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  • Posted: Oct 19, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 6, 2021
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  • Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) is a state Agency under treasury that is mandated to facilitate cross border trade, Establish, manage and implement the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System (KNESWS). The overall objective of the National Electronic Single Window System Project is to facilitate international trade by reducing delays and lowering costs associated with clearance of goods at the Kenyan borders while maintaining the requisite controls and collection of levies, fees duties and taxes, where applicable on imports or exports. We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:
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    . Senior Product and Applications Development Officer – KTNA 6

    No of Positions: 2

    Reports to: Assistant Manager Applications

    Purpose for the Job

    The purpose of the job is gathering user requirements, analyzing, designing, developing and implementing business applications and the maintenance of existing solutions as well as innovations for efficiency and enhanced service delivery

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Develop prototypes for required solutions;
    2. Develop code, update and maintain software solutions, packages or reports to fulfil user requirements;
    3. Maintain applications, debug or enhance existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements;
    4. Conduct unit and integration tests for solutions developed;
    5. Draft, contribute to instructions or manuals to guide end users;
    6. Spearhead application changes with version control and making sure that release management is kept;
    7. Coordinate specialist trainings that relate to supported applications and areas, study operations and user manuals, request specialist trainings;
    8. Team up with legal and project managers to shape software contracts ensuring contracts address architecture and economic value goals of software systems;
    9. Supervise the configuration and deployment of software solutions;
    10. Implement program support for computer operators or system analysts to define and resolve problems in running computer programs;
    11. Spearhead such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job.

    Minimum Academic, Professional Qualifications and Experience

    1. Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    2. A supervisory course lasting not less than 2 weeks will be an added advantage;
    3. At least three (3) years’ working experience in applications development and database operations;
    4. Experience with a variety of object oriented programming languages;
    5. Proficiency in Relational Databases
    6. Membership to a relevant professional body;
    7. Meets provision of chapter six of the Constitution;

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    System Administrator – KTNA 7

    No of Positions: 2

    Reports to: Assistant Manager, Data and Systems Management

    Purpose for the Job

    The purpose of this job is to ensure effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation and maintenance of systems, hardware and software and related infrastructure.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Design and Implement Complex multi-server architectures;
    2. Controlling access permissions and privileges of corporate systems as per set policies, procedures and User needs;
    3. Manage both UNIX/LINUX and Windows based Virtualised Server environments;
    4. Installing and configuring System software’s;
    5. Documentation of systems configurations;
    6. Troubleshooting and fixing of any reported system problems;
    7. Responsible for system performance tuning;
    8. Regularly Apply system updates and patches;
    9. Assess user and stakeholder needs and propose cost effective solutions;
    10. Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job.

    Minimum Academic, Professional Qualifications and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related from a recognized institution;
    2. Microsoft administration certification;
    3. UNIX or Linux administration Certification;
    4. Membership to a relevant professional body;
    5. Relevant work experience of atleast three (3) years will be an added advantage;
    6. Meets provision of chapter six of the Constitution;

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    Information Security Officer – KTNA 7

    Reports to: Assistant Manager, IT Security

    Purpose for the Job

    1. Protecting KenTrade’s data and infrastructure from external or internal threats; and ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security and privacy.
    2. Continuously carrying out information risk assessment to ensure KenTrade’s information security risks are brought under explicit management control

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Spearhead the implementation of a comprehensive information security and Data privacy program for KenTrade;
    2. Spearhead the implementation of and review of KenTrade’s ICT security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines;
    3. Lead in the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the information security management system based on the ISO/IEC 27000 series standards, including certification against ISO/IEC 27001;
    4. Lead in the activities relating to contingency planning, business continuity management and IT disaster recovery in conjunction with relevant functions and third parties;
    5. Lead the implementation of an ongoing risk assessment program targeting information security matters;
    6. Collect and summarize security events and data including preparing security reports and eventual remedies to be taken;
    7. Administer ICT security tools, maintain security escalation and contact lists and security logs;
    8. Offer internal management consultancy advise and practical assistance on information security risk and control matters throughout the organization;
    9. Carry out information security awareness, training and educational activities;
    10. Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job.

    Minimum Academic, Professional Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related from a recognized institution;
    • Professional qualifications in CISSM/CISA/ CEH/ Operating System based Certification, Security+;
    • Membership to a relevant professional body;
    • Work experience of atleast three (3) years in Information Security Administration, IT Security compliance or IT security audit will be an added advantage;
    • Meets provision of chapter six of the Constitution.

    Method of Application

    1. Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit their application letter, curriculum vitae (that contains details of qualifications, work experience, email and telephone contacts including names, telephone and email contacts of  three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates’ previous work experience) and copies of all certificates & relevant testimonials.
      1. Candidates who had applied previously are advised to re – apply
      2. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to obtain and submit valid copies of the following documents at the interviews;
        1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal investigations (CID)
        2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
        3. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
        4. Clearance form from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
        5. Clearance certificate from a recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
    2. Visit: https://portal.kentrade.go.ke/recruitment
    3. Create a user account
    4. Create your profile:The information on the profile is split into tabs that the user must fill out before submitting a job application which includes the following;
      1. Biodata - General Contact information about the applicant
      2. Academic qualifications - with the certificates attached;
      3. Professional qualifications - with the certificates attached;
      4. Membership to professional bodies - with membership certificates attached;
      5. Employment history – Record of previous employers
      6. Referees
      7. Attach aapplication letter, CV
    5. Input current and expected salary;
    6. Submit application;
    7. Click My Applications to check or confirm if your application has been successfully submitted;

    All applications must be received not later than Monday November 8, 2021.
    KenTrade values diversity therefore women and Persons With Disability (PWD) are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) on portal.kentrade.go.ke to apply

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

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