Standard Group – Network Security Administrator.

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The Standard group comprises The Standard newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a qualified, experienced and self- motivated individual to fill the position of Occupational Safety and Health Officer.

Reporting to Service and Infrastructure Manager

Purpose of the job

Management and administration of the entire corporate network, communication and audio-visual infrastructure, and network security.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Administer and maintain service availability of LAN, WAN, WLAN, VPN, IP telephony, Internet connectivity, Audio Visual equipment as per the stipulated SLA
  2. Perform day-to-day maintenance, troubleshooting and monitoring of the Network and Security infrastructure
  3. Perform Vulnerability Assessment and penetration tests on the network infrastructure and other information systems and prepare high level and technical detailed reports
  4. Work with service desk to ensure 2nd level and 3rd Level tickets are resolved within the stipulated SLA
  5. Ensuring preventive maintenance and software updates of active network and Security systems is carried out as per the policy
  6. Manage and Maintain Network and information security as per the recommended standards
  7. Carryout Network Infrastructure Backups and Failover redundancy tests regularly as per the policy
  8. Prepare appropriate reports to help in operations and decision-making
  9. To coordinate, manage and liaise with vendors to ensure that service level agreements are achieved and maintained
  10. Develop ICT related content for the user awareness training
  11. Manage and coordinate network infrastructure projects
  12. Advises the business on process improvements, new technologies, innovations and products

Person Specification

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in IT-related field from a recognized university Experience
  2. At least 2 years’ experience in a busy IT environment.
  3. Experience in Windows and Linux Operating systems will be an added advantage.
  4. Experience in IT security

Skills and attributes

  1. Certifications in CCNA (Switching and Routing).
  2. IT security Certifications E.g. Certified Ethical Hacker or any other relevant certification
  3. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  4. Good written and verbal communication skills
  5. Strong self-motivation and ability to work under pressure
  6. Good interpersonal skills and work ethics
  7. Ability to work within established rules, regulations, Policies and practices



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