13 Apr 2021

Director ICT at Kiambu County Government

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Job Description

Kiambu County is one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya. It is located in the central region and covers a total area of 2,543.5 Km2 with 476.3 Km2under forest cover according to the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census. Kiambu County borders.


Job Purpose

This position is responsible for planning, monitoring and evaluation of program activities to ensure ICT goals and objectives are met and provision of general administration and technical ICT support to the County.

Requirements and Competencies for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  1. Ten (10) years of service three (3) of which must have Served in the grade of Deputy Director, ICT or in a Comparable position in the Public Service or Private Sector for at least three (3) years.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution;
  3. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Communication or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution;
  4. Demonstrated a high level of competence and outstanding management qualities in computerized information systems; and
  5. A thorough understanding of the County goals and objectives and the ability to interpret and apply them to the computing management concepts;
  6. Troubleshooting skills;
  7. Knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g., Computer misuse and cybercrime act, 2018, Data Protection act etc.);
  8. Knowledge of professional standards (e.g., COBIT, ITIL); and
  9. Satisfy the requirement of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide leadership, vision and management of ICT;
  2. Prepare strategic and operational plans for the ICT Directorate;
  3. Oversee the implementation and maintenance of technology infrastructure in line with county development plans;
  4. Ensure ICT systems comply with regulations and legal requirements;
  5. Oversee development, design and implementation of new system and maintenance of old systems;
  6. Maintain the integrity and continual operation of ICT network including wireless networks;
  7. Manage performance of staff within the Directorate of ICT;
  8. Develop ICT governance framework;
  9. Ensure adherence to principles of good governance within the Directorate;
  10. Carrying out systems analysis, design and program specifications in liaison with users of the specific sectors;
  11. Overseeing the process of configuration repair and maintenance of information Communication Technology equipment and associated peripherals;
  12. Drawing up hardware specifications for information Communication Technology equipment; and
  13. Verification, validation and certification of information technology equipment.

Method of Application

All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed curriculum vitae with names, address and telephone contacts of three referees. Academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national identity card or passport and any other supporting documents. Clearly indicate the position applied for both on the cover letter and the envelope.

Hand delivered applications should be dropped in the specific box provided at

the County Public Service Board offices,
Room 103,
first floor
at Thika Sub-County offices.

Applicants should seek clearance from and attach copies or evidence thereof of the CURRENT (valid in 2021) documents below.
  1. Kenya Revenue Authority
  2. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  3. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  4. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
The Secretary/CEO
County Public Service Board
P O Box 2362 – 00900

Please Note:
  1. Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
  2. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  3. Short listed candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
  4. The County Public Service Board is committed to availing equal employment opportunities to all Kenyans. People with disabilities, the marginalized and the minorities are encouraged to apply.

The County Public Service Board does NOT Charge any fee in the recruitment process, candidates should report to Police any one/number calling to solicit for cash from the applicants

Closing Date : 23rd April, 2021


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