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ICT Officer at Mount Kenya University

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Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, wholistic and inclusive system of education. It has an overall goal of promoting human resource development for society’s progressive good. The university has adopted several international best practices in its core functions, which has enabled its students and faculty win awards, thus stamping its authority as a centre of excellence. At its main campus in Thika town in the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the university is transforming a hitherto industrial town into an educational hub. At the same time, it is widening access to higher education for the larger East African Community through a well-structured network of campuses. The university also offers a wide-range of academic and professional courses, through various flexible modes that include virtual learning,evening classes , weekend classes and School based. The award-winning university library and the imposing Chancellors Tower at Thika Main Campus make the university unique.

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Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a chartered and ISO : certified University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. The University is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities. MKU is largely known for its dynamic, comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Meru, as well as Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL) centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

In pursuit of fulfilling the Mission and Vision of the University, the Directorate of Human Resource is mandated to facilitate and support the Mission and operations of the University by enabling it to continue attracting, developing and retaining the right number of suitably qualified staff so as to maintain the University competitive edge. MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the position of ICT Officer in one of our Campuses.

Education, Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in specialized in ICT and related field Certification in specific area such as Web, Security/Networking (Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle), Minimum of 3years’ experience in a similar position in a recognized academic institution or reputable organization. Must possess Higher National Diploma in Computer Science/Computer Technology/ Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution. Certification in specific area such as Web, Security/Networking (Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle), 5 years’ experience in a similar position in a recognized academic institution or reputable organizations

Duties and Responsibilities

Assess the ICT Requirements of Departments in liaison with the other ICT staff to meet the needs of these Departments; Conduct user training and support for all staff on the necessary skills needed for effective service delivery in the end-user environment; Develop and maintain suitable tools for the preparation of statistics and reports as may be required from time to time by the University; Work closely with the applications team, network team, technical team and the University administration to coordinate their efforts towards effective user support in the Departments Develop, maintain and regularly carry out appropriate data and application backup and security procedures. Design, develop, test and maintain core applications and databases towards meeting the expanding needs of the University; Work closely with the network team, ICT support team and the University Management towards achieving an effective, fully integrated information system to meet the changing needs of the University. Design and implement disaster recovery and continuity systems for University software applications and databases; and Train and develop the requisite leadership, managerial and technical skills towards meeting the needs of the Applications Management Team. Any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate

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