Kenya National Examinations Council KNEC
Deputy Director, Examinations & Assessment Support Services (ict) - 1 Post

Kenya National Examinations Council Knec

Rest of Kenya | Full-Time | Education / Teaching

End date 23 Apr 2024

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Providing leadership and coordinating the development and implementation of ICT strategies, policies, and procedures in the Department;
  • Providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of ICT strategies;
  • Ensuring adherence to ICT policies, procedures, and standards;
  • Undertaking a periodic review of ICT systems projects and recommending improvements;
  • Establishing mechanisms for disaster recovery and business continuity;
  • Overseeing ICT programs and activities;
  • Drawing ICT budget and procurement plans;
  • Supervising and coordinating the implementation of ICT projects;
  • Providing leadership to ICT project managers;
  • Overseeing systems development, implementation, and maintenance;
  • Preparing ICT status reports and ensuring professional standards and guidelines are adhered to;
  • Preparing budgets, and work plans, conducting staff performance appraisal, and submitting performance reports;
  • Overseeing ICT training programs and staff capacity building;
  • Recommending specifications for procurement of ICT equipment, software and services.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

  • At least twelve 12 years of cumulative relevant work experience, five 5 of which should have served at management level;
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor's degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Electronics Engineering, or other ICT-related disciplines with a bias in computer science from a recognized institution;
  • Certification in any of the following: Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Developer MCSD, Certified Information Systems Auditor CISA or Oracle certification;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four 4 weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
  • Membership to a professional body;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

  • Strategic thinking;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Project Management Skills;
  • Strong communication and reporting skills;
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player;
  • Integrity.

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