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Administrator (Networks) Job Vacancy

Kenya Pipeline Company Limited is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following vacant position:

System Administrator (Networks)
1 Post

Reporting to Senior Network & Security Officer

Job Profile
  • Undertake network administration (including backup, security management, user account management, e-mail systems including e-mail web server, internet access, office systems and applications support).
  • Support server, network and desktop hardware, software and applications.
  • Perform technology needs analysis.
  • Roll out hardware and software to ensure optimal deployment of resources.
  • Plan, implement, and support the network and computing infrastructure plan.
  • Manage small to medium sized projects according to agreed upon budgets and schedules.
  • Assist with technology planning through ongoing research.
  • Support development of technical standards and application use.
  • Resolve network problems and offers technical assistance to users.
  • Train end users with simple network troubleshooting techniques.
  • Review the development and implementation of organization-wide network security systems – firewalls, intrusion detection, VPN, access controls.
  • Assess and recommend appropriate security tools and products.
  • Assess and advise on appropriate countermeasures to minimize the security risk posed by outsourced providers.
  • Perform tracking and reporting of information systems audit issues.
  • Test and sign off security technologies in new, upgraded and existing systems.
  • Schedule and conducts regular security reviews of the Company’s compliance against established policies and standards.
  • Monitor and assess network security issues.
  • Manage authentication and access methods requirements.

Key Competencies
  • Good knowledge of: structured cabling systems and supporting international standards.
  • Experience: supporting one or more network operating systems; installing, administering, and configuring two or more multi-protocol routers in multiple locations; troubleshooting, isolating, and interpreting performance problems in a multiple environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to lead both technical and business level communications.
  • Practical experience in security standards, tools and methodologies.
  • Experience in deploying firewalls.
  • Practical experience with network monitoring and management tools.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously.
  • Team leadership and project management experience.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivates staff to join change efforts.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends through continuing professional education, especially in the area of petroleum products.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counseling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.

Person Profile
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer science or related field.
  • CCNP Certification.

How to Apply

Suitable qualified candidates should apply in confidence to the addressed below by 5th August, 2014 enclosing CV’s with full details of education background, professional qualifications, relevant experience and attach copies of certificates.

Applications may also be deposited at out Head Office, Kenpipe Plaza, Ground Floor in the Application Box or posted to:

The Managing Director
Kenya Pipeline Company Limited
P.O. Box 73442 – 00200

Kenya Pipeline Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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