Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – NYS 2019
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ICT Senior Deputy Director


The Senior Deputy Director, ICT,
heads the ICT Division and reports to the Director, Strategy and Planning
Department.

The Senior Deputy Director, ICT is
responsible for providing an enabling ICT platform to the Service, promotes
utilization of effective ICT strategies, aligns ICT strategy and policy to the
NYS’s mandate in all areas of operations, and provide advisory to ensure NYS
leverage on technology to improve service delivery.

The duties and responsibilities of
this office will entail:
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Advising management on policies and
strategies related to ICT functions
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Development and implementation if ICT
Strategy, plans, policies, systems, and procedures;
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Providing support to systems’
automation and promote technological innovations to enhance efficiency.
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Establishing and providing standards
for acquisition, implementation and management of ICT networks for all offices;
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Implementation of strategies for
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system development, maintenance and
administration;
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Review of ICT requirements and
coordinate technical and functional improvements of the information systems in
collaboration with end-users;
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Development, implementation and continuous
review of system security, back-up and recovery procedures;
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Providing technical support to NYS
personnel on the use of computers, relevant software packages and developing
customized applications;
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Providing hardware & Software
maintenance and support services;
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Implementation of programs for
safeguarding data integrity of all systems and ensure system availability
through the necessary technical support/upgrades;
·        
Development and implementation of
guidelines on distribution, installation, upgrade, maintenance and replacement
of ICT infrastructure and promote the use of cost effective ICT solutions;
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Establishing operational linkages
with other directorates, departments and divisions of the NYS to facilitate
efficiency.
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Supervision of staff of the ICT Unit;
and
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Any other duty, assigned by the
Director General/CEO of the Service
For appointment to this post, the
candidate must: –
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Have a minimum of an Upper Second
Class Honors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information
Communication Technology, or equivalent from a recognized university;
·        
Master’s degree in Computer Science,
Information Technology, Information Communication Technology, or equivalent
from a recognized university;
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At least eight (8) years of relevant
work experience in public or private institution;
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Membership to a relevant professional
body in good standing;
·        
Have a Certificate in Strategic
Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) from a recognized institution;
·        
Demonstrate strong abilities on a
spectrum of key work performance competences such as managerial, teamwork,
interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, numerical and organization skills; and
·        
Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter
Six of the Constitution.
The Director, Internal Audit reports
directly to the Council.
The office is premised on the Public
Financial Management Act and Regulations and the Public Audit Act. It is
responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting
activity aimed at adding value and improving the operations of the Service. It
helps the Service to accomplish its strategic objectives by effecting a
systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of
risk management, control and governance processes
Duties and responsibilities of the
Director, Internal Audit will entail:
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Developing and implementing an
internal risk-based audit strategy;
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Planning and undertaking audits to
assess controls, operational and technical efficiencies and compliance with
policies, procedures and regulations;
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Providing the secretarial services to
the Audit Committee.
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Preparing annual internal audit work
plan for approval by Audit Committee of the Council;
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Preparing and reviewing internal
audit charter;
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Preparing quarterly reports on the
status of implementation of the internal audit annual work plan for submission
to the Audit Committee;
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Oversee audit tests on internal
controls in all processes
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Evaluating the effectiveness of the
overall enterprise risk management program;
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Liaising with the Auditor General and
ensure follow up on the process of implementation of Internal and external
audit recommendations; and
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Recommending mitigation measures to
address identified weaknesses where necessary;
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Ensuring that the Internal Audit
systems, procedures and guidelines are prepared for approval;
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Supervising the preparation of work
programmes to ensure that audits are planned and well managed;

·        
Review and submission of audit
reports to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board;
·        
Draft Audit Committee Board Charter
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To develop and maintain a Quality
Assurance and Improvement Programme that includes internal and external
assessment.
·        
Supervision of staff of the Internal
Audit Department; and
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Any other duty, assigned by the
Director General/CEO of the Service
For appointment to this post, the
candidate must:
·        
Have a minimum of an Upper Second
Class Honors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Finance, Accounting,
Business Administration or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized
institution;
·        
A Master’s Degree in any of the
following disciplines: Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or
equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
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Have a minimum of ten (10) years in
relevant work and at least five (3) years in management;
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Be in possession of CPA (K) and any
of the following: CISA, CFE, CIA or its equivalent and either;
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Be a member of Institute of Certified
Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK) and any of the following professional
bodies-Institute of Internal Auditors of Kenya (IIAKenya), Information Systems
Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
(ACFE);
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Have a certificate in Management
Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
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Have a Certificate in Strategic
Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) from a recognized institution;
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Be proficient in computer
applications;
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Demonstrate strong abilities on a
spectrum of key work performance competences such as managerial, teamwork,
interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, numerical and organization skills; and
·        
Fulfil the requirements of Chapter
Six of the Constitution.
Strategy & Planning Director
The Director, Strategy and Planning
reports directly to the Director General/CEO of the National Youth Service.
The office is responsible for
providing advisory functions to the management and ensuring that the Service
adopts and implements effective strategies in planning, strategy, research and
innovation, performance management, Quality assurance and risk management as
well as ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements. It also ensures that NYS
leverages on ICT to realize its mandate
Duties and responsibilities of the
Director, Strategy and Planning will entail:
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Formulation, interpretation and
implementation of corporate policies, strategies and programmes;
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Development of a master strategy for
the Service;
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Development and implementation of
strategies of respective departments.
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Coordination of the preparation of
board papers for departments under his/her supervision;
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Implementation of the board’s
resolutions on matters affecting the departments under his/her supervision;
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Monitoring implementation of the
strategic plan;
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Managing performance management
process;
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Overseeing the preparation and
implementation performance contract;
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Coordinating the performance of all
the departments and divisions; and
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Submitting monthly, quarterly,
semi-annual and annual organisational performance report to the Director
General.
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Supervision of staff in the Central
Planning and Project Monitoring Unit (CPPMU) Department
·        
Any other duty, assigned by the
Director General/CEO of the Service
For appointment to this post, the
candidate must;
·        
Have a minimum of an Upper Second
Class Honors Degree in any of the following areas: economics, mathematics,
statistics, computer science, project planning and management, business
administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·        
Have a master’s degree in any of the
following areas: economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, project
planning and management, business administration or equivalent qualification
from a recognized institution;
·        
Have a minimum of twelve (10) years
relevant work experience with at least three (3) years in a senior management
position;
·        
Be a member of a relevant
professional body;
·        
Have a certificate in Strategic
Leadership Course from a recognized institution;
·        
Be proficient in computer
applications;
·        
Demonstrate strong abilities on a
spectrum of key work performance competences such as managerial, teamwork,
interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, numerical and organization skills; and
·        
Fulfill the requirements of Chapter
VI of the Constitution.
Applicants who meet the above
requirements should send their application letters in a sealed envelope marked
with the title of the position being applied for; together with detailed
curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic certificates testimonials, and
national identity card/passport.
In addition, applicants are required
to attach certified copies of good conduct from the Directorate for Criminal
Investigations, tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA),
clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Credit Reference
Bureau and a compliance certificate the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
(EACC).
The applications should reach the
undersigned not later than Tuesday, 26th November, 2019.
P.O Box 30397 – 00100, GPO
Sealed hand-delivered applications
can be dropped at the Registry – National Youth Service Headquarters, Ruaraka,
Thika Road, Ground Floor.
The applicants can also email their
applications to: 
director.generalnys@gmail.com or Director.general@nys.go.ke with the title of the position being applied for as the
subject.
Those without relevant
qualifications, copies of documentation and details as sought for will NOT be
considered.
Any form of canvasing shall lead to
Automatic Disqualification. ONLY shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

NYS is an equal opportunity employer.
Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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