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ICT Manager Career Opportunity in Kenya

Reporting to: Finance Director
Job Purpose
The main purpose of this position is to integrate and institutionalise best practices of planning and organising, acquiring and implementing, delivering and supporting and monitoring our IT performance to ensure that our enterprise’s information and related technology supports our business objectives whilst maintain optimal system efficiency reliability and reliability.
Duties and Responsibilities

·         Develop a comprehensive ICT strategy, policy, guidelines and procedures that will lead to improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of our business operations.
·         Implement the company’s ICT strategy, policies guidelines and procedures.
·         Ensure ICT projects management through co-ordination of development, acquisition and deployment of ICT systems and infrastructure within the company, ensuring that they are of highest standards.
·         Provide professional advice and guidance to management in the acquisition of ICT resources both software and hardware.
·         Provide leadership and steer the operation and running of ICT resources ensuring high levels of systems availability, reliability and security.
·         Oversee the day to day running of the ICT Department including supervision of staff, training and motivation.
·         Installing configuring maintaining and optimizing all network software and communication links for efficient running of data processing email back up data and voice communication.
·         Provide continuity of our business through ensuring the availability of our information systems and data by keeping system downtime to a minimum.
·         Enforce software licenses compliance and ensure that our company IT security policies and procedures satisfies the quality legal and security requirements for our information assets.
·         Systems and networks administration to ensure smooth network operations of LAN and WAN.
·         Ensure that the company sound and functional system of; computer and data processing controls, system and software development policy, data network and hardware security, disaster recovery plans and costs control in ICT Department
·         Ensure authorised access to data and information.
·         Maintenance and servicing of all company’s ICT resources.
·         Provide quality and prompt user support services.
·         Devise innovative ways to optimise the use of available resources, including data, application systems, technology, facilities and people.
·         Ensure that the company adopts best practices in ICT as well as keeping pace with the dynamism in technology.
·         Conducting or arranging of ICT training for staff to optimise utilisation of ICT.
·         Co-ordination and managing relationship with vendors of ICT resources.
·         Any other responsibilities that may be assigned by management from time to time.
·         A degree in Information Technology, professional qualifications such as Microsoft Certified IT Professional, CISCO certification, Oracle certifications etc. Holders of Masters in ICT will have an added advantage.
·         5 years experience in leadership of ICT teams in systems planning, analysis, design and development in an Insurance company.
·         Demonstrated experience in infrastructure and application development and administration.
·         Experience in multi-platform environments consisting of Windows, Linux and Unix.
·         Hands on experience of oracle databases
·         Up to date knowledge of IT risks, security solutions disaster recovery and business continuity .
·         Superior people and project management skills with strong analytical and organizing skills.
·         Up to date on current ICT trends.
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter and detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business 4th February 2011.
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

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