KEMRI Chief Information Communication Technology Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in health in Kenya.


KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading center of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery”.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing ICT Strategy and related policies and standards, preparing, reviewing and monitoring the ICT annual budget and operating Plan.
  • Providing and deploying software based productivity tools;
  • Reviewing and deploying appropriate business applications;
  • Developing and deploying appropriate security systems;
  • Reviewing and recommending business continuity and disaster recovery plans;
  • Developing monitoring and reporting systems;
  • Providing feedback to management teams on performance of various applications and
    systems for ongoing ICT performance improvement;
  • Setting departmental targets, monitoring and periodic performance appraisal for ICT team;
  • Establishing and maintaining a close working relationships with key Stakeholders in the ICT industry and service providers;
  • Provide Mentorship to ICT staff and Students in order to improve knowledge, skills and morale

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:-

  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Computer Science, Information
    Technology or Business Information Technology or any other relevant equivalent
    qualification from recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Computer Science, Information
    Technology, Business Information Technology or any other relevant equivalent qualification from recognized institution;
  • Certificate in any of the following disciplines: Specialized Computer Applications Packages, International Computer Driving License (ICDL), User
    Support Specialist (USS), Web design, Graphics design, LINUX/UNIX, Microsoft, CISCO and Relational Database
    Management System (RDMS);
  • Certificate in Management /Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and experience in Data Analytics, ERP and Cyber
    Security implementation;
  • Meets the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Must have served in senior management level for a minimum period of (3) year in a
    reputable organization.

    How to apply

    The following will be required during the interviews :-

  • Certificate of good conduct, Higher
    Education Loans Board compliance certificate,
  • KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit Reference
  • Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.

    Interested candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 22nd May 2018
    to:-

    The Director,
    Kenya Medical Research Institute,
    P.O. Box 54840-00200,
    NAIROBI,
    (Attn: Assistant Director (HR))



    KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

    For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Chief Information Communication Technology Officer Jobs in Kenya

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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