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Quality Assurance Officer Job, Current Quality Assurance Jobs In Kenya,

Title: Principal Standards, Assessment and Quality Assurance Officer

REF. NO KNQA/NO 6/2020

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh 95,321 to 148,067 pm

Entitlement: 30 days per financial year

Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable


  • Eight (8) years relevant work experience four (4) of which must have been at supervisory level;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Three years’ experience in Quality Assurance, Quality audits and/or assessment management;
  • Membership of a Quality assurance and/or Assessment network (will be an added advantage);
  • Experience in writing of standards and guidelines and regulation of higher and/or basic education;
  • Higher education, Comparative Education or related field from a recognized university in Kenya;
  • Professional qualification and membership where applicable;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution


  • Developing and implementing policies, standards and guidelines on assessment, CATS and quality assurance;
  • Helping to develop policies, standards, and guidelines on assessment, Quality Assurance (QA), Credit accumulation and transfer (CATs), and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL);
  • Ensuring that Assessment and examinations carried out in the country meet KNQA standards and procedures;
  • Facilitating the establishment of the National Skills Development Council, and sector skills councils to support curriculum development, training, assessment and certification;
  • Developing policies on establishment and management of National/sector skills councils and occupational standards;
  • Benchmarking and developing best practices in assessment, CATs and QA;
  • Evaluating the application for credits transfer;
  • Conducting the assessment of application for credit transfer;
  • Recruiting and facilitate the training of assessments, CATS and QA peer reviewers;
  • Liaising with education regulatory bodies, curriculum developers, qualifications awarding bodies and other government ministries and agencies;
  • Guiding, advising and appraising officers under their supervision;
  • Developing manuals, codes and guidelines on national qualifications;
  • Recruiting, training of peer reviewers who will be involved in assessment, CATS and quality assurance functions of KNQA;
  • Developing and maintaining the Kenya Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (KCATS);
  • Maintaining healthy relationships with bodies involved in awarding qualifications in Kenya; to promote synergy and efficiency;
  • Benchmarking and developing best practices in quality assurance of registered Kenyan qualifications;
  • Advising and support any person, body or institution which is responsible for the award of national qualifications;
  • Publishing an annual report on the status of national qualifications;
  • Facilitating linkages, credit transfers and exemptions and a vertical and horizontal mobility at all levels to enable entry, re-entry and exit;
  • Building confidence in the national qualifications system that contributes to the national economy;
  • Developing pathways that support flexible access to qualifications;
  • Promoting the recognition of national qualifications internationally.
How to Apply

Detailed job descriptions and specifications for the above positions are available at:
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:

  1. It is an offense to include false/incorrect information in the application. Any incorrect/misleading information may lead to disqualification/legal action;
  2. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
  3. KNQA is an equal employer therefore people with disabilities, the marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply;
  4. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  5. 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.

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications on or before 24th September, 2020 (at 5pm) both electronically through and hard copies send to: –

The Director General

Kenya National Qualifications Authority

Uchumi House,6th Floor, Aga KhanWalk

P.O Box 72635-00200,

Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254-020-2100272

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