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Manager, Information Technology Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Manager, Information Technology

Ref: No. ICT/01/11
Department / Section: ICT
Reports To: Director General
Job Purpose: To develop and review ICT policy for the KCAA in line with Strategic Plan and monitor its implementation.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “to develop, regulate, and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya” with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation”.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Plan, develop and implement KCAA’s ICT strategies and policies
§  Evaluate the ICT requirements of operational areas within KCAA and determine the most cost effective approach to acquire and deploy ICT systems in line with departmental budgets and plans.
§  Liaise with HR in the recruitment of ICT personnel and training of staff.
§  Implement policies and procedures to secure and protect the network and data.
§  Liaise with human resources to recommend ICT relate training for users
§  Control the ICT departmental budget
§  Devise contingency plans to safeguard against operational failures and risks.
§  Ensure continuity of service provision in line with the ICT charter.
§  Perform any other official duty assigned by the Director General.
Qualifications
§  A Bachelors degree in computer science or a related field from a recognized university.
§  Microsoft certified system Engineer or equivalent.
§  A Masters degree in computer science or a related field from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
Experience
§  5 years in a comparable management role.
§  3 years in development or management of software embedded/ERP systems.
Knowledge and skills
§  Strong project management skills
§  Service oriented, focused on solving operational issues through ICT systems
§  Ability to work with frequent interruptions and under pressure
§  Proven experience in management and leadership skills
§  Knowledge of emerging trends in ICT
§  Knowledge of ICT policies regarding security and user access rights
Interested candidates are requested to send: Application letter quoting Job Reference No. on both envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary (except for graduate trainees), day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 22nd September 2011.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P.O Box 30163 – 00100
Nairobi
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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