Information Systems Manager

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The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is a leading publisher established in 1966 by the Government with the mandate to publish books and offer secondary school scholarships to bright and needy children in Kenya.

The foundation is looking for self-motivated individuals with exceptional creativity, enthusiasm and energy to fill the following vacant positions.

Eligible applicants must be between 30 and 40 years of age and excellent communicators in spoken and written language (English & Kiswahili).

Information Systems Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, the position holder is responsible for spearheading IT projects as the Foundation strives to fully automate all its operations. The position is based at the Head Office in Industrial Area, Nairobi.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or other Computer Science discipline or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Certified Microsoft Systems Engineer or its equivalent.
  • Knowledge of software development and design, systems analysis in general, software and hardware maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of a versatile accounting system, preferably Syspro.
  • At least 3 years' experience in a busy commercial organization with not less than 100 users.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Formulation, implementation and monitoring of all IT policies, standards and procedures.
  • Regularly monitor IT trends to provide advice on timely replacement or software upgrades.
  • Maintenance of JKF IT system and management of all computing resources and servers.
  • Planning and scheduling of all activities in the IT Unit and ensuring that they are completed within specified deadlines and budgets.
  • Provide technical guidance in the procurement of ICT hardware and software goods and services at the Foundation,
  • Development and implementation of procedures for disaster recovery to ensure high levels of systems resilience.
  • Ensure that security parameters are set up and virus checks are implemented.
  • Identify IT user training needs and carry out appropriate training or recommend to Management appropriate interventions.
  • Management of the Foundation's website, local internet services

    Application Deadline: 24th June.

    For more information and application, visit: Information Systems Manager Website

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