Information Technology Specialist - Kenya Primary Education Evaluation and Assessment Program

  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • 19/04/2024
Full time Information Technology


Project Description

The purpose of the Activity is to strengthen accountability and resilience across the Ministry of Education (MOE) and other relevant semi-autonomous government agencies (SAGAs) through improved collection, integration, and use of education data and technology.

Position Description

The Information Technology (IT) Specialist will work under the leadership of the COP. He/she will be responsible for all aspects e-assessment, including overseeing establishment of test banks, transmission and storage of test items, successful drawing of tests items, and all digital equipment and assessment activities conducted in partnership with the Government of Kenya (GoK), sub partners and grantees as well as developing their digital capacity where appropriate.


The candidate for the position of IT Specialist shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


A Master’s-level degree in information technology, business, and information technology (BIT), computer science, information science with IT or related field from an accredited institution.

Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in ICT related service management, IT systems support, basic computer networking, IT system security management, and related technologies conducting and supporting assessment.
  • Hands-on experience in installation, troubleshooting, and upgrading of software and hardware systems such as but not limited to computers, printers, tablets, servers, portable devices, and other peripheral devices.
  • Strong knowledge of competency based and school-based assessment, experience in e-assessment methodologies, designing e-assessment frameworks, e-assessment tools and implementing e-assessments.
  • Experience in developing and managing data dashboard and linkages with other data systems.
  • Ability to work closely with assessment specialists to develop and manage required test item banks and information management systems.
  • Ability to manage digital assessments including access to digital assessment content, generate, analyze, and report digital assessment reports.
  • Proven ability to enhance online in-service and pre-service training forums, strengthening existing platforms and uploading digital training modules to be accessed remotely.
  • Experience in acquisition and procurement of ICT equipment and supplies, ICT inventory management and disposal.
  • Experience in successfully supporting e-assessment of large-scale national reading programs in a developing country, preferably in Kenya and East Africa, is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated technical, capacity building, communication, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and productive relations with the GOK, sub partners, and grantees.
  • Experience with donor funded projects, including contracts, and understanding of USAID rules and regulations.
  • Ability to write, communicate, and prepare reports clearly in English.

Additional Information

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified.  No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.