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“The Walter Reed Project”

Chief of Information Technology

Closing Date:14/09/2012

Vacancy No:VN/003/08/2012

“The Walter Reed Project” is a Research Based 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 disease. 

The organization seeks to fill the position of Chief of Information Technology:

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Planning and implementation of Information Systems infrastructure.
  • Implementation of network security as established by the Unit Director.
  • Oversees the administration and maintenance of the company’s ICT infrastructure and personnel.
  • Administer the organization’s mobile communications infrastructure including Blackberry and iPhone messaging.
  • Oversees the administration of the company’s WAN.
  • Oversees the administration and maintenance of servers, computer workstations and software for the Unit
  • Oversees troubleshooting, systems backups, archiving, and disaster recovery and provides expert support.
  • Works with Principal Investigators and project teams to help implement Internal Systems.
  • Help Desk Administration
  • Computer Asset Management
  • Represent the unit Director in ICT project management
Key Competencies
  • Management of Windows Server 2003/2010 and Active Directory
  • Administration of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003/2010
  • Expert knowledge in LAN and WAN technologies including Routing and Switching
  • RF and Broadband Wireless technologies including practical experience with popular brands such as Alvarion and Motorola canopy
  • Good understanding of Microsoft ISA server and CISCO Firewall configuration
  • Working knowledge of MS SQL Server 2008
  • Hardware and software troubleshooting
  • Database management and development
Qualifications and experience
  • Five years of experience in a busy I.T environment
  • A University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology
  • Masters degree in Computer Science/Information systems
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • CISCO certification
  • Excellent Software programming experience
Terms of Employment:

Contract for 1 year, renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3months.

Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. 

The salary scheme is based on KEMRI scale plus supplemental amounts.

Applications should include the following:
  • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with Contact telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
Applications are due no later than 14th September 2012

To: -  Human Resource Manager,
 “The Walter Reed Project"
P.O. Box 54-40100, 

Or e-mail to

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

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