Overview

Gusii Water and Sanitation Company Limited (GWASCO) was incorporated in 2006 to supply water and sanitation services to the larger Gusii (Kisii and Nyamira) area under a Service Provision Agreement (SPA) with the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board.
In view of this and as part of fulfilling our mandate, GWASCO is seeking to fill the following Management positions with customer service oriented, qualified and experienced individuals who seek to be part of a result oriented team.



Reporting to the Managing Director, the ICT Manager will be responsible for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in the organisation with the primary aim of enhancing effectiveness and efficiency in the Company

Responsibilities
As the Head of the key support department in the company the ICT Manager’s focus will be in leading all our efficiency improvement initiatives in cooperation with his/her colleagues and various development partners. In particular, he/she will:

Plan, develop, coordinate and ensure delivery of all our ICT needs including the policies, operational, manuals and departmental budget
Prepare technical specifications for procurement of hardware and software and liaise with vendors.
Manage all new installations, upgrades, enhancements, administration and maintenance of the ICT infrastructure and equipment, ensuring that the LAN, Telephone Systems and WAN are operational
Manage the security of company information by developing the necessary network protocols and the implementation of disaster recovery procedures • Relay relevant ICT-related information to company in timely manner including the M&E reports
Manage departmental staff performance, development, training and motivation for effective performance
Train all end users on the use of ICT systems and equipment to ensure effectiveness and efficiency
Advise management on current and future ICT trends

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline, 5+ years’ working experience in a busy ICT environment with exposure in hardware, software and network applications, 3 years in senior management position.
A member of an ICT Professional Body is an advantage
Project Management skills experience and training is essential.
Experience with Database Management Systems: Oracle and SQL Server platforms exposure is mandatory.
Demonstrable first experience with ERP systems and conversant with Water Billing Systems (M@jics Billing Software); Sage Pastel Evolution & GIS Systems will be an advantage.
Very good programming skills (VB, Net, Java, Web Scripting – PHP, JavaScript, etc.) is a top advantage
Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Remuneration
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau. More Information

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