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CABI ICT Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Jan 30, 2014

ICT Manager
CABI – Nairobi, Kenya

The Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Manager will be responsible for formulating, developing and implementing an effective ICT strategy, management policies and procedures, administering day-to-day operations and co-coordinating all ICT activities to obtain optimum ICT value while ensuring compliance with all relevant and applicable regulations at CAB International (CABI).

This will involve leading, directing and overseeing the ICT function thereby ensuring the stability, integrity, efficiency and continuous operation of systems, networks, database architecture and security of CABI’s ICT environment and information systems that support core organisational functions and achieving consistency and reliability of hardware, software, non-system tools, data archiving, communication links and offsite disaster recovery management.

Established over 100 years ago, CABI is an intergovernmental not-for-profit science-based development and information organization.
CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.
Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details about our organisation
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The successful candidate will
  • Plan, budget and execute replacements, new purchases, installations, support and maintenance of CABI’s ICT platform and networks;
  • Identify, develop & implement continuous end-user ICT training programs and new staff orientation;
  • Set-up, maintain and protect user accounts, mailboxes and ICT hardware and software;
  • Create and maintain procedural documentation for ICT activities;
  • Support contracting to design, develop, implement, operate and administer ICT computer and telecommunications software, networks, websites and information systems;
  • Manage LAN WAN, with other centres and regional offices;
  • Manage inventory of ICT hardware, software, consumable and other ICT resources;
  • Undertake research on emerging ICT trends and continuously review CABI systems and recommend to management upgrading and appropriate ICT investment in systems, procedures, software and hardware in line with market trends and responsive to CABI operations and emerging technological developments and trends;
  • Lead and drive a culture of innovation and creativity in seeking ICT solutions to organizational challenges and in business processes to facilitate efficient operations;
  • Perform other related duties as will be assigned from time to time by the management;
He/she will have 
  • Masters degree in Computer/Information Science;
  • First degree in Computer/Information Science, ICT or related discipline from a recognized institution;
  • Certification in Network/Systems Administration or its equivalent from a recognised examining body/institution, Microsoft Certified System administration preferred;
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) or working towards;
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or working towards;
  • Membership of professional ICT body(ies); Excellent administrative and communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritise and manage diverse workloads;
  • Use initiative and pay attention to details.
A good level of project management skills in a cross-cultural environment is essential.
The individual should be dependable and trustworthy, with high level of confidentiality and ability to cope well with changing environment.
For more information visit www.cabi.org/vacancies.
To apply please send a covering letter detailing how you meet the candidate profile and a full CV quoting Job Reference number 14/2014 to [email protected]
Please state where you saw this advertisement.
Please note closing date for receipt of applications is 7th February 2014 5pm GMT.
Additional Information:
Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills & experience
Position Type: 2 year renewable appointment.
This is a locally recruited person and will be based in our CABI office in Nairobi – Kenya.
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