and implementing effective risk management strategies;
  • Cascading the strategic plan and performance contracting in the Directorate;
  • Ensuring security and confidentiality of all examination/assessment materials;
  • Keeping abreast with trends in psychometrics;
  • Supervising and mentoring examination officers;
  • Advising the CEO on staffing and strategies for adopting best practices in Test Development;
  • Appraising the performance of Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors in the Directorate;
  • Implementing Quality Management System for continual improvement;
  • Developing and implementing mechanisms for engagement of stakeholders on Test Development matters.
  • Building the capacity of examination officers on examinations and assessments.


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