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Vacancies in KeNIC, Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Senior System Administrator

Reports To: Chief Executive officer
Location: KeNIC
Job Ref: EHC/1130/18
Overall Responsibility: The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. The SA will ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, and Partners.

Duties and Responsibilities
·         Managing the registry system
·         Maintains organization’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.
·         Directs technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects.
·         Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and data center.
·         Verifies application results by conducting system audits of technologies implemented.
·         Preserves assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.
·         Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
·         Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective action.
·         Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
·         Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
·         Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
·         Evaluate, create, change, and delete user accounts per request and ensuring that ICT facilities meet these needs.
·         planning, developing and implementing the ICT budget, obtaining competitive prices from suppliers, to ensure cost effectiveness and reporting on projects
·         scheduling upgrades and security backups of hardware and software systems;
·         Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media
·         researching, installing new systems and configure systems that supports .ke Registry infrastructure applications.
·         guaranteeing the smooth running of all ICT systems, including anti-virus software, print services and email provision
·         ensuring that software licensing laws are adhered to;
·         providing secure access to the network for remote users;
·         securing data from internal and external attack;
·         managing crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems;
·         keeping up to date with the latest technologies.
·         Must provide technical training to teams when required and serve as a technical mentor to team members
·         Task allocation and performance evaluation of team members
·         Meet with client teams and gather requirements, conduct regular team meetings and track project progres
·         Clear understanding of the Domain System (Theory, Registration, Management)
Indepth knowledge of DNS & DNSSec
·         Indepth knowledge of the deployment & management of DNS Server Software (Bind)
Skills and Qualification
·         Degree in IT from a recognized institution
·         CCNA certified
·         4 years and more experience in system administration.
·         In depth Knowledge of Linux, Unix, Solaris Server Platforms (Deployment & Administration)
·         In depth knowledge of RDBMS (Postgres, MySQL)
·         Good knowledge in Webserver Setup, Deployment & Management (HTTP/HTTPS on Apache & Tomcat)
·         Good knowledge of TCP/IP Networks and Protocols (IPv4 & Ipv6)
·         Knowledge in the Management of Private & Public Facing IP Networks
·         Indepth knowledge on IP Routing & Wide Area Networks (WAN)
·         Good knowledge in virtualization technologies
·         Good knowledge in Messaging Systems (SMTP/IMAP, VOIP)
·         Good Experience in Systems Documentation
·         Great Inter-Personal Communication & Presentation Skills

Job Title: Sales and Marketing Manager
Reports To: Chief Executive officer
Location: KeNIC
Job Ref: EHC/1131/18
Overall Responsibilities: Sales and Marketing Manager’s work is to improve the organization’s market position and achieve financial growth. He/She will define the long-term organizational strategic goals, managing staff, builds\ key customer relationships, identify business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals. In addition, maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions.
Duties and Responsibilities: –
·         Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking individual registrars and their accomplishments.
·         Locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners through discovering and exploring opportunities.
·         Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials;
·         Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners’ needs and goals.
·         Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
·         Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements by; developing and negotiating agreements and integrating agreement requirements with business operations.
·         Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
·         Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations.

·         Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs.
·         Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.
·         Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
·         Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.
·         Submit weekly progress reports and ensure data is accurate.
·         Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM or other sales management system.
·         Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met by the team.
·         Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets.
·         Work with marketing staff to ensure that prerequisites (like prequalification or getting on a vendor list) are fulfilled within a timely manner.
·         Ensure all team members represent the company in the best light.
·         Present business development training to marketing staff
·         Research and develop a thorough understanding of the company’s people and capabilities.
·         Understand the company’s strategic goal and purpose so that will continual to enhance the company’s performance
·         Preparing, proposals, PowerPoint presentations and sales displays
·         Fundraising for KeNIC’s activities
Skills and Qualification: –
·         Bachelors degree in marketing from a reputable institution
·         Minimum 5 years
·         Member in good standing of CIM or MSK
·         Strong communication skills and IT fluency
·         Creative talents and the ability to solve tough problems
·         In-depth knowledge of ICT industry and its current events
·         The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
·         Digital Marketing Experience
·         Networking and public speaking
·         People management
·         Marketing Concepts
·         Financial Planning and Strategy

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Reports To: Board of Directors
Location: KeNIC
Job Ref: EHC/1129/18
Description: The primary role of the KeNIC CEO is to drive sales of the .ke domains, and influence change in relevant government policies and laws. The role profile therefore, requires an individual with a strong sales and marketing background, deep understanding of SLA and technical capacity requirements, charisma to drive change in internet governance and the ability to rally a team to achieve performance excellence.
·         Responsible for the day to day management of KeNIC and report directly to the board on the same.
·         Technical responsibility managing vendors to maintain the system availability of the KeNIC servers
·         Represent KeNIC’s interests in internet and governance conferences and cascade the outcomes of such forums to KeNIC’s management team and affiliated members
·         To lead the management team and work closely with the various managers to ensure efficient and effective operation of KeNIC
·         Responsible for governance risk and compliance
·         Ensure the strategy and departmental plans of KeNIC are in place for meeting internal and external stakeholders. Further, the Chief Executive Officer shall contribute to the strategy and tactical planning and management of the entire business of KeNIC and make medium- and short-term plans and key objectives of KeNIC.
·         The Chief Executive Officer will be public face of KeNIC and shall manage industry and stakeholder relations.
·         Prepare the annual budget (including forecast, expenditure and capital budgets) in accordance with timetables set by the Board
·         It shall be a core responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the annual revenue and profit targets set by the KeNIC Board are attained.
·         Ensure the value for money concept is incorporated in all business activities of KeNIC and will manage all activities of KeNIC within the budget so developed.
·         Monitoring and controlling functional head performance thorough cost and achievement against annual targets and budgets .
·         Ensure the agreed strategic actions are fully progressed within the timing provided and that communication with stakeholders and the KeNIC Board are accurate and timely.
·         The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible for the management, training and development of staff.
·         Defining the Mission and objectives of all departmental managers, carrying out performance reviews based on agreed KPI’s, promoting quality of work and motivating personnel and developing their skills to keep abreast of technical development.
·         Define and provide advice on policy matters affecting KeNIC.
·         Prepare and submit quarterly Board Reports and such other reports as may be required from time to time by the Board of Directors of KeNIC and or relevant
committees of the Board.
·         Ensure the activities of KeNIC abide by laws and regulations of Kenya, in particular all relevant Acts.
·         Any other duties or responsibilities as may be communicated or assigned to the Chief Executive Officer by the KeNIC Board from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications:
·         BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
·         Seasoned sales and marketing experience with quantitative and analytical skills
·         Proven track record of managing people
·         Experience with SLA management and technical capacity management
·         Experience in internet governance and working on policies related to driving internet growth
Preferred Qualifications:
·         MBA/MSC in related field
·         Demonstrated leadership experience in the industry
·         Demonstrable ability to rally a team to achieve performance excellence.
·         Strong communication, organizational and collaboration skills with the ability to define and drive large initiatives across organizational boundaries and geographies
·         Excellent strategic thinking, problem solving and analytical skills with a high degree of analytical and business rigor
·         Solid understanding of the SSA mobile industry and Android’s position in it, as well as a solid understanding of Google products such as Search and YouTube
How to Apply:
Kindly send you application letter plus your CV to on or before 13th November 2018.
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