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KARI Jobs: The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), established as one of the premier national agricultural research organization in 1979, is a research and knowledge generation institution.

There is an opening for:

Assistant Director, Information Management and Communication Technology (IMCT)

Job Grade R.I.13

Ref: KARI/2/027/76

1 Post

The Assistant Director, Management and Communication Technology will be reporting to the Director through the Deputy Director, Outreach and Partnerships.

The Specific Duties will Entail to:

  • Plan, budget, organize and coordinate activities in the programme
  • Compile information for official release of new products/ technologies in various programmes
  • Contribute to the Institute’s Strategic Plans and annual work plans.
  • Formulate and implement the Institute’s Information
  • Management and Communication Technology policy
  • Advise the Management on Information Management Technology issues.
  • Develop, implement and maintain systems standards
  • Carry out gap analysis to establish areas to be computerized;
  • Prepare progress reports on the systems development;
  • Evaluate systems and ensure adherence to established performance and systems development,
  • Allocate duties and evaluate performance of staff in the programme
  • Any other official duties assigned.

    Requirements for the Job

    For appointment to this position, one must have:-

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences or any other related and equivalent qualifications from recognized University/Institution and;
  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences or any other related and equivalent qualifications from recognized University/Institution and;
  • Served as Principal Systems Analyst/Programmer or its equivalent, for a period of not less than three (3) continuous years in the Institute or a large organization
  • Shown knowledge and competence in systems analysis, design, specific IT programmes, communications skills and ability to supervise team(s) under him/her, and
  • Demonstrated competence in working with different hardware and software.

    Mode of Application:

    Interested persons should send their applications, attaching copies of certificates/testimonials, curriculum vitae and provide the names and addresses (including telephone, fax and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidates’ professional qualifications and work experience.

    The applications should be sent to

    The Director,
    Kenya Agricultural Research Institute,
    Kaptagat Road,
    P.O Box 57811- 00200,
    Nairobi

    The reference number of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelope.

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