UNOPS ICT Specialist Jobs in Kenya

UNOPS ICT Specialist Jobs in Kenya

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the US Department of State is actively engaged in Kenya’s efforts to professionalize its national police service.

INL supports three Kenyan entities (henceforth, the Entities) whose mandate is to bolster police accountability, through operational and technical assistance to the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) of the National Police Service, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), and the National Police Service Commission (NPSC).

The latter two bodies are civilian-staffed and provide external oversight of the police.

INL requires technical advisory and project management advisory services to strengthen and develop ICT systems for several ongoing and upcoming components in their program.

The specific project objective for UNOPS is to provide INL/Kenya with ICT project management and advisory services, technical assistance and performance monitoring/evaluation against contracted deliverables.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Prepare clear and concise specifications and documentation that communicates requirements to service providers using industry standard approaches;
  • Collaborating with teams to find optimal architecture approaches for each project, including software transition plans and sustainable solutions for existing tools;
  • Consolidate and report key performance indicators obtained from local service groups;
  • Advise system developers on design, tools, licensing, implementation and support of ICT software infrastructure;
  • Contribute to an initial technology assessment of the project environment, including gap analysis and recommendations for the approach to the implementation phase;
  • Establish and maintain coding standards, best practices, code reviews and adherence to laid down standard operating procedures;
  • Act as mentor for technical team members, leading by example and providing guidance in improving skills;
  • Review technical plans prepared by partners and advise on feasibility and soundness of proposed approach;
  • Assist in technical evaluation of procurement activities where requested by partners;
  • Provide quality
    reports during and after delivery of software solutions by project partners;
  • Monitor and measure project progress and prepare project reports as required;
  • Plan and execute change management activities to ensure efficient transition into operations and utilization of project deliverables by the projects;
  • Facilitate customer workshops/interviews to collect, analyze, validate and document business requirements, processes, business rules and workflows;
  • Plan, design and execute application testing, user testing and release management;
  • Maintain records of project files and other supporting documents;
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for planning and knowledge building

    Education
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) preferably in computer science or information systems.
  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree in related studies, combined with an additional 2 years’ experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.

    Experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the implementation of complex software development projects is required Specially in these fields of Architecture Planning,Client/Support Services,Business Process Mapping,ICT Formulation, Enterprise System Design and Implementation.
  • Experience working with or within international organizations is an asset.

    Languages
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNOPS ICT Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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