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The Kenya Education Network (KENET) is a not-for-profit membership organization that is licensed by the Communications Commission of Kenya as an Alternative Network Facility Provider.

KENET is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya and partners with licensed telecommunications operators to provide Internet services and connectivity to public and private universities and other tertiary educational and research institutions in Kenya.

Network Engineer

1 Position

This position reports to the Head of Infrastructure and will join the team with the responsibility for design, implementation and maintenance of the broadband KENETIP network that connects member institutions.

The candidate must be capable of working to accomplish both short term and long-term goals.

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

  • An undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from a recognized university with advanced knowledge in networking.
  • Network certifications (e.g., CCNA, CCIP or CCNP, CCIE) or advanced networking degree will be an added advantage
  • At least three years’ experience as a network engineer or equivalent in an organization with a large IP network, ISP or telecom operator.
  • Good background understanding and knowledge of network management software systems and their interaction/integration with network elements
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated high ethical and moral standards

    This position shall be on contract terms of three (3) years which shall be renewable based on performance.

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the position will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Applications should be sent to:

    The Executive Director
    Kenya Education Network Trust (KENET)
    P.O. Box 30244, 00100

    Applications should be accompanied by copies of secondary and university degree certificates, up to date CV showing current or past gross monthly salary (where applicable), names and addresses of two (2) referees, a cover letter written in essay style, and day-time telephone contact.

    E-mail applications should be sent to applications [at] and should include scanned copies of the certificates and sent as an attachment.

    Successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks from close of advert.

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