Reporting to the Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer and serving as head of the National Integrity Academy, the jobholder is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the National Integrity Academy in relation to:

  • The overall design, development, and implementation of all Academy programs;
  • Management and operationalization of the Academy;
  • Compliance with the requisite legal standards and practices applicable to the Academy and its operations;
  • Establishment and management of partnerships, networks, collaborations, and linkages locally, regionally, and internationally;
  • Identification and mobilization of resources for the operations of the Academy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leading the development and implementation of the Academy Strategic Plan;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Academy;
  • Coordinating the administrative functions of the Academy;
  • Coordinating training and capacity building programs;
  • Coordinating the design, development, and implementation of the Academy curriculum including face to face and online programs;
  • Providing leadership in resource mobilization for the implementation of the programs of the Academy;
  • Ensuring the Academy’s compliance with the laws governing training institutions in the country;
  • Providing leadership in the preparation of the work plans and budget of the Academy;
  • Providing leadership in the preparation of Academy reports on the timely reporting of activities undertaken;
  • Establishing procedures for evaluation and selection of Academy faculty, equipment and training materials;
  • Entering into contracts and arrangements on behalf of the Academy and negotiating international agreements for consideration by the Board and approval by the Assembly;
  • Ensuring accreditation of the academy programs.

Requirements for Appointment

For an appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • Minimum of fourteen (14) years’ relevant professional experience in a training institution, at least five (5) of which should have been at the level of a Senior Assistant Director or its equivalent position
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Governance & Ethics, Law, HR, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or it’s equivalent from a recognized university
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum Grade C+ or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Membership to recognized professional body and be in good standing
  • Experience in running a reputable training institution
  • Experience in research and consultancy
  • Strategic Leadership Development Programme
  • Proven experience in resource mobilization and prudently manage and account for resources
  • Have knowledge and clear understanding of the Education and training sector
  • Demonstrated integrity and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results

Other Requirements

  • A doctorate will be an added advantage
  • Publication in refereed journal and/ or book chapters will be an added advantage

In addition, the candidate must possess the following core competencies:

  • Demonstrated integrity and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Ability to build and lead cohesive teams;
  • Problem-solving skills.

Application Procedure:

In addition to the qualifications set above applicants must further obtain clearances from the following:

• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

• Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

• Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)

• Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

• Registration and good standing in relevant Professional Bodies

Interested candidates who meet the set criteria should complete EACC Form 1 online from and attach copies of ID, CV, academic/ professional certificates (certified by the issuing institution), clearances, and testimonials.

All applications must be made online and will be acknowledged via email. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

To be considered, applications should be received no later than Tuesday, 29th December 2020 at 5.00 pm.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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