Information and Communication Technology Assistant

Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project (KeLCoP)

Engineering & Technology

Government KSh Confidential
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Job Summary

The ICT Assistant will be tasked with overseeing the development and integration of all ICT4D activities

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT
STATE DEPARTMENT FOR LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT
KENYA LIVESTOCK COMMERCIALIZATION PROJECT (KeLCoP)

VACANCIES


Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project (KeLCoP) is a six-year project that is jointly funded by the Government of Kenya (GOK) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and beneficiary communities. The Financing Agreement entered into force on 5th March, 2021. The completion date of the project shall be 31st March, 2027 and the Financing Closing Date shall be 30th September, 2027. The Project Goal is to Contribute to the Government's agriculture transformation Agenda of increasing rural small-scale farmers' incomes, food and nutrition security whereas the project development objective is to increase incomes of 110,000 poor livestock and pastoralist households, especially youth and women, in an environmentally friendly manner, in selected project areas of the 10 participating counties. The 10 participating counties are namely: Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Siaya, Nakuru, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Marsabit and Samburu. The project is expected to directly benefit 110,000 households with a total number of 495,000 people. Of the total beneficiaries, direct women beneficiaries will be 54 per cent and 30 per cent will be youth beneficiaries. In addition, those specifically targeted for nutrition interventions will include 30 per cent of total households.
The State Department for Livestock Development wishes to recruit suitable candidates to fill the following positions in Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project (KeLCoP):

VACANCY NO: 1/02/2023: Information and Communication Technology Assistant (1 POST)
The ICT Assistant will be tasked with overseeing the development and integration of all ICT4D activities. The ICT Assistant acts as a critical focal node for the entire project and will develop interactive digital applications in collaboration with the Data programmer. He will also be in charge of implementing the project’s Information Technology Implementation Strategy. The workstation will be at PMCU Nakuru but he/she will be expected to travel extensively within the Project area, as may be required. He/she will sign a five (5) year

Contract of Employment with the initial six months on probation. The contract will be renewed thereafter based on satisfactory performance. He/she will be answerable to the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the following duties and responsibilities:
i. Implementation of ICT strategies and introduction/implementation of new technologies, system design development and maintenance;
ii. Manage project hardware and software packages and efficient networks administration;
iii. ICT infrastructure budgeting, and quality assessment;
iv. Update and maintain the IT/communication systems in both the Project Management and Coordination Unit (PMCU) and all the project counties;
v. Update and maintain the developed Website, Web/ Mobile Applications;
vi. Maintain Data Center, management of Application Servers, ensure data security;
vii. Advise project staff members including those at county level on IT-related issues;
viii. Undertake trouble shooting of the IT system of the project;
ix. Advise the project on the procurement of hardware and software;
x. Design develop platform for open purchase and sales orders;
xi. Advise the project on recruitment of external IT service providers;
xii. Will work in collaboration with the component heads in charge of implementing all the ICT4D interventions which include e-extension, e-voucher and Value Chain Management information system;
xiii. Maintain project data management;
xiv. Manage and maintain the Management Information System and the Accounting Software for the project;
xv. Train and facilitate PMCU and county staff to properly upload data on the Management Information System;
xvi. Produce necessary reports using the online application and reporting systems.

Academic qualifications and other requirements for the Position:
Minimum Requirements:

i. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Applied Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology from a reputable university;
ii. The candidate must have minimum 5 years’ experience of working in Information Technology sector out of which 3 years must be in government donor-funded development project;
iii. Programming knowledge or experience in languages like JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, and relation databases like Microsoft SQL, MySQL and others;
iv. Experience in system development cycle inclusive data flow, work flow and to generate project specific reports;
v. Graphic Communication, Graphic Design or Art (the medium which the project intends to use create the interface for the ICT applications);
vi. Experience in Geographical Information Systems.

Other Requirements:
i. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines and work with minimum supervision;
ii. Ability to work and interact with people from diverse, professional, social, and cultural backgrounds;
iii. Good interpersonal and communication skills, excellent planning, organizing, and record-keeping skills;
iv. Ability to work as a team player, self-motivated and creative thinker, good analytical skills and report writing, and excellent coordination and negotiation skills;
v. Fluent in English (written and spoken).

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants who meet the qualification requirements should send their applications along with copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae. They must also state their present employer, current position and names and addresses of two referees and daytime telephone and email contacts. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

KeLCoP is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be clearly marked quoting the reference number of the position applied for on the letter and envelope delivered to the address below:
The Principal Secretary
State Department for Livestock Development,
Kilimo House, Cathedral Road, 2nd floor Room 219.
P. O. Box 34188-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya


To reach on or before Monday, 16th February 2023 at 17:00 hours local time.

Please note that electronic applications shall not be accepted. Hard copies only.

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