Entry Level

ICT Security Engineer

Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA)

Konza City


  • Exp.: Not Specified
  • Min. Education level: Bachelor's Degree
  • Specialism: IT or Computer Science
  • April 22, 2024

Vacancy Description


Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) is seeking a competent, capable, ambitious, self motivated and dynamic individuals that demonstrate the appropriate expertise and experience to contribute to the development of the Konza Technopolis into a leading global Technopolis and innovation hub.

The Mission of Konza Technopolis Development Authority is “To develop a thriving sustainable smart city and a vibrant innovation ecosystem contributing to Kenya’s knowledge economy”. Konza Technopolis as an area of Innovation is especially suited to Education Institutions, Research & Development Centres and Commercial interests in the sectors of Life sciences, Engineering and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES). Konza Technopolis is also a Special Economic Zone with Incentives targeted at participating enterprises.

KoTDA therefore invites qualified Interested individuals to apply for the under listed positions

Job Title: ICT Security Engineer
Ref No: KoTDA/HR100/2024
Grade: 6
Terms of Service Permanent & Pensionable
Department ICT & Smart City Solutions
Duty Station Konza Technopolis

Job Specification

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Analyze network security threats and developing security solutions to mitigate risk;
  2. Install and configure firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and other security technologies;
  3. Manage security operations by monitoring security events and identifying potential security risks;
  4. Develop security policies and procedures that align with industry standards and best practices;
  5. Design security measures to protect computer networks, such as firewalls or intrusion detection systems (IDS);
  6. Maintain an inventory of software patches for all networked systems and updating them regularly to address vulnerability issues;
  7. Perform vulnerability assessments to identify possible security risks;
  8. Recommend security solutions based on industry best practices and standards, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework;
  9. Develop plans for disaster recovery in case of a cyberattack or data breach to ensure minimal business interruption; and
  10. Develop and implement an incident response plan.

Person Specification

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

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  2. Proficiency in computer applications.

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Application Guidelines

The Authority offers competitive salaries as per the approved salary scales.

Successful candidates shall be required to comply with requirements of Chapter six of the constitution and will be required to submit among other documents:

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  3. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  4. Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  5. A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

How to apply

Interested and qualified persons are required to apply to Human Capital Business Solutions by stating the position applied on the subject line and attaching their curriculum vitae, application letter, academic and professional certificates. All applications should be received before/on April 22nd, 2024.

KoTDA is an equal opportunity employer.

The Authority is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. Therefore, women, youth, the marginalized and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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