Council of Governors Technical Officer - Education - Jobs in Kenya

Council of Governors Technical Officer - Education - Jobs in Kenya


The Council of Governors (CoG) is established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act 2012 with the mandate to provide a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).

To enable the Council achieve its mandate and vision, the Council wishes to recruit results oriented individuals with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following position:

Technical Officer-education Committee

Overall Purpose of the Job

The Technical Officer-Education will be responsible for coordinating Education matters within the Council of Governors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director Committees, the Technical Officer- Education Committee will perform the following duties:

  • Advise the Council on all matters Education;
  • Maintain up –to –date statistics and Education programs data in collaboration with M&E, for Education related performance reporting for all CoG Committees;
  • Develop Education sector action plan for the Council of Governors;
  • Continuously report on progress and lessons learnt on Education at the Council and by extension within Counties while tracking national policy and legislation on the same;
  • Design a system of monitoring and evaluating Committee achievements related to Education;
  • Responsible for integrating and monitoring education – related indicators to promote educational development interventions;
  • Actively coordinate program work on Education with other partners, both within National and County governments, implementing agencies and donors;
  • Identify and document best practices and lessons learnt in implementing Education programs and activities in the Counties and share with the CoG Best Practice (Maarifa) Centre;
  • Write reports, success stories, policy papers, technical briefs and abstracts for presentations within required timelines and quality;
  • Representation of the Council in external meeting with strategic Council position;
  • Identification of partners in specific sector areas;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Have Bachelor degree in Education or a related field from a recognized institution;
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Have Certificate in computer applications;
  • Have strong analytical, written, oral communications, strong interpersonal and relationship skills;
  • Have served for at least 2-3 years in the area of Educational Development preferably in the public sector;
  • Have proven leadership and supervisory experience;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6
    of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Must be a Citizen of Kenya.

  • Fluency in English is required.

    Desirable Competencies:
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with CoG clients and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implements actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, and concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization- works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs for the Council of Governors.

    Duration of the assignment
  • The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

    How to Apply
  • Interested persons should download and duly fill the Cog Employment Application Form and send the duly completed form, CV with names and addresses of three referees, cover letter with current and expected remuneration, and a copy each for ID, certificates, and relevant testimonials to e-mail address;, indicating the name of the position you are applying for in the subject of the email, on or before Friday 5th April, 2019.
  • The Council of Governors is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Persons living with disability and persons from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Council of Governors Technical Officer - Education - Jobs in Kenya

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