CAREER OPPORTUNITIES- 1st December 2022
KALRO has established a modern ICT infrastructure, including a cloud-based High-performance Environment (HPE), a Big Data platform, and a state-of-the-art futureready data center to support mission-critical systems and the development of digital technologies for the agricultural sector.
In partnership with other agricultural stakeholders, KALRO is leveraging its ICT resource through the infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and data–as-service model to develop custom-made agricultural use cases that address farmers’ challenges and the needs of stakeholders. Different stakeholders have connected to the environment to host, access, and use the agricultural datasets and use cases.
KALRO has received financial support from the World Bank through the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) for developing digital technologies and related systems. Towards this end, KALRO is seeking to recruit professionals with relevant skills, knowledge, and qualifications to support the infrastructure and
systems on Contractual Terms with the possibility of renewal in the following position:
|Job Title||Senior Information & Communication Technology Officer|
|No. of Positions||2|
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities will entail:
i. Developing and implementing ICT systems and standards;
ii. Carrying out feasibility studies for areas to be computerized;
iii. Evaluating systems and ensuring adherence to established performance standards;
iv. Maintaining primary and disaster recovery data centers;
v. Ensuring work and changes to the ICT infrastructure components are undertaken;
vi. Administering and maintaining LAN & WAN;
vii. Compiling progress reports on the operations of ICT systems;
viii. Ensuring compliance with database vendor license agreement;
ix. Controlling and monitoring user access to the databases;
x. Optimizing the performance of the databases; and
xi. Planning for backup and disaster recovery systems
i. Served in the grade of Information Communication Technology Officer I for a minimum period of three (3) years;
ii. Bachelors in any of the following disciplines:- Computer Science; Information Science; Information Technology; Business Information Technology, or any equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
iii. Masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Computer Science; Information Science; Information Systems; Information Technology; Business Information Technology, or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
iv. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE); Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
v. Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution;
vi. High integrity and high professional standards;
vii. Good communication and interpersonal skills;
viii. Showed merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
ix. Fulfilled the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
HOW TO APPLY
The Public is notified of the following: –
i. Application for the positions is STRICTLY ONLINE using the link provided
ii. Job descriptions, requirements, and how to apply are available on the KALRO Website; www.kalro.org/Careers
iii. All applications MUST be received on or before 14th December 2022 by 5.00p.m.
iv. KALRO is an equal-opportunity Employer; Persons with disability, marginalized and minorities are also encouraged to apply.
v. KALRO DOES NOT charge ANY FEES for job applications.
vi. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
vii. ONLY applicants who meet ALL the requirements will be shortlisted and contacted.
viii. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be required to avail of the following documents during the interview: –
a. Original Academic and Professional Certificates
b. Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
c. Clearance from Criminal Investigations Department
d. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
e. Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
f. Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate).