22 May 2017

Data Centre Management Job - ICT Authority of Kenya

Ref: ICTA/SS/05/17
Terms: Permanent

The ICT Authority is tasked with rationalizing and streamlining the management of all Government of Kenya ICT functions. Its broad mandate entails enforcing ICT standards in Government and
enhancing the supervision of its electronic communication. The Authority also promotes ICT literacy, capacity, innovation and enterprise in line with the Kenya National ICT Masterplan 2017.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning, designing, implementation and management of data centers as well as enforcing data centre policies
  • Oversee management the data centre physical environment including access control, temperature, power management humidity and general housekeeping
  • Ensure problems and queries pertaining to data centre equipment and services are effectively resolved
  • Responsible for ensuring all data centre equipment is powered off/on in a controlled manner as per documented procedures during planned outages
  • Liaise with project managers, engineers and team members to specify and implement physical changes to the data centre. This will involve liaising with application support and network teams who will be responsible for their areas
  • Identify needs for external support on data centre projects and coordinate this work to agreed quality standards
  • Assist with the creation and implementation (including testing) of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans for Government data centres
  • Provide specialist advice and guidance on servers, storage and backup/redundancy in terms of policies, strategies and architectures to relevant stakeholders
  • Provide specialist data centre advice on the selection and application of data centre equipment.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


  • A university degree in computer science or related field
  • Seven years relevant experience working in a large data centre environment
  • Experience within IT Technical Environment of Servers and common data centre infrastructure and tools
  • Good written and oral communication skills; good interpersonal skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

How to Apply
Application is strictly online on Deadline for application is 2nd June 2017

The following documents will be required during application

  1. Application Letter
  2. Copy of Academic Certificates
  3. Copy of Professional Certificates
  4. Copy of Curriculum Vitae
  5. Copy of National ID

ICT Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability and women are highly  encouraged to apply

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