NCPWD Open Careers: Qualifications and How to Apply

NCPWD Open Careers: Qualifications and How to Apply

NCPWD Open Careers: Qualifications and How to Apply

Jobs at National Council for Persons with Disabilities, NCPWD Open Careers: Qualifications and How to Apply

NCPWD Open Careers: Qualifications and How to Apply

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament; the Persons with Disabilities Act No. 14 of 2003 and set up in November 2004.

Assistant Sign Language Interpreter – 8 (2 Positions)

Job Purpose

An officer in this position will work under a Senior Officer to provide interpreting and translating services for deaf and hard of hearing stakeholders, staff and clients of NCPWD in a variety of settings

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform a wide variety of Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) interpretation in a variety of settings which includes all NCPWD departments, Board meetings, staff meetings, field trips, workshops, trainings, seminars, conferences, international conferences and events, and other organizational settings when needed.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of a training plan for teaching staff on KSL and provision of the training and regular sensitization to the staff on basic Kenyan sign language skills.
  • Obtain and review the material containing the information to be interpreted and conduct research on technical information or complex information to gain an understanding of what will be interpreted.
  • Coordinate and participate in the vetting, processing and validation of the potential sign language interpreters.
  • Participate in the preparation of the enrolment criteria for the sign language interpreters into the national database.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned.

Requirements for Appointment

  • Diploma in the following disciplines; Communications, Sociology, Deaf studies, linguistics, or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills;
  • Certification from a recognized interpreter certification body;
  • The role requires at least two (2) years of cumulative Sign Language Interpreting experience.

Key Competencies and skills

  • Proficiency in IT
  • Organizational skills;
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player


This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

  • Drive vehicles as authorized;
  • Carry out routine checks on the vehicles;
  • Detect and report malfunctioning of vehicles system;
  • Maintain records of vehicles;
  • Ensure security and safety of the vehicle;
  • Oversee safety of the passengers and or goods therein;
  • Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle.
  • Ensure adherence to or observations of traffic laws
  • Report any incidents to police and/or the office immediately they occur

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • KCSE D+ or equivalent from a recognised institution;
  • Valid driving license
  • Trade Test for Drivers Grade III
  • First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from a recognized institution
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

Key Competencies and skills

  • Organizational skills;
  • Public Relations skills
  • Good communication and reporting skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Integrity

How to apply

Candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to fill in a NCPWD application form enclosing curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates and a copy of national identity card as well as Chapter 6 clearances
to the address below, additionally they should provide names and contacts of two referees.

NB: Applications should be received on or before 20th March, 2023 at 5.00 p.m.

Applications should be to the following address: –

The Executive Director,
National Council for Persons with Disabilities
Waiyaki Way – Opp. ABC Place and Next to Kabete Barracks
P.O Box 66577 – 00800, NAIROBI

NCPWD Application Form

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