ICT Manager Job in Kenya

 Job Title: ICT Manager

Hiring Organization: Kimisitu Sacco
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Finance Institution
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 10/26/2023

Kimisitu Cooperative Savings and Credit Cooperative Society ‘the Sacco’ is one of the fastest growing National Tier-1 Deposit Taking SACCOs in the region. The Sacco was registered in 1985 and is regulated by SASRA (Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority of Kenya).
Kimisitu Sacco has an open membership majorly drawn from employees of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), Embassies, International Missions, Government Agencies, Corporates, businesses, Chamas, and investment groups in Kenya and Diaspora. Our mission is to empower our members economically by
providing quality financial services through prudent mobilization of resources and excellent customer care.
Kimisitu Sacco is seeking to recruit a dynamic, self-driven, and result-oriented individual to join our team in our fast paced, modern work environment, to fill in the above position:

Position Summary

The ICT Manager steers all technology functions encompassing ICT infrastructure set-up, systems security, development and implementation of ICT strategic plan and ICT policies, data back up and disaster recovery. The role holder ensures that society adopts the latest ICT developments in its operations.

Main Responsibilities

Formulate and implement sound ICT policies, procedures, strategies, and systems.

Manage the Society ICT assets to support effective implementation of the Society


Advise the C.E.O on ICT innovations, strategies, and their impact on the Society objective.

Support CEO to make prudent ICT investments for automation and ease of various aspects of operations.

Manage all operations of the ICT Department and ensure timely provision of ICT services

to all functions of the Society.

Promote best practice in the development of information systems.

Keep abreast of latest technologies that may be of benefit to the Sacco and make requisite recommendations, supported by documentation, costing etc.

Execute departmental objectives in line with the Sacco’s strategic plan and aligning the ICT strategy with the strategic plan.

Assist, co-ordinate all systems implementations including working with ready-made

applications and external consultation if need be.

Maintain confidentiality and integrity of the society’s information.

Ensure that all IT dynamics in use by the Sacco keep pace with technological innovations and developments.

Be in constant consultation with all technology-based service providers.

Supervise direct reports work and other administrative matters.

Review performance of direct reports.

Identify training needs for direct reports.

Participate in the recruitment of staff within the department.

Mentor and coach staff.

Knowledgeable on Data protection Act.

Operational Roles and Responsibilities:

Design and implement short and long-term capacity plans to ensure systems, network and telecommunications infrastructure meets existing and future requirements.

Maintaining oversight and custody of the Sacco’s in-house and remote data Centre and all network and related hardware assets.

Provide team leadership within the department through professional staff performance management.

Ensure availability of a stable and reliable ERP System.

Prepare ICT department budgets in liaison with the HOD.

Implement and maintain a robust IT asset management system for all IT hardware and software inventory, network components, life cycle management and related documentation.

Oversee purchase, installation, configuration and maintenance of user application

software, operating system software and internet communication system within the computer network of the society.

Set up and monitor contracts with external suppliers for the provision of ICT technical support and services.

Conduct research and make recommendations on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.

Conduct research and make recommendations on disruptive IT infrastructure innovations and trends such as cloud, mobile and bring your own device (BYOD).

Lead the preparation of RFPs, bid proposals and other documentation related to acquisition of network, telecommunications, server, and endpoint infrastructure as well as negotiations with vendors, outsourcers and contractors to secure IT infrastructure products and services.

Perform any other responsibility assigned from time to time.

Knowledge: Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in ICT, computer science or its equivalent

Minimum 8 years working experience with at least four years in career history in a similar role in terms of scale and complexity working with a financial institution

Masters in ICT or Computer Science will be an added advantage.

Certification in Information Security, Project Management, ICT infrastructure.

Membership with ICT Professional Body e.g., Computer Society of Kenya, ISACA, PMI

Knowledge on big data and the building of highly available, reliable, and scalable systems will be an added advantage.

Knowledge of and experience with: LANS/WANS; Windows Server Environment; Microsoft

SQL Server; Microsoft Exchange; Internet Information Services; backup systems;

network/workstation peripherals; print servers; firewalls, spam & antivirus hardware/software; VOIP Telephone Systems, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets; computer hardware.

Personal Attributes required for this role:

Strong risk management skills

Strong system Audit skills

Strong data protection and governance skills

Excellent analytical and reporting skills.

Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.

Strategic and policy management skills

Leadership and management skills.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation Skills.

Project and vendor management skills.

Self-driven and Innovative.

How to Apply

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by filling in the data form on the website. After filling the data form, proceed and
send an application letter and a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to jobs@kimisitusacco.or.ke.
Clearly state the subject of the email as ICT Manager.
The data form must be filled in full. To be considered for this role your application must be received
by C.O.B on Wednesday 8th November 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Kimisitu SACCO never asks for money in return for advancement in any recruitment
process. If you are ever asked for a fee, please report to Kimisitu SACCO on 0709 136000
or jobs@kimisitusacco.or.ke