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Ministry of Information Communication and E-Government Jobs in Kenya - Nyandarua

Republic of Kenya
County Government of Nyandarua
County Public Service Board

Applications are hereby invited from qualified candidates for the following positions:-

Ministry of Information Communication and E-Government

Director - Enforcement and Prosecution 

Re Advertisement
1 Post

Job Group R
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Holds a first degree in Law specializing in any of the following areas: Litigation, Criminology, Prosecution or a closely related area. A master’s degree in the said disciplines may be an added advantage;
  • Have at least 7 years hands on experience in legal matters;
  • A brilliant and innovative person who shall work with minimum supervision;
  • Demonstrate cost cutting measures in legal expenditure.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Shall be answerable to the Chief Officer, ICT and e-government;
  • Enforce county legislations and other relevant laws in the county jurisdiction;
  • Develop programmes and projects that shall lead to disciplined law abiding citizens;
  • Lead in prosecution and defence.
Director of ICT 
1 Post
Job Group R
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Hold a first degree in information technology or computer science from a recognised institution in Kenya. A masters degree holder may have an added advantage;
  • At 10 years proven hands on working experience in the ICT;
  • Is creative and innovative and can work beyond the call of duty;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and across teams;
  • Have strong command of project management; and
  • Has good understanding of local and international data band safety standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Report to the chief officer ICT for allocation of duties:
  • Oversee financial and administrative aspects in ICT department including procurement, budgeting and budget review;
  • Negotiate and approve technology vendor, outsourcing, consultant contracts and service agreements in ICT;
  • Research IT solutions and make recommendations for the improvement of infrastructure and systems;
  • Team leader in development, implementation, and maintenance of policies related to ICT services, e-government including procurement, distribution and asset management;
  • Integrate ICT into County Integrated Development Plan so that among the initiatives, ICT up to the villages becomes a reality; and
  • Play a key advisory role in devising effective communication channels between the county government and the citizens.
Director of Communications and Public Relations 
1 Post
Job Group R

Requirements for Appointment:
  • Hold a degree in either mass communication, journalism, marketing, public relations or related from a institution recognised in Kenya;
  • At least 10 years proven working experience in media and communication;
  • Practical skills in writing, editing, layout and design, professional printing publishing, computer and its applications as well as current trends in digital and social media;
  • Is a creative and innovative person that has the ability to devise least cost communication channels;
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Shall be answerable to the Chief Officer ICT for allocation of duties;
  • Develop public outreach strategies such as newsletters, website, social media and even county radio and television station;
  • Prepare reports and other communications to interested stakeholders;
  • Team member in branding the county and influencing investors;
  • Negotiate, and approve technology vendor, outsourcing, consultant contracts and service agreements under communication; and
  • Work closely with the other county entities in championing transparency and accountability in the county.
Director, Intergovernmental Relations 
1 Post
Job Group R
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Hold a first degree in either economics, law, political science, strategic management, diplomacy, international relations, journalism or related discipline in a recognised institution in Kenya;
  • Have worked in public relations environment for at least 10 years;
  • Can design and write memorandum of understanding and protocols for various uses;
  • Has practical understanding of development agenda and funding processes;
  • Has creative writing and negotiation skills; and
  • Have skills in interpretation of legislations both local and international.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Shall report to the chief officer of ICT and e-government;
  • Interpretation of legislations both local and international for county application such as public private partnership;
  • Work as liaison officer within the county entities, inter counties committees that may be formed to discuss matters of mutual interest;
  • Play a critical advisory role to the county on matters of preparation of memoranda of understanding and other cooperation agreements;
  • Liaise with other county entities for timely information to the public and other interested stakeholders on county activities;
  • In charge of protocol matters and preparation of briefs as necessary;
  • Be a team member in branding the county and marketing the county for investments.
Deputy Director - ICT Manager
1 Post
Job Group Q
Requirements for the Appointment:
  • Hold a first degree in information technology or computer science from a recognised institution in Kenya;
  • At least 5 years proven hands on experience in IT working environment;
  • Good diagnostic skills and ability to resolve IT software and hardware related problems;
  • Experience in undertaking editing and typesetting materials for printing press;
  • Exposure in photography and artwork for purposes of designing newsletters;
  • Has shown innovation and creativity in this field;
  • Ability to work in a busy office for long hours with minimum supervision;
  • Team player and good inter personal skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Configure and maintain the county internal computer network;
  • Monitor network performance and optimize the network for optimal speed and availability;
  • Implement and maintain emergency backup and restore systems for mission- critical network servers;
  • Regulate user access to sensitive files to protect against internal security breaches;
  • Assist in the organization and inventory of all hardware and software resources;
  • Assist in preparing county training materials and presentations.
Chief ICT Officer – Webmaster
1 Post

Job Group M
Requirement for Appointment:
  • Hold a degree in information technology or computer science form a recognised university in Kenya;
  • At least 3 years proven experience in ICT and website development and graphics design;
  • Creative, innovate and analytical;
  • Knowledge in a number of server-side programming languages;
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills; and
  • Has passion for IT career and can work beyond call of duty.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain the county’s website;
  • Create and manage user’s emails under the county’s domain;
  • Assist in packaging county information for use by different stakeholders;
  • Implement various county communication strategies within the county and external customers; and
  • Design ways and means of cutting costs on communication such as intra emails.
ICT Officer 
4 Posts

Job Group K
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Hold a degree OR a diploma in information technology or computer science from a recognised university in Kenya;
  • Have exposure in operating computers and good skills in dealing with technical problems;
  • Have at least two (2) years experience in ICT;
  • Ability to multi task and dealing with diverse issues and clients;
  • A self disciplined, hard working person and who can work with minimum supervision;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Can show innovation and creativity even during course work and anxious to build a career in ICT.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Planning and execution of preventive and curative maintenance;
  • Installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and applications;
  • Trouble shooting system and network problems and solving the faults;
  • Repairing and replacing basic IT accessories; and
  • Shall ensure efficient of ICT equipment and facilities.
Payroll Manager 

1 Post
Job Group P
Requirements for appointment
  • Be a holder of a first degree in any of the following areas: Accounting, Commerce, Finance, Information Technology, and Mathematics;
  • Have 5 years experience in related work or dealing with personal accounts;
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Shall report to the County Public Service Board for all purposes of salaries and allowances;
  • Prepare payroll and make requisite returns to the respective institutions;
  • Ensure all payroll recoveries are timely made;
  • Establish raw data for annual personnel county budget preparation;
  • Work closely with Human Resources Officer in all the ministries;
  • Shall ensure the CARPS programme is implemented fully and accountable for all emolument payments.
General Conditions for all Applicants:
  • Must be a Kenya citizen
  • That you already fulfils expectations of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity
  • Those who had applied for positions marked “Re-Advertisement” need not re apply
  • Terms and conditions of service for the advertised posts are permanent and pensionable
  • Apply for the job and attach photocopies of the following documents in support of your application:
  1. National Identity Card
  2. Academic Certificates (from Primary to the highest level attained), Professional Certificates, and Curriculum Vitae that includes three referees
  3. Clearance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission
  4. Certificate of Good Conduct (Kenya Police Criminal Investigation Department)
  5. Tax Clearance Certificate from KRA
  6. Credit Reference Bureau Certificate
  7. Clearance Certificate from HELB
  8. Certificate of Registration and a letter of Good Standing, if one is a member of a professional body
  • Harmonization of Terms and Conditions of public service nationally are actively being discussed
  • Health Staff shall in addition enjoy benefits per existing Health Staff Scheme.
Kindly send or hand-deliver your application to the undersigned on or before Friday 31st October, 2014
The Secretary
Nyandarua County Public Service Board,
P.O. Box 701-20303,
Ol’ Kalou, Kenya

Nyandarua County Government is an equal opportunity employer. 

Physically challenged and marginalized persons are encouraged to apply.

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