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IT / Data Entry Administrator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Pact is an International NGO with an office in Kenya among several other offices across the world, which enables systematic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems and transforming markets into a force for development.

PEACE III is a five-year project (2014-2019), funded by USAID and implemented by Pact.

The aim of PEACE III is to support EA regional and US government goals in improving stability along EA’s border regions by strengthening the horizontal and vertical linkages within and between local, national and regional conflict management actors.

PEACE III will work with local implementing partners to build capacity of community peace leaders and organizations while strengthening inter-personal and inter-communal collaboration at all levels

Pact is seeking to recruit dynamic, qualified and experienced individuals to fill the following position:

Position Title: IT / Data Entry Administrator

Supervisor: Database Administrator / GIS Officer

Supervises: None

Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: This job includes investigating and diagnosing network problems, collecting IT usage stats, making recommendations for improving the company's IT systems and carrying out routine configuration and installation of IT solutions.

The position holder will help employees with some of their more basic computer needs, like setting up new users and managing back-up, security and passwords

Roles and Responsibilities

Specific duties include but are not limited to:-
  • Server administration: Installation, Designing, Implementing and administering server roles: AD, DHCP, DNS, GPO, IIS, file sharing, rights and permissions on MS Servers, 2008R2 and 2012
  • IS Security; ensuring viruses do not become an operation’s bottleneck, Configuring Web Proxy and firewall, ensuring latest updates and upgrades are installed on all machines. Comprehensive Backup and restore strategies
  • Web Development using html, php/MySql and Content management system
  • Developing and implementing various training and instruction programs for users on the use of operating systems, networking, applications, and databases.
  • Administration of software requiring integration with the server e.g. Microsoft Nav, SERENIC, Office 365 and ensuring compliance with current site licenses, designs, as well as managing  IT related projects such as organizational website and partner’s websites as needed.
  • Troubleshooting and fixing hardware, software and user problems as they arise.
  • Evaluation of  existing computer systems, hardware and performance, system upgrades, based on end user requirements, installing, integrating, customizing, configuration, and testing new system and hardware.
  • Flexibility to adapt to and willingness to learn or teach new technologies; and be on call whenever needed to give support to staff.
  • Enter all  new data which is sorted and verified into the designated database
  • Update the designated database with new program data received from the field offices/partners

Skills and Qualifications
  • University Degree in IT related field e.g. Computer Science and Information Systems or any other related field with at least 3 years relevant working experience in a busy NGO environment will be an added advantage.
  • Professional/additional Qualifications: Applicants with Professional Certificates such as MCITP, CCNA, Linux +/LPI and MSSQL and MYSQL database applications are highly desirable.
  • UNIX Administration knowledge, knowledge of Microsoft  IIS and Apache is preferred, knowledge of Microsoft windows  2008R2/2012 server.
  • Experience in network administration, advances knowledge of database management  (MSSQL, MYSQL etc) 

  • Maintain a high level of transparency, accountability and integrity
  • Perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure
  • Work independently
  • Relate to others in a manner that creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation
  • Maintain effective communication with colleagues, both junior and senior

Application Process

We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: clearly indicating in the subject field of your email IT/data entry administrator by 23rd, July 2014.

All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV in MS Word (.doc) version, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pact is a fair and equal opportunity employer.

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