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Senior ICT Officer (1post) IR8       Job Ref: KIRDI/HR/EC/07/17

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of this job is to provide leadership in the delivery of ICT (website, email, software and infrastructure) to clients within and outside the institute by formulating and implementing ICT policies, standards and strategies to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of ICT related functions.


Main Responsibilities of the Job:

Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Contribute in the formulation of institutional strategy and policy in accordance with the set standards, such as ICTA standards, to guide the implementation of ICT procedures, processes, programs and use of ICT equipment.
  • Coordinate implementation of ICT programs in accordance to the set standards, policies and strategies to ensure efficiency of ICT operations.
  • Ensure consistency of ICT policies in accordance with the set policies to ensure alignment of ICT goals with those of Institute and compliance with regulations.
  • Guide the process of acquisition, configuration, upgrading and deployment of software, hardware and ICT infrastructure in accordance with the set standards to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of ICT operations.
  • Oversee adoption of new ICT tool (information system, software etc) through change management program to ensure seamless adoption and continuous productivity.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Implement ICT programs in accordance with the institutional ICT strategies so as to achieve Institutional ICT goals and objectives.
  • Development and allocation of ICT systems in accordance with the set standards-such as ICT Authority Standards and policies to provide access to information for both research and
  • Carry out critical evaluation of incidences (such as system failure) by performing situation analysis to ensure effectiveness of operations within the institute.
  • Carry out training, nurturing and mentoring of staff on ICT in accordance with the set guidelines to improve ICT literacy level and productivity within the Institute.
  • Formulation of ICT work plan and budget for allocation of financial and human resource to ICT activities in accordance with Institutional ICT strategy to achieve efficiency in operations.

Qualifications/ Requirements

  • Master’s Degree  in Computer Science or  Information Technology or any other related and equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution
  • Certification in network or systems Administration or its equivalent
  • Demonstrated Professional competence in systems analysis, design, program specifications, communication skills and the ability to train and supervise staff.
  • Computer literacy
  • Project management
  • Compliance with Chapter six of the constitution
  • Seven years of experience, three of which must have been served in a senior management position 


Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

Our Contacts

KIRDI Head Quarters

South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  +254-20-6003842
       +254-20-2388216, 2393466

Fax: +254-20-6007023

E-mail: {dir<at>}
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