Manager Job in Kenya - Business Application Support

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Manager Job in Kenya - Business Application Support

Manager – Business Application Support

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for;

  • Providing effective and adequate technical support to operational Corporate Support Services (CSS) business systems by addressing system problems and user requests.
  • Providing continual improvements to existing CSS business systems and supporting systems by ensuring that solutions designed to address business needs meet the required quality standards.
  • Maintaining operational readiness of business systems through supervision and coordination of technical systems support teams
  • Carry out and supervise analysis, categorization and escalation of issues reported. Prepare data correction scripts and escalate enhancements and defects to developers and issues requiring clarification to business transformation offices

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviews the Software Change Requests (SCRs) for systems changes/enhancements to ensure that they have adequately addressed the requested changes and identifies areas of improvement before approving for implementation.
  • Monitors and maintains operational readiness of business systems by enforcing standards set to address identified system issues.
  • Identifies areas of potential systems and process improvements, assesses them for both technical and business suitability and advises stakeholders appropriately.
  • Reviews systems technical requirements specifications to ensure that they are well articulated and properly documented before seeking automation approvals of business processes
  • Vets systems technical requirements specifications and System Use Cases (SUCs) for completeness, relevance, viability and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Recommends risk-mitigating measures and ensures that they are addressed as part of systems maintenance initiatives.
  • Vets escalated incidents and problems affecting business systems to ascertain validity and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Monitors allocated tasks to ensure that escalated problems are resolved within set timelines and standards and leads in resolving complex issues
  • Evaluates systems performance parameters, identifies areas of improvement, implements system improvements and advises stakeholders
  • Implements the Service Level agreements for IT services of the unit.
  • Monitors performance of business systems architecture components, evaluates their effectiveness and advises the manager on areas requiring review/improvement
  • Develops the unit’s Annual Work Plan and draft budget and coordinates their implementation;
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports for the unit;
  • Ensures that the unit meetings are held as stipulated in management guidelines;
  • Develops, mentors and coaches staff in the unit;
  • Conducts performance management in the unit;
  • Coordinates implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the unit: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
  • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements.

Academic and Professional Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution
  •  Masters Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Systems or any other IT or Management related Postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.

 Required Certifications/Trainings

 Professional Certification or Training in any one of the following areas is required:

  • Business Systems Analysis i.e. CBAP Certification / Training
  • Systems Modelling and Design Techniques
  • Process Modelling and Design Techniques

 Desired Certifications

 Certification or training in any of the following areas will be an added advantage:

  • Training in middle level management / Supervisory Skills courses.
  • IT Governance i.e. ITIL or COBIT 4/5
  • Project Management i.e. PMP or Prince 2
  • Training or Certification in Database Administration i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Training in operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux or Unix. 

Relevant Work experience and Technical skills Required

  • At least five (5) years post qualification experience, which includes at least two (2) years’ experience in leading a team in systems analysis and support of large enterprise applications.
  • Proven skills in database management tools
  • Working knowledge of Java programming language and PL/SQL
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages (PHP, ASP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of structured programming and database design concepts
  • Working knowledge of web based technologies (HTML, XML, XHTML, DHTML, SOAP, JSON, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of internet and messaging protocols i.e. HTTP, FTP, SOAP and REST
  • Working knowledge of web development tools (Dreamweaver, Microsoft.NET, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix and Windows operating system platforms
  • Working experience with relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Working experience with scripting languages i.e. Structured Query Language (SQL) skills
  • Knowledge of system design and modelling techniques
  • Working knowledge of systems design and modelling tools (Enterprise Architect, TraceCloud, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of the following tools: process modelling (MS Visio, etc.), Project Management i.e. MS Project and Presentation i.e. MS PowerPoint
  • Proven experience in implementation and providing support to large enterprise business systems in a similar organization.
  • Proven experience in integration of business systems in a similar large organization.

Competencies

The Job holder must:

  • Have good understanding of the KRA’s goals and objectives.
  • Resilient, focused, results oriented and a team player.
  • Have strong analytical, diagnostic, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Have strong abilities to conduct research-affecting business and propose suitable solutions/products.
  • Have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Be able to build and maintain strong relationships with contracted parties, third party organizations, users and staff.
  • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution
  • Passion for innovation and creativity
  • High levels of integrity

How to Apply

Job Application Guidelines

Registration:

  • Go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login and then click on the ‘Register’ button to start the application process.
  • After registration, you will receive an email enabling you to confirm your email address and complete your registration.

Log on:

  • After registration go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login
  • Key in your username and password then click on ‘Log in’ to access your account.
  • After successful log in, the system will open the ‘Applicant Cockpit’.

Candidate Profile (To create or update applicant detail):

  • On the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page, go to the tab ‘Candidate Profile’.
  • Click on ‘My Profile’ to create and update your profile.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
  • The process will end by clicking the tab “Overview and Release”.
  • Ensure you click the check box on the page to complete the profile.

Application process:

  • To view the open job postings, click on the tab ‘Employment Opportunities’ on the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page.
  • Under the heading ‘Job Search’ click the ‘Start’ button to view all available vacancies.
  • Click on the Job posting to display the details of the position.
  • To apply for the position, click ‘Apply’ button at the top of the page.
  • Follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.
  • Kindly note that all mandatory fields must be completed.
  • To complete the process of application, click the ‘Send Application Now’ button after reviewing and accepting the ‘Data Privacy Statement’.

In case of any challenges, please send your email query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

If you experience any delay in receiving an email notification at the end of the e-recruitment registration process, please refresh your email. In case of any challenge, please send your query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

Kenya Revenue Authority does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviewing, and/or offer)

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Closing Date

2022-11-27 00:00:00