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Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat – Chief ICT Officer.

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CHIEF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, (VDS 4)

Reporting to the Director General, the Chief Internal Auditor will be responsible in carrying out the following roles:

  • Formulation and implementation of ICT policies, strategies, protocols and standards for the Secretariat.
  • Selecting and implementing suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits.
  • Designing and customizing technological systems and platforms to improve stakeholder and the public’s experience.
  • Advise on purchases of technological equipment and software and establish partnerships with IT providers.
  • Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance.
  •  Oversee contract negotiations with IT vendors, contractors, and service providers.
  • Liaising with other Directorates/Departments on ICT operations information and activities and direct and organize IT-related projects.
  • Analyzing system malfunctions or technical problems and directing appropriate resolution to ensure uninterrupted operation.
  • Conducting server builds, engineering enterprise data, voice and video networks.
  • Maintaining a secure transfer of data to multiple locations via internal and external networks including reviewing and analyzing data from multiple internal and external sources.
  • Providing high-level support and technical expertise in networking technology, including LAN/WAN hardware, hubs, bridges and routers.
  • Establishing appropriate operational procedures, tools and resources for effective and timely delivery of technical support to all users.
  • Setting and maintaining the systems and infrastructure at a proposed Continuity of Business/DR site and be responsible for maintaining the Secretariat’s Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Designing and developing enterprise-wide data analysis and reporting solutions. And communicating analysis results and making recommendations to senior management.
  • Providing advice on the features, functions and capabilities of application systems.
  • Conducting continuous development of telecommunications systems in consideration of changing environment.
  • Participating in implementing of programs for safeguarding integrity of power and voice communication systems.
  • Monitoring the operation of the telecommunication systems to effectively support business operations and implementing new technological developments to enhance telecommunication systems efficiency.
  • Managing implementation of information technology and telecommunications projects and ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitoring technological trends and recommending initiatives to safeguard the interest of the Secretariat.
  • Formulating risk mitigation plans and performing security reviews and testing.
  •  Conducting security risk assessment and making recommendations on how to effectively minimize ICT security risks to acceptable levels.
  • Ensuring that new ICT resources are risk assessed and that risk mitigation plans are documented and implemented before the ICT resource is put in production.
  • Performing periodical vulnerability and penetration tests to highlight ICT systems vulnerabilities, the need for the update of software with fixes and patches, and other security related changes.
  • Providing guidance in the evaluation of new security solutions and methodologies. Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the Secretariat can gain competitive advantage, and
  •  Analyze the costs, value, and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions.

(b) Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate should possess:-

  • A Masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Information Technology, Information Communication Technology or similarly appropriate equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Information Communication Technology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Information Technology or similarly appropriate equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Must have served in the grade of Senior Information Communication Technology Officer or equivalent position for a period lasting not less than three (3) years OR have at least ten [10] years professional experience five [5] of which should be at senior management level in a comparable and relevant position in the public and/or private sector.
  • Be a member in good standing with a relevant professional body.
  • Should have management skills, strong leadership, organization, coordination and communication skills.
  • Have excellent interaction and presentation skills, a good understanding of key issues and challenges facing social sector in Kenya.
  • Should be able to initiate and adopt results-based management.
  • Certificate in a Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated a high level of professional competence and outstanding management qualities in computerized information systems.
  • Meets the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Attributes

The following key attributes will be required for ALL positions; –

  1. Must be a visionary, transformative and results-oriented strategic thinker.
  2. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multiethnic and multi-disciplinary environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines and deliver demonstrable results.
  5. Be self-driven, a team-player and a mentor/coach; and
  6. Ability to cultivate partnership and collaborations.

Terms of Service

All positions are on contract terms for a period of three years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. All positions attract a competitive salary and other benefits.

How to Apply:

ALL Applications.

  • Shall start with an online application at: https://forms.gle/oeyBJvJZfR1k1Mw27
  • Should be clearly marked “Application for the position applied” on the envelope/subject line.
  • Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany an online application.

All applications submitted in hard copy should have the ‘Advert No.” clearly marked on the envelope and submitted in any ONE of the following ways:

Manual applications should be addressed, and hand delivered OR posted to:

The Director General

Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat

BRITAM Centre, 7th Floor

Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upper Hill

P.O. Box 52301-00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Online applications should be e-mailed as PDF attachment to vacancy@vision2030.go.ke

Note: Compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution

Shortlisted candidates shall be required to submit the following documents to signify compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution.

  • Tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board.
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department; and
  • Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau.

Details on the job specifications of each vacancy can be obtained on website http://vision2030.go.ke/vacancies/.

“Women, Minorities, Marginalized and Persons living with disability are encouraged to apply”. All applications should be submitted not later than 29th July 2022 at 5.00pm. Shortlisted candidates must meet Chapter Six (6) requirements of the Constitution. Further information can be obtained on website: http://www.vision2030.go.ke

 

The Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

The Director General

Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat

Britam Centre, 7th Floor

Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upper Hill

P.O. Box 52301-00200 Nairobi, Kenya

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