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KMFRI ICT Officer Job

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy was established by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.

KMFRI’s mandate is to undertake research in “marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, and marine research including chemical and physical oceanography”, in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable development of the Blue Economy. The Institute is also mandated to cooperate with other organizations and institutions of higher learning in training programmes and on matters of relevant research.

The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sagana, Shimoni, Turkana, a research substation at Gazi and the Nairobi liaison office.

KMFRI is seeking to recruit self-motivated professionals who are team players to fill the following vacant positions within her approved staff establishment:

 INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS SUPPORT) (KMFRI GRADE 7) – POSITIONS –ONE (1)

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 61,394 – KShs. 79,812 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 28,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Responsibilities

  • Developing documentation of computer programs according to instructions and specifications;
  • Installing and configuring computer systems and solutions;
  • Maintaining application systems;
  • Provide 1st level support for ERP and related systems’;
  • Raise relevant issues to 2nd level support;
  • Manage workflow approval rules for ERP and related systems;
  • Providing expert end user support and training users on effective and efficient use of ICT facilities;
  • Maintaining up to date equipment register;
  • Assist in preparing and conducting security reviews;
  • Apply approved access requests;
  • Keeping track of all incidents and produce reports from Service Portal on resolution;
  • Installing, configuring and monitoring Local Area Network components;
  • Administering and managing users in the Active Directory, e-mail server and User applications;
  • Updating ICT equipment register and issuance register;
  • Investigate data quality issues according to the defined data rules on specific data sets as requested;
  • Monitor services and system notifications and raise issues to an appropriate level when needed;
  • Provide user training where required and update training documentation or materials;
  • Execute various quality control tests related to software changes (bug fixes and improvements);
  • Help organize, run and document meetings;
  • Maintaining the Institute’s website; and
  • Ensuring Business continuity by performing regular data and application backups.

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Information Technology, Computer Science, Business with IT, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in supporting end users in using core business applications such as financial, procurement, Human Resource and Administration or ERP systems (such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Oracle, SAP, etc) is an added advantage;
  • Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent; and
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and skills

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and other ERP Systems (such as Oracle, SAP, etc);
  • Good communication skills;
  • Programming skills;
  • Knowledge in supporting and maintaining Database systems;
  • Strong problem analysis and problem solving skills;
  • Well organized with strong data management and maintenance skills, including data quality analysis;
  • Good interpersonal skills; and
  • Knowledge of managing recent Windows operating systems.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the KMFRI Job Application Form, attach their testimonials, certificates, copy of their National Identification Card (ID) and Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Submit their applications both in HARD and SOFT COPY, and envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and sent to the address below not later than Tuesday, 17th May, 2022.

The Director General,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P. O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Silos Road, English Point, Mkomani,
Mombasa, KENYA
Email: recruitment@kmfri.go.ke

Note
1. SUCCESSFUL candidates will be expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution by providing originals of the following documents:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance from recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

2. Only SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES will be contacted and shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates during the interviews.

3. Any canvassing will lead to AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

KMFRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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