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  • Posted: Apr 3, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 22, 2024
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    Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 4.8 million customers (as at June 29, 2016). The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and ...
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    Chief System Administrator, Enterprise Architecture & IT

    Job Description

    Chief System Administrator, Enterprise Architecture & IT Infrastructure

    Reporting to the Manager – Enterprise Architecture and IT Infrastructure, the purpose of the role is to provide leadership in systems deployment, support and administration for all systems, enhancements of customer facing applications (financial technology) and coordinating billing functions to ensure availability and reliability of IT systems as well as timely billing.

    The specific tasks include-

    • Develop and deliver long-term strategic goals for data architecture vision and standards in conjunction with data users, department managers, clients, and other key stakeholders.
    • Create short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and an overall data management roadmap.
    • Establish processes for governing the identification, collection, and use of corporate metadata; take steps to assure metadata accuracy and validity
    • Reviewing information technology needs and other operational requirements including coordinating the requisition, installation/configuration, operation and maintenance of system hardware and software and related infrastructure in the company.
    • Developing and implementing contingency plans to guarantee systems/ services continuity.
    • Providing technical requirements, analysis and design of IT systems throughout their life-cycle and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions.
    • Researching and recommending innovative and automated approaches for system administration that leverage and optimize the IT resources.
    • Advising on alternate system infrastructure design approaches to determine the best-balanced solution involving enterprise software applications, security and user licenses.
    • Formulating and maintaining documentation related to systems and business application software implementation and enhancement initiatives
    • Create strategies and plans for data security, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, and archiving.
    • Developing mechanisms to resolve user complaints and enhance their satisfaction.

    Job Specifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Master’s Degree will be an added advantage)
    • Professional certifications in databases/systems, security and/or project management.
    • Membership with relevant Professional bodies
    • A minimum period of nine (9) years relevant work experience in a similar environment, five (5) of which must have been in a supervisory position.
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the constitution

    Technical Capabilities

    • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
    • Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and maintaining Oracle Databases on an engineered system environment
    • Experience in Project Management.
    • Understanding of Company business and operational processes 

    Key Competencies and Skills

    •   Leadership skills
    •   Communication skills
    •  Planning & Evaluation Skills
    • Analytical Skills
    • Problem Solving Skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Creativity & innovation

    Method of Application

    Applicants MUST upload the following documents during application:

    • A Signed application letter;
    • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their current and previous employers, positions held, current and expected salary, level of education, and names of at least three professional referees, two of which must be working in the current organization; and
    • Copies of transcripts, academic, and professional certificates.

    Applications are to be received not later than 5.00 p.m. on 22nd April 2024

    Youth, female candidates, Persons with Disability (PWD), and marginalized community candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Canvassing is discouraged and will lead to disqualification.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide the original and copies of a signed application letter, Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of the relevant academic and professional certificates, and national identity card.

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