Networks and Infrastructure Manager at South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited (Sony Sugar)

On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited, a key player in the sugar industry in Kenya wishes to enhance its human capital base by filling the following senior management positions with talented and qualified Kenyan citizens:-
Networks and Infrastructure Manager

Key Responsibilities 
  • Monitor performance and availability of hardware and software as it relates to servers, storage, network and communication systems 
  • Implement new technologies including system performance and monitoring tools, virtualization of hardware and software and data backup technologies 
  • Design, implement and maintain all LAN/WAN activities including vendor negotiations, hardware/software selection, resolving connectivity issues, and vendor escalation 
  • Updating departmental policies and procedures on network management 
  • Updating departmental policies and procedures on network management 
  • Develop plans to recover operating capability in the event of emergencies 
  • Work collaboratively with senior management to identify and prioritize institutional needs
  • Develop cost/benefit analysis, IT budgets, schedules and capacity plans 
  • Supervision and monitoring of network and infrastructure staff, prioritizing work infrastructure design, continuous quality improvement and staff development 
  • Analyze and identify infrastructure requirements and initiate improvements projects 
  • Forecast and plan future programme requirements including modernization and/or upgrade of existing facilities 
  • Oversee installation, configuration and maintenance of multiplatform systems hardware, software and components 
  • Ensure effective and efficient security systems that ensure network, systems and data security and recovery from internal and external security threats 
  • Oversee development, deployment and maintenance of performance monitoring and reporting systems that provide management and technical reports for decision making and operational support 
  • Undertake necessary tests and implement new installations and enhancements 
  • Maintain liaison with other functions to determine their future needs 
  • Facilitate automation of all offices including inter-office communication 
  • Establish a strong working relationship with external suppliers in order to enhance productivity and manage costs
Qualifications and Experience 
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent from a recognized institution 
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in networking, telecommunications and providing direct supervision of technical staff 
  • Experience in management of data centers and server infrastructure 
  • Knowledge of mail systems such as Microsoft Exchange 
  • Relevant certifications such as CISCO network certification is desired
If you believe that you demonstrate abilities to meet the criteria of the above positions, please submit your application with copies of your certificate, a well detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and at least three (3) professional referees to reach the company at the address provided below not later than September 6, 2013. 
Please indicate the title of the position you are applying to in the envelop.

Managing Director
South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited
P.O Box 107-40405
Sare – Awendo
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