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IT Manager Job Re – Advertisement (Nakuru Kenya) – KShs 60K – 80K



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 12, 2014

Re-Advertisement: IT Manager
Industry: Manufacturing
 
Location: Nakuru
 
Salary 60,000 – 80,000

Our client, a manufacturing company based in Nakuru is looking for competent and qualified person to fill the IT Manager position, who can drive their IT vision from planning to execution to control and monitoring.

Purpose of the Position: The Information Technology Manager is responsible for installing and maintaining computer hardware, software and networks.

Scope: The Information Technology Manager reports to the Chief Executive Officer and manages and  provides  hardware  and  software  maintenance,  training  and  consultation,  and recommendations about future planning and development of resources.

Providing these services in an effective and efficient manner will ensure maximum access to and implementation of technology services and resources.

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage information technology and computer systems
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP)
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems operations and development
  • Meet with managers to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
  • Hire and manage information systems personnel and contractors to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
  • Control the computer systems budgets and expenditures
  • Ensure technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software
Main Activities
 
Hardware:
  • Be familiar with all the existing hardware
  • Troubleshoot and repair where necessary all hardware equipment
  • Recommend and facilitate procurement of any replacement or upgrades required after approval by CEO.
  • Provide recommendations about accessing information and support
  • Maintain current and accurate inventory of hardware and related resources
  • Maintain log and/or list of required repairs and maintenance
  • Connect and set up hardware
  • Identify and prepare hardware for disposal when appropriate
  • Ensure hardware is stripped and secured before disposal
  • Prepare a maintenance schedule of all hardware
  • Carry out periodic maintenance of all the hardware as per schedule
Software:
  • Be familiar with all the existing software
  • Troubleshoot and solve where necessary all software
  • Recommend and facilitate procurement of any replacement or upgrades required after approval by CEO
  • Maintain current and accurate inventory of software and related resources
  • Maintain log and/or list of all trouble shoots and solutions
  • Load all required software on new hardware
  • Prepare a maintenance schedule of all software
  • Carry out periodic maintenance of all the software as per schedule
Networking & Server:
  • Be familiar with network operating system
  • Troubleshoot and resolve where necessary the network operating system
  • Maintain log and/or list of required repairs, maintenance, network access
  • Provide network access to all staff
  • Install work stations
  • Install and maintain Foolproof and passwords
  • Maintain and update all company master lists on the server.
  • Create master folders and users to be accessed from the server.
  • Manage the local Area Network (LAN)
  • Manage and ensure that Internet Services are running efficiently
  • Ensure periodic backup of all the data and information from the server to an external source.
  • Input and maintain IP addresses for the server and ISP
Security:
  • Monitor security of all technology
  • Provide network accounts and passwords as required
  • Periodically change network passwords
  • Monitor logs of access to the server
  • Ensure that the firewall is running efficiently.
  • Advise staff of security breach and/or change in password or security status
  • Ensure installation of lock out programs
Google Apps:
  • To ensure that Google Apps is the standard for all communication and sharing of information
  • To ensure all staff adhere to the policies, standards and formats of reports approved by the senior management.
  • Ensure that Google mail is the standard mail application for all the staff.
  • Ensure all staff utilise Google drive for submitting daily, weekly and monthly reports in the approved formats.
  • Ensure that Google chat is the preferred chat between the staff of mutsimoto.
  • Manage the Google Apps when changes occur after approval by the CEO.
  • Advise staff of security breach and/or change in password or security status.
  • Recommend and advise additional applications that are useful and available in Google Apps.
  • Ensure that Google Apps are renewed on due date.
Training:
  • Provide orientation to new users of existing technology
  • Train staff about potential uses of existing technology
  • Train staff about new and potential use of new technologies
  • Provide individual training and support on request
Other Activities:
  • Troubleshoot all technology issues
  • Maintain log and/or list of required repairs and maintenance
  • Make recommendations about purchase of technology resources.
  • Prepare, recommend and review new and existing policies, standards, reports and structures for IT utilisation for maximum efficiency.
  • Perform other related duties as required during working hours
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
Knowledge
  • The person must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
  • Computer hardware and software systems and programs
  • Computer networks, network administration and network installation
  • Computer troubleshooting
  • Computer viruses and security
  • E-mail and internet programs
  • an understanding of the northern economic, cultural and political environment
Skills
The person must demonstrate the following skills:
  • Management and supervisory skills
  • Ability to  install  and  administer  computer hardware, software and networks
  • Team building skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal, presentation  and listening communications skills
  • Effective written communications skills
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet, word-processing.
  • Time management skills
Personal Attributes
  • The person must demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Honest, respectful and trustworthy
  • Flexible
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivite
Knowledge:
The applicant must have proficient knowledge in the following areas;
  • Windows OS
  • SQL, T-SQL Knowledge/ Database Admin
  • VB6/Dot Net Application Development
  • Windows/ WAN
  • ERP Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Pastel
  • Knowledge of SYSPRO ERP
Skills:
  • Ability to determine work priorities
  • Ability to make decisions and take appropriate actions
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines of the work area
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure
  • High initiative and drive
Education and Experience:
  • Graduate with a Technical Background
  • Over 3 years’ experience in a busy organization
If you meet the above requirements send your CV only, to [email protected], indicating the title (IT Manager, Nakuru – Ksh 60-80K) on the subject line before 14th February, 2014

We do not charge for interviews.

Please note your current salary on your CV.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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