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Dec 4, 2017

Egerton University Sacco ICT Officer

Egerton University Sacco Society Ltd is a Deposit Taking Sacco regulated by the Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) in Kenya.

 It is one of the largest Saccos in Nakuru County with membership drawn from various universities Countrywide including Egerton, Kisii, Laikipia, Maseno and others. 

It also draws membership from the Civil Service, County Governments, institutions, Business Community, and Chamas, Welfare and Youth Groups.
 
 
As part of its growth strategy, the Board wishes to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the following positions : -

ICT Officer
 
Ref No: ICT/1/2017
 
Position Summary: The (ICT) Information Communication Technology Officer will be reporting to the ICT Manager and shall be responsible for effective operation, support, security and continual improvement of existing business applications, computer hardware and networks.
 
Roles & Key Responsibilities
  1. Coordinate the introduction and technical operation of organizational computer applications.
  2. Manage the installation of new versions of the systems and troubleshoot ad-hoc user problems in its functioning.
  3. To contribute to the smooth operation of the Sacco’s ICT network and other ICT equipment, as directed by the ICT Manager. This includes commissioning new equipment, repairing and maintaining existing equipment such as desktop PCs, laptops, printers, monitors, projectors, servers, switches and other computer equipment.
  4. Manage the office multi-user computer network, as well as data and telecommunication facilities.
  5. Plan the acquisition of specific computer hardware and software, coordinate its introduction into the office, and manage its maintenance.
  6. Create and maintain ICT configuration database for both hardware and software.
  7. Assist to maintain and manage ICT infrastructure systems including WAN applications
  8. Maintain the integrity and security of supported networks, servers, applications and endpoints to ensure organisation is adequately secured against internal and external threats or attacks (both physical and software security)
  9. Design and implement Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Storage Area Network (SAN).
  10. Installation and configuration of new computers, printers, scanners and installation of programs, system maintenance corrective action in case of failure and periodically updating software.
  11. Perform daily backup operations - ensuring all required file systems and data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media both on-site and offsite.
  12. Provide technical support to system users.
  13. Analysis, design, codification, testing and application of computer programmes
  14. Maintain the ICT equipment register, to provide a detailed analysis of equipment replacement needs and central ICT resourcing.
  15. To uphold all Sacco’s policies, especially those regarding ICT.
  16. Coordination, development and updating of SACCO website
  17. To carry out other tasks as reasonably directed by the ICT Manager.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required for this Position
  • Network configuration,
  • Proven skills in web application development and database management
  • Empirical knowledge of emergency response DM&E processes.
  • Proven track record for database design and management in SQL
  • Knowledge of Web server setup, deployment and management and TCP/IP Networks and Protocols (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Management of private and public Facing IP Networks ( IP Routing and Wide Area Networks (WAN), VPN
  • Remote technologies, Good knowledge of virtualization and cloud computing technologies, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, MS Outlook client, Microsoft sever/Desktop, banking systems and alternative banking channels.
  • Ability to Communicate to non-technical system users in non-technical language
  • Adapt to changes in systems and procedures
  • Set up and administer a network including firewalls
  • Co-ordinate hardware/software service and technical support with vendors
  • Work independently with minimum supervision
Qualifications
  • Minimum KCSE B plain
  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science/software engineering/business information technology or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Professional qualification in ICT (IMIS, CICT, MSCE or MSCD or DBA)
  • Working knowledge of Firewall management, Mobile platform and web application is an advantage
  • Membership in a professional association will be an added advantage
  • Certification in web design and any IT related fields will be an added advantage
Experience
  • Aged 25 years and above.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience a similar position in a busy organization, preferably in a financial institution.
  • Wide experience and a high level of competence in computerized information systems and knowledge of SQL database management.
  • Practical applications of software, database, network, telecommunications and systems.
How to Apply
 
Interested candidates should forward cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and (SOFT) copies of certificates as a one PDF document. (indicate current and expected remuneration) and address to:

The Chief Executive Officer
P. O. Box 178 – 20115
Egerton.

using the email address: [email protected]

so as reach us on or before 8th December, 2017 at 5.00 pm. (Only soft copies will be accepted)
 
Canvassing and incomplete applications will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Egerton University Sacco Society is an equal employer. 

While applying please quote the title and reference of the position and include day and evening telephone numbers. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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