Systems Administrator (Higher Education Administrative and Academic Information Systems) – Job Reference No. 1001501

This position reports to the Shared Services Manager and will join the core shared service technical team with the responsibility for deployment and support of shared and security services that KENET provides to member institutions including deployment of cloud-based information systems.

Suitable candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • An undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems or equivalent degree from a recognized university with proficiency in UNIX and at least one programming language.

  • At least three years’ experience as a systems administrator in an organization with a large IP network and/or a large data centre.

  • At least three years’ experience in deployment and support of large information systems (e.g., ERPs or integrated higher education information systems)

  • Experience in technical implementation of information security policies in a medium to large organization

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server & LINUX operating systems; MS SQL Server and related Database management systems will be an added advantage

  • A post-graduate degree with specialization in information systems or information security will be an added advantage

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language

  • Ability to work with limited supervision and in a team of ICT professionals

  • Demonstrated high ethical and moral standards

This position shall be on contract terms of five (5) years which shall be renewable based on performance.

Interested and qualified persons should visit the KENET recruitment portal ( ) for submission of applications. The applications should be submitted not later than February 13, 2015. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted to attend interviews at KENET within one month from the deadline for applications date.

KENET is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. Female candidates as well as candidates from marginalized or semi-arid areas are encouraged to apply.

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position shall be offered to the successful candidates. 

NB: Applications submitted in hard copy format will not be considered.

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