KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) – IT Network Specialist

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain network plans for the Programme, contribute to setting service level agreements and plan the infrastructure necessary to provide the network services.
  • Create HLD and LLDs as well as reviewing and updating existing documentation.
  • Build and maintain architectural schema of the enterprise network infrastructure.
  • Carry out network maintenance regarding performance, security patches, security policies, software versions, security configuration, high availability, and recoverability.
  • Scan network for common vulnerabilities and exposures across the entire network.
  • Carry out model infrastructure for disaster recovery and testing for audit purposes.
  • Contribute inputs in IT policy making process.
  • Handle network and security infrastructure related project-based work to implement new networking solutions.
  • Design and implement network architecture in line with design best practice.
  • Carry out network infrastructure product life cycle management.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Participate in incident response and security incident investigations when necessary.
  • Liaise with the infrastructure manager in developing enterprise network growth plans.
  • Provide direction on outsourced infrastructure consultancies, work with vendors to establish integration procedures, test plans and completion documents.
  • Transit technology products in the service portfolio, retiring and replacing them at the end of the product lifecycle.
  • Support the wired, wireless and firewall ecosystem on the enterprise networked infrastructure.
  • Manage incidences, problems, events, service requests and raising change requests to transit resolves to technology problems.
  • Provide 3rd line support for the Desktop Support Technicians as required.
  • Create and maintain network documentation, including diagrams, configurations, and SOPs.
  • Collaborate with vendors, internal teams, and stakeholders to meet network infrastructure requirements.

Financial Responsibility: None

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science specializing in IP Networking and Security or in related specialization of study; Masters is an added advantage

Desired Skills

  • CCIE, Fortinet NSE, CEH, MCSE, HPE Aruba certification (ACMP, ACCP, ACMA, ACSA), SAN Certification
  • Minimum 5 Years with 3 Years’ experience at Supervisory level 
  • Experience of supporting a 20+ mixed Operation System server environment.
  • Experience of installing and supporting Windows 20xx.
  • Active Directory support and management.
  • Knowledge and experience of: Networking concepts, Network security, SAN based storage solutions, and IT best practices.
  • Proven experience working with HPE, Aruba, and FortiGate
  • Proven experience working with Network Access Control solutions.


  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Teamwork and ability to work with diverse teams.
  • Strong Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking, and attention to detail.
  • Strong team coordination and Supervisory skills.






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