The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) – Senior Officer System Administrator.

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Job Grade: RL5

Directorate: Corporate Services Department: ICT
Reporting to: Head of ICT Job Type:

Job Description

Job purpose

This position reports to the Head of Information, Communication and Technology and is responsible for designing and installing Local area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks(WAN), Internet and intranet systems and ensuring an effective provisioning, installation/configuration,
operation and maintenance of all systems hardware, networks and related ICT infrastructure within the Commission. This position is also responsible for establishing and enforcing information security policies to protect the Commission’s ICT infrastructure, networks and data

This position reports to the Head of Information, Communication and Technology and is responsible for designing and installing Local area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks(WAN), Internet and intranet systems and ensuring an effective provisioning, installation/configuration,
operation and maintenance of all systems hardware, networks and related ICT infrastructure within the Commission. This position is also responsible for establishing and enforcing information security policies to protect the Commission’s ICT infrastructure, networks and data

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining and administering the data center’s networks including but not limited to, the delivery of network planning, design, implementation & optimization services.
  • Perform regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures.
  • Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise informationsecurity and IT risk management program.
  • Responsible for maintenance, configuration and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers and virtualization.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing security measures, such as firewalls, password policies and intrusion detections systems.
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
  • Responsible for capacity, storage planning and database performance.
  • Designing computer security architecture and developing detailed cyber security designs.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Deploy Operating System patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities within the systems and Configure / add new services as necessary to ensure effective service to end users.
  • Maintain operational configuration or other procedures and document them as per the commission standards for future referencing.
  • Configure, enforce and maintain both logical and physical controls are adhered to as per the Commission ICT and information security policy.
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks in the data center.
  • Ensure that the Commission knows as quickly as possible security incidents that may arise from time to time. o) Configuring and troubleshooting security infrastructure devices.
  • Writing comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement.
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions to avert system compromise by ensuring that all systems within the commission are Secure.
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary to ensure optimal storage space to end users for effective service delivery to the Commission.
  • Prepare user requirements specifications for both hardware and software in accordance to the Commission standards are adhered to.
  • Liaising with the third party providers, providing services to the Commission on schedules to undertake the works and supervise them during the implementation process to ensure that quality and timely service are provided.
  • Configure, Install and support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and intranet systems to ensure that network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, good put, and latency are in compliance to service level agreements with the
  • providers.
  • Establish network specifications by conferring with users, analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
  • Collaborate with the development team to implement updates, upgrades, and patches to Commission website in a timely manner to limit loss of service.
  • Providing day to day technical support to end users to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery to the Commission
  • Demonstrate behavior’s aligned to the commission’s values
  • Provide feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement to achieve operational excellence.
    • Develop individual work plans, monitor own performance and seek requisite support to ensure delivery of agreed targets.
    • Demonstrate behavior’s aligned to the Commission’s values and take ownership
    • Identify learning interventions and drive self-development.
    • Any other relevant duties

Qualification and Personal Specification/profile:

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Business Information Technology or Telecommunication Engineering from a recognized university
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) or Certified Unix Administrator and any additional relevant ICT certifications
  • Membership to relevant professional body
  • Six (6) years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization.

Key Competencies

  • Working knowledge of virtualization, VMware, or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of systems and networking software’s, hardware and networking protocols
  • Working knowledge and experience of switching and routing protocols.
  • Working knowledge and experience in networks/systems monitoring tools and protocols
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  • Knowledge in professional standards
  • Ability to identify customer needs, develop service standards and deliver service excellence
  • High level of integrity and Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with teams
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision under strict deadlines
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

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How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications indicating their current salary together with a detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials.

Applicants MUST attach current clearance certificates from the following bodies:

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority
  2. Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  3. Higher Education Loans Board and
  4. Credit Reference Bureau (Must provide certificate or report) Application to be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application for the position of and mailed OR delivered to:

Application to be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application for the position of  and mailed OR delivered to:

The Commission Secretary
Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Williamson House 6th Floor
4th Ngong Avenue
P.O. Box 43126 – 00100 NAIROBI


To be received on or before 13th October, 2020.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Qualified candidates irrespective of their gender, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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