The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 with the mandate of Management, Development, Rehabilitation and Maintenance of National Urban Road Network.
The Authority invites applications from qualified, experienced, dynamic and innovative Kenyan Citizens to fill the following positions:
Assistant Director, ICT (Business Systems)
Job Summary: Reporting to the Deputy Director (ICT), the candidate will be responsible for planning, design and development of systems and databases requirements, documentation, deployment, audit and review of existing systems to meet the Authority’s needs.
Duties and responsibilities
a) Implementation and review of ICT policies, regulations and procedures;
b) Spearheading implementation of ICT Strategic Plan and Performance Targets;
c) Planning and implementation of effective testing processes of systems to ensure that deliverables adhere to standards;
d) Ensuring effective administration of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system;
e) Coordinating systems analysis, design and implementation;
f) Leading project teams during business systems project implementation;
g) Liaising with network administrators and systems analysts in putting up security controls in all KURA ICT systems;
h) Carrying out research on new technologies in the market that can benefit the Authority;
i) Carrying out system audits on the utilization and viability of the Authority’s software;
j) Preparation of software requirements for systems;
k) Carrying out installation, maintenance, updating and upgrading of the Authority software;
l) Training of ICT users on new systems within the Authority; and
m) Performing any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and Competencies
Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:
a) Have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
b) Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering, Business Information Technology from a recognized Institution;
c) Have professional certification such as Certified Computer Network Professional (CCNP), MCSE, MCP, MCSD, Oracle, or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
d) Must have a minimum three(3)years’ experience in implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics (ERP)system;
e) Have proficient skills in systems analysis and design and implementation;
f) Be a member of an ICT professional body;
g) Have a certificate in Management Course from a recognized institution.
h) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
i) Demonstrate merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Mode of Application
1. Interested and eligible candidates to access the mandatory KURA Job Application Form available on our website www.kura.go.ke/careers fill all required fields, sign and date the form and attach copies of certificates and transcripts, Curriculum Vitae and testimonials. Any application without the KURA Job Application Form will not be considered.
2. Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (email) applications.
3. Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly indicating the position being applied for and vacancy reference number and addressed to the undersigned so as to be received on or before 11th May 2020 at 3.00pm (East African Time).
The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
Barabara Plaza, Block D, Mazao Road, Off South Airport Road, JKIA.
P.O. Box 41727-00100, Nairobi
The Manual applications to be delivered to 1st Floor, South Wing.
4. Soft copy applications may be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews;
1) National Identity Card;
2) Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts;
3) Any other supporting documents and testimonials; and
4) Clearances from the following bodies:
a) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
b) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
c) Any of the registered Credit Reference Bureaus (CRB); and
d) Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) – Police Clearance Certificate
Clearance by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) will be sought by the Authority in line with the Commission’s Circular dated 9th April 2020.
KURA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualified Women, Youth, Persons Living with Disabilities and persons from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.
Any form of canvasing and giving false information in employment application form will lead to automatic disqualification.
Only those cleared by the EACC pursuant to their Public Notice dated 9th April 2020, shall be contacted for interviews.