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  • Posted: Apr 15, 2021
    Deadline: May 3, 2021
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  • KCA University (KCAU) is a private, non-profit institution, founded in July 1989 as Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) to improve the quality of accountancy and financial management training in the country. KCAU is located on Thika Road in Ruaraka, Nairobi, Kenya. The institution also maintain...
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    ICT Manager

    The job holder will be responsible for implementation of the University’s ICT Strategy, development of information technology and Communication systems, and management of ICT Security.

    JOB OBJECTIVE

    The job holder will be responsible for implementation of the University’s ICT Strategy, development of information technology and Communication systems, and management of ICT Security.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures and quality standards;
    • Establish efficient and effective ICT systems in the University;
    • Integrate ICT into University’s operations and institutionalize automated systems for performance management;
    • Plan to minimize the risk of data loss, breach of privacy and confidentiality for the University;
    • Implement and Maintain University wide ICT security system
    • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate ICT programs activities and implement ICT projects within the organization;
    • Undertake periodic review of the ICT system projects and procedures and recommend improvement;
    • Participate in the development, review and update existing policy regulations on ICT management;
    • Integrate ICT into University’s operations and institutionalize automated systems for performance management;
    • Prepare and execute medium plan and annual budget for the ICT department;
    • Plan, manage and control the activities of ICT User Support Administrators, Labs Administrators and the Service Desk;
    • Manage the expectations and schedules for ICT resolution activities;
    • Provide technical computing advice and solutions to user problems
    • Maintain and active awareness and knowledge of new computing service developments;
    • Carry out system audits on the utilization and viability of the University software;
    • Train of ICT users on new systems within the University;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s)

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Security or related field.
    • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or any other relevant field.
    • Navision Certification, Database Certification.
    • Have proficient skills in systems analysis, design and implementation;
    • 6 to 8 years’ experience with at least 3 years’ experience at a management level.

    OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    • Knowledge of relevant professional standards.
    • Understand the Regulations that apply to installations, repairs and maintenance of electricity systems and appliances in Kenya.

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    ICT Director

    The job holder will be responsible for formulation and implementation of the University’s ICT Strategy, development of information technology and Communication systems, and management of ICT Security.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide leadership and technical direction to the department through developing a culture of service excellence in attaining the institution’s business objectives, standards of excellence and quality outcomes.
    • Provide overall leadership and oversight for the design and delivery of ICT services that support research, teaching, and the student experience.
    • Provide leadership in the development of digital initiatives as outlined in the digital transformation pillar of the university’s strategic plan.
    • Through management and leadership of the department, ensure all academic information resources available to staff and students remain accessible fit for purpose.
    • Provide advice and guidance on how technology can contribute to, and enhance learning outcomes and research development in the University.
    • Continuously analyze business requirements across the University to determine improvement areas with respect to processes, technology adoption and competitive advantage.
    • Manage and provide oversight in the development and implementation of an ICT policy that ensures compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
    • Provide advice and guidance at an institutional level on the benefits and opportunities new and emerging technologies can offer the University
    • Provide strategic advice and guidance on new and emerging technology developments.
    • Lead the university in change management programmes, engaging, influencing and managing stakeholder expectations
    • Lead and develop staff within the ICT department to achieve their potential.
    • Represent the ICT department in the University Management Board.
    • In liaison with the Legal Counsel unit, ensure compliance with Data Protection Act
    • Actively lead strategic and operational risk within ICT Services. Develop risk management framework and mitigation solutions to ensure data integrity and smooth operations..
    • Ensure the University’s information security is fit for purpose.
    • Prepare and execute medium plan and annual budget for the ICT department;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s)

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or Information Systems or related fields from a recognized institution. Those with a Masters degree in the same area will also be considered.
    • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or any other relevant field.
    • Professional Certifications: MCSE, CCNP, CERT, CISA, CISM, or any other relevant certifications.
    • 8 years’ experience with at least 5 years’ experience at a management level.

    OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    • Knowledge of Network Resource Sharing and Security, Server, Firewall, Active Directory and Proxy Configurations.
    • Good systems analytical and forensic skills.
    • Extensive working knowledge of MS Windows Server.
    • Knowledge of relevant professional standards.
    • Understand the Regulations that apply to installations, repairs and maintenance of ICT systems and appliances in Kenya.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter indicating current and desired salary, a detailed CV and three references via email to [email protected] by 3rd May 2021. KCAU staff are encouraged to apply. 

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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

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