Principal Information Communication Technology Officer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management

The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) is a corporate body established through the Supplies Practitioners Management Act (SPMA), 2007. KISM is mandated to provide training, registration, and licensing of supplies practitioners, as well as regulate their practice and related activities. It serves as the National body for Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals in both the private and public sectors in Kenya.

Position: Principal Information Communication Technology Officer

Job Grade: KISM 4 – REF ICT/001/2023

Directorate: Corporate Services

Reporting to: Director, Corporate Services

Job Summary

As the Principal Information Communication Technology Officer, you will be responsible for managing information and telecommunications systems at KISM. Your role involves developing and maintaining ICT systems to ensure the Institute optimizes technology for efficient service delivery.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Systems Management: Create and update procedures, methods, and operations of computer-based information systems.
  2. Website and Database Management: Design, implement, and maintain the institutional website and databases. Recommend expansion of LAN/WAN information systems to improve operational efficiency.
  3. Analysis and Enhancement: Conduct analysis related to the modification of existing computer-based information systems.
  4. Infrastructure Review: Review performance of existing systems and network infrastructure. Advise management on capacity planning.
  5. Backup Monitoring: Monitor backup logs and resolve any failures associated with them. Ensure new enhancements/changes to existing systems are fully tested before deployment.
  6. Equipment Acquisition: Provide guidance on the acquisition of computer equipment and consumables.
  7. IT Security: Undertake periodic review of information technology security requirements, including encryption, digital signatures, access controls, data integrity, authentication exchange, traffic padding, routing control, and notarization.
  8. Training Materials: Develop training materials, support guides, operating, and user manuals.

Person Specifications

To be eligible for this role, you must have the following qualifications and experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Communication Technology, Business Management, Information Technology, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  2. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Cyber Security, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  3. Professional certificates in Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Certified Network Associate/Network+ (CCNA/N+CISCO), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM).
  4. Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience, with at least three (3) years at a supervisory level in a comparable organization.
  5. Membership to a relevant professional body (where applicable) and in good standing.
  6. Completion of a Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  7. Must meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution (Integrity and Ethics).
  8. Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Skills and Competencies

As the Principal ICT Officer, the following skills and competencies are essential:

  1. Leadership, integrity, and people management skills.
  2. Time and priority management abilities.
  3. Customer service focus.
  4. Critical thinking and analytical skills.
  5. Change and transformation capabilities.
  6. Effective problem-solving skills.
  7. Strong interpersonal abilities.
  8. Adaptability and flexibility.
  9. Innovative and creative thinking.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates may apply online by sending an email to vacancies@kism.or.ke with the following:

  1. Job title and reference number (REF SAC/001/2023)
  2. Application letter addressed to the

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management,

KISM Tower 12th Floor, Ngong Road

P. O Box 30400-00100, Nairobi

Scanned copies of CV, educational background, professional qualifications, and relevant testimonials

Please ensure to submit your application online via email to vacancies@kism.or.ke by midnight (12:00) on Friday 11th August 2023.

Please ensure to submit a filled KISM job application form, accessible through the link: KISM Job Application Form.

KISM is an equal opportunity employer, and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To increase your chances of securing the position of Principal Information Communication Technology Officer, consider these expert tips:

  1. Relevant Qualifications: Ensure you possess the required educational qualifications, certifications, and experience mentioned in the job description.
  2. Demonstrate Leadership Skills: Showcase your ability to lead and manage people effectively.
  3. Highlight Problem-Solving Abilities: Emphasize your capacity to identify and solve complex ICT-related challenges.
  4. Adaptability and Innovation: Demonstrate your adaptability to changing environments and innovative thinking in technology management.
  5. Ethical Standards: Comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution on Integrity and Ethics.
  6. Complete the Application Form: Fill out the KISM job application form accurately and comprehensively.
  7. Prepare for Interviews: If shortlisted, prepare for the formal interview and bring original copies of all submitted documents.
  8. Professional Conduct: Maintain professionalism and refrain from canvassing during the application process.

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you success in your pursuit of this exciting opportunity!

To apply for this job email your details to vacancies@kism.or.ke


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