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  • Posted: Feb 19, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 4, 2021
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  • KenGen was incorporated on 1 February 1954 under the Companies Act (Chapter 486 of the Laws of Kenya) as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda as well as to develop geothermal and other generating facilities in the country. Since its inception, KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power und...
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    Chief ICT Officer – Information Security

    REF: HR/FICT/01/02/

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Finance & ICT Director, the job holder will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the company’s Cyber security program and enforcing the cyber security policy/framework. While providing assurance in relation to the availability, integrity and confidentiality of customer, business partner, employee and business information in compliance with the organization’s information security policies.

    Job Description

    Overall Responsibility

    • Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management program
    • Work directly with the business units to facilitate risk assessment and risk management processes
    • Develop and enhance an information security management framework
    • Understand and interact with related disciplines through committees to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services
    • Provide leadership to the enterprise’s information security organization
    • Partner with business stakeholders across the company to raise awareness of risk management concerns
    • Assist with the overall business technology planning, providing a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or in a related field required. 
    • Specific experience in Agile (scaled) software development or other best in class development practices.
    • Minimum of eight to 8 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT jobs, with a least five (5) of which must be at a senior officer level.
    • Relevant professional membership is mandatory
    • Professional security management certification (Certified Information Security Professional, Cisco Certified Network Associate /Security Administrator
    • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of personal integrity.
    • Innovative thinking and leadership with an ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams.
    • Experience with contract and vendor negotiations and management including managed services.
    • Experience with Cloud computing/Elastic computing across virtualized environments.
    • Manage IT staff by training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations, and appraising their performance.
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports in a timely manner.

    Additional Information

    Minimum Years of Working Experience : 8

    Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

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    Senior Gender Officer

    Job Summary

    The jobholder is responsible for developing gender mainstreaming strategies, policies and creating gender awareness while developing gender initiatives that would position KenGen as a gender friendly environment.

    Job Description

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

    1. Ensure the company has in place policies that provide for equal opportunities for all genders in areas of recruitment, training, promotions, remuneration, participation in committees, travel etc without any discrimination.
    2. Develop affirmative action plans that ensures KenGen is a leading public institution is fulling Kenya’s constitutional requirement in matter of gender representation.
    3. Ensure the company has policies that create an enabling working environment for all genders taking care of special needs of any particular group
    4. Plan, develop and implement programs and activities that promote gender affairs in the Company
    5. Develop monitoring and evaluation tools for measuring the success and effectiveness of gender initiatives and compliance levels with statutory requirements on gender affairs in the company
    6. Prepare periodic management reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual) on gender affairs
    7. Collect data and maintain database on various matters of interest on gender affairs companywide
    8. Source external financing for Gender activities and programmes
    9. Establish and maintain partnerships with governmental agencies on gender affairs, NGOs and other organizations that promote gender affairs
    10. Offer advice to management on gender affairs
    11. Perform any other duties allocated by Management from time to time.

    Occasional Duties: Required to be carried out in the position on an infrequent/occasional basis.

    Liaise with key company, national and internationals stakeholders, partners and donors to facilitate and enhance contribution towards the implementation of the gender equality agenda.

    Educational Requirements:

    1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Social work, Sociology or other related disciplines.
    2. Membership to a relevant professional body

    Related Job Experience:

    1. At least ten (10) years relevant working experience five (5) of which MUST be in a similar role in a reputable organization.
    2. Practical experience in writing business plans for gender mainstreaming
    3. Practical experience in writing proposals and report writing.

    Additional job Requirements

    1. Strong analytical skills
    2. Excellent negotiation skills
    3. IT skills with proficiency in MS Word, MS Project, Excel and PowerPoint
    4. Good interpersonal skills

    Additional Information

    • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 10
    • Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

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    Geomaticists

    HR/GDD-RD&I/02/02/20

    Job Summary

    Reporting to a Senior Geomaticist this function entails collection of geospatial data during survey and related activities, implementing GIS system for collection and storage of geothermal data, ensuring quality and management of geo data reports and maps produced, reviewing data reports and maps among others geomatic services required across the business.

    Job Description

    Qualification & Experience Required:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Survey; Geospatial; Geomatics from a recognized institution.
    2. Proficiency in computer applications.
    3. Membership to a relevant professional body.
    4. Worked as a Geomaticist for a minimum period of three years.

    Additional Information

    • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 3
    • Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

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    GIS / Survey Technician

     HR/GDD-RD&I/01/02/20

    Job Summary

    Reporting to a Senior Technician the duties and responsibilities of this position entails:- collection of geographical data from the field; assisting in editing and manipulating GIS data sets for analysis and presentation; assisting in digitizing data for storage and retrieval; obtaining survey plans and maps for reference and reconnaissance survey; conducting cadastral survey; supervising wells, data mapping, initiating well pad leveling amongst others.

    Job Description

    Qualification & Experience Required:

    1. Diploma in any of the following fields: GIS, Geomatics, Cartography, Survey or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    2. Proficiency in computer applications.
    3. Membership to the Institute of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK).
    4. Worked as a GIS Technician for a minimum period of three years.

    Additional Information

    • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 3
    • Minimum Education Level : Diploma

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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