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5 Sep 2014

Director, Information & Communication Technology Job Vacancy

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) seeks to recruit dynamic, competent and result-oriented individuals to fill the following position:-

Director, Information & Communication Technology
Grade 3
Job Code IEBC/3/2014

Job Summary:
This Director Information and Communication Technology is responsible for providing strategic direction and advice with regard to the information and communication technology needs of the Commission.

A key part of this role is advising the Commission on leveraging appropriate technology to effectively and efficiently deliver the electoral processes and operational support processes.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develop and ensure the implementation of information and communication technology strategies in line with the Commission’s strategy.
  • Develop accountability structures, supervise periodic reporting and projects and monitor the performance indicators for the ICT departments.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of effective policies, procedures, systems and processes for systems administration and security; business applications and support; and network administration.
  • Ensure the directorate is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel
  • Oversee the development of ICT plans in coordination with other directorates and departments.
  • Advise the Commission on the development and implementation of institutional systems; including voter registration system, result management and reporting system, geographical information management system (GIS), election violence reporting system, political party fund management system, and support operational systems.
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of business continuity plans in line with the Commission’s strategy and operations.
  • Oversee the contracting and management of ICT and related service providers.
  • Oversee the development of user training programmes and materials; and the coordination of ICT training initiatives.
  • Coordinate the provision of timely information communication technology services to other directorate and regional offices.

Requirements for Appointment

  • A degree in Computer Science, information technology or related discipline
  • Master’s degree and professional qualifications in Information and Communication technology.
  • Minimum of 10 years managerial or ICT experience, five (5) of which are at senior management in a large public/private institution
  • A demonstrated track record in the delivery of ICT projects and services.
  • A good knowledge of ICT equipment, devices, processes, software and hardware of the electoral process is essential.
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated team building skills
Integrity Clearance
In addition to the qualifications set above, the applicants must further meet and get the following clearances:

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board
  • Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs eg LSK, ICPAK, AAK, IEK etc
  • Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau
  • Security Clearance
  • All shortlisted applicants may be subjected by the Commission to a security clearance by National Intelligence Service (NIS)

Application Submissions
Interested candidates are requested to submit their duly completed IEBC application Form together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, email and telephone contacts together with names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience.

Applicants must indicate the Job code and title on the top left corner of the envelope.

The IEBC Application Form is available at the IEBC website (www.iebc.or.ke) or may be collected from the 6th 06699c, Anniversary Towers, University way, Nairobi.

Applications and supporting documents shall be:

Delivered to the IEBC Chairperson, 6th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi: and/or

Fill online the IEBC application form provided in the Commission website http://www.iebc.or.ke and send electronically to recruit@iebc.or.ke

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