KENTRADE ICT Assistant Manager, and Applications Assistant Manager 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:
Assistant Manager – Applications

Job Grade: KTNA 4
Accountable to: Manager ICT
Responsible for : Systems Analysts (3)
Programmers (4)

of the Job:
Responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising all
activities related to the design, development/acquisition and
implementation of KENTRADE’s Information Systems and software
Some of these activities include analysis of business
requirements, proposing of viable automation solutions to enhance
business operations, system design, system requirements specification,
and software development.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Participate in the formulation of policies relating to acquisition and maintenance of software applications.
  2. Develop a standards and procedures manual for Systems Analysis and Design and software development
  3. Coordinate the collection of information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems.
  4. Identify options for potential solutions and assess them for both technical and business suitability.
  5. Present proposals to customers.
  6. Translate customer requirements into detailed project plans that meet budgets and deadlines.
  7. Coordinate system design, coding, testing, development, deployment, and maintenance.
  8. Coordinate training for users of newly deployed systems
  9. 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
  • I3Sc degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s degree in Information Systems or a Computer Science related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • System Analysis and Design certification
  • CISA Certification
  • PRINCE2 Certification is an added advantage
  • Membership to a relevant professional institution
Professional Work Experience
  • At least five (6) years of application development work experience
  • Experience in computer programming using Java and J2EE/JBoss application server is preferred.
  • Experience in application development using .net or other web application frameworks is an added advantage.
  • Experience with web services and REST
  • Project management experience desired
  • Large scale application development experience preferred
Essential knowledge & Skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Systems Analysis and Design
  • Understanding of relational databases (MSSQL, MySQL)
  • Good understanding of the software development cycle.
  • Sound knowledge of networking protocols, EDI messaging, and scripting languages
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Personal Attributes
  • Strong leadership, time management, and problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with strong product management skills
  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to get things done
Assistant Manager – ICT Infrastructure

Job Grade: KTNA 4
Accountable to: ICT Manager
Responsible for: Network Administrators (3)

of the Job:
To plan, organize and manage staff and overall operations
to ensure stable operations of the KENTRADE’s ICT infrastructure. 
includes developing, maintaining, supporting and optimizing key
functional areas particularly network infrastructure, data communication
and telecommunication system. 
The infrastructure manager will also
schedule and direct activities to resolve hardware problems in a timely
and accurate manner.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Establish
    network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow,
    access, information, and security requirements; design router
    administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
  2. Establish network by evaluating network performance issues including
    availability, utilization, throughput, and latency; plan and execute the
    selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment;
    define network policies and procedures; establish connections and
  3. Maintain network performance by undertaking network
    monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network
    problems; escalating problems to vendors.
  4. Secure KENTRADE’s network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintain documentation.
  5. Prepare users by designing and conducting training programs.
  6. Upgrade network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
  7. Meet financial requirements by submitting information for IT
    infrastructure budgets and monitoring IT infrastructure expenses.
  8. Tag and track all IT assets, their locations and owners and administer the Asset Management Database and the Asset Inventory
  9. Undertake IT asset disposal in line with policies and Perform periodic asset recovery and audits
  10. Coordinate asset setup and teardown activities as requested
  11.  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
  • 135c Computer Science or related discipline from a recognized institution
  • Master’s degree in a Computer Science related discipline from a recognized institution
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Network+ or A+ certification
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
Professional Work Experience
  • Six (6) years relevant experience mainly infrastructure management experience in a large organization
  • Experience of working with Cisco Switches, configuring LANs, ACL’s, Cisco ASA firewalls etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of setting up remote access for users and ability to administer a 150+ node network including firewalls.
  • Experience in supporting networked printers, photocopiers etc and
    working knowledge of current communications devices, protocols, server
    and desktop technologies.
Essential knowledge & Skills
  • Network design, implementation and performance tuning
  • Negotiation of hardware/software service and technical support contracts with vendors.
  • Management of multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Personal Attributes
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communications abilities
  • Supervising, coaching, and mentoring ability.
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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