Deputy Director Information Communication Technology at Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 192,034 – KShs. 249,644 P.M.;
  • House Allowance: KShs. 60,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs. 21,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 12,500 P.A.
  • Medical Cover and Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable.

Job Specifications

Duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Advising management on development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring of ICT strategies of the Institute;
  • Development of strategies, policies and programs related to ICT
  • Overseeing the systems analysis, design and programmer specifications in liaison with users;
  • Ensuring adherence to established ICT policy and standards;
  • Ensuring overall systems documentation;
  • Ensuring installation certification, repairs and maintenance of Information Communication Technology equipment, solutions and associated peripherals;
  • Advising on Hardware/Software specifications for Information Communication Technology equipment;
  • Administering and maintaining web-based systems and database server’s configuration;
  • Overseeing the Institute’s network configurations and passwords;
  • Ensuring ICT Risk management and Business continuity;
  • Advice on outsourced ICT services and service providers;
  • Overseeing the maintenance of ICT systems security and Databases;
  • Ensuring compliance with implementation of ICT policies and procedures;
  • Ensures effective ICT Planning, Budgeting and Reporting;
  • Ensuring development of ICT staff,
  • Developing agenda for the Board on ICT related issues

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least:

  • At least ten (10) years’ relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be at the level of Assistant Director, ICT or a comparable position in the public or private sector;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Information Technology, Computer Science, Business IT, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Information Technology, Computer Science, Business IT, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or their equivalent from a recognized Institution;
  • Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;
  • PRINCE2, PMP or equivalent Project Management Certification;
  • At least one IT management certification CompTIA Project+, CAPM, CGEIT, CSM, CISSP, COBIT or other equivalent qualifications;
  • At least one information Security certification CISM, CEH, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, GSEC or other equivalent qualifications;
  • At least any two (2) certifications from relevant professional bodies in either CCNP, CDCP, CCNA Cloud, CCNA Industrial/IoT, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, N+, A+ OCA, CISSP, Linux+, Network+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), CISA, CISM, CGEIT or other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • CISA Membership or an equivalent IT professional body;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks, or equivalent, from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Analytical skills;
  • Strong communication and reporting skills;
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills; and
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills.