Thursday, 18 April 2013

National Oil Employment ICT Opportunities

National Oil Corporation of Kenya is a State Corporation founded under the Companies Act in 1981 with the mandate of participating in all aspects of the Kenyan petroleum industry.

National Oil is involved in both Upstream and Downstream activities.

The Corporation is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and is one of the fastest growing companies in the

petroleum industry.

National Oil is seeking to recruit self-driven individuals, who have a high level of organisational and analytical skills and have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities, to fill in the following position in the Corporation

Head of Information Communication Technology

Job Purpose:

To ensure that information and communication technology resources are aligned with the Corporation’s mission, corporate goals, and the corporate strategic plan, whilst overseeing the development and implementation of the systems and infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Develop and implement corporate ICT strategy, supporting policies and defining standards associated with information management.
  •  Develop and manage the ICT budgets in line with the organization’s overall objectives.
  • Plan and implement central business applications including ERP systems, application database, messaging and collaboration applications-, website and local intranet.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to statutory requirements concerning information management such as audit, risk management, copyright and freedom of information.
  • Ensure effective security of information in ICT Systems in the Corporation.
  • Ensure the Disaster recovery system is fully operational at all times for business continuity.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Corporation ICT systems and infrastructure.
  • Ensure optimal use of both LAN and WAN.
  • Analyze information management resources strengths and weaknesses and implementing corrective action.
  • Establish monitoring processes which provide accurate, pertinent and timely information to manage investments in information and associated resources.
  • Evaluate new information technologies for their potential application to business processes.
  • Interface with other government institutions, business partners, professional bodies and private industry on information management matters.
  • Assist in corporate strategy development and implementation.
  • Develop and manage departmental budget.
  • Overseeing the provision of technical support for all hardware or software problems while ensuring a high degree of customer service.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of training programs to ensure that all users of computer hardware and software receive the relevant training and advice.
  • Coach, mentor and develop the ICT team and ensuring excellent performance and effective succession planning in the Department.
Skills and Attributes
Academic Qualifications

  • Must possess a Masters’ Degree in Computer Science, Information Science or any other relevant field.
  •  Degree in Computer Science or computer Engineering
Professional Qualifications
  •  Must possess the relevant ICT certifications such as CCNP, MCSE, CISA, CISSP, Prince 2


  • At least 10 years relevant experience, five (5) of which should have been as an ICT Manager in a busy environment

Skills and competencies

  • Proven intellectual leadership in managing people, operations and financial resources.
  •  Proven ability to think strategically and design long term plans.
  • Strong organisation and coordination skills.
  • Superior Communication skills both written and oral.
  • Well developed analytical skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

If you believe your career objectives match any of these challenging roles, please submit your application letter, together with a detailed CV, stating current and expected remuneration, e-mail address and telephone numbers to reach us on or before 24th April 2013.

Applicants should register and apply online at:

In the alternative, applications may be sent by post to:
Human Capital Business Solutions Ltd, 

P. O. Box 40672-00100 


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