Health Strat Systems Administrator Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Health Strat Systems Administrator Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Purpose

  • Monitoring and Evaluation & Strategic Information Systems (MESIS) Project is a project led by Health Strat in partnership with the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • The project supports enhancing strategic information capacity for HIV/AIDS programs towards sustaining epidemic control in Kenya through monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and data science.

  • The Systems Administrator will be responsible for the maintenance, configuration, reliable and efficient operation of computer systems and servers.

  • S/he will report to the ICT Officer.

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization

  • Install and upgrade DHIS2 application software, managing and controlling the application, manage virtual servers and integrate automation processes

  • Troubleshoot system errors running audits and diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues

  • Provide documentation and technical specifications for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure

  • Perform regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures

  • Lead desktop and helpdesk support efforts, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions

  • Responsible for capacity, storage planning, and database performance

  • Responsible for the availability, security, access, backup, and performance of the cloud

  • Document configuration and installation procedures

  • Build an internal wiki with technical documentation and manuals

    Person Specifications

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent

    Professional Qualifications & Experience

  • t least 5 years’ experience working with MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQL databases, system administration with hands on experience in Linux, MS Windows server 2016/2019 architecture
    System administration and IT certifications in Linux, Microsoft, or other network related fields

  • Expert knowledge of implementing patch management for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and MS Windows based systems from a centralized management solution

  • Set up and working knowledge of virtualization, VMWare,
    or equivalent on Debian and windows platforms

  • Strong knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols
    Solid Shell/Bash scripting skills; developing, maintaining custom shell scripts, able to troubleshoot scripts related to PowerShell, C shell or Perl

  • A proven track record working with Tomcat servlet container and Servlet API’s (Docker, Openshift, Kubernates)

  • Understanding of modern infrastructure design & administration, experience of using Cloud infrastructure (Azure, AWS, GCP)

  • A proven track record of developing and implementing IT systems and plans

  • Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and IT operations best practices, including expert
  • knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols, installation and upgrade of computer components and software applications; management of virtual servers and integration of automation processes


  • Ability to relate well to a wide range of personalities

  • Ability to solve technical problems independently or in teams

  • Perform Linux audit and reporting tasks

  • Maintain strict confidentiality with data/information

  • Maintain high level of professional ethics

  • Document configuration and installation procedures

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants who meet the criteria above should send a cover letter detailing your suitability, a copy of your CV and contact information (name, email address and telephone) for three referees to by 5pm EAT on 20 November, 2020.

  • Include the position title you are applying for on the subject of the email.

  • Applicants are expected to quote their current and expected gross pay in the cover letter.

  • Incomplete applications and applications received after specified deadline will not be considered.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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