State Corporation Agricultural / Research Officers and Senior ICT Officer Jobs in Kenya

A well established State Corporation is seeking to recruit for the following positions:-
 
1. Agricultural / Research Officers (2)
Responsibilities:
 
The Officer will be responsible to the Head of Division for the performance of the following:
  • Plan and implement cropping programmes
  • Mobilize, sensitize and train farmers/staff/stakeholders on relevant agronomic issues
  • Undertake specific agricultural based trials; investigate, collect and analyze data and prepare reports
  • Participate in Monitoring and Evaluation of agricultural programmes
  • Professionally participate in project identification, planning and implementation.
  • Manage identified agricultural enterprise commercially.
Requirements:
  • Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from a recognized university
  • At least 3 years experience in a relevant and busy environment
  • Be ready to work in any part of the Country
  • Possess the ability and commitment to work and give results with minimum supervision
  • Must be computer literate
2. Senior ICT Officer (1)
 
Broad Role:
 
To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the ICT section, administer the ICT budget, staff and give direction on technological advancements in all operational areas
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop information Technology strategy in support of the organization’s mission and core objectives.
  • LAN/WAN administration and continuous upgrade of supporting network infrastructure.
  • Ensure continuous and effective provision of up to date ICT services in the Organization and ability to handle troubleshooting of Organization’s Computer systems.
  • Maintain and update the management Information System (MIS) for the collection, analysis and dissemination of data within the Organization.
  • Provide continuous training of staff on ICT system equipment use and user of applications on need basis.
  • Review systems infrastructure, implementation and integration.
  • Ensure secure, continuous uninterrupted availability and functionality of the Organization’s Computer systems.
  • Maintain and continuously account on the delivery of set targets and provide regular ICT monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management including appointments in various committees.
Education, Professional Qualifications and work experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/ Information Technology or equivalent from a recognized/reputable University.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a busy networking environment 3 of which should be at Supervisory level.
  • Certification in MCSE, CCNA will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Linux, windows 2003/2008 Server and IBM Informix Operating systems
  • Hands-on experience in one of the mainstream ERP’s will be a distinct advantage.
  • Support integration of mobile, email, web and other electronic resources into a Document Management ICT system for information gathering, processing, archiving and dissemination.
  • Experience with backup and recovery of Data/System Files
  • Experience in configuration, Management and Troubleshooting of LAN/WAN Network devices
  • Configure and monitor the performance of specific applications to ensure they operate to agreed performance levels
  • Performing on-site and remote technical support.
How to Apply
 
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should forward a letter of application, detailed CV containing details of qualifications, experience, names and addresses of 3 professional referees and attach copies of academic/professional certificates and testimonials to:-
 
DNA 1340
P.O. Box 49010-00100
Nairobi
 
To be received not later than 26th July 2012.


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