Senior Accredation Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA)

Job Description

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Education established under the TVET Act of 2013. The mandate of the Authority is to promote quality access, equity and relevance in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) by developing standards, inspecting, registering and licensing trainers, institutions and training programmes.

3. Senior Accreditation Officer – Grade TVETA 4

Vacancy No. TVETA/3/JUN.2018: Number of Posts: One (1)

Basic Salary Scale: Kshs.96, 300 – 127,800 pm

(a) Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager Accreditation Services, the Senior Accreditation Officer will be responsible for the following:

(i) Carrying out inspection of institution for registration and accreditation of programmes;

(ii) Evaluating trainers’ qualifications;

(iii) Liaising with relevant foreign TVET regulatory bodies to ascertain the accreditation of foreign TVET qualifications;

(iv) Conducting stakeholders mapping and needs assessment;

(v) Conducting sensitization of stakeholders on registration, accreditation and licensing of TVET institutions, programmes and trainers;

(vi) Ensuring safe custody of registration certificates and licenses for TVET institutions and programmes;

(vii) Maintaining and updating a database of accredited TVET institutions, programmes, trainers, and examiners;

(viii) Preparing assessment and inspection reports and agenda for deliberation by the Board.

(ix) Implementing Board’s decisions on registration, licensing and accreditation of TVET institutions and examining bodies;

(b) Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, one must have: –

(i) Served for a cumulative period of at least ten (10) years in the Public Service, three (3) years of which must have been as a Principal Technical Education Officer/Principal Youth Training Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service/Private Sector;

(ii) Bachelor’s degree in Education;


Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Telecommunications, Mechanical, Automotive, Electronics, Construction Plant, Civil, Agricultural, Industrial Technology, Production Technology, Instrumentation and Control); Human Resource Management; Entrepreneurship; Agriculture; Livestock Production; Animal Health; Agricultural Economics; Computer Science; Information Technology; Library and Information Science; Commerce; Communication; Tourism; Hospitality/Hotel Management; Food Technology; Home Economics; Business Administration/Management; Sociology; Economics; Secretarial Studies; Supply Chain Management; Educational Psychological Counseling; and Guidance and Counseling or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

(iii) Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Education; Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Automotive, Electronics, Telecommunication, Computer Science, Civil, Construction Plant, Agricultural, Industrial Technology, Production Technology, Instrumentation and Control); Information Systems; Information Technology; Library and Information Science; Information Communication Technology; Disaster Management; Agriculture; Livestock Production; Animal Health; Agricultural Economics; Project Management; Entrepreneurship; Communication; Human Resource; Food Technology; Education; Sociology; Economics; Business Administration; Business Management; Tourism; Supply Chain Management; Guidance and Counseling or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

(iv) Post-Graduate Diploma in Education or Diploma in Technical Education from a recognized institution.

(v) Attended a senior management course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution

(vi) Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.

(vii) Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability required for effective performance of duties at this level;


Those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should submit their applications clearly quoting the Vacancy/Position and Vacancy Number on the envelope and application. The application MUST be accompanied with a detailed C.V stating the current position, work experience, postal address, telephone and email contacts, and copies of all relevant academic and professional certificates (only those stated in the job requirements) and, relevant work testimonials. Further, interested applicants are required to fill the Applicant’s Personal Profile Form. Those making online applications can access the Form via link

Applicants submitting hard copy applications can download and fill the Applicant’s Personal Profile Form from our website.

Applicants are also expected to provide email, telephone and postal contacts of three referees.

All applications should reach the Director General on or before 29th June 2018 at 5.00 pm.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director General


P.O Box 35625- 00100




Forward the applications via email address: [email protected]

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any fee on job applicants. Male and female potential candidates living with a disability are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Applicants who will be invited for interview will be expected to produce valid copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations when they appear for interview in fulfillment of the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.

i. Valid tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

ii. Valid Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) clearance certificate;

iii. Valid self-declaration forms from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission specific to this advertisement;

iv. Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) issued not more than one year ago from the date of this advert;

v. Valid Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) clearance.

For any queries please call this number +254202392140


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