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TSC Kenya Teaching vacancies advert.

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has advertised 827 secondary schools administrative positions. Of these 16 are for Chief Principals, 516 for Principals and 91 for Deputy Principal I. While, 204 have been reserved for Deputy Principal II.
Interested candidates and those who meet the requirements are expected to apply online by 17th September, 2019.

Shortlisted candidates for the adverts will be required to present the following documents during the interviews:

1). Certificate of good conduct
2). Clearance Certificate by the Higher Education Loans Board, Helb.
3). Clearance Certificate from EACC
4). Clearance Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau
5). KRA tax compliance certificate.

How to apply

1). Visit the official TSC portal at tsconline.tsc.go.ke
2). Scroll to preferred window and Enter you Surname, ID number and TSC Number. Then, click on continue.
3). Enter your details correctly in the next window and click on Save.

FULL DETAILS

TSC- THE REQUIREMENTS, RESPONSIBILITIES & APPOINTMENT CRITERIA FOR DEPUTY PRINCIPALS

In 2018, the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, developed three promotional grades for Deputy principals of Secondary schools. Guidelines on these two grades are contained in a Career Progression Guidelines Circular of 2018. The Deputy Principals’ grades are:

1). Deputy principal III (T- Scale 11),

2). Deputy principal II (T- Scale 12)

3). Deputy principal I (T- Scale 13).

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL III T-SCALE 11

This is a promotional and an entry grade for Deputy Principals in secondary schools.
The Deputy Principal III will report to the Principal. He/she will provide support to the Principal of the institution in the development and implementation of education plans, policies, programs and curriculum activities.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO DEPUTY PRINCIPAL III T-SCALE 11

For appointment to this grade one must:-
i. have served as Senior Master III T-Scale 10 for a minimum period of three (3) years;
ii. have obtained a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
iv. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution;
v. have a Master’s degree in a relevant area;
vi. have a valid Teaching Certificate; and
vii. meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL II T-SCALE 12

This is a promotional position for Deputy Principals in secondary schools. The Deputy Principal II will report to the Principal. He/she will provide support to the Principal of the institution in the development and implementation of education plans, policies, programs and curriculum activities. Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO DEPUTY PRINCIPAL II T-SCALE 12

For appointment to this grade one must:-
i. have served as Deputy Principal III or Senior Master II T-Scale 11 for a minimum period of three (3) years;
ii. have obtained a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
iv. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
v. have a Master’s degree in a relevant area;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL I T-SCALE 13

This is a promotional grade for Deputy Principals in secondary schools. The Deputy Principal II will report to the Principal. He/she will provide support to the Principal of the institution in the development and implementation of education plans, policies, programs and curriculum activities.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT DEPUTY PRINCIPAL I T-SCALE 13

For appointment to this grade one must:-
i. have served as Deputy Principal II or Senior Master I T-Scale 12 for a minimum period of three (3) years;
ii. be a holder of Master’s degree in a relevant area;
iii. have a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iv. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
v. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DEPUTY PRINCIPAL III,
II & I T- SCALES 11, 12 & 13

The duties of a teacher at this level shall be to:-
i. prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time for evaluation;
ii. teach subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to the learner;
iii. evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare learners for national and other examinations;
iv. initiate new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching and learning in the subjects of specialisation;
v. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
vi. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline;
vii. participate in workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas so as to enhance knowledge in subject areas;
viii. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
ix. induct and guide new teachers and teacher trainees on their duties, the rules and culture of the institution;
x. ensure proper and optimal utilization of resources allocated for training and learning;
xi. coordinate preparation and production of course materials for curriculum delivery;
xii. participate and/or conduct research in subjects of specialization;
xiii. coordinate and provide guidance and counselling services to teachers, nonteaching staff and learners so as to instil norms and values for harmonious coexistence;
xiv. ensure proper discipline is maintained in the institution by the teachers, nonteaching staff and learners to create a conducive learning environment;
xv. supervise interpretation and implementation of the curriculum by ensuring teachers prepare schemes of work, lesson plans and other professional documents;
xvi. ensure internal examination and assessments are carried out;
xvii. ensure implementation of scheduled instructional programmes;
xviii. be in-charge of stores, requisition and the proper maintenance of inventories for accountability and optimal utilization;
xix. assist the Principal in the supervision of teaching and non-teaching staff;
xx. assist the Principal in the organization and supervision of institutional activities including maintenance of cleanliness and general repairs;
xxi. maintain records of proceedings of meetings and serve as secretary to the staff meetings;
xxii. maintain staff and learners records for example learners registers, staff attendance, leave management forms and discipline cases;
xxiii. appraise teachers;
xxiv. promote positive relations between the institution and stakeholders for instance the local community, parents and private sector organizations;
xxv. ensure safety, health, security and welfare of learners;
xxvi. assist the Principal in prudent management of institutional resources;
xxvii. chair Heads of Departments’ meetings and Discipline Committees; and
xxviii. any other duty as may be assigned.

HOW TO GET PROMOTED TO DEPUTY PRINCIPALS’ GRADES.
Promotion to these, two, grades will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.Since the two grades are promotional, those wishing to hold them are first subjected to interviews by TSC. The Commission shall advertise the available vacancies and applicants who shall be shortlisted would be subjected to interviews.

INTERVIEW AREAS
The Commission has developed an interview score sheet. The following areas are tested and a candidate must score 50% and above in order to be deployed.

The interview areas and maximum marks to be awarded:

A). ADMINISTRATIVE ABILITIES IN THE CURRENT ASSIGNMENT
i). Achievements- 10 marks
ii). Co-curricular achievements- 8 marks
iii). Participation in Education affairs- 5 marks
iv). Knowledge on the formation, members and functions of BOG and
PTA- 5 marks
v)Role of the sponsor- 2 marks
SUB-TOTAL: 30 marks

B). KNOWLEDGE OF EDUCATION ISSUES ESPECIALLY TRENDS IN THE POST INDEPENDENCE PERIOD

i). Knowledge of all Education Commissions- 3
ii). Purpose for formation of such Commissions or working parties- 3 marks
iii). Their respective recommendations- 3 marks
iv). Adoptions/implementation- 3 marks
SUB-TOTAL: 12 marks

C). KNOWLEDGE OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION

I). Curriculum Development
i). Structure of Kenya Institute of Education- 3 marks
ii). Function of Kenya Institute of Education- 3 marks
iii). Current trends in the curriculum- 5 marks

II). Implementation
i). Structure and function of Teachers Service Commission- 5 marks
ii). Functions and structure of MOEST – Inspection and Directorate: 4 marks

III). Evaluation
i). Membership of Kenya National Examination Council- 3 marks
ii). Relationship between TSC, MoE/MoST, KNEC and KIE- 5 marks
SUB TOTAL: 28 marks

D). LEGAL FRAME WORK IN EDUCATION
i). Teachers Service Commission- 1 mark
ii). Education Act- 1 mark
ii). Kenya National Examination Council Act- 1 mark
iii). Trade and Dispute Act- 1 mark
iv). TSC Code of Regulations for teachers- 1 mark
v). Schemes of Service for teachers- 1 mark
vi). A Manual for Heads of Secondary Schools in Kenya- 1 mark
SUB-TOTAL: 7

E). OTHER EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
i). Kenya Institute of Education- 2 marks
ii). Jomo Kenyatta Foundation- 2 marks
iii). Kenya Literature Bureau- 2 marks
iv). Kenya Education Staff Institute- 2 marks
SUB-TOTAL: 8

F). FUNCTIONS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
i). Knowledge of the three arms of Government and their interrelationship- 3 marks
ii). Legislature; Its function, role of speaker, clerk and sergeant-at-arms- 3 marks
iii). Executive; Functions, role of the Permanent Secretaries vis-à-vis Ministers- 3 marks
iv). Judiciary; Functions, Structure, Attorney General, Chief justice etc.- 3 marks
SUB TOTAL 12

G). General Knowledge 3
GRAND TOTAL: 100%

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