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Planning and Strategy Officer at Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)

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 help coordinate and harmonize the various levels of education; and to create a database of all qualifications in the country. The KNQF which the authority has developed and is now implementing is part of Kenya’s international commitments to develop an accurate, reliable and robust database of all qualifications in the country that will allow for comparability, equation, recognition and information sharing of qualifications globally.


REF NO KNQA/NO.13/2020
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, a person must have: –

  • Bachelor’s Degree (KNQF Level 7 or equivalent) in any of the following fields: Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Strategic Management, Business Development, Development Studies, and Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Meets the provisions of the Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Duties and responsibilities

  • Executing the Authority’s internal policies, regulations, guidelines and strategies;
  • Developing and reviewing of the Authority’s Strategic Plan;
  • Assessing the strengths and weakness of policy options;
  • Analyzing policy recommendations from various departments;
  • Preparation of policy position papers;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of all the Authority’s programmes and projects;
  • Developing and Maintaining Monitoring& Evaluation data base;
  • Compiling various Monitoring & Evaluation reports;
  • Coordinating corporate performance management process and Performance; Contract (PC) of all the departments and divisions at the Authority;
  • Developing monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual organizational performance report to the Director General/CEO;
  • Conducting research on potential donors/partners;
  • Preparation of project proposals for funding agencies;
  • Updating donor databases to record their contacts and preference information;
  • Knowledge of Recognition of Prior learning and national skills development;
  • Maintaining a network of Partner contacts;
  • Sensitizing and training team members on fund raising and strategy; and
  • Organizing events for partnership building between implementers and potential partners.

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