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  • Posted: Oct 16, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 30, 2020
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    The Commission is responsible for conducting or supervising referenda and elections to any elective body or office established by the Constitution, and any other elections as prescribed by an Act of Parliament and, in particular, for; The continuous registration of voters and revision of the voter's roll; The delimitation of constituencies and wards; Th...
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    Director, Research, Boundaries & Development

    IEBC Grade
    3
    Directorate
    Research and Development
    Supervisor
    Commission Secretary/CEO

    The director research and development is responsible for overseeing the coordination of research in the electoral process, electoral reform, technology integration and operational support. A key part of this role is identification of key research areas in collaboration with other directorates and overseeing the planning and execution of research activities. The director is also responsible for overseeing the coordination of the development of the Commission’s strategy and the monitoring and evaluation.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop and ensure the implementation of research and development strategies in line with the Commission’s strategy;
    • Develop accountability structures, supervise periodic projects, reporting and monitor the performance indicators for the research and strategy departments;
    • Oversee the implementation of research activities including surveys, opinion polling, testing concepts in the electoral and operational areas;
    • Advise the Commission on best practices in electoral programming and reforms;
    • Oversee research on electoral aspects including representation, participation, education methodology, voter registration, gender and diversity concerns and advice on sustainable methods;
    • Oversee the timely development and review of the Commission’s strategy documents, work plans and reporting;
    • Ensure the directorate is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel;
    • Oversee the development and implementation of effective policies, procedures, systems and processes for research, strategy, information management, library resources management, archiving and disposals;
    • Advise the Commission on institutional development, sustainability of the Commission’s programmes and the long term impact of its work;
    • Oversee the contracting and management of research and related service providers.
    • Any other duty as may be assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

    • Minimum of Master’s degree in Social Sciences or Public/Business Administration;
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Public/Business Administration;
    • Minimum of ten (10) years managerial or consultancy experience, three of which should be at Senior Level in Research and Development and/or strategy development and execution;
    • Must have evidence of research publications;
    • Must have evidence of successful grants acquisition/mobilization;
    • Demonstrated track record in coordinating development of strategy and successful implementation of social/development research projects;
    • Good knowledge/understanding of the electoral process is essential;
    • Leadership and people management Skills;
    • Possess good Planning and Coordination Skills;
    • Problem solving and analytical Skills;
    • Excellent presentation, oral and written Communication Skills; and
    • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment.

    INTEGRITY CLEARANCE

    In addition to the qualifications set above, shortlisted applicants will be required to provide clearance from the following offices:

    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
    • Criminal Investigation Department (CID). 
    • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
    • Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
    • Higher Education Loans Board.
    • Professional bodies where applicable
    • Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau

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    Director, Information & Communication Technology

    IEBC Grade
    3
    Directorate
    ICT
    Supervisor
    Commission Secretary/CEO

    The director Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is responsible for providing strategic direction providing strategic direction and advice with regard to the information and and advice with regard to the information and communication technology needs of the Commission. A key part of this role is advising communication technology needs of the Commission. A key part of this role is advising the Commission on leveraging appropriate technology to effectively and efficiently the Commission on leveraging appropriate technology to effectively and efficiently deliver the deliver the electoral and operational electoral and operational processes

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop and ensure the implementation of information and communication technology strategies in line with the Commission’s strategy.
    • Develop accountability structures, supervise projects, periodic reporting and monitor the performance indicators for the ICT departments.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of effective policies, procedures, systems and processes for systems administration; security; business applications and support; and network administration.
    • Ensure the directorate is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel.
    • Oversee the development of ICT plans in coordination with other directorates and departments.
    • Advise the Commission on the development and implementation of institutional systems; including voter registration system, result management and reporting system, geographical information management system (GIS), election violence reporting system, political party fund management system, and supporting operational systems.
    • Develop and coordinate the implementation of business continuity plans in line with the Commission’s strategy and operations.
    • Oversee the contracting and management of ICT and related service providers.
    • Oversee the development of user training programmes and materials; and the coordination of ICT training initiatives.
    • Coordinate the provision of timely information communication technology and services to other directorates and regional offices and;
    • Any other duty as may be assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

    • Minimum of Master’s degree in Information and Communication technology;
    • Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
    • Minimum of ten (10) years managerial ICT experience, five (5) of which must be at senior management level in a large public/private institution;
    • Must possesses relevant Professional Certifications;
    • Must be a member of a relevant professional body and in good standing;
    • Knowledge in ICT infrastructure and processes, and its integration;
    •  ICT Strategy Development, Coordination and Execution;
    • Good Knowledge of ICT Security;
    • Demonstrated track record in the delivery of ICT projects and services;
    • Good Leadership and people management skills;
    • Problem solving and analytical skills;
    • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills; and
    • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment;

    INTEGRITY CLEARANCE

    In addition to the qualifications set above, shortlisted applicants will be required to provide clearance from the following offices:

    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
    • Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
    • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
    • Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
    • Higher Education Loans Board.
    • Professional bodies where applicable
    • Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are required to submit their applications together with copies of certificates and testimonials indicating the Job title on the top left corner of the envelope. Applicants are required to submit their application online and also deliver a hard copy. Online applications to be done through the IEBC website www.iebc.or.ke/iebcjobs and the hard copy application to be addressed to the undersigned and delivered not later than 30th October 2020. Only applicants submitting both physical and online applications will be considered.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Commission Secretary/CEO
    Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission,
    15th floor Anniversary Towers,
    P. O. Box 45371-00100,
    Nairobi

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