KNEC Latest Vacancies for Test Development Professionals (Setters and Moderators)

By | February 27, 2023


The Kenya National Examinations Council is in the process of expanding its database of contracted professionals. It, therefore, wishes to train, certify and recruit teachers, tutors and lecturers to be engaged in the development of examination and assessment tools for school and teacher education. In view of this, the Council invites interested professionals to apply for the training. The successful applicants will be engaged as contracted professionals from time to time as the need arises.


Applicants wishing to be considered for appointment as contracted professionals should meet the following requirements:

  1. Have unquestionable and irreproachable
  2. Must be qualified teachers of the subject/learning area applied
  3. Be conversant with the content of the curriculum designs in their subject/learning area of specialization.
  4. Have proven teaching or work experience of at least 3
  5. Must be registered with the Teachers Service
  6. Have a Certificate of Good Conduct

Interested persons should apply by e-mail only through and attach scanned copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and recommendations from heads of their institutions on or before 1st March 2023.

Successful applicants will be informed through their contacts.

Details on the application can be accessed through the KNEC website Contracted Professionals already engaged by KNEC need not apply.

The relevant subject/learning areas are listed below:

A)    Primary School (Age-Based Curriculum Pathway)

Subject / Learning areaSubject /Learning area
EnglishPhysical and Health Education

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KiswahiliSocial Studies
Indigenous LanguageReligious Education (CRE/IRE/HRE)
MathematicsArt and Craft
Home ScienceMusic
AgricultureKenya Sign Language
Science and TechnologyForeign Languages (Arabic, French, German, Mandarin)

B)    Special Needs Education (Stage Based Pathway)

All the learning areas covered in the four levels of the stage-based curriculum pathway

  1. Teacher Education Assessments
Professional Learning AreasIntegrated content and pedagogy learning areas
1.Child Development and Psychology1.English
2.Curriculum Studies2.Kiswahili
3.Educational Resources3.Mathematics
4.ICT Integration in Education4.Science and Technology
5.Educational Assessment5.Agriculture
6.Communication and Research Skills6.Home Science
7.Inclusive Education7.Religious Education: CRE/IRE/HRE
8.Educational Leadership and Management8.Social Studies
9.Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education9.Physical and Health Education
10.Historical and Comparative Foundations of Education10.Art and Craft
11.Micro Teaching11.Music
12.Practicum12.Indigenous Language
  13.Foreign Languages: French/Arabic/German/Mandarin
  14.Health & Nutrition
  15.Environmental Education
  16.Kenyan Sign Language