Departments and Units
The Department is headed by a Director who is assisted by two Deputy Directors. One who is responsible for Networking and the other one responsible for Systems. The department is responsible for the development, management and maintenance of central government ICT infrastructure e.g. PFMS Network. It is also responsible for the development of supportive and enabling communications infrastructure to ensure equitable access to ICTs by all citizens including disadvantaged groups and rural communities. One other important responsibility of the department is to develop ICT access channels e.g. information kiosks and community information centers for the less privileged members of society to have access to developmental information. Promotes and Support research, development and manufacture of ICT products and services as well as establishment of linkages with ICT research institutions nationally, regionally and internationally.
The Department is headed by a Director who is assisted by two Deputy Directors. One who is responsible for ICT Development & Consultancy and Business Applications Support. It is the responsibility of the department to coordinate, advise, monitor and provide technical support services on all ICT activities in government, i.e. systems requirements analysis, evaluation of tenders, ICT acceptance testing, contract negotiations, project management and implementation. The department also provides a central computer processing facility to government ministries and departments as well as develop and maintain software systems for government and ensure strict adherence to ICT security requirements. They also conduct research and advise government on technological developments relating to ICTs to enhance service
The ICT Security unit is led by a Deputy Director. The unit conducts periodic awareness and training on information security policies, standards and procedures. They also monitor in collaboration with other security services, Cyber Security threats and respond to incidents that threaten the ICT systems which compromise social and economic interests. They also Foster co-operation between the public and private sectors in safeguarding the national critical infrastructure.
Establish international linkages with other regional and international bodies on information security
The department is Headed by a Directors who is deputised by Deputy Director-Human Resources, Chief Accountant and Deputy Director-Administration. Theirs is to prepare Ministry budget and executing and monitoring the budget. Produce Ministry’s financial statements and returns, asset and property management, transport management. The department has also the business of acquiring and deploying and development of Human capital. The department also coordinates implementation of Performance Management Systems as well as managing Employee relations – Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures
A Director heads the department who is deputised by 2 Deputy Directors. One Deputy Directors is responsible for Policy Planning and the other for Monitoring and Evaluation. The department has the duty of evaluating the impact of ICT, telecommunications postal & Courier Services across all sectors of the economy. Champion, promote and coordinate national ICT telecommunications, postal &courier services research & Development of cost-effective software, hardware & infrastructure so that it reaches best international standards as well as to create conducive environment for investments in areas of ICTs, telecommunications, postal & courier services through PPPs.
Promote ICT products, services and solutions for improved service delivery as part of a wider digital ecosystem. The department also support research, development and manufacture of local ICT products and services.
The department is headed by the Legal Advisor who is assisted by a Deputy Legal Advisors. Their job is to develop ICT policies, strategies and work plans as well as develop and periodically review ICT legislation and regulatory instruments. The department also advise and represent the Ministry on legal matters
The unit is headed by Chief Internal Auditor. The unit has the responsibility of monitoring the financial administration and accounting procedures as well as evaluation of the effectiveness of management internal controls and compliance with government procedures, laws and regulations.
Deputy Director heads the unit and their responsibilities include, procurement, planning and preparation of bidding documents, Manage bids evaluations and preparation of contract documents and participate in contract negotiations.
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