KENTRADE Business Analyst, and IS Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Trade Network Agency – KENTRADE

The Kenya Trade
Network Agency ( KENTRADE) is a parastatal under the Guidance of the
Ministry of Finance which was established under an Executive Order and
gazetted as Legal Notice No 6 of 2011 on 28th January 2011. 
Kentrade’s mandate is the implementation of the National Electronic Single Window System and Trade Facilitation.

wishes to engage suitably qualified candidates who meet the specified
job requirements as well as the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya
Constitution in the following key positions:
Business Analyst ( 3 Posts)

Accountable to: Assistant Manager — Business Process Re-engineering

of the Job
: Conduct business analysis and user needs in order to
develop requirements documentation for the implementation of the
National Single Window System and other applications projects for
specified business units within KENTRADE. 
Working in conjunction with
the business users and development teams, create and Execute application
test scripts, scenarios, and test plans that validate initial business

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Elicit requirements
    on trade facilitation from NESWS stakeholders using interviews,
    document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits,
    business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis,
    task and workflow analysis.
  2. Critically evaluate information
    gathered from the various stakeholders, reconcile anomalies, and
    decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from
    low-level information to a general understanding.
  3. Identify user requirements and distinguish user requests from the underlying real needs.
  4.  Understand the business users’ requirements for information, features,
    and functions and communicate them to the rest of the application
    development teams
  5. Proactively communicate and collaborate with
    external and internal customers to analyze information needs and
    functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: ( Functional requirements, Business Requirements Document, Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs)
  6. Become a subject matter expert on trade facilitation data, processes, and business methodologies.
  7. Develop and execute plans to test and validate systems/applications and
    business requirements – including developing user documentation, first
    draft of training materials, manual updates, and field communications
  8. Prepare training materials and conduct training for stakeholders on the use of the NESWS
  9. Counsel and advise NESWS users on system capabilities and processes
  10. Advise other departments affected by the development, maintenance, and implementation of all applicable systems
  11. Convert the requirements and design documents into a set of testing
    cases and scripts that can be used to verify that the system meets the
    client needs
  12. Execute or supervise the execution of those test cases and scripts.
  13. Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are
    consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role 
& Professional Qualifications
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Commerce, Finance, International Business, Law or related field.
  • Training in Business Process Re-engineering.
Professional Work Experience
  • At least S years relevant experience in logistics or trade facilitation within the country.
  • Previous experience in training.
  • Exposure and experience in the use of ICT to automate business processes.
Essential knowledge & Skills
  • Knowledge and experience of current issues concerning Trade Facilitation and the National Electronic Single Window process.
  • A thorough understanding of trade related business processes in the country
  • ICT & Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
Personal Attributes
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Analysis and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
Information Systems Security Officer

Job Grade: KTNA 6
Accountable to: ICT Manager

of the Job:
Development and implementation of a comprehensive
information security and privacy program for KENTRADE that will assure
that information created, acquired or maintained by KENTRADE is used
in accordance with its intended purpose; to protect KENTRADE’s data and
infrastructure from external or internal threats; and to assure that
KENTRADE complies with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding
information access, security and privacy. 
To ensure KENTRADE’s
information security risks are brought under explicit management

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Develop and spearhead the implementation of a comprehensive information security and privacy program for KENTRADE.
  2. Coordinating the development and review of KENTRADE’s ICT security policies, standards and procedures and Guidelines
  3. Lead the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Information Security Management System based on the ISO/IEC 27000 series standards, including certification against ISO/IEC 27001 where applicable
  4. Form a “centre of excellence” for information security management by
    offering internal management consultancy advice and practical assistance
    on information security risk and control matters throughout the
  5. Lead the design and operation of related compliance
    monitoring and improvement activities to ensure compliance both with
    internal security policies and applicable laws and regulations
  6. Lead suitable information security awareness, training and educational activities
  7. Lead activities relating to contingency planning, business continuity
    management and IT disaster recovery in conjunction with relevant
    functions and third parties
  8. Ensure that all business recovery/contingency plans and/or procedures are always kept up to date
  9. Coordinating IT security awareness programmes for KENTRADE staff.
  10. Develop and implement an ongoing risk assessment program targeting information security matters.
  11. Keep abreast of latest security advisories and vulnerabilities pertaining to KENTRADE and its mission.
  12. Administer ICT security tools, Maintain security escalation and contact lists and security logs
  13. Collect and summarize security events and data including preparing security reports
  14. Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are
    consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • Higher National Diploma in information systems or a computer science related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
Professional Work Experience
  • At least four (4) years’ work experience in information security
    management and/or related functions (such as IT audit and IT Risk
  • Experience in implementing strategies and managing systems in information systems security
  • Demonstrated management of Information Systems security policies, processes and procedures.
Essential knowledge & Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of IT security standards and frameworks (NIST SP
    800-30, ISO/IEC 27005, OCTAVE, EDUCAUSE, or COBIT and their application.
    COBIT (4.1 or 5 and ISO/IEC 27005 are especially preferred.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform ethical hacking.
  • Risk assessment methods and techniques , Security software and tools
  • Conversant with IS Auditing standards and techniques
  • Application architecture and design, development environments, database
    design and normalization, network security and infrastructure
  • Authentication, authorization and encryption technologies
  • Forensic techniques for investigating incidents
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Personal Attributes
Ability to:
  • Provide accurate, clear, and timely information using multiple communications media
  • Effectively manage multiple projects
  • Prioritize and plan work activities
  • Identify and apply new developments in information security technology .
    Act as a change agent to facilitate improvement in information security
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Qualified and Interested candidates are requested to submit their
written application together with an up to date Curriculum Vitae, copies
of certificates & testimonials, email and telephone contacts
including names, telephone and email contacts ofthree (3) referees who
must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience. 
should be addressed as detailed below and be sent by post or hand
delivered to the Kentrade offices so as to be received not later than
5.00pm on Friday, 16th November 2012.

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Trade Network Agency
1st Floor, Embankment Plaza
Longonot Rd – Upperhill
P.O. Box 36943-00200
KEN TRADE is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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