The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced a vacancy in the post of Manager, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), three years after Chris Msando passed away.
The late ICT manager was tortured before being murdered on Saturday, July 29, 2017, with his family still seeking justice for the heinous crime.
His body was found dumped in a thicket along Thika Road, one month ahead of the controversial August 2017 General Elections.
IEBC announced that it was in search of a replacement, with only one individual set to be offered the job from a pool of applicants who will declare their interest in the post.
The successful applicant will work under the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology, at the IEBC headquarters on a permanent and pensionable contract.
Requirements for Appointment
a) Must have a degree in Information Communication Technology or related field from a recognised institution;
b) A Master’s Degree in Information Communication Technology or a related field from a recognized institution;
c) Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience in ICT, three (3) of which must be at management level; and at least mandatory eight (8) years working experience as a systems administrator in Networks, Database, Application Systems Administration and Security Management;
d) Must have a professional qualification(s) in Business Continuity, Planning Information and Security Management.- CISA/CISM/CGEIT;
e) Must have IT Service Management Certification.
f) Should have Project Management skills;
g) Should have basic Skills on Business Management and Strategic Management.
h) Must have good interpersonal and communication skills;
i) Must be a team player and possess good management and leadership skills
j) Must be a person of undoubted integrity
Duties and Responsibilities
a) Develop and implement information systems security strategies, policies standards and procedures;
b) Review, maintain and strengthen the organization’s information system assets risk management framework and program, incorporating infrastructure and process risk ownership, assessment and mitigation;
c) Proactively monitor security activity through continuous research and recommend suitable solutions to strengthen security measures and safeguard company systems and information assets;
d) Establish and maintain computer incident capability, and provide appropriate systems specialist support to investigations, forensics and recovery;
e) Establish the processes to ensure there is a high degree of integration with the other assurance functions;
f) Develop a Risk and business impact analysis process and iteratively implement it on all information systems in alignment with the Commissions requirements;
g) Develop, document and maintain effective systems continuity plans by regularly coordinating mock runs and improving the backup and restore processes and procedures;
h) Gain understanding and acceptance from system users throughout the Commission of the continuity plans and their roles/responsibilities within it;
i) Establish and maintain systems disaster recovery sites and plans, manage the vendors partnering in the business continuity (BCM) plans where appropriate and ensure their compliance to contracts/Service Level Agreements;
j) Managing and coordinating with the respective Directorates in order to develop and implement the business continuity management (BCM) programme;
k) Overseeing the development of the BCM strategy and BCP plans, liaising with the respective Directorates in order to ensure that the BCPs are tested and reviewed;
l) Provide expert, timely, and relevant advice to management and the entire organization well as training and awareness on systems security issues and activities in the Commission as well as on the best business continuity practices.
Shortlisted applicants shall be required to avail clearances from the following institutions as they appear for the interview;
a) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
b) Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI);
c) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
d) Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP);
e) Higher Education Loans Board;
f) Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant is a member e.g. LSK, IHRM, KISM, ICPAK, AAK, IEK etc. (where applicable) and
g) Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau.