Web Designer at Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) is a State Corporation whose principal objective is to establish, operationalise and manage the National Electronic Single Window System in Kenya and to facilitate trade.
In order to fulfill the above objectives, the Agency intends to fill the following positions:
HEAD OF INFORMATIONANDCOMMUNICATIONTECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Location : Head Office Department : Information and Communication Technology(ICT) Reporting to : General Manager, Operations Supervises : (i)Data Centre Manager; (ii)Infrastructure Manager; and (iii)Applications Manager
Purpose Of The Job
To develop, implement, and operationalise the electronic Single Window System, and information and communication technology support to all departments and other support functions within the Agency to enable them serve stakeholders in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Main Tasks And Responsibilities
Ensures the development and implementation of a comprehensive ICT strategy covering all operations of the Agency;
Develops and enforces policy and procedures to ensure the protection of the Agency’s IT assets as well as the security and privacy of information;
Develops and maintains the systems architecture, defining standards and protocol for data exchange, communications, software and interconnection of the Agency’s information systems;
Oversees the running and maintenance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
Develops and maintains corporate policies and standards aimed at maximizing operation of ICT systems;
Approve, coordinate and control all projects related to selection, acquisition, Development and installation of major information systems for the Agency;
Undertakes research on emerging information and communication technologies to ensure appropriate ICT investment in line with market trends;
Assures functionality of operating systems, network and applications software for effective communication and puts in place measures which ensure security, privacy and integrity of ICT infrastructure and processes;
Customizes ICT systems into an interactive infrastructure which enables faster access to data, information and the sharing of ICT resources by users;
Maintains and/or develops comprehensive databases to provide trade statistics and other information on real-time basis for both internal and external uses;
Oversees the Development and implementation of ICT systems’ security strategies, policies and procedures as well as the integrity and availability of data;
Ensures that all information systems and networks operate according to internal standards as well as external accrediting agency standards, regulatory agencies and legal requirements;
Developing and monitoring the approved annual operating and capital budgets for information and technology systems;
Leads and drives a culture of innovation and creativity in seeking ICT solutions to organizational challenges and in business processes to facilitate efficient and effective trade transactions; and
Ensure effective disaster management and recovery strategies and policies are in place;
Minimum Academic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or Information Systems from a recognized University; and
Master’s Degree in any of the above disciplines is an added advantage.
Post-graduate diploma in ICT or a relevant discipline;
IT Management Certification in hardware or software (MCSE, MCCP, ITIL, Prince, PMP and/or, CISA) from a recognized body; and
Proficiency in leading edge computing technology, programming, and practical knowledge of Oracle and SQL databases.
Membership to relevant ICT professional bodies;
At least 10 years’ working experience in a relevant ICT environment.
Other Skills and Personal Attributes Required
Knowledge of Government Information System (GIS), MS SQL, or Oracle DBA Architecture;
Knowledge of a Quality management systems(ISO) is desirable;
Knowledge in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) management;
Self-motivated, organized and efficient individual;
Ability to work in a team environment and motivate employees under him; and
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Applications clearly indicating the position applied for and attaching a detailed CV, copies of certificates and testimonials must reach us not later than Monday 14th May 2012, and should be addressed to:-
The Executive Search, Selection & Placement Division
Eliud &Associates (E&A)
4th Floor – Consolidated Bank House, Koinange Street
P.O. Box 9483-00100 Nairobi
Applications can also be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org