THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL WISHES TO RECRUIT SELF-MOTIVATED AND QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS FOR VARIOUS VACANT POSITIONS.
18.0 ICT OFFICER II - (INFORMATION SECURITY): KNEC SCALE EC 9 (ONE POST)
The ICT Officer II will be reporting to the Director – Information and Communications Technology.
18.1 Requirements for Appointment:
18.1.1 Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications
Technology/Electronics Engineering, or equivalent qualification;
18.1.2 Information Security Certification, for example, CISA, CISSP or CISM;
18.1.3 Database Certification, for example, Microsoft or Oracle;
18.1.4 Three (3) years of relevant experience; and
18.1.5 Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.
18.2 Duties and Responsibilities:
18.2.1 Monitor and report on Information Systems threats and vulnerabilities; performance of network systems; and application security solutions to highlight areas of noncompliance and inform the development of improved practices and processes;
18.2.2 Performing Information Systems Audit to establish any breaches to Information security policies; establish Information System vulnerabilities and risks to data and information resources; and make recommendations;
18.2.3 Manage the allocation of access privileges of users to ensure appropriate security settings are applied in accordance with organization policies and application owner defined parameters;
18.2.4 Assist with security breach investigations to guide the refinement of Information Security policies and practices;
18.2.5 Reviewing Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery procedures and ensuring that they are enforced;
18.2.6 Manage the periodic maintenance of security systems and applications to ensure new threats are identified and managed and the security of the organization’s assets are maintained;
18.2.7 Design and maintain database architecture, data structures, tables, dictionaries and naming conventions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data master files
18.2.8 Ensure that preventive maintenance of backups is undertaken and that recovery procedures are in place;
18.2.9 Implementing and administering database and application systems documentation, guidelines, policies and procedures;
18.2.10 Liaising with IT Security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources; analyzing, recommending, installing and maintaining software security applications; and monitoring contractual obligations, performance delivery and service level agreements;
18.2.11 Preparing and maintaining documentation, policies and instructions, and recording and detailing operational procedures and system logs; and
18.2.12 Train and sensitize users on Information Security
18.3 Core Competencies
18.3.1 Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi- cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
18.3.2 Being visionary and result oriented thinker;
18.3.3 Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
18.3.4 Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
19.0 TERMS OF OFFER
The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.
20.0 APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of two referees on or before April 25, 2017 to:
The Chief Executive Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P. O. Box 73598 - 00200
a). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.
b). All shortlisted candidates in Scale EC 14 and below will be subjected to a Technical Test to be administered by the Council.
KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability are encouraged to apply.