Wednesday, July 10, 2013

ICT Administrator - Hekima College

Hekima College, a Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, is pleased to invite interested and qualified IT Professionals to apply for the position of ICT Administrator.

The applicant for the above position must:
  • Have completed at least a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and/or Information Systems; possess a certified equivalent qualification from a recognized and accredited institution.
  • Have effective communication and good interpersonal skills and fluent in English, both orally and written.
  • Have acquired, or be in the process of successfully acquiring, individual membership of a relevant professional society (e.g. the Computer Society of Kenya)
  • Have some experience with (and preferably be certified in) Cisco, Oracle, Linux or Microsoft Office and Windows products.
  • Have technical skills in systems development, and implementation, as well experience of network design and administration.
  • Have ability to work with limited supervision in information systems teams, and by oneself, as needed.
  • Have good systems analysis and diagnostic skills.
  • Be conversant with at least three, and be confident of developing a skill set with the remaining following software packages: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Director, Dreamweaver, Flash and Flash 3D Animator, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Avid audio production software.
  • Be familiar with Koha (open-source integrated library system), Quickbooks, MOODLE management and configuration, and Academic Referencing and Plagiarism detection software. Knowledge of, experience with, and enthusiasm for, open-source projects would be a distinct advantage.
  • Be able to arrange files in a single program, to enable interactivity and navigation through the product content.
  • Be able to test and adjust software products to fix any technical problems, and produce documentation describing the creation, content and processes of files.
  • Be skillful, creative, innovative and self-motivated, with a proven ability for time-management and experience of having completed IT Projects before.
  • Have at least two years’ experience in medium-to-large institutional ICT management
The person will work closely with the College Librarian and the Registrar in their daily duties, and report directly to the Academic Dean. 
Specifically, he/she will:
  • Attend, and play a key-role in, a termly reporting and planning committee meeting of all IT activities in the College at which progress of current work is reported-on, and plans for future work are made.
  • Implement and maintain the College’s information system
  • Analyze, design, construct, implement, maintain and support information systems on various platforms, in line with established international industry standards.
  • Lead the ongoing maintenance and constant review and updating of the institution’s website(s), with input from various relevant stakeholders.
  • Design, implement and ensure appropriate systems security elements
  • Be responsible for the successful backup of all necessary corporate information, and respond to any security concerns related to information technology.
  • Be responsible for network management and database administration.
  • Provide technical support to institutional employees and train non-technical workers on the information systems.
  • Manage the training of the system’s users.
  • Assess the effectiveness of technology resources already in use or of those new systems that are being implemented and advise where necessary of future changes and trends.
  • Determine and advise on the practicality of changes and modification of systems, from various perspectives, for example (though the following are not an exclusive list): the technical, skills-based, human and financial perspectives.
  • Teach people how to use certain computer programs and hardware.
  • Develop and maintain adequate documentation for systems.
  • Identify skill requirements and pursue appropriate training.
  • Identify tools and service requirements and advice on their procurement.
  • Perform any other duties related to ICT as may be assigned.
Salary and Benefits: Negotiable
Interested individuals may send their application which should reach by July 15, 2013. 
Among the documents that need to be sent include:
  1. a Letter of application
  2. an Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  3. Photocopies of certificates and transcripts
  4. Photocopy of Identification document
  5. 2-coloured passport photographs (not more than 3 months old)
  6. 3 recommendation letters (sent directly to the College)
The applications, and requested references, may be sent directly to:
The Principal
Hekima College,
Joseph Kang’ethe Road off Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 21215,
00505 Adams Arcade, 

Nairobi, Kenya
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