Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) – Information And Communication Technology Officer (Information Security).

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a) Duties and Responsibilities

Seeking to build in security during the development stages of software systems, networks and data canters;
Constantly monitoring for attacks and intrusions;

Finds a potential threat or attempted breach and close off the security vulnerability to maintain a high security standard;

Develop companywide best practices for IT security;

Perform penetration testing;

Help colleagues install security software and understand information security management;

Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management;

Stay uptodate on information technology trends and security standards;

Providing end user support and training users on effective and efficient use of ICT facilities;

Administering and managing users in the Active Directory, email server and User applications; and

Any other duty assigned from time to time.

b) Requirements for Appointment

i) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) of at least mean grade “C +” (C plus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
ii) Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Information Technology, Computer Science, Business IT, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;

iii) Working experience in the field of Information security is and added advantage;

iv) Valid membership to relevant professional body is an added advantage;

v) An excellent understanding of best practice within Information Security and risk management including standards such as ISO/IEC 27001, Cyber Essentials and COBIT;

vi) An understanding of Application Security threats and countermeasures;

vii) An understanding of current and emerging threats and countermeasures and the organisational challenges to addressing these threats;

viii) An excellent understanding of legislation and regulations that impact information Security; and

A good practical knowledge of security technologies and wider business solutions including Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Identity and access management, SIEM, remote working and cloud technologies.


I. Online Application

Interested applicants are required to click the link below and submit their information as guided;

II. Hard copy applications

IN ADDITION to the online application, applicants should send their hard copy applications and attach their Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates and national identification card. They should also include their day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names and addresses of three referees to reach the Director KEFRI not later than Monday 6th December, 2021.

Envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and addressed to:

The Director/CEO,
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI),

P.O. BOX 2041200200, City Square,


KEFRI is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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