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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
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
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute,
P.O Box 57811- 00200,
The reference number of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelope.
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