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10 Jobs (Graduate Trainees) in KENET Kenya

The Kenya Education Network (KENET) is a not-for-profit membership organization licensed by the Communications Authority of Kenya as an Alternative Network Facility Provider. 

KENET is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya and part of its mission is to catalyse the transformation of education and research in Kenya using ICT.

KENET provides broadband Internet services, ICT capacity building, and community cloud services such as web hosting, Infrastructure as a Service and Storage as a Service to about 80 member institutions.

In addition, it provides unique advanced research infrastructure services and is the Certification Authority (CA) and Identity Provider (idP) for the academic community in Kenya consisting of researchers, faculty members and graduate students.

KENET promotes research and education collaboration, conducts ICT in education research and pilots innovative learning and teaching technologies.

KENET is now seeking to fill the following positions in order to fulfil its mandate:

Graduate Trainee in Applications Development 
(2 Positions)
Job Reference No. 2001503
 
KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply for a one-year Graduate Trainee program (Graduate Trainee in Applications Development ) at KENET that aims to develop capacity in; Network Engineering, Information and Shared Services, and Communications areas.

Qualifications
·                     Applicants must be degree holders from recognized universities in computer engineering, computer science, information systems or equivalent degree programs with demonstrated proficiency in programming and systems development using a variety of programming languages and development platforms.
·                     Must have (or expecting) Upper 2nd class honours & above qualification or its equivalent.
·                     Must have graduated in at most the last two calendar years
·                     Excellent oral and written technical communication skills in English language
·                     Demonstrated high moral and ethical standards
These graduate trainee positions shall be on a fixed contract term of one (1) year. At the end of one year, candidates will be given an opportunity to join KENET or member institutions.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should CLICK HERE to apply online at the KENET recruitment portal. 


Graduate Trainee in Network and Systems Administration
(4 Positions)

Job Reference No. 2001502

KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply for a one-year Graduate Trainee program ( Graduate Trainee in Network and Systems Administration) at KENET that aims to develop capacity in; Network Engineering, Information and Shared Services, and Communications areas.

Qualifications
·                     Applicants must be degree holders from recognized universities in electronic engineering, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, computer science, information systems or equivalent degree programs.
·                     Must have (or expecting) Upper 2nd class honours & above qualification or its equivalent.
·                     Must have graduated in at most the last two calendar years
·                     Excellent oral and written technical communication skills in English language
·                     Demonstrated high moral and ethical standards
These graduate trainee positions shall be on a fixed contract term of one (1) year. 

At the end of one year, candidates will be given an opportunity to join KENET or member institutions. 

The graduate trainees in the category of network and systems administrators may be attached to member universities in different parts of the country, including Central, Eastern, North Eastern and Western Kenya for up to a period of six months as part of the training.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should CLICK HERE to apply online at the KENET recruitment portal. 

Graduate Trainee in Network Engineering 
(2 Positions)
Job Reference No. 2001501

KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply for a one-year Graduate Trainee program (Graduate Trainee in Network Engineering and Operations) at KENET that aims to develop capacity in; Network Engineering, Information and Shared Services, and Communications areas.

Qualifications
·                     Applicants must be degree holders from recognised universities in electrical engineering or equivalent (e.g., electronic engineering, telecommunications engineering). The applicants must be registered or be eligible for registration as graduate engineers with the Engineers Board of Kenya.
·                     Must have (or expecting) Upper 2nd class honours & above qualification or its equivalent.
·                     Must have graduated in at most the last two calendar years
·                     Excellent oral and written technical communication skills in English language
·                     Demonstrated high moral and ethical standards
The position shall be on a fixed contract term of one (1) year. At the end of one year, candidates will be given an opportunity to join KENET or member institutions. 

The graduate trainees in the category of network and systems administrators may be attached to member universities in different parts of the country, including Central, Eastern, North Eastern and Western Kenya for up to a period of six months as part of the training.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should CLICK HERE to apply online at the KENET recruitment portal.

Systems Administrator (Storage and Virtualization Systems) 
Job Reference No. 1001502

This position reports to the Lead Data Centre - Operations Engineer and will join the core shared service technical team with the responsibility for deployment and support of shared and security services that KENET provides to member institutions.

Suitable candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
·                     An undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems or equivalent degrees from a recognized university with proficiency in UNIX and at least one programming language.
·                     At least three years’ experience as a systems administrator in an organization with a large IP network and/or a large data centre.
·                     At least three years’ experience in deployment and support of enterprise shared storage systems, enterprise virtualization technologies, open source virtualization and cloud platform technologies, containerized virtualization technologies and the technical implementation of information security policies in a medium to large organization
·                     Working knowledge of LINUX operating systems, relational database servers and large scale web server and website deployments
·                     A post-graduate degree with specialization in information systems or security will be an added advantage
·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language
·                     Ability to work with limited supervision and in a team of ICT professionals
·                     Demonstrated high ethical and moral standards
This position shall be on contract terms of five (5) years which shall be renewable based on performance.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should CLICK HERE to apply online at the KENET recruitment portal. 

Systems Administrator (Higher Education Administrative and Academic Information Systems)

Job Reference No. 1001501

This position reports to the Shared Services Manager and will join the core shared service technical team with the responsibility for deployment and support of shared and security services that KENET provides to member institutions including deployment of cloud-based information systems.

Suitable candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
·                     An undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems or equivalent degree from a recognized university with proficiency in UNIX and at least one programming language.
·                     At least three years’ experience as a systems administrator in an organization with a large IP network and/or a large data centre.
·                     At least three years’ experience in deployment and support of large information systems (e.g., ERPs or integrated higher education information systems)
·                     Experience in technical implementation of information security policies in a medium to large organization
·                     Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server & LINUX operating systems; MS SQL Server and related Database management systems will be an added advantage
·                     A post-graduate degree with specialization in information systems or information security will be an added advantage
·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language
·                     Ability to work with limited supervision and in a team of ICT professionals
·                     Demonstrated high ethical and moral standards
This position shall be on contract terms of five (5) years which shall be renewable based on performance.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should CLICK HERE to apply online at the KENET recruitment portal. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted to attend interviews at KENET within one month from the deadline for applications date.

KENET is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. 

Female candidates as well as candidates from marginalized or semi-arid areas are encouraged to apply.

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position shall be offered to the successful candidates.

NB: Applications submitted in hard copy format will not be considered.



Website: www.kenet.or.ke

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