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Mount Kenya University Webmaster Job Vacancy

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 22, 2013

Mount Kenya University
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance, Administration and Planning)
Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a Chartered university operating as an institution of higher learning in East Africa.
MKU is a leading center of academic excellence and a preferred destination for all those who aspire for an academically fulfilling experience, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to support learning and teaching.

We have blended the use of e-learning with strong traditional learning and teaching values to give a flexible and dynamic learning experience.

Position Summary
The Webmaster shall coordinate the planning, ongoing development, maintenance, and accessibility of MKU’s website and Intranet in a way that ensures the consistency of the site’s design and navigation.
H/She will offer support in updating content, and advise staff on how to best optimize their content for online deployment.
H/She is also responsible for the coding, testing, debugging, documentation, and installation of new programs/technologies and for making changes to existing programs/technologies to ensure continued high-quality IT solutions and best practices that meet the primary IT goals of the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Webmaster shall perform the following amongst others;
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of MKU’s websites and Intranet, including updates, maintenance, and ongoing development.
  • Overseeing and coordinating content management and user experience, and create and maintain a consistent Web site architectural structure.
  • Diagnosing and fixing Website problems, including broken links (both internal and external), typographical errors, and formatting inconsistencies.
  • Assisting in planning, defining, designing, implementing, and managing mission critical Net, PHP, and various other Web applications.
  • Implementing system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of systems, website usability and functionality.
  • Managing the acquisition and ongoing maintenance of the institution’s domain names with the appropriate registrars.
  • Managing projects and project portfolios.
  • Developing web page infrastructure and application related to pages with more advanced graphics and features.
  • Monitoring web server and site technical performance.
  • A Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science or related field and 2 years of progressive experience in an IT department of a mid-sized to large institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in Windows Server administration of mission critical applications including: Microsoft Windows Server 2003-2008 Server Operating Systems, IIS, and Active Directory, Joomla, WordPress and Drupal content management systems, PHP 5.x, .Net, Visual Studio, MYSQL & Microsoft SQL 2008
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a focus on solutions and service delivery.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and respond to changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: using pertinent software applications (e.g. MS Office, Java, HTML authoring, SQL, MySQL, MySQL, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc.); planning and managing projects; web program scripting (ASP, Perl, PHP, JSP); preparing and maintaining accurate records; and various operating systems.
How to Apply
A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae detailing academic and professional qualification, work experience, telephone number, the current remuneration, names, postal and e-mail addresses of three (3) referees and copies of academic and professional certificates should be Submitted alongside the application and be sent to:
The Human Resources Director
Mount Kenya University
P.O. Box 342 -01000, Thika
Email [email protected]
Submit two copies of your application not later than Tuesday, 31st December, 2013
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
For more details about Mount Kenya University visit the University website: www.mku.ac.ke
MKU is an equal opportunity employer.”

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