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  • Posted: Aug 31, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 10, 2021
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  • Kenya Education Network, (KENET), is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya. KENET is licensed by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) as a not-for-profit operator serving the education and research institutions. KENET provides affordable, cost-effective and low-congestion Internet bandwidth services to member institution campuses in Kenya. We have setup a gateway to the advanced e-infrastructures for research that are available exclusively within the Research and Education Community anywhere in the world. We also provide shared services such as; co-location of servers, dedicated Virtual servers for e-learning systems, video and web conferencing, and capacity building for technical staff. KENET is the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the academic community.
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    Cloud Solutions Architect

    Job Reference No. 1002101

    Main Purpose of the Job

    This position reports to the Enterprise ICT Solution Lead and will be responsible for analyzing member institutions academic and administrative cloud computing requirements and proposing appropriate technical cloud solutions. The solutions shall be based on private, community, and public cloud infrastructures.

    Requirements for the Job

    The ideal candidate shall have an electrical engineering, computer science or information systems or related degree from a recognized university.

    The candidate shall also have hands-on experience of a minimum of five years in setting up and supporting cloud services.

    The candidate should also be proficient in UNIX-based Operating Systems and at least one programming language, preferably Python and detailed knowledge of relational database management systems (e.g MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle). Industry cloud certifications on implementation & administration of Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, VMWare ESX, or OpenStack cloud infrastructures shall be an added advantage.

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    Network Engineer

    Job Reference No. 1002102

    Main Purpose of the Job

    This position reports to the Lead Network Development Engineer and will be join a team responsible for network development of the backbone and last mile infrastructure of KENET as well as providing campus network development advisory services. 

    Requirements for the Job

    The ideal candidate shall have an electrical engineering degree from a recognized university and be registered or registrable as a professional engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya.

    With at least 5 years of hands-on practical experience with design and implementation of large enterprise IP networks with a variety of layers 1 to 3 networking equipment.

    The candidate should have some programming in Python or C, system automation experience using Ansible or Puppet and basic systems administration in Linux environment.

    Industry certifications with different networking equipment vendors shall be an added advantage

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    Chief Accountant

     Job Reference No. 1002103

    Main Purpose of the Job

    This position reports to the Executive Director and will be expected to provide overall leadership on all financial matters in KENET including accounting, finance, tax, audit, pricing, internal controls and other related matters

    Requirements for the Job

    Suitable candidate will lead financial operations & management, performance analysis, reporting, direct and indirect tax compliance, risk management, payroll administration, people management and ensuring a sustainable financial position.

    The ideal candidate shall have BSc/ BA degree in Accounting or Finance or related field and a CPA with at least 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in accounting or audit, three of which should be at senior level in a medium-sized or large organization

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    Graduate Trainee – Network and Infrastructure Engineering

    KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in Network and Infrastructure Engineering.

    Applicants must have graduated less than two years from the date of this advert from recognized universities in areas of Electrical Engineering or equivalent with specialization in telecommunication networks or power systems or mechatronics. The engineering degree program must be accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya. Proficiency in at least one computer programming language shall be an added advantage.

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    Graduate Trainee – Applications Development

    KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in Application Development.

    Applicants must have graduated less than two years from the date of this advert from recognized universities in areas of Computer Science or Information Systems or engineering with demonstrated proficiency in at least one computer programing languages (preferably Python), prior experience using web framework (preferably Django), distributed version control systems (e.g. Git), CI/CD methods and interest in applications development

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    Graduate Trainee – System Administration

    KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in Systems Administration.

    Applicants must have graduated less than two years from the date of this advert from recognized universities in areas of electronic engineering, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, computer science, information systems or equivalent degree programs with demonstrated proficiency in one or more computer programing languages and interest in network or system administration

     

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    Graduate Trainee – Communication/Journalism

    KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in communication and journalism.

    Applicants must have graduated less than two years from the date of this advert from recognized universities in areas of journalism or communication from a recognized university with demonstrable excellent oral and written communication skills and interest in science, technology and innovation communication or journalism.

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    Graduate Trainee – Accounting

    KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in accounting.

    Applicants must have graduated less than two years from the date of this advert from recognized universities in areas of areas of accounting or accounting information systems, or commerce with accounting option from recognized universities. They must have demonstrable excellent analytical, oral, and written communications and information skills. CPA qualification and interest in technology business shall be an added advantage

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    Graduate Trainee – Instructional Design

    KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in Instructional Design.

    Applicants must be recent degree holders from recognized universities in education, educational technology, information systems or equivalent with an interest in e-learning or blended content development.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Interested and qualified persons should visit the KENET recruitment portal at https://recruitment.kenet.or.ke for the detailed vacancy announcement and submission of applications.

    Applications should be submitted not later than September 10, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted to attend interviews at KENET.

    KENET is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. Female candidates as well as candidates from marginalized or semi-arid areas are encouraged to apply.

    A competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position shall be offered to the successful candidates

    NOTE: Applications submitted in hard copy format will not be considered.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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