26 Aug 2014

Principal Information & Communication Technology Officer Job Vacancy

The Public Procurement Oversight Authority is established under the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005.

The Authority’s mission is ‘To facilitate access to procurement opportunities through enabling regulations that fosters value for money for national socio-economic development’.

Towards this end, the Authority is seeking to recruit results oriented professionals to fill the following vacant positions:

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Department
Ref: ICT/4/2014
1 Position

Duties and responsibilities will include

  • assisting the ICT manager in ensuring optimum ICT infrastructure and Help desk operations;
  • ICT governance and formal controls over IT systems;
  • Initiating and updating ICT disaster recovery plans;
  • Initiating & updating of ICT Governance Framework;
  • ICT budget, project, strategic and network capacity planning;
  • enforce and updating of IT policies;
  • liaise with ICT Service Providers and Vendors;
  • management of Service Level Agreements (SLA);
  • responsible for support and maintenance of ICT infrastructure;
  • responsible for support and maintenance of ICT Core applications;
  • maintaining the standards for server installations and applications;
  • support, maintain and monitoring of all application servers;
  • supporting Environment (Windows 2008, Ms Dynamic Navision, SQL, VMware, Hyper V, freeBSD, Linux, SAN’s, Symantec, Xerox CPX docushare);
  • administration and support of the LAN/WAN infrastructure;
  • support and maintain Active Directory end users;
  • networking and security on ICT Infrastructure (monitoring the performance of the network and access control to the network);
  • ensure backups and backup test restores;
  • responsible for procurement of new hardware and software;
  • ensuring set government standards are complied with; and
  • user support and training.

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • At least nine (9) years relevant experience in information communication technology;
  • A bachelor’s degree in information communication technology/ computer science or a related field from a recognized institution;
  • Professional Certificate in system or database administration i.e Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco; Certificate in Linux administration; and
  • Experience in Networking and Server administration; and
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

How to Apply
Click here to Download PPOA Formal application Form

Each application should be accompanied by a copy of the National Identity Card/Passport, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany an online application.

All applications should be clearly marked “Application for (indicate the position applied for)’’, on the envelope and submitted on or before 5th September, 2014 in any ONE of the following ways:

Manual applications should be hand delivered to the reception desk on 11th floor, National Bank Building, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.

Online applications should be e-mailed to the Director General:

Posted applications should be addressed to:
Director General
Public Procurement Oversight Authority
11th Floor, National Bank Building
P. O. Box 58535-00200,

Interested applicants must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution and in addition must, get clearance from the following bodies.

Kenya Revenue Authority;
Higher Education Loans Board;
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct).
Note: Clearance from the above institutions will not be criteria for short listing of candidates.

However, short listed candidates will be required to provide evidence of clearance during the interviews.

If you have the required qualifications, please submit your detailed application to the address above by 5th September, 2014 quoting the job reference title for the position you are applying for.

PPOA is an equal employment provider and all Kenyans in their diversity, including persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. We recognize that our strength lies in the diversity of our staff.

Interested candidates are advised that canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.

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