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Registration and Accreditation Officer

Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) was set up in 2015 as set out in the Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF) act no. 22 of 2014 (and KNQF Regulations, 2018) to coordinate and harmonize the various levels of education; and to create a database of all qualifications in the country.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications on or before 24th September, 2020 (at 5pm) both electronically through knqa.go.ke@gmail.com and hard copies send to: -

The Director General
Kenya National Qualifications Authority
Uchumi House,6th Floor, Aga Khan Walk
P.O Box 72635-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254-020-2100272



11. Registration and Accreditation Officer
GRADE KNQA 6 (TWO (2) POSTS-KNQA/NO. 11/2020)
Basic Salary Scale
Ksh 54,164 to 72,695 pm
Leave Entitlement
30 days per financial year
Terms of Service
Permanent and pensionable

For appointment to this grade an officer must have:
i) Bachelor’s degree in Education, Engineering, Architecture, law, science, Agriculture, animal sciences or related field from a recognized university in Kenya;
ii) Short course in Quality assurance and accreditation (will be an added advantage);
iii) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;
iv) Proficiency in computer applications.

Key Duties and responsibilities will entail assisting in;
i) Initiating the development of guidelines and tools for accreditation purposes;
ii) Collecting and collating data for the national data base of qualifications awarding institutions accredited in Kenya;
iii) Supporting institutions and individuals on accreditation of qualifications awarding institutions;
iv) Evaluating applications for accreditation and registration of Qualifications awarding Institutions (QAIs) and Qualifications;
v) Processing applications of accreditation Resource reviewers and facilitators;
vi) Organizing accreditation training and other workshops;
vii) Undertaking technical/full inspections of QAIs and preparing reports;
viii) Analyzing self-evaluation by Qualifications awarding institutions and reporting;
ix) Updating and maintaining the database of accredited and registered QAIs and national as well as recognized foreign Qualifications;
x) Monitoring and reporting on implementation of policies, regulations and guidelines on registration and accreditation;
xi) Monitoring and reporting on implementation of policies, regulations and guidelines on registration & accreditation of qualifications awarding institutions;

How to Apply
Detailed job descriptions and specifications for the above positions are available at: www.knqa.go.ke
If you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the above specified criteria for any of the above positions, submit (both electronically and hard copies) of your cover letter, together with copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your updated detailed Curriculum Vitae, including other things your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees who are familiar with your qualifications and/or work experience.

Scan and send your application electronically as a one pdf attachment/document with ‘POSITION APPLIED FOR’ as the subject line. The hard copies should be marked with ‘POSITION APPLIED FOR’ on top of the envelope.

Please note:
i) It is an offense to include false/incorrect information in the application. Any incorrect/misleading information may lead to disqualification/legal action;
ii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
iii) KNQA is an equal employer therefore people with disabilities, the marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply;
iv) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce the originals of their national ID/ passport, academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials and current compliance certificates for the requirements of chapter six of the Kenyan constitution during interview.

Your application MUST be received not later than 24th September, 2020 at 5.00 pm.

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