Knec advertisement for Test Development Professionals (Setters and Moderators)


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 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 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 Certificate of Good Conduct

Interested persons should apply by e-mail only through [email protected] and attach scanned copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and recommendation 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 area Subject /Learning area
English Physical and Health Education


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Kiswahili Social Studies
Indigenous Language Religious Education (CRE/IRE/HRE)
Mathematics Art and Craft
Home Science Music
Agriculture Kenya Sign Language
Science and Technology Foreign Languages (Arabic, French, German, Mandarin)


B)    Special Needs Education (Stage Based Pathway)

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


  1. Teacher Education Assessments


Professional Learning Areas Integrated content and pedagogy learning areas
1. Child Development and Psychology 1. English
2. Curriculum Studies 2. Kiswahili
3. Educational Resources 3. Mathematics
4. ICT Integration in Education 4. Science and Technology
5. Educational Assessment 5. Agriculture
6. Communication and Research Skills 6. Home Science
7. Inclusive Education 7. Religious Education: CRE/IRE/HRE
8. Educational Leadership and Management 8. Social Studies
9. Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education 9. Physical and Health Education
10. Historical and Comparative Foundations of Education 10. Art and Craft
11. Micro Teaching 11. Music
12. Practicum 12. Indigenous Language
    13. Foreign Languages: French/Arabic/German/Mandarin
    14. Health & Nutrition
    15. Environmental Education
    16. Kenyan Sign Language


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