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3 Apr 2017

KIM Test Development Manager Job in Kenya

The Kenya Institute of Management is the hub of management and leadership excellence providing the highest quality professional and institutional development programs for greater growth and expanded opportunities.

Our mission is to steer and champion excellence, integrity and competitiveness in individuals and
organizations throughout Africa and beyond.

The Institute hereby seeks to recruit a results-oriented and self-driven experienced professional to join our team in the following position:

Description
Reporting to the Head of Examination, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of skilled examiners, test content developers, moderators, proofreaders, and data entry personnel who are instrumental in driving our continued semester examinations.

S/He will oversee a wide variety of test development activities, managing examiners, prioritizing and managing the extensive test development exercise, managing multiple exam exercises simultaneously, successfully collaborating with various internal and external examiners, meeting deadlines and delivering results in accordance with standards, policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the setting of examination papers while ensuring adherence to Bloom’s Taxonomy at all levels.
  • Ensure that all examinations are moderated and proof read before they are logged into the database.
  • Plan and facilitate the training of all examiners to ensure they understand competency based assessment.
  • Ensure that all Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) test items adhere to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) set criteria.
  • Prepare, update and review the procedures and processes for exam setting and moderation regularly as per ISO 9000 standards.
  • Analyze performance per level based on the test items most attempted and/or least attempted and the reasons thereof.
  • Take note of all changes in the curriculum and ensure that they are implemented in the test items.
  • Ensure 75% exam setting participation of the Kenya Institute of Management branch networks every semester.
  • Ensure that all test items are uniquely coded per semester.
  • Conduct branch visits quarterly to ensure adherence to KIM examination rules and regulations and the examination integrity is upheld.
  • Ensure that test item/exam development is conducted in accordance with the Institute’s standard by making sure that the test items are proofread, moderated and corrected to avoid any grammatical errors.
  • Coordinate and successfully conduct test item/exam selection to ensure that the selected test items are not repeated in the same test and have not been tested in the near past.
  • Ensure that the test item/exam quality is maintained as per the Institute standards.

Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education.
  • A Master’s degree in Test & Measurement is an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification as a CPA (K).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Test Development.
  • Proficient in ICT use.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure with little or no supervision.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and critical thinking skills.
  • High degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Excellent people management skills.
How to Apply
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