Head of ICT

Kenya Methodist University (KeMU)

Job Summary

Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) is a chartered private Christian University sponsored by the Methodist Church in Kenya. The University has its main campus situated in the outskirts of Meru town with campuses at Nairobi and Mombasa. We would wish to invite qualified applicants for the above position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description/Requirements

POSITION: HEAD OF ICT: KeMU/ADM/ICT/1/4/2021


We would wish to invite qualified applicants for the position of the Head of ICT.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration planning & Finance you will be responsible for:

  1. Provide leadership, technical direction and vision for ICT implementation in the University
  2. Provide support to Virtual and Blended learning;
  3. Manage ICT staff by conducting and facilitating training, inducting employees, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance
  4. Plan and coordinate all IT functions in the University and ensure all campuses are provided with required ICT facilities.
  5. Develop, document and revise policies, procedures and standards for ICT systems and processes.
  6. Establish efficient and effective ICT systems and processes in the University;
  7. Integrate ICT into University’s operations and institutionalize automated systems for performance management;
  8. Establish and implement effective ICT security, risk management, and data recovery strategies for the University;
  9. Ensure alignment of user needs and system functionality.
    Plan to eradicate the risk of data loss, breach of privacy and confidentiality for the University;
  10. Plan, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations
  11. Prepare status reports on ICT in the University
    Ensure professional standards and guidelines are adhered to in ICT operations.;
  12. Undertake periodic review of the ICT projects and procedures and recommended improvement;
  13. Prepare and execute medium plan and annual budget for the ICT department;

Qualifications and Experience

  1. M.Sc. in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Security, Information Security, Digital Forensics or any other related field;
  2. Professional Certifications: MCSE, CCNP, CERT, CISA, CISM, or any other relevant certifications
  3. 6 years experience 3 of which should be at a supervisory level.
  4. Extensive working knowledge of MS Windows Server and Linux Server;
  5. Knowledge and experience in cloud deployment and administration.

Other Skills and Competences

  1. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  2. Excellent report writing skills;
  3. Good systems, analytical and forensic skills.
  4. Experience in data center management and data governance
  5. Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration or Systems administration and network installation

How to apply:  

Interested applicants should send three (3) hard copies AND a softcopy (PDF format) of their  application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and  professional certificates, National ID card or passport, and other relevant testimonials to:    

 The Vice Chancellor  

 Kenya Methodist University  

 P.O. Box 267 – 60200  

 MERU, KENYA  

                               AND 

An electronic copy in PDF format send to the Vice Chancellor through the email, vice.chancellor@kemu.ac.ke 

To be received on or before 15th, May 2021.  

 

KeMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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