Systems Administrator Jobs in Kenya

Systems Administrator Jobs in Kenya

  • icipe is a pan-African and non-profit Centre of Excellence for research and development and capacity building in insect science and its applications.

  • Its mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food and nutritional security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building.

  • Since its establishment in 1970, icipe has become a significant contributor to science and innovation required to meet the health and food security challenges of sub-Saharan Africa.

  • The Centre has achieved this status by developing alternative and environmentally friendly pest and vector management technologies and products that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities.

  • icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with offices in Ethiopia and Uganda, a major station on the shores of Lake Victoria, and several other field stations in Kenya.

  • Employing close to 500 international and national staff, icipe also has approximately 150 graduate students who contribute to its research portfolio annually.

  • The Centre currently has operations in more than 40 African countries, and thriving partnerships with universities and research organizations across the world

    Overall Purpose of the Job

  • Maintain and ensure optimum functioning of the High-Performance Computing (HPC) Server ascore bioinformatics platform.

  • Maintain detailed documentation of server changes, upgrades, and software installations.

    Specific Duties

    The successful candidate will:

  • Performing QC on the platform as necessary.

  • Installing and maintaining Linux/Unix operating system on the platform.

  • Installing
    and maintaining the Linux/Unix operating system administration management software(SLURM) on the platform.

  • Installing and maintaining bioinformatics software on HPC.

  • Setting up and administering user accounts on HPC.

  • Training and support to platform users on best practices for using the server, running software forbioinformatics analysis, and data transfer.

  • Enhancing the effectiveness of the platform’s computing capacity.

  • Maintaining detailed documentation of server changes, upgrades, and software installations.

  • Maintaining infrastructure in the computer training room in good working condition.

  • Supporting bioinformatics training.

    Requirements/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related field

  • Knowledge of Linux and Microsoft Windows as desktop, server.

  • Software development platforms.

  • Web design and development.

  • Systems administration in mixed environments.

  • Minimum of 1.5 years’ relevant work experience.

    Other Desirable Attributes

  • Ability to create and foster an innovative work environment and strong team building skills to deliver on agreed goals.

  • High degree of organization, adaptability and prioritization.


  • The successful candidate will report to the Head, H3ABioNet Project.

  • The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Systems Administrator Jobs in Kenya

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