KEMRI / USA Medical Research Directorate – Kenya Jobs

The KEMRI / USA Medical Research Directorate – Kenya is a research organization that is affiliated to the Kenya Medical Research Institute.

Our mission is to develop and test improved means for predicting, detecting, preventing and treating infectious diseases.

We seeks to fill the following position:

KEMRI / USA Medical Research Directorate – Kenya ICT Officer I Jobs

Job Summary: To work under the supervision of the information Systems Manager in USAMRD-K

Key Responsibilities

  • Helpdesk support: Identify, document, research, resolve and track technical problems pertaining to infrastructure and applications.
  • Field email and phone requests for technical product support from users. Perform troubleshooting; determine best methods of resolution. Confirmation of the resolutions with the users
  • Systems administration: Administration of desktops and servers including backup systems and tape management processes. Proactively monitor server applications for performance problems, security threats and operational failure.
  • Networking: Monitor network health and availability. Take proactive actions to ensure the smooth running of the network.
  • Troubleshoot, take corrective actions and resolve network issues. Monitor and maintain network switches. Perform network cabling extensions and drop installations including terminations.
  • Intranet & webpage administration: IIS and Apache web server setup to execute PHP and HTML pages. Develop front and back end web applications.

    Important Skills

  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP standards and related services (DHCP, DNS, WINS).
  • Working knowledge of ADS, Exchange 2010, WSUS
  • Working knowledge of VMware platform, ESXi, VSphere.
  • Good knowledge and experience of programming languages (PHP, HTML, JAVA, C++).
  • Good knowledge of desktop and business applications (MS Office, MS Dynamics).
  • General knowledge on database applications and practices (SQL).
  • Knowledge and experience in network CATS, 6 cabling and termination.

    Qualification and Attributes

    The candidate should possess:

  • A degree in Computer Science or Information technology from a recognized University.
  • At least 3 years of practical
    work experience in a busy IT environment.
  • CompTIA A+ Security+ , CCNA, MCSA and other relevant Industry Certifications
  • Must have Certificate of good conduct
  • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
  • Must have clearance Certificate from HELB
  • Must have credit reference Bureau certificate

    Key Competencies

  • High level of integrity, motivation and commitment to work and honesty.
  • An understanding of confidentiality issue and the use of discretion.
  • Strong personal management skills including experience in multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide systematic solutions in line with established policies/procedures.
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of organization.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change and maintain flexibility in working additional and varied work hours with minimal advance notice.

    Terms of Employment: One (1) year renewable contract.
    Grade: MR 10
    Probation period for the first three (3) months
    Remuneration: The salary is based on KEMRI salary scale.

    How to apply

    Applications should include a cover letter, C.V, 3 reference letters, testimonials and day time telephone contact(s).

    Applications should be sent to the address below not later than May 18 2018.

    Please apply through our email address:

    OR to

    The Human Resources Office,
    Walter Reed Project,
    P.O Box 29893-00202

    KEMRI/USAMRD-K is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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