Principal Information Communication Technology Officer at Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

Massive Recruitment at KNEC November 2023, Principal Information Communication Technology Officer Job in Kenya

Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

  • Coordinating systems analysis, design and requirement definition;
  • Overseeing implementation and maintenance of Information Systems.
  • Coordinating timely implementation and maintenance of systems;
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN);
  • Coordinating backups and ensuring the security of information resources;
  • Overseeing system and database administration.
  • Overseeing ICT equipment maintenance;
  •  Preparing reports for ICT equipment maintenance;
  • Preparing work plans, conducting staff performance appraisal and submitting performance reports;
  • Developing and implementing measures for staff capacity building;
  • Delivering feasibility and cost-benefit analysis aspects to enhance overall ICT systems improvement;
  • Identifying areas of ICT process improvement;
  • Liaising with end-users to determine future ICT requirements;
  • Preparing reports on the health status of the various ICT resources;
  • Establishing and implementing practices for the monitoring of information systems’ logical and physical security to minimize the risk of equipment and data loss, theft, or tampering;
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining the organization’s security architecture to provide an effective platform to protect the organizations assets;
  • Undertaking investigations and report on security breaches and incidents to guide the refinement of practices and processes and reduce the likelihood and impact of security-related incidents;
  • Performing regular security reviews and compliance testing to ensure adherence to adopted security standards.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must have:

  • At least eight (8) years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at the supervisory level;
  • Masters degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Electronics Engineering or other ICT related disciplines with a bias in computer science from a recognized institution;
  • Certification in the following; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Developer (MCSD), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Oracle certification;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
  • Membership to a professional body;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution for successful applicants.

Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

  • Integrity;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Project Management Skills
  • Communication and reporting skills;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Team player.

Method of Application


Interested and suitably qualified candidates should fill and submit the Application for Employment Form KNEC 2A – (External applicants) and Application for Employment Form KNEC 2B – (Internal applicants), an application letter, accompanied by certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of daytime telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees, on or before 21st November, 2023 to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya National Examinations Council
New Mitihani House, South C
P.O Box 73598-00200


  • The Council will only contact the shortlisted candidates and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification;
  • Successful applicants offered employment will be required to submit clearance under Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • KNEC Grade 2 and Grade 3 positions are on 5 year contract terms of service and renewal is subject to performance;
  • KNEC is an Equal opportunity Employer and People Living with Disability, and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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