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Nation Media Group Systems Administrator Job in Kenya

Systems Administrator

Job Ref: HR-SA-03-2014

Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print,  broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and  Rwanda.

We are seeking to recruit a Systems Administrator for our IT Department.

We invite candidates who are result oriented, dynamic and self driven with proven track records and attributes to excel in a highly competitive environment.

The Systems Administrator reports to the IT Business Systems Manager.

Job Responsibilities
  • Performing defined systems administration functions across servers and desktops;
  • Providing first line technical support to users in a mixed Mac/PC desktop and server environment;
  • Maintaining systems backup, security and contingency plans to ensure continuity and availability of business systems;
  • Maintaining an inventory schedule of all IT equipment and software as required;
  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure maximum systems availability;
  • Meeting or exceeding the set Service Level Agreement KPIs;
  • Ensuring change management, system alterations and enhancements are controlled and in line with laid down ISO procedures and ICT best practice;
  • Playing an active role to ensure successful implementation of ICT projects; and
  • Training end users on the various applications to maximize utilization of ICT resources.

Technical Skills
  • Degree in Information Technology or equivalent
  • SCSAS or SCSA Sun Solaris Unix Certification or equivalent Unix certification
  • Business Objects Certified Professional–Crystal Reports (BOCP-CP) or equivalent training
  • Sybase ASE Administrator Professional or MCDBA Certification
  • Knowledge of Symantec Netbackup.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in supporting UNIX and Sybase or SQL databases
  • Knowledge of publishing and prepress systems/workflows an added advantage.

Personal Effectiveness
  • Strong Interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to meet set deadlines
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to work during odd hours

The position offers an excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package.

If you meet  the above criteria, send your application and a detailed CV online to on or before 20th March, 2014.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted

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