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Jul 12, 2017

Kenya Orient ICT & Projects Supervisor Career Opportunity

Kenya Orient Insurance Company

Job Title: ICT & Projects Supervisor

Division / Department: ICT & Projects
Immediate Supervisor: Head of ICT & Projects

Overall Responsibility: The position is responsible for driving both ICT strategy and day to day operational ICT and projects services provision, ensuring that KOIL  staff and clients have suitable technical resources, applications and support to achieve their objectives (on site and remotely) effectively, securely, and with a competitive and innovative edge.

Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Acts as a key systems consultant to multiple projects and facilitates and drives technical design considering time to meet business need and sustainability.
  • Drives and prepares project work plans and time estimates, reports status against work plans, and meets timelines.
  • Performs or leads analysis, design and construction efforts to address business requests.
  • Uses effective project management skills to lead projects of varying size and scope, delivering quality solutions within budget and targeted timelines.
  • Completes documentation for large or complex projects as required by department.
  • Prioritizes and manages work efforts to meet the needs of multiple business areas.
  • Working with Head of IT, Portfolio Representatives, and vendors, ensures user requirements are met by delivered systems and user expectations are constantly managed during projects.
  • Ensures system designs are aligned with workflow and include controls for mitigating business, regulatory and safety risks.
  • Takes a leadership role in driving post-implementation reviews for all significant system changes and rollouts, challenging the team to excellence in system support by thorough training of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support teams.
  • Assists in establishment of policies, processes, procedures and standards.
  • Establishes technical architecture requirements for systems to be deployed.
  • Leads and advises on complex design and code walkthroughs for peers and less experienced developers.
  • Advises management on creation of programming and design standards/methodologies as applicable.
  • Helps develop and drive best practices for testing and delivery of defect free code which meets requirements.
  • Recognizes broad impact of system changes and plans for the unexpected, including anticipation of cross-functional and data interactions with new development.
  • Acts as high level technical expert for KOIL development tool sets and/or multiple applications.
  • Manage system design and development processes for allocated projects by active implementation of quality standards for specification, coding, testing and documentation as embodied in the standard software development life cycle adopted by KOIL.
  • Principles and practices of effective team building, team leadership and conflict resolution.
  • A broad range of operations, services, concepts, terms and activities common to a comprehensive, state-of-the-art information systems program.
  • Participates and develops in the integration of sub-systems.
  • Methods and techniques of developing and presenting technical documentation and training materials.
  • Performs software coding and evaluations as required.
  • Interacts with KOIL staff, vendors and consultants as required to perform duties of position.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of ICT & Projects from time to time.
  • A Bachelor’s degree required; MIS (Management Information Systems)/CSCI (Computer Science) degree or related experience preferred
  • Masters Qualification will be an added advantage
  • 8+  years of progressive responsibility in application development and a minimum of  5 years of systems analysis and design experience
  • System Analysis
  • Database & Information Systems Administration
  • Infrastructure & Security Management
  • Network systems and data communications analysts
  • Computer Software & Applications Expert
  • Development Expert
How to Apply:
If you are interested in the position and have the required qualifications, skills and experience, kindly visit and submit your application on or before Tuesday 18th July, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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