26 Aug 2014

Systems Administrator Job Vacancy

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an independent Commission established under Article 230 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, with the mandate to set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all State Officers and to advise the National and County governments on the remuneration and benefits of all other public officers.

In carrying out its mandate, the Commission has to take into account the principles of; fiscal sustainability of the public compensation bill, attraction and retention of requisite skills for service delivery, productivity and performance, transparency and fairness and equity.

The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant position:

Systems Administrator

1 Position

Job Summary: 
The job holder will report to Deputy Director, ICT and will be in charge of both systems administration and network administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up, configure, and support internal and/or external networks.
  • Develops and maintains all systems, applications, security, and network configurations.
  • Troubleshoot network performance issues.
  • Create and maintain a disaster recovery plan.
  • Develop and maintain service level agreements.
  • Recommend upgrades, patches, and new applications and equipment.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to users.
  • Install new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves software related problems.
  • Perform system backups and recovery.
  • Maintain data files and monitor system configuration to ensure data integrity.
  • Update system as to conform to new version of OS and application software.
  • Implement the policies for the use of the computer system and network.
  • Setup security policies for users.
  • Perform Network management and support for wired and wireless connections for SRC.
  • Manage exchange mail server.
  • Manage emails clients: including setup and outlook connectivity.
  • Maintaining, upgrading and administering internet services.
  • Prepare Specification for software and hardware.
  • Maintain and upgrade system anti-virus products to secure the SRC network from attack.
  • Assists in implementing SRC ICT and security management policies.
  • Ensure proper administration of all operating systems and applications.
  • Implement efficient preventative maintenance schedules of the SRC IT systems.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT / Electronic / Business Information Technology / Telecommunication Engineering or Computer Science.
  • CCNA/MCSE/Certified Unix administrator or any other relevant Certification.
  • At least 5 Years’ experience in a busy environment.
  • Very strong understanding of IP network.
  • Knowledge and experience of switching and routing protocols.
  • Knowledge of Open source software / hardware configurations / support / troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge and experience in network / systems monitoring tools and protocols.

Key Competences

  • High integrity with ability to apply need to know principle.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team player with strong managerial and leadership skills.
  • Result oriented individual who has ability to conceptualize and convert ideas into solutions.
  • Ability to operate under an environment of Performance Management and Contracting and enforce the realization of Commissions mandate through the set teams and individual performance targets.
  • Ability to withstand work pressure
  • Self-Motivated

Application Process
Qualified candidates should submit their applications together with detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application for the position of………..(indicate the position applied for)” and mailed OR delivered to:

The Commission Secretary
Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Williamson House 6th Floor4th Ngong Avenue
P.O. Box 43126 – 00100Nairobi

You should also indicate your current salary and give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email address.

The Commission will carry out reference checks and vetting before a successful candidate is given an offer of appointment.

Deadline for application 5th September, 2014

All applicants for these positions must be compliant with Chapter 6 of the Constitution on integrity and leadership and Article 232 on values of the Public Service.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Qualified persons irrespective of their gender, age, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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