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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
  • The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is an autonomous public institute that was established in May 1997 through a Legal Notice and commenced operations in June 1999. In January 2007,His Excellency the President signed the KIPPRA Bill into law and the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006 commenced on 1st February 2007.The Institute is thu...
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    Principal Information Communication Technology Officer (One position)

    Ref: HR/7/PICTO/2023/05

    Key Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities will entail: -

    • Developing ICT policies and procedures;
    • Supervising and allocate work and duties in the department;
    • Participating in preparation procurement plan for ICT related needs for the Institute;
    • Preparing and implement work plan, budgets and reports;
    • Ensuring service level agreements with service providers are adhered to;
    • Appraising staff in accordance with agreed work plan;
    • Motivating and mentor staff in the division and ensuring good working environment;
    • Preparing specifications for new ICT purchases;
    • Ensuring software licenses are acquired;
    • Overseeing installation of software applications and systems;
    • Providing end user support to staff to Ensuring smooth running on day-to-day operations within the organization;
    • Overseeing network installation to facilitate effective communication within and outside the organization;
    • Ensuring ICT projects are implemented in accordance with agreed specifications;
    • Overseeing systems development and implementation;
    • Reviewing results of feasibility studies and recommend areas for automation;
    • Ensuring adherence to Established performance standards in design and implementation of systems;
    • Ensuring compliance with relevant statutory regulations; and
    • Coordinating systems development and implementation.

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information management or related field from a recognized Institution;
    • Master’s degree in computer science, information management or related field;
    • At least six (6) years’ experience in a busy Information Technology environment;
    • Membership with a professional body;
    • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Relevant professional qualifications in any of the following: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE); CCNA certification or its equivalent; 
    • Database Management Skills (MSSQL/ORACLE/MYSQL); Web development certification (PHP, HTML, ASP) or IT Audit and security certification; 
    • Experience working with PHP, Python, Flask, PostgreSQL, Node.js React, AWS, Django, software versioning Management using Git, Docker, API developments and custom platforms/ERP deployment and support will be an added advantage; and
    • Fulfil the requirements for Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

    Method of Application

    The public is notified of the following:
    Detailed job descriptions, requirements, and how to apply are available on the website
    All applications MUST be received on or before 28th February 2023 by 5:00 pm.
    KIPPRA is an equal-opportunity employer. Persons with disability, females, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply.
    There are NO fees charged by KIPPRA for any application for these positions.
    Canvassing for any of these positions will result in the disqualification of the candidate. 
    Applicants who applied previously for the readvertised positions are encouraged to apply.

    ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews.

    • National Identity Card.
    • Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts.
    • Any other supporting documents and testimonials. 
    • Memberships to relevant professional bodies and associations (where applicable).
    • Evidence of publications where required.
    • Recommendation letter (s).

    The Successful candidates and will be required to avail the following documents. 

    • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board.
    • Clearance from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance Certificate).
    • Printed Online Self-Declaration Application Acknowledgement Receipt or aself-Declaration Form duly stamped by the Ethics and Anti-CorruptionCommission. 
    • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate).
    • Clearance from a Registered Credit Reference Bureau.Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, copies of certificates & testimonials, 
    • and duly filled personal data form which can be downloaded from the Institute’s website. All applications should be sent through the recruitment portal (link provided in section 1 abovand in the event of challenges submit the applications in soft copy via email:

    Applications to be addressed to: 

    The Executive Director, 
    The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, 
    Upper Hill, Bishop Gardens Towers, 2nd Floor Bishop Road, 
    P.O. Box 56445, Nairobi, 00200 City 
    Square, Tel: 2719933/4, Fax 2719951 
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Late applications will not be accepted, and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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