TSC County Administrative Officials: Roles and Responsibilities

Section 14 of the TSC Act empowers the Commission to establish administrative units and appoint personnel to carry out any of its tasks. Consequently, the Commission assigned the TSC County Directors and other officers to manage all administrative and technical issues related to teacher management at the county level.

1. Duties of the TSC County Director

  • The County Director is responsible for facilitating teacher registration and enforcing registration regulations,
  • Coordinating teacher recruiting within the county and ensuring compliance with Commission recommendations.
  • Maintain a database of registered and unemployed teachers in the county.
  • Manage teacher management in accordance with county policies and guidelines, including recruitment, transfers, posting, study leave, disciplinary matters, and recommending teachers for administrative positions through a competitive process.
  • Follow Commission guidelines;
  • Maintain a database of administrative roles in the county;
  • Keep track of teacher vacancies in the county.
  • Identify and select candidates for Teacher Professional Development Courses (TPDC) in the county, as per Commission guidelines.
  • Coordinate teacher promotions under the county’s common cadre.
  • Ensure compliance with teaching standards.
  • Monitor teacher performance at the county level.
  • Oversee performance appraisals.
  • Coordinate with the Commission Secretary and stakeholders for resource mobilization.
  • In carrying out the tasks outlined in the Code or Regulations for Teachers, the County Director must always report to and work under the guidance of the Commission Secretary.
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The Deputy County Director’s responsibilities

The Deputy County Director is accountable to the County Director and performs the following duties:
(i) Deputize the County Director.
(ii) Oversee the procedure for teacher registration in the county.
(iii) conducting interviews for primary and post-primary institution heads and deputies, as well as approving primary school appointments.

(iv) Create and manage a database for interviewed candidates.
(v) Secretary for the County Assignment and Deployment Committee, overseeing teacher deployment and rationalization.
(vi) Investigate professional wrongdoing among instructors and administrative workers.
(vii) Coordinate curriculum implementation and instructional standards.
(viii) Conduct routine assessments in schools and institutions with QAS officers and provide reports.

(ix) Supervise data collection and report validation.
(x) Oversee TSC Secretariat staff in the county.
(xi) Coordinate the county’s maintenance of current asset records.
(xii) Ensure that the teacher and secretarial staff appraisal process is coordinated.
(xiii) Secretary for county meetings.
(xiv) Coordinate TPC programs.

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(xv) Oversee the county’s office infrastructure, transportation, and other equipment installation or allocation.
(xvi) Implement mechanisms to ensure compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in county offices.
(xvii) Carry out any additional duties assigned by the County Director.

TSC Quality Assurance and Standards Officer

  • The TSC Quality Assurance and Standards Officer is responsible to the County Director in undertaking the following duties:
  • Ensure compliance with professional and ethical standards among heads of institution and all teachers in the teaching service;
  • Ensure heads of institution and teachers adherence to the values and principles of Public Service and promote the Teachers Service Commission’s image and core values;
  • Maintain and enforce teacher registration in all educational institutions;
  • Monitor the performance of heads and teachers and ensure that all teachers are appraised;
  • Carry out routine, advisory, and investigative standards assessments with regard to teacher performance and compile appropriate reports;
  • Initiate, coordinate, and conduct capacity-building courses for teachers for effective and quality teaching;
  • Coordinate quality assurance programs undertaken in the counties;

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  • Continuously support teachers to comply with standards as specified in the TSC Act, the Code of Regulations for Teachers, the Basic Education Act, the KICD Act, the KNEC Act, and any other relevant legislation;
  • Ensure compliance with teaching standards through the preparation and use of professional teaching resources;
  • Analyze national examinations and continuous assessment results, propose appropriate interventions, and ensure that recommendations from evaluation reports are implemented.
  • Collaborate with the County Director of Education and stakeholders to improve education quality;
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned by the County Director.

The County Human Resources Officer’s Responsibilities

The County Human Resource Officer reports to the County Director and performs the following duties:

(i) Leads the county’s human resources function.
(ii) Handle correspondence regarding instructor terms and employment conditions.
(iii) Advising the TSC County Director on human resource management and development matters.

TSC County Administrative Officials: Roles and Responsibilities
TSC County Administrative Officials: Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the TSC Sub-county Director

The TSC Sub-County Director reports to the County Director and performs the following duties:

(i) processing teacher registrations;

(ii) updating staffing levels;

(iii) assigning Commission teachers to public institutions;

(iv) coordinating teacher performance management activities; and

(v) investigating professional misconduct allegations within the sub-county.

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The Role of the Curriculum Support Officer

  • To provide quality teaching and learning, the Commission may create a Curriculum Support Center at the zonal or other levels of the subcounty.
  • The Curriculum Support Officer is accountable to the Sub-County Director for carrying out the following:
  • Identifying and advising the Commission on teacher and institution training needs.
  • Liaising with the Sub-County Director and school administrators to provide support and advice on teaching techniques, textbooks, lesson demonstrations, and assessment challenges.
  • Collaborating with Sub-County Directors to organize curriculum delivery and implementation courses, including seminars, workshops, retreats, and in-service programs;
  • Providing teachers with necessary resources, such as books, consumables, and audio-visual aids, to enhance teaching and learning effectiveness.
  • Helping teachers create and use effective teaching aids and reference materials;
    Provide teachers with updates on curricular revisions, methodology, topic coverage, and developing concerns in the teaching service.
  • Creating work programs for the Curriculum Support Center.
  • Visit schools to observe teaching approaches, provide demonstrations, and advise teachers on effective strategies.
  • Assisting in the establishment and organization of subject and examination panels, as well as examination and evaluation procedures in schools at the zonal level;

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  • Provide professional guidance and counseling to teachers, including curriculum, evaluation, textbook selection, and training.
  • Collect and submit data on school enrollment, staff changes, and other related information to the Sub-County Director.
  • Manage co-curricular activities and collaborate with the Quality Assurance and Standards Officer to improve teaching. 

TSC County Administrative Officials: Roles and Responsibilities

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