Secretary - ICT (Security & Audit Control) at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience10 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldICT / Computer 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Secretary ICT, Security & Audit Control will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for overall policy direction and coordination of ICT Security and Audit Control. He/she will oversee the Cyber Security and Systems Audit & Control directorates. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: - 

  • Aligning ICT vision, mission and strategic objectives to Kenya Vision 2030, National Digital Masterplan 2022-2032, Digital Economy Blueprint and Government agenda;
  • Planning, directing, controlling and coordinating ICT Security and Audit Control functions; 
  • Strengthening governance and overseeing the formulation, implementation and review of ICT Security and Audit strategies, guidelines, standards, procedures and global best practice;
  • Facilitating the review and development of enabling institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks on ICT Security and Audit;
  • Spearheading resource mobilization, investment, budgeting, budgetary control accountability and prudent utilization of resources; 
  • Overseeing the implementation of ICT Security and Audit standards, and best practice and ensuring their consistent application in the Information Communication Technology industry; 
  • Overseeing the implementation of cybersecurity assessments and audits in liaison with other stakeholders; 
  • Advising the government on ICT Cybersecurity and Audit matters; 
  • Facilitating a framework for incident management;
  • Spearheading liaison and coordination of national ICT Security implementation initiatives with other sectors;
  • Facilitating research, development and implementation of cybersecurity and audit best practice;
  • Providing guidance on capacity building in cybersecurity and systems audit;
  • Providing leadership in public awareness and promotion of cybersecurity; and
  • Promoting government adherence to the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability principles for e-Government services. 

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

  • Served for a minimum period of ten (10) years, three (3) of which should be in the grade of Deputy Director, ICT, CSG ‘6’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
  • A Bachelors degree in any of the following fields; Computer Science, Computer Technology, Informatics, Business Information Technology (BBIT), Computing Science and Technology, Computer Security and Forensics, Software/ Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • A Masters degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or in any other related discipline from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Membership to a relevant professional body;
  • Outstanding managerial and administrative capability and wide professional experience in Information Communication Technology Policies and e-Government strategy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and
  • Demonstrated clear understanding of National Development Policies, goals and objectives.

Note:     Possession of a certificate in project management from a recognized institution will be considered an added advantage.