System Administrator at Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC)

On Monday, July 6th, 2015
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC) – a leading wildlife conservancy that works to conserve wildlife, provides a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is seeking a high caliber, self-motivated and dedicated individual to fill the position below:

(1 Position)

Dept / Division: Technology / Finance

Place in the Organization: Reporting to the Head of Technology and working with all Ol Pejeta Ranching Ltd staff on ICT areas

Main Purpose of the Job: The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation / configuration, operation, and maintenance of networks, systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.

Field of Responsibilities

Infrastructure and Provisioning

  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and operational requirements.
  • Install, configure and maintain systems such as Infor Financials (sunsystems), Paymaster, HR Master, ArcGIS, Enquest on servers and user computers
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
  • Planning and installation of networks
  • Assist the Head of Technology in Research and recommendation of innovative and automated approaches for system administration tasks.  
  • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Perform regular security monitoring of systems and network to identify any possible intrusions.
  • Monitor the network and ensure it is maintained at peak performance
  • Identify and suggest solutions to ensure the network meets global standards in performance and redundancy
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and offsite backup is updated as required
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
  • Provide support per request from various users.  Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted users.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
  • Upgrade and configure systems such as Infor Financials (sunsystems), Paymaster, HR Master, ArcGIS, Enquest.
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
  • Maintain server room environmental and monitoring equipment.
  • Maintaining at all times an atmosphere of professional and work ethics in the Technology office.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of any information they come across in the course of their work, at all times as required by the Company Policy and professional ethics.
  • Performing any other duties that may be delegated from time to time by the Head of Technology
Contacts Arising from the Job
Within the Organization
  • Head of Technology
  • Departmental heads
  • OPC staff
Outside the Organization
  • Partners utilizing ICT resources
Job Specification and Other Information Related to the Job    
  • Bachelors degree in computer science or information systems or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of progressive systems and network administration in a corporate organization;
  • Excellent interpersonal awareness and communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Ability to work in a team and cope with work pressure;
  • Strong analytical with excellent planning and execution skills
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated CVs, cover letter and testimonials to [email protected] by Friday 17th July 2015.

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