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Recruitment at Media Council of Kenya

The Media Council of Kenya is an independent national institution established by the Media Act, 2007 as the leading institution in the regulation of media and in the conduct and discipline of journalists. 

The Council seeks to fill the following vacant positions:

VA/1 ICT Officer

Job Role: Reporting to the Human Resource & Administration Manager, the overall responsibility will be formulating, developing and implementing effective ICT strategy, management policies and procedures, administering day-to-day operations and co-coordinating all departmental activities to obtain optimum ICT value while ensuring compliance with all relevant and applicable regulations.

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Plan, design and implement aligned ICT strategies for effective management of services at all levels;
·                     Handle all networking, software, trouble shooting and computer hardware issues;
·                     Oversee all organisation’s web ,intranet and internet issues;
·                     Advise management on institutionalizing effective ICT governance structures;
·                     Formulate and enforce ICT policies, procedures and systems;
·                     Plan, develop, review and implement data back-up Strategy;
·                     Advise management on all electronic and communication infrastructure including email, telephones and data networks;
·                     Provide technical support services to computer users as well as train them to acquire skills needed to implement computer-based information systems;
·                     Oversee the running and maintenance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and the media monitoring system;
·                     Undertake research on emerging information and communication technologies to ensure appropriate ICT investment in line with market trends;
·                     Oversees the Development and implementation of ICT systems’ security strategies, policies and procedures as well as the integrity and availability of data;
·                     Lead and drive a culture of innovation and creativity in seeking ICT solutions to organizational challenges and in business processes to facilitate efficient and effective trade transactions.
Minimum qualifications:
·                     Bachelor’s Degree in ICT Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent from a recognised institution.
·                     Member of professional body Information System Audit and Control Association or equivalent ICT professional bodies.
·                     Knowledge of CISSP/CISA/MCSE standards/requirements.
·                     Knowledge/training in DIMS.
·                     Computer literacy in accounting systems preferably Enterprise Resource Planning.
·                     At least three (3) years of progressive relevant experience.
·                     Proficiency in leading edge computing technology, programming, and practical knowledge of SQL databases.
·                     CCNA qualifications.
VA/2 Administrative Assistant
·                     Manage the reception area to ensure effective telephone and visitor handling to maintain professional image of the council;
·                     Making appointments and reservations both internally and externally for staff in the Council;
·                     Receiving and assisting clients/visitors at the reception, greeting them in a courteous, warm, and professional manner Promoting a positive image of the community;
·                     Receiving, sorting, registering and forwarding incoming mails to the Chief Executive Officer’s Office for action;
·                     Routinely perform basic typing, filing and clerical work as requested;
·                     Performing basic office administrative and HR duties assigned;
·                     Attending to all incoming and outgoing calls of the Council;
·                     Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems, and personal computers.
Minimum qualifications:
·                     Possess a Diploma in secretarial studies from a recognised institution preferably KNEC or Degree in Human Resource/Business Administration.
·                     Proficient in Microsoft Office to include: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
·                     Be excellent interpersonal skills and integrity.
·                     Good command of both English and Kiswahili languages.
·                     Have ability to work under pressure and independently.
·                     Three (3) years relevant experience in a similar position in a busy organization with HR and administrative responsibilities.
Desired characteristics

The Council desires to engage an officer for the position who is customer orientated, is able to organized his/her workplace, is diplomacy and tactful in handling clients, flexible, has excellent interpersonal skills and able to manage him/herself.

Applicants meeting above qualifications should send their applications giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact address including daytime telephone number, detailed C.V., copies of certificates and testimonials and contact details of three referees.

Applications should indicate position applied for including the reference number and addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Media Council of Kenya
P.O. Box 43132- 00100

Applications can also be sent via E-mail:

Or hand deliver applications to: Media Council of Kenya, Ground Floor, British American Insurance Centre at Mara/Ragati Road Junction in Upper Hill so as to reach not later than 10th July 2013.

NB: Qualified persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. 

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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