Job Opportunities

1.     ICT Officer II

The Vision 2030 Delivery Board (VDB) is seeking to fill the position for Information Communication Technology Officer II through a competitive recruitment process

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER II, JOB GRADE VDS 7

This is the entry and training grade of this cadre. The officer will be responsible to the Chief Information Communication Technology in carrying out the following functions: –

Job Description

  1. Performing system backups and recovery
  2. Conducting server builds
  3. Participating in preparation of specifications for various telecommunication equipment and systems
  4. Monitoring operating system software and servers
  5. Participating in the implementation of the computer systems
  6. Providing user support, including training users; and
  7. Performing technical, systems and user documentation tasks.
  8. Test and evaluate all new technology e.g., database systems.
  9. Conduct electrical safety checks on computer equipment
  10. Enhance office IT system through appropriate upgrades and advise on changes or improvements required
  11. Help install and support of all ICT hardware and software; and
  12. Provide overall administrative support to Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat.

Job Specifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Information Communication Technology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Information Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  2. Demonstrated a high level of professional competence and outstanding management qualities in computerized information systems.
  3. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  4. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; and
  5. Excellent communication skills.

Key Attributes

The following key attributes will be required for the positions:

  1. A well-rounded professional in good standing
  2. Substantial experience in the public or private sector in Public Communications and
  3. Communication Strategy
  4. Demonstrable proficiency in 21st-Century communication channels
  5. Demonstrable exposure to multi-cultural multi-ethnic multi-disciplinary environments
  6. Excellent organizational and team-management skills
  7. Good inter-personal skills necessary to cultivate and maintain partnerships and collaborations
  8. Demonstrable capacity to work under pressure and deliver results
  9. Demonstrable capacity for innovation and delivery of results

Terms of Service

  1. The Director, Communications and Strategy, Program Officer II and Information Communication Technology Officer II positions will serve on contract for a period of three years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The salary and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the VDB in consultation with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

 

2.     Programme Officer II.

PROGRAMME OFFICER II, JOB GRADE VDS 7

This is the entry and training grade of this cadre. An officer at this level may be deployed in either: Enablers, Economic and Macro or Social and Political Directorates.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  1. Coordinating Education and Training in health; environment, water and sanitation; urbanization, population, housing; gender and vulnerable persons; and youth Medium Term Plan projects, programmes and initiatives to support the realization and delivery of Kenya Vision 2030;
  2. Collecting information and data needed for the implementation of Medium-Term Plans and Kenya Vision 2030 Projects, Programmes and Initiatives;
  3. Dissemination of information relating to the implementation of Kenya Vision 2030 Projects and Programmes;
  4. Developing monitoring and evaluation tools for the Programmes and Projects within Kenya Vision 2030 Secretariat;
  5. Build and maintain effective relationships with a range of program stakeholders, including relevant government agencies and organizations;
  6. Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven and Project/Programme management issues;
  7. Provide technical supervision, including analysis of interim reports, participation in workshops, literature searches, identification and administration of resource persons/consultants in support of Kenya Vision 2030 Flagship Projects and Programmes;
  8. Review final Project/Programme reports and negotiate revisions and/or additional research requirements; and
  9. Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic and manual filing systems for all records, including emails.

Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Sociology, Anthropology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. High level computing skills with experience in word processing, spread sheets and databases;
  3. Demonstrate understanding of national goals, policies and objectives and relate them to the realization of Kenya Vision 2030;
  4. Highly developed interpersonal skills, complemented by strong written and oral communication skills;
  5. Enthusiasm and ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  6. Hands-on experience in report writing and analytical pieces;
  7. Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity; and
  8. Professional growth through active learning.

Key Attributes

The following key attributes will be required for the positions:

  1. A well-rounded professional in good standing
  2. Substantial experience in the public or private sector in Public Communications and
  3. Communication Strategy
  4. Demonstrable proficiency in 21st-Century communication channels
  5. Demonstrable exposure to multi-cultural multi-ethnic multi-disciplinary environments
  6. Excellent organizational and team-management skills
  7. Good inter-personal skills necessary to cultivate and maintain partnerships and collaborations
  8. Demonstrable capacity to work under pressure and deliver results
  9. Demonstrable capacity for innovation and delivery of results

Terms of Service

  1. The Director, Communications and Strategy, Program Officer II and Information Communication Technology Officer II positions will serve on contract for a period of three years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The salary and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the VDB in consultation with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

 

3.     Director, Communication And Strategy

DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS AND STRATEGY, VDS JOB GRADE 2

Job Description

The Director, Communications and Strategy will be responsible to the Director General in carrying out the following functions: –

  1. Formulating, designing, developing, implementing, managing, analyzing, and reviewing public relations and communication policies, procedures and practices that promote Kenya Vision 2030 Flagship Programmes and Projects, locally and internationally.
  2. Development and implementation of operational and management strategies.
  3. Projecting and protecting the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) image and profile locally and internationally.
  4. Liaising with other Directorates and Divisions to develop or review various strategies to support programmes/projects under VDS and MTP.
  5. Identifying and coordinating the planning, design, development, and implementation of public relations of programmes/projects to support the VDS.
  6. Undertaking public relations and communication research to develop and execute sound corporate public relations and communication strategies for theVDS.
  7. Developing and implementing appropriate and strategic networks, collaboration, linkages and partnerships with the stakeholders nationally and internationally to support the VDS.
  8. Designing, producing, and disseminating information, education and communication (IEC) materials.
  9. Creating awareness on the roles, goals, objectives, and activities of the Kenya Vision 2030 Projects and Programmes.
  10. Overseeing the design, development, implementation and management of corporate strategy and operational plans.
  11. Maintain current and establish new measurement metrics and benchmarks for communications and external relations to improve visibility on progress.
  12. Collaborating, leading, and influencing others across various disciplines both verbally and in concise presentations.
  13. Understanding of all media channels and disciplines with the ability to develop ideas and strategies across all channels.
  14. Overseeing program deliverables for reporting, including establishing reporting schedules and drafting reporting templates.
  15. Providing a deep understanding of the target audience, their attitudes, barriers, needs and behaviors to inform a people-centered communication strategy.
  16. Working with the creative, media and social teams to ensure coherence of information across various audiences.
  17. Identifying challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization. Working with the management and staff to recognize internal and external communication opportunities and solutions that define and execute appropriate strategies to support the VDS.

Job Specifications

  1. Served in the grade of Principal Public and Communications Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private sector for a minimum period of (3) years.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Mass Communication, Corporate Communication, Development Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  3. Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Mass Communication, Corporate Communication, Development Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  4. Be a member of good standing in a recognized professional body such as Chartered Institute of Public Relations Society of Kenya or any other relevant professional body.
  5. Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.
  6. Proven experience in designing and/or implementing a local, national, or regional strategic communications strategy.
  7. Demonstrate thorough understanding of National goals, policies and objectives and ability to relate them to realization of Vision 2030.

Key Attributes

The following key attributes will be required for the positions:

  1. A well-rounded professional in good standing
  2. Substantial experience in the public or private sector in Public Communications and
  3. Communication Strategy
  4. Demonstrable proficiency in 21st-Century communication channels
  5. Demonstrable exposure to multi-cultural multi-ethnic multi-disciplinary environments
  6. Excellent organizational and team-management skills
  7. Good inter-personal skills necessary to cultivate and maintain partnerships and collaborations
  8. Demonstrable capacity to work under pressure and deliver results
  9. Demonstrable capacity for innovation and delivery of results

Terms of Service

  1. The Director, Communications and Strategy, Program Officer II and Information Communication Technology Officer II positions will serve on contract for a period of three years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The salary and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the VDB in consultation with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

 

Method of Application

Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents. All applications should be e-mailed as PDF attachment to vacancy@ vision2030.go.ke

Note:

Interested applicants are expected to get clearance from the following institutions.

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority.
  2. Higher Education Loans Board.
  3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
  4. Relevant professional bodies.
  5. Criminal Investigation Department (certificate of good conduct); and
  6. Credit Reference Bureau.
  7. Applicants must submit copies of these clearance certificates with the application.

 

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