Saturday, 6 June 2015

Systems Administrator

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure was established under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads.

In order to carry out this mandate effectively, the Authority wishes to fill the following vacant position. 

KeNHA is seeking to recruit a creative, proactive, detail oriented and tenacious Kenyan citizen with the ability to quickly adapt to a dynamic work environment.

Job Title: Systems Administrator 


One Vacancy

Place of Work: Head Office 

Department ICT 

Reporting to: Head ICT 

Supervises: ICT Infrastructure Officer
Job Purpose: The Systems Administrator, reports to the Head of ICT and will be responsible for the enforcement of ICT standards in the Authority in the areas of systems analysis, design and implementation, access rights, systems security and system backup. 

He/she will also supervise installation certification, repairs and maintenance of Information Communication Technology equipment and associated peripherals in the Authority.
Key Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
  • Carrying out systems analysis, design and programme specifications in liaison with users.
  • Developing, maintaining ICT systems and enforcing implementation of ICT policies and procedures.
  • Supervising installation certification, repairs and maintenance of Information Communication Technology equipment and associated peripherals.
  • Recommending and supervising Hardware/Software specifications for Information Communication Technology equipment.
  • Drawing, compiling overall systems documentation and scheduling preventive maintenance.
  • Installing server systems for KeNHA’s activities, besides administering and maintaining mission critical web and database server’s configurations.
  • Documenting KeNHA network configurations and passwords of critical systems, including creating and administering network users’ control, rights and permissions.
  • Undertaking systems back up and ensuring the security of server data from unauthorized access.
Job Specifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Information Technology, Computer Science / Engineering, Business Information Technology from a recognized Institution.
  • Served in the grade of Information Communication Officer I or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or a large Private Sector organization for a minimum period of three years.
  • Professional certification such as Certified Computer Network Professional (CCNP), CCNA, MCSE,MCSA, MCSD, Oracle, or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Member of a recognized ICT professional body.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in ICT work as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Those who have attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution will have an added advantage.
  • In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following key personal attributes and core competencies:
Personal attributes
  • Self-drive, Innovative and creative
  • Integrity and honesty, Respect for others and Resilience.
Core Skills and Competences
  • Teamwork, 
  • Communication skills, 
  • People management, and 
  • Project management.
How to Apply

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons living with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply.

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and attach the following testimonials to the application.
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission clearance certificate
  • Kenya revenue Authority Tax compliance Certificate
  • Higher Education Loans Board clearance certificate or proof of ongoing repayments
  • Certificate of Good Conduct issued by Kenya Police - CID
Candidates who meet the requirements detailed in the Job Specifications should submit their applications so as to reach the specific addresses shown below by close of business on 19th June 2015 at 5.00pm. 

Applications to include CVs with details of their day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees. 

Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials and copies of National ID or Passport.

Applications for the position should be addressed to:-

TThe Director General,
Kenya National Highways Authority,
Blue Shield Towers, 9th floor, Hospital Hill Road,
P.O Box 49712-00100, 

Or emailed to:

or hand delivered and inserted in the Recruitment box placed on the 1st Floor (HR Department). 

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documentation / details as sought for will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization



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