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Kenyatta University Career Opportunities in a Fast Growing Institution: Kenyatta University is looking to recruit qualified and dedicated applicants for vacant positions in the following office:
 
Directorate of Information Communication and Technology (ICT)
 

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Security Administrator
Grade 12
 
Job Summary: The post holder will be responsible for administration of Kenyatta University security. 

The role will entail configuration and administration of firewall rules, VPN setup and configuration, vulnerability assessments, system hardening, system log checks and preparation of monthly security reports.
 
The post holder will also be one of the key leads in new security projects implementation, testing and recommendation of new systems and will report to the Director ICT.

Qualifications:
 
Essential:
  • Must have at least a Bachelors Degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or a technical related field from a recognized institution
  • Checkpoint Certified Systems Administrator (CCSA) OR Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security (CCNA – Security) or equivalent
Desirable:
  • Masters Degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related field or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • ITIL Certified
  • Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)
  • Member of a professional body (CSK)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Experience and Abilities:
 
Essential:
  • Must have an excellent working knowledge and at least two (2) years experience of Checkpoint Products (NGX/ Gaia) or Cisco Security Products (ASA/ PIX/ IPS) in a busy IT environment
  • Must have hands on experience with Wireless Systems – Cisco Wireless Controllers, Access Points, Radius Server
  • Must have a good understanding of encryption algorithms, VPN setup
  • Experience working with SSL Certificates, configuration and implementation
  • Must have hands on experience with Linux/ Unix operating systems
  • Must have hands on experience with Desktop Security Systems - McAfee/ Kaspersky Enterprise Security Systems
  • Must have hands on experience and understanding of network systems – TCP/ IP, Switching, Routing, Subnetting
  • An excellent understanding of penetration testing processes and remedial actions
  • Ability to use the system monitoring and management tools (Solarwinds, Nagios)
  • Ability to design system hardening processes and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and produce concise documentation
  • Ability to analyze and apply technical knowledge to solving complex IT problems
Desirable:
  • Experience in Public Sector especially in Higher Education
Terms of Service: The terms of service for the above positions include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

Successful candidates will be offered two (2) year renewable performance - based contract and gratuity will be paid at the end of the contract.

Directorate of Information Communication and Technology (ICT)
 
Information Communication Technology (ICT) Systems Administrator
Grade 12

Job Summary:
 The post holder will be responsible for administration of Kenyatta University systems. 

This will include the installation, configuration and support of both hardware and software systems in particular Windows and Linux operating systems.

The post holder will also be one of the key leads in new projects implementation and will report to the Director ICT.

Qualifications:
 
Essential:
  • Must have at least a Bachelors Degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or a technical related field from a recognized institution
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or Linux Certified Professional (RHCE/ LPIC) or equivalent
Desirable:
  • Masters Degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related field or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • ITIL Certified
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Experience and Abilities:
 
Essential:
  • Must have an excellent working knowledge and at least two (2) years experience of Window Server Platforms and Applications (AD, DNS, DHCG, WSUS, WDS) in a busy IT environment
  • Must have an excellent working knowledge and at least two (2) years experience of Linux Server Platforms (SuSE, CentOS, Ubuntu) in a busy IT environment
  • Hands on experience with Server Virtualization Platforms (VMware, XenServer, Hyper-V)
  • Hands on experience with disaster recovery/ system backup solutions (Symantec Backup Exec)
  • Hands on experience with storage area networks(Equallogic, NetApp)
  • Hands on experience with ISCI/FC Switches
  • Hands on experience with blade architecture
  • Ability to use the system monitoring and management tools (Solarwinds, Nagios)
  • Good understanding of network systems – Routing, Subnetting
  • Good understanding and experience of SSL Certificates, configuration and implementation
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and produce concise documentation
  • Excellent trouble shooting skills
Desirable:
  • Experience in Public Sector especially in Higher Education
Terms of Service: The terms of service for the above positions include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

Successful candidates will be offered two (2) year renewable performance - based contract and gratuity will be paid at the end of the contract.

The application letter should give full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants and Referees should write directly to:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100
Nairobi

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than Wednesday, 11th February, 2015.

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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