KNEC Research Officers, Research Assistants and Manuscripts Secretary Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to recruit  self motivated and qualified professionals for the following vacant positions:
Research Officer II
KNEC Scale EC 10 
Three Posts

The Research Officer II will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Research Division. 
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Identify research problems, develop research proposals, plan and implement research projects;
  • Conduct pro-active research studies in educational assessment;
  • Develop research proposals on research problems related to KNEC examinations;
  • Train data collectors; programme and implement data collection exercise; disseminate research findings.
Requirements for Appointment: 
  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or equivalent from a recognized institution; 
  • Masters Degree in Education in Measurements and Evaluation or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Must have six (6) years relevant experience from a reputable institution;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications 
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
Research Assistant I
KNEC Scale EC 9 
Five Posts
The Research Assistant I will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Research Division. 
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Identify research problems, develop research proposals, plan and implement research projects under limited supervision from more senior research officers;
  • Conduct pro-active research studies in educational assessment;
  • Develop research proposals on research problems related to KNEC examinations;
  • Train data collectors, programme and implement data collection exercise and disseminate research findings. 
Requirements for Appointment: 
  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Must have three (3) years relevant experience from a reputable institution;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications.
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications;
Manuscripts Secretary III
KNEC Scale EC 9
One Post

The Manuscripts Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Manuscripts Division.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • An officer at this level will be expected to receive manuscripts from subject officers, type, typeset, proof read, design and format the document;
  • Effect changes/corrections as directed and handle machine copies confidentially and maintain security in storage and retrieval;
  • Capture and bank pre-tested items received in the Division for future use;
  • Assist in the coordination of specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Division.
Requirements for Appointment:
  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Education in Secretarial or Business Studies from a recognized institution; OR Bachelors Degree in relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Secretarial Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Relevant experience for at least three (3) years;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications;
  • KCSE mean grade C+ and above or equivalent qualifications.
Terms of Offer: The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.
Application Procedure
 
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of two referees on or before Friday, October 03, 2014 to: 
The Head of Human Resources Division 
The Kenya National Examinations Council 
P O Box 73598 - 00200 
Nairobi
Note:
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.
 
All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a psychometric test to be administered by the Council.
 
KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability are encouraged to apply.