Kenya Railways – Assistant ICT Manager.

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Assistant ICT Manager – Ref: KRBR111
i) Infrastructure Development and Rail Operations Reports to the ICT Manager. Responsible for managing and coordinating the infrastructure equipment (on-board and field) and systems, while developing and implementing methodologies for infrastructure installation and support
a) Duties and Responsibilities
i) Provide leadership in all office and field infrastructure equipment – that include but not limited to On-Board Train Computers, Marine Equipment, Telephony Equipment, Train Simulator, Power backup Equipment, Radio Equipment and associated infrastructure, Public Address System, Tele and Video Conference equipment, Access Control equipment, Weighbridge Equipment, Ticketing & Parking Equipment, Biometric Equipment, Information Display Screens, Monitoring centre equipment, all communication equipment.
ii) Identify office and field infrastructure requirements in line with Systems, Application and business needs
iii) Custodian of all infrastructure equipment, architecture design and distribution documentation of all sites.
iv) Approve all changes to be done on infrastructure equipment, system and architecture through the prescribed change management process.
v) Provide leadership for the creation and implementation of a Corporation wide infrastructure equipment security program.
vi) Direct technical infrastructure system training for team members.
vii) Plan all backup activities for all running infrastructure equipment as laid down in the ICT policy or vendor recommended requirements.
viii) Ensure backup power is available and maintenance of the said equipment is in line with Industry set standards.
ix) Coordinate activities of infrastructure team while giving periodic report of the team to the ICT Manager while ensuring all projects are completed on time and within budget.
b) Requirements for the job
i) Master Degree in any of the following fields:- Information Technology, Computer Science or Business Information Technology, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
ii) Bachelor Degree in any of the following fields:- Information Technology, Computer Science or Business Information Technology, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
iii) A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
iv) Be in possession of any of the following: – CISA, ACCA, CRMA, CRA, CIA or CFE or (certified in Risk Information and control CRISC) or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
v) Proficiency in computer applications;
vi) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution and
ii)Systems Analysis and Innovation
Reports to the ICT Manager. Responsible for formulating and Designing System Scope and new IT solutions in line with the Business Strategy and changing business procedures while considering computer equipment, capacity and limitations, operating time and desired results to meet business need.
a) Duties and Responsibilities
i) Leads on development and delivery of an integrated ICT & Innovation Strategy and related policies and standards that are aligned with Corporation Goals.
ii) Identify ICT service requirements in line with the business and manage the same.
iii) Liaising extensively with users while analyzing existing systems and translating user requirements into highly = specified project briefs to be translated to IT requirements to be used for specifications, system plans and architectural designs for systems.
iv) Leads in Developing of all system architecture, design and enhancement.
v) Oversees translation of end-user information needs and formulates appropriate database queries for use in ad-ho data extractions and reports, while fully supporting changes in required reports and queries from all Systems
vi) Oversee system update through patches and released upgrades.
vii) Develop, document and maintain all system implementation procedures, business analysis standards and continuously update the same in line with best practice, industry standards and company policies.
viii) Manage all change management processes linked with new systems or change of existing systems.
ix) Standardize the company’s code and development environment while ensuring developed code is secure and backed up.
x) Support ICT procurement process to ensure timely delivery of products and services in line with the budget
xi) Researching on ICT innovations and provide Business Improvement opportunities for the various business units.
xii) Work with the other departments to define the scope, goals and deliverables of ICT Innovations and initiatives.
xiii) Assist in Developing the Corporation ICT strategy and roadmap.
xiv) Working with the various business units to develop an integrated plan for execution of current and future ICT innovations.
xv) Plan, Implement and monitor all branch support activities to ensure all ICT services are available at all branches
xvi) Provide leadership for the creation and implementation of a companywide ICT service program.
xvii) Maintain vendor relationships while managing activities of hardware, software purchase and managing resulting contracts or warranties arising upon purchase.
xviii) Oversee the administration and maintenance of the training labs.
xix) Coordinate end user training system wide on application and hardware usage and upgrades
b) Requirements for the job
i) Master Degree in any of the following fields:- Information Technology, Computer Science or Business Information Technology, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
ii) Bachelor Degree in any of the following fields:- Information Technology, Computer Science or Business Information
Technology, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
iii) A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
iv) Be in possession of any of the following: – Microsoft Certified Solutions Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Oracle Certified Database administrator (OCDBA), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
v) Proficiency in computer applications;
vi) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Terms of offer
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate. The application form, details of duties, responsibilities and qualifications for
each position are available on the Kenya Railways website; http://www.krc.co.ke When applying, quote the Job reference number on the envelope and application letter. Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the Kenya Railways application form KR/HR/08, attach their testimonials, certificates, copy of their National Identification Card (ID) and Curriculum Vitae (CV). In compliance with the Chapter Six of the Constitution, attach the following documents:
i) Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
ii) Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
iii) Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
iv) Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
v) Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Applications to be addressed to the:

Managing Director,
Kenya Railways,
P.O. Box 30121, 00100,
NAIROBI.
To be received by Wednesday, 12th May, 2021.
Note: Only the short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing
will lead to automatic disqualification.
KENYA RAILWAYS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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