Reporting to Deputy Director – ICT through the Assistant Director – Infrastructure and Security, the jobholder is responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, and management of the local & wide area networks and communication systems for the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Designing, implementing, maintaining, and administering computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, hardware, and configurations;
- Creating and maintaining accurate network diagrams and documentation for the designing and planning of the network communication systems;
- Performing network disaster recovery operations and data backups as required;
- Protecting data, software, and hardware from attacks by coordinating, planning, and implementing network security measures;
- Installing, configuring, and supporting network equipment including routers, proxy servers, switches, WAN accelerators, DNS, DHCP, VoIP, wireless access points (WAPs), firewalls, routers, switches, and controllers;
- Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving network hardware, software, and other systems’ problems;
- Replacing faulty network hardware components when required;
- Implementing and monitoring network security solutions to protect the network equipment and applications from harmful attacks;
- Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made to maximize network performance and security;
- Advising on procuring of network equipment and managing subcontractors involved with network installation;
- Implementing and maintaining secure network systems with policies that define and monitor access;
- Maintaining and administering upgrades and updates to network equipment to the latest firmware releases.
Requirements for Appointment
For an appointment to this position, an officer must have:
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in designing, deployment, and management of sophisticated computer networks, three (3) of which should be in Windows Active Directory, Cisco IP Telephony, Cisco firewalls, routers, switches, and endpoint security;
- Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electrical/ Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or an Information Technology related field of study with a network engineering focus;
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum Grade C+ or equivalent from a recognized institution;
- Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Certification;
- Ability to think through problems and visualize solutions;
- Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technology and products using documentation and internet resources;
- Ability to work with all levels of staff within and outside the Department and the organization;
- A self-starter able to work independently but comfortable working in a team environment;
- Good analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Dependable and flexible when necessary;
- Ability to work under pressure;
- Demonstrated integrity and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.
- Relevant professional certifications such as MCIP/ MCSE, PMP, ITIL, CISSP, CISSM, or any other will be an added advantage.
- Cisco CCNP will be an added advantage.
In addition to the qualifications set above applicants must further obtain clearances from the following:
• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
• Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
• Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
• Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
• Registration and good standing in relevant Professional Bodies
Interested candidates who meet the set criteria should complete EACC Form 1 online from https://jobs.integrity.go.ke and attach copies of ID, CV, academic/ professional certificates (certified by the issuing institution), clearances, and testimonials.
All applications must be made online and will be acknowledged via email. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.
To be considered, applications should be received no later than Tuesday, 29th December 2020 at 5.00 pm.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification