Thursday, July 4, 2013

IPSTC Head of ICT Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 130,030)

International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Nairobi
Position Title: IPSTC Head of Information and Communications Technology


The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) is a Research and Training institution focusing on regional peace support capacity building to respond to conflicts through preventive, management, and peace building measures.

The centre is a key player in the African Peace and Security Architecture with its strategic focus in the Eastern African Region and wishes to engage a competent Information Communication Technology (ICT) and ICT systems expert in the area of Database Development and Management of ICT Systems.

The job holder will be responsible for maintaining IPSTC’s databases, entering new data, updating information, and working with the current developer and IPSTC staff to develop new databases and the maintenance of ICT systems. 
This position attracts a gross salary of Ksh 130,030.00

Management Arrangements

Reporting directly to the Director, the Head of ICT will also take direction from the Col plans and programs and will be required to work closely with other IPSTC staff to develop and maintain databases. 
In addition, the Head of ICT will supervise a team of IT officers in our two schools at PCSS, Karen and HPSS, Embakasi.

The job entails both Back-end (Database System) and Front-end (End User Development), maintenance of ICT systems and will undertake the following among other tasks.
  • Supervise ICT managers our two schools: PCSS in Karen and HPSS in Embakasi
  • Maintain existing IPSTC databases
  • Software development
  • Collect and organize information pertaining to training and management of IPSTC.
  • Definition and construction of required Logical Database models
  • Definition of database security, integrity and recovery
  • Determination of hardware and software requirements and the maintenance of ICT systems
  • Training of personnel in use of computer applications
  • Testing of databases
  • Definition of tools to be used for design and development of front end applications
  • Development of TMS application software for end user interaction with the database
  • Clean and enter updated and new data into TMS database, including addressing problems with data provided to TMS Installation of TMS application on user computers
  • Conduct end user training and technical manuals
  • Provide regular reports on the status of databases;
  • Modification of database structures, entry forms and reports as required;
  • Design and development of new databases;
  • Regular up-dating of IPSTC website
  • Planning the maintenance of ICT systems
  • Liaise with staff in other organizations to facilitate the flow of information;
  • Management of all IT and related equipment in IPSTC
  • Coordinate servicing of computers and IT equipments
  • Liaise with the procurement department for purchase of IT equipment and consumables.
  • Other duties as tasked by the Director or Col plans and programs
Qualification and Professional Experience
  • Degree in Computer Science and an advanced degree in Computer Based Information Systems
  • 5 years relevant experience in the area of database development and management and maintenance of ICT systems
  • Experience in design and development of complex software applications, multi user databases for both window based and Intranet/ Internet based programs
  • A strong knowledge of Oracle and SQL server or My-SQL DBMS products working HTML knowledge or web development program, ability to write JAVA script, working knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking protocols
  • Experience in Document management
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Positive attitude towards working in a team and helping other people
  • Database certification and conventional computer programming language are an added advantage.
Personal Attributes
  • High Integrity, moral standards, and work ethics
  • Good communication skills and have a service-oriented attitude
  • Flexible and able to perform under pressure
  • Enjoy working independently
How to Apply: -

Applications should be submitted via email to: 
Deadline for submitting applications is 10th July 2013

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IPSTC charges no fee for the recruitment process