Latest Government Jobs in Kenya - NACOSTI

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a statutory institution established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013. 

It is a successor to the National Council for Science and Technology. 

The Commission’s core mandate includes advising the government on issues of Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I), regulatory role in licensing research, registering research institutions and quality assurance of research, co-ordination and cooperation between various agencies involved in ST&I, setting of research priorities in ST&I activities and promotion of increase awareness, knowledge and information of research system.

Human Resource and Administration Manager: 

Ref: NACOSTI/HRM/2013/1

Job Specifications
·                     Have a Masters degree in either Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or related field.
·                     Served as a Human Resource and Administration officer for ten (10) years, four (4) of which must have been in a management position in a recognized public or private institution
·                     Must be a registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
·                     Demonstrated leadership, coordination and managerial capabilities
·                     Excellent interaction and presentation skills
·                     Computer literate
·                     Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Advising the Commission on all matters pertaining to human resource (HR)
·                     Issuing administrative guidelines on interpretation of labour laws and other human resource related statutes
·                     Developing human resource management policies geared towards instilling the right attitudes, values and culture in line with the overall Commission's mission and vision
·                     Proposing performance improvement strategies that are adaptive to the changing environment and technology
·                     Maintaining human resource data base for officers whose scheme of service fall under the management of the division, researching or relevant regulation and standards
·                     Overseeing change management process
·                     Coordinating policy management process
·                     Ensuring appropriate HR training of all employees of the Commission
·                     Manage the recruitment process and analyse the training needs of human resource
·                     Ensuring that the Commission develops policies for attracting, retaining and developing human resource
·                     Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Principal Human Resource and Administration Officer

Ref: NACOSTI/HRM/2013/2

Job Specifications
·                     Have a Masters degree in either Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or related field.
·                     Served as a Human Resource and Administration officer for five (5) years, three (3) of which must have been in a management position in a recognized public or private institution
·                     Must be a registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
·                     Demonstrated leadership, coordination and managerial capabilities
·                     Excellent interaction and presentation skills
·                     Computer literate
·                     Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Developing and implementing human resource policies and strategies
·                     Recruitment, selection and development of human resources
·                     Developing and managing the staff welfare scheme
·                     Developing a highly skilled human base
·                     Implementing employees satisfaction survey
·                     Deployment of staff
·                     Managing employee payroll
·                     Providing advice on human resource management principles and practices with a view to upholding corporate core values and fulfill social responsibilities
·                     Developing of human resources plans, activities and Personnel Emoluments;
·                     Coordinating occupational health and safety, training and development of staff
·                     Performance management
·                     Involved in carrying out staff separation.
·                     Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
ICT Services Manager: 

Ref: NACOSTI/ICT/2013/3

Job Specifications
·                     A masters degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution
·                     Served as an Assistant Manager ICT or in a comparable or relevant position in the private or public service for a minimum period of 8 years
·                     Broad knowledge of information technology (IT) processing systems, concepts and methodologies
·                     Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies
·                     Relevant IT certification and registrations required
·                     Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Designing specifications aimed at the computerization and networking of functions, activities and processes
·                     Implementing ICT policies and plans in all functions, activities and processes, analyzing user requirements , procedures and capabilities of computer security systems
·                     Testing and evaluating the integrity of existing and new computer security measures
·                     Coordination and supervising multiple systems to work in unison, either internally or throughout a prescribed network of external platform
·                     Managing and troubleshooting the Local Area Network (LAN) as well as monitoring, diagnosis and troubleshooting the computer network backbone
·                     Assess and respond to ICT needs of the Commission
·                     Advising the Commission on matters of IT
·                     Sourcing and mobilizing resources for ICT purposes
·                     Be responsible for ordering, acquisition, inventorying and disposition of hardware and software
·                     Develop, review and certify all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans
·                     Maintain the integrity and continual operation of the ICT network including Wi-fi
·                     Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Chief ICT Officer: 

Ref: NACOSTI/ICT/2013/4

Job Specifications
·                     A masters degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution
·                     Served as an Assistant Manager ICT or in a comparable or relevant position in the private or public service for a minimum period of 5 years
·                     Broad knowledge of information technology (IT) processing systems, concepts and methodologies
·                     Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies
·                     Relevant IT certification and registrations required
·                     Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Designing specifications aimed at the computerization and networking of functions, activities and processes
·                     Implementing ICT policies and plans in all functions, activities and processes
·                     analyzing user requirements, procedures and capabilities of computer security systems;
·                     Coordinating security of software
·                     Investigating and resolving computer hardware and software problems
·                     Testing and evaluating the integrity of existing and new computer security measures;
·                     Coordinating and supervising multiple systems to work in unison, either internally or throughout a prescribed network of external platforms
·                     Developing budgets to accommodate the technological communication needs of various departments and service areas in consultation with the various user departments
·                     Managing and troubleshooting the Local Area Network (LAN) as well as monitoring, diagnosing and troubleshooting the computer network backbone
·                     Monitoring the entire computer network systems at the Commission
·                     Evaluating software vendors and solutions.
·                     Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Corporate Communications Manager: 

Ref: NACOSTI/CCM/2013/5

Job Specifications
·                     Have a Masters Degree in Communications or its equivalent
·                     Have served as a Communications Manager in the public or private sector for a period of 8 years
·                     Possess good analytical, oral and written skills
·                     Able to work under pressure in a busy and dynamic environment
·                     Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Responsible for the formulation, implementation and co-ordination of information and public Communication policies, strategies, programmers and significant events in the Commission
·                     Developing communication and marketing strategy for promoting the Commission programmes as well as positioning the Commission's brand in the market
·                     Developing all necessary communication and marketing tools and branding materials for the Commission including newsletters, brochure and documentaries
·                     Carrying out marketing research to identify market needs that will inform Commission's programme development, improved service delivery, and identify opportunities for the Commission’s growth;
·                     Building and sustaining sound relations with all stakeholders; and communicating and disseminating Commission’s policies, strategies and programmes
·                     Overseeing the development, implementation and control of the communication and marketing budget;
·                     Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Ref: NACOSTI/MEO/2013/6

Job Specifications
·                     Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications.
·                     Have a Masters degree in Economics, Statistics, Commerce, Business Administration or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized university
·                     A post graduate Diploma in Management, Project Management or any other relevant field
·                     Demonstrated degree of professional competence in monitoring and evaluation capacity in work performance and results
·                     Minimum of eight (8) years experience in a planning or monitoring position in a private or public organization
·                     Must have practical experience in performance contracting process including target setting and evaluation
·                     Must be computer literate
·                     Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Design and implement a monitoring and evaluation strategy and systems for the service
·                     Develop procedures and practical methodologies for M&E of all Commission’s strategic areas
·                     Establish appropriate M&E institutional arrangements internally and externally
·                     Prepare a detailed M&E plan taking into consideration existing institutional arrangements and linkages with key partners
·                     Develop key staff capacity in M&E
·                     Ensure collection, analysis and management of M&E information
·                     Prepare annual performance contract targets in line with the corporate strategic plan
·                     Monitor and evaluate key performance indicators and prepare periodic reports
·                     Coordinate field M&E activities
Resource Mobilization Manager: 

Ref: NACOSTI/RMO/2013/7

Job Specifications
·                     Have a Masters Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce or Statistics
·                     Have served as a an economist or resource mobilization officer for 8 years in the public or private sector
·                     Possess good analytical, oral and written skills
·                     Able to work under pressure in a busy and dynamic environment
·                     Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Developing resource mobilization plans, strategies and programmes.
·                     Determining resource mobilization targets and strategies
·                     Co-ordination and formulation of Commission's development strategies, policies and programmes.
·                     Monitoring and Evaluation of policies and programmes
·                     Assisting in collection, collation, processing and administration of statistical data in the Commission
·                     Developing and implementing local and international resource mobilization strategies and identifying a funding base and fundraising partners
·                     Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Chief Internal Audit and Risk Manager

Ref: NACOSTI/IAM/2013/8

Job Specifications
·                     Have a Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce, or Business Management Administration
·                     Must have CPA Part III and be a member of ICPAK with 6 years working experience three of which must have been in a management level
·                     Or Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce, or Business Management Administration
·                     Must have CPA Part III and be a member of ICPAK with 12 years working experience three of which must have been in a management level
·                     CISA and CIA qualifications will be an advantage
·                     Be a certified Internal Auditor
·                     Have a certificate in fraud examination
·                     High integrity and honesty
·                     Good communication and interpersonal skills
·                     Hands on and skills in MS office packages with knowledge of relevant financial packages.
·                     Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Determining cost effectiveness of all operations of the Commission
·                     Determining optimum utility of all resources including facilities of the Commission
·                     Promote efficient and high audit standards at the Commission
·                     Counterchecking all payments to ensure that they are correct as per accounting procedures and regulations
·                     Advising the Commission on the corrective measures on flouted financial regulations and procedures
·                     Formulation if audit management policies, procedures, regulations and auditing systems
·                     Monitor emerging trends and successful practices in internal auditing
·                     Develop efficient internal controls and risk management strategies for the Commission
·                     Developing and implementing loss and waste of resources prevention programme
·                     Undertaking risk management analysis
·                     Issue periodic reports to the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and facilitate preparation of routine audit reports.
·                     Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed may email their applications accompanied by detailed CVs and day time telephone contact to secretary@ncst.go.ke on or before 5th July 2013
 



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