Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) is seeking competent, capable, ambitious, self-motivated and dynamic individuals that demonstrate the appropriate expertise and experience to contribute to the development of the Konza Technopolis into a sustainable world class technology hub.
The Mission of Konza Technopolis Development Authority is “to develop a sustainable smart city and innovation ecosystem contributing to Kenya’s knowledge economy”.
Konza Technopolis as an area of Innovation is especially suited to Education Institutions, Research & Development Centres and Commercial interests in the sectors of Life sciences, Engineering and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES).
To this end the Government Of Kenya has begun the process of upgrading Phase 1 horizontal infrastructure, construction of the KoTDA Hub, the Government cloud infrastructure and establishment of Kenya’s first dedicated research and innovation University.
Konza Technopolis is also a special economic Zone with Incentives targeted at participating enterprises.
KoTDA therefore invites qualified and interested individuals to apply for the under listed position:
Job Title: Manager, ICT & Smart City Solutions
Ref No: KoTDA/HR27/2019
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh 150,000- 275,000 p.m
Terms of Service: 5 Year Contract, Renewable Subject to Satisfactory Performance
Department: Business Development & Innovation
Duties and Responsibilities
i. Developing, implementing and maintaining of systems and Smart City Solutions
ii. Carrying out systems analysis, design and programmer specifications in liaison with users;
iii. Ensuring adherence to established ICT standards;
iv. Compiling overall systems documentation;
v. Supervising installation certification, repairs and maintenance of Information Communication Technology equipment, smart city solutions and associated peripherals;
vi. Recommending and supervising Hardware/Software specifications for Information Communication Technology equipment and Smart City;
vii. Administering and maintaining web based systems and database server’s configuration;
viii. Documenting KoTDA network configurations and passwords of critical systems;
ix. ICT Risk management and Business continuity;
x. Maintaining Systems security and Databases;
xi. Enforcing implementation of ICT policies and procedures;
xii. Assisting in ICT Planning, Budgeting and Reporting; and
xiii. Management of outsourced ICT services and service providers.
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –
i. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in relevant work and at least five (3) years in a management role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
ii. Bachelors Degree in any of the following: Information Technology, Computer Science, Business IT, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or their equivalent from a recognized Institution;
iii. Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Information Technology, Computer Science, Business IT, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
iv. Professional certification such as CCNP, CDCP, CCNA Cloud, CCNA Industrial/IoT, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, N+, A+ OCA, CISSP, Linux+, Network+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
v. Member of an ICT professional body in good standing;
vi. Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
vii. Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
viii. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
How to Apply
All applications should include the job title, job ref on the subject line of the application email and must be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to comply with requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.
Interested applicants should email their details to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications should be received before/on Monday 18th November 2019.
KoTDA is an equal opportunity employer.
The Authority is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. Therefore, qualified women, youth, the marginalized and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.