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Full-time Systems Administrator

at National Police Service Commission in Nairobi

Systems Administrator at National Police Service Commission in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

Reporting to the Commission Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, through the Director, Information, Education and Communication the systems Administrator will be responsible for the application of knowledge of information technology, techniques and principles to the development and maintenance of information systems which includes associated systems analysis, systems design, programming and specialist activities.

Specific responsibilities will include but not limited to assisting in the following:

  • Ensuring the reliability of the local communications system: e-mail & Internet.
  • Taking regular backups of all local data.
  • Ensuring that the virus protection software is installed on all machines & updated regularly.
  • Providing first line software support to all staff.
  • Upgrading systems software as required.
  • Providing first level hardware maintenance & upgrades.
  • Keeping an up to date inventory of all IT hardware & software.
  • Managing contracts with external suppliers and service providers in IT purchasing.
  • Developing new databases on need basis;
  • Maintaining and enhancing already existing databases;
  • Analysing and customize proprietary systems to meet organizational requirements;
  • Training and provide support to users for efficient and effective use of systems;
  • Maintaining and supporting computer network for reliable connectivity;
  • Installing and maintaining operating systems and application software for efficient operations;
  • Promoting IT utilization among members of staff for maximum organizational performance;
  • Upgrading IT system to optimise IT benefits for technological advancement and operational efficiency.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Commission Secretary/Chief Executive Officer.

Qualifications, Experience and other Requirements:

  • A degree from a recognized University preferably in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent;
  • A Masters degree in computer science will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrable Proficiency in common applications, and a good knowledge of network applications;
  • A minimum Five (5) years experience in systems development and support of computer networks;
  • Have excellent leadership, management, technology awareness, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Have demonstrable proficiency in the use of modern technology based information management system;
  • Have a firm but pleasant personality;
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen

Additional Selection Criteria
If you believe your qualifications and career objectives match these exciting roles, please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae stating your current position, current remuneration level, email and telephone contacts quoting reference number of the position applied for. The NPSC will be seeking evidence of a candidate’s suitability to serve in the positions advertised.

  • Applicants should attach a copy of National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, or any other evidence of proven relevant expertise herein being sought;
  • In addition to the qualifications set out in the Constitution and the Enabling Statutes, applicants must further furnish clearance certificates from:
    1. Director, Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC);
    2. Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
    3. Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
    4. Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs such as LSK, ICPS (K), ICPAK, AAK, IEK, etc.;
    5. Certificate of Good Conduct.

NB: These criteria are applicable only to the Senior Positions NPSC 5 to NPSC 8.
Women, minorities, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

Disqualification Criteria
No person shall be qualified for appointment in any of the above posts if the person:

  • Has previously been convicted of any criminal offence;
  • Has violated the Constitution;
  • Is an undischarged bankrupt;
  • Has been adversely mentioned in any report by a Commission of Inquiry or any Parliamentary Committee;
  • Canvasses directly, indirectly, by proxy, by emissary, by ethnic or clan whipping, by pressure groups, by other associations or in any other way;
  • Knowingly, willingly and blatantly lies, misrepresents, cheats and fails to disclose material facts.

Security Report
In addition, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) may be requested by the Commission to provide a report on all shortlisted applicants.

Application Submission
Applications and Certified Copies of the supporting documentation should be delivered to the National Police Service Commission, SkyPark House 5th Floor Westlands, Nairobi, OR posted to:

The Chairperson
National Police Service Commission
SkyPark House 5th Floor Westlands (Near Jacaranda Hotel)
P.O. Box 47363-00100

Applications should be received at the Commission on or before 5.00 PM, September 18, 2013.

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