ICT Manager at National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)

On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science,
Technology and Innovation Act of 2013. 
The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the
Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country. 
To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:
Manager, Information, Communication and Technology
STIC Grade 12
Duties and Responsibilities:

The Manager, Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) will be responsible to the Director  General/CEO for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provision of leadership in the formulation and implementation of the Commission’s ICT strategy
  • Development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Policy
  • Management of ICT security
  • Developing and implementing ICT objectives, policies, strategies and operational plans in relation to the Commission’s Strategic Plan
  • Re-assessing and re-defining the organization-wide standards in hardware, software, and ICT services
  • Providing technical, functional and organizational guidance and support to projects
  • Monitoring and coordinating the implementation and adherence to ICT policies, procedures and standards
  • Advising on new and emerging technologies and innovations
  • Coordinating systems analysis, design and software specifications
  • Ensuring timely implementation and effective maintenance of systems
  • Developing reports on ICT standards
  • Supervising overall systems documentation
  • Taking charge of Information and Communication Technology equipment maintenance
  • Evaluating and recommending on the suitability of Information and Communication Technology equipment
  • Designing Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Advising the management on the up-take of new technology and strategic use of ICT and related cost reduction opportunities
  • Ensuring that procedures and systems are adhered to
  • Developing specifications for ICT equipment and services.
Minimum Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT) or related fields from a university recognized in Kenya. In addition, candidates must have at least six (6) years working experience, three (3) of which must be in a Senior Management position in the Public Service or Private sector.

Candidates with the following qualifications will have an added advantage:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field from a University recognized in Kenya
  • Professional certificates in Networking and Systems Administration
  • Course in Strategic Leadership/Senior Management
  • Good standing with relevant professional bodies.
Key Competencies:
  • Creativity and innovativeness
  • Analytical and strategic planning
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Highly developed computing and documentation skills
How to Apply

Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates. 

Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor. 
A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:
  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)
NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate
of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education

The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable
for one further term of equivalent period..

Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and
letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

The Director General/CEO
National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
P.O Box 30623 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya


to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902,
to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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