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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

ACDM IT Officer Job in Kenya

About ACDM

Africa Community Development Media (ACDM) is media organization with a mission to drive transformative change and development in Africa through promoting innovative use of media, development of creative media programming , production and dissemination of themed radio and TV Programs aimed at citizen empowerment.

IT Officer 
Reporting To: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Nairobi- Head Offices
Employee Category: Full Time
Employee Type: Regular

Job Summary

To develop and provide an efficient and professional IT system for the management of strategic initiatives of the organization. 
The officer will through ICT, integrate and institutionalize best practices of planning and organising, acquiring and implementing, delivering and supporting and monitoring ACDM’s IT performance to ensure the organization’s information and related technology supports its objectives whilst maintaining optimal system efficiency and reliability.

Key Duties/ Responsibility
  • Ensure ICT projects management through co-ordination of development, acquisition and deployment of ICT systems and infrastructure within the company, ensuring that they are of high standards. Set-up and install computer hardware and software including disk, tape, printers, modems and related peripherals.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive ICT strategy, policy, guidelines and procedures that will lead to improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of organization’s operations.
  • Provide professional advice and guidance to management in the acquisition of ICT resources both software and hardware.
  • Provide leadership and steer the operation and running of ICT resources ensuring high levels of systems availability, reliability and security.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on computer hardware and including backup, recovery and equipment cleaning.
  • Respond to and resolve enquiries and complaints from the staff on IT materials.
  • Train users on computer hardware/ software and other electronic office equipment.
  • Facilitate, troubleshoot and repair malfunctioning hardware.
  • Monitor operational performance and troubleshoot system problems. Isolate the cause of system failures.
  • Ensure compliance on ICT related licenses and legislation.
  • Oversee the day to day running of the ICT department including supervision of staff, training and motivation.
  • Ensure safety of the total company’s ICT assets.
  • Plan and manage the ICT budget.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of information systems; research products and enhancements and their applicability to organizational needs.
  • Interact with various outside support and sales organizations.
  • Research and purchase computer, network and other electronic office equipment hardware/software.
  • Design, install, support and integrate centralized and distributed network hardware, operating systems and applications.
  • Re-evaluate and maintain database for existing materials for ease in reference (Resource material and filling systems)
  • Management of the website and web portal
  • Facilitate Local Area Network and Wide Area Network access for all staff members
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Organization impact /influence
  • Extensive operational interaction with ACDM staff
  • Close interaction with Chief Executive officer , Head Of Programmes- ACDM ,Office
  • Administrator , finance officer and all the other staff members
  • External Interactions With
  • IT equipment suppliers, Other IT professionals
  • Financial/Job Scope
  • Development of budgets as pertains to the purchase of IT equipment
  • Data / information Accuracy
Critical Technical Skills and Competencies
  • Must have the requisite skill and adequate competence to ensure the quick service delivery as regards IT issues, in particular the web connection as well as the steady stream of email communication in the organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office skills
Desired Qualities
  • Ability to work under competing priorities with strict deadlines
  • Have a personal commitment to work as a reliable, honest and trustworthy team member.
  • Ability to solve any technical difficulties as regards computer systems, as and when they appear and to do so in a timely manner
  • Ability to contribute to the overall objectives, mission and goals of ACDM
  • Ability to advice ACDM on any advancement in the IT world that would make ACDM’s work more efficient and timely.
Technical skills
  • All round skills ( LAN, WAN, server and Operating Systems)
  • Excellent writing skills
Generic Competencies
  • Vendors management and negotiation.
  • System and Analytical thinking.
  • optimizing strategic relations & networks,
Applications are invited from Kenyan Nationals only. 
Interested applicants should include a letter of application, brief motivational statement, Curriculum Vitae to: Please DO NOT send testimonials at this stage.

The Selection Committee,
ACDM Convent drive, Lavington off Isaac Gathanju Road,
P.O. Box 11964-00100, GPO

Tel. 020-3860640/3861016
Mobile : 0720357664
Applications must be received on or before 10th October, 2012,

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted directly.
  • ACDM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • ACDM considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
  • ACDM does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • ACDM does not use agencies for its recruitment process.
  • Judgement in decision making.
  • Creativity and Customer Focus
Person Specification

The successful candidate will:-
  • Possess a first degree in Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • A masters degree in Information Technology is an added advantage;
  • Have at least 3 years experience leading an ICT function in a busy organization;
  • Possess an appropriate certification from a recognized institution
Problem Solving/ Judgement & Decision Making
  • The position requires and individual who will be able to contribute to ACDM’s overall IT systems as well as update them as and when they become obsolete.
  • Advice management of external communications issues especially those that would be high profile or pose a risk to the organization.
Working conditions
  • The position will be based in Nairobi.
Additional information

This position will evolve. Responsibilities and job description may be reviewed and refined with changing business needs

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