The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (Cap 225A, Laws of Kenya) which was repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act No. 29 of 2012, to conduct school and post school examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates or diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations. The Council invites competent, self motivated and qualified professionals for the following vacant position;


1.1  Duties and Responsibilities

The successful person will report to the Deputy Director, Human Resource Management and will co-ordinate specific human resource management activities; maintain critical HRM policy documents, rules, standards and procedures governing terms and conditions of service; advise on the administration of the schemes of service and the general staff welfare and discipline; liaise with other function heads on human resource issues related to planning, staff performance appraisals, recruitment and promotion, complement control, placement, staff training and development, employee relations, reward management, staff welfare and benefits; prepare Human Resource budget; develop HR strategies, policies, procedures and systems; prepare salary review proposals;  prepare and submit monthly and quarterly HR reports; supervision and development of staff;

1.2  Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  1. Served in the grade of Chief Human Resource Management Officer, EC Scale 12 for at least three (3) years or twelve (12) years relevant work experience in a recognized institution for direct entry;
  2. Masters Degree in Human Resource Management/Development, Business Administration or Public Administration from a recognized institution;
  3. Member of the Institute of Human Resources Management of Kenya (IHRM)-K;
  4. Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  5. Certificate in Computer Applications;
  6. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  • Key Competencies, skills and attitudes
  1. Integrity;
  2. Strategic thinking;
  3. Analytical skills;
  4. Communication and report writing skills;
  5. Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  6. Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  7. Team player.



The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with   seniority and responsibilities of the position.



Interested and suitably qualified internal candidates should fill the Application of Employment form for External Staff - KNEC.2B (REVISED 2018), application letter with enclosed certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees on or before 5th July, 2021 to:


The Chief Executive Officer

The Kenya National Examinations Council

P.O. Box 73598 - 00200



  1. The duties and responsibilities attached to the job will entail:
  • Receiving, reviewing and forwarding monthly and quarterly reports by the set timelines;
  • Ensuring that financial statements are produced on time in accordance with all the relevant legislation and financial regulations;
  • Reviewing responses to audit queries and ensure timely response to the queries raised;
  • Preparing all foreign payments in accordance with existing contracts or invoices submitted and obtain the best foreign exchange spot rates;
  • Verifying payment vouchers, imprest accounted for and follow-up of outstanding imprest;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate payments of claims;
  • Keeping abreast with tax legislation and advise management;
  • Requisition bank for blank cheque books, record in register issue the same; custodian of all blank cheques;
  • Preparing revised estimates and draft annual budget; ensure budget compliance; receive, review and forward monthly and quarterly reports by the set timelines;
  • Regularly reviewing internal control procedures and ensure that the existing internal control procedures are adhered to;
  • Maintaining project accounts as per donors’ requirements and PFMA Act;
  • implementing the revenue collection system and make proposals for its continuous improvement;
  • Advising management on the valuation and revaluation of fixed assets.



  1. Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Served in the grade of Accountant I, EC Scale 11 for at least three years or three (3) years in a comparable and relevant position with nine (9) years cumulative work experience;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management, Finance or Accounting from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant, CPA(K);
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration ( Finance or Accounting);
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK);
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer applications;
  • Fulfill the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution.


  1. Key Competencies, skills and attitudes
  • Integrity;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Communication and reporting skills;
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player.




  • Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification;


KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.


For more details log into KNEC website or staff email


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