The position incumbent is expected to plan, install, and maintain data, voice and other information technology infrastructure across Mission Nairobi’s offices and residential facilities, including physical and logical infrastructure support for for users across the main Chancery compound and 9 tail sites. Administer and maintain the Mission’s Dedicated Internet Network (DIN), Enterprise WiFi at the Chancery, and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) at official residences and tail sites.
Maintain and program network switches, routers, wireless network devices and other networking equipment.
Develop and maintain documentation including network diagrams and technical schematics.
Develop technical statements of work for network infrastructure contracts and serve as the Mission’s primary technical point of contact for all information technology infrastructure contracts.
The position requires minimum five years of networking experience with at least three (3) years of experience in hands-on network installation, termination and at least two (2) years of experience in network maintenance, design, equipment configuration, management, technical design, and development of technical documentation.
Knowledge of current wired and wireless networking standards and technologies for both Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Local Area Networks (LANs).
In-depth understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting; network optimization techniques; network configuration strategies including NAT, VPN, DHCP, VLANs.
Network security configuration experience including proxies, firewalls, and DMZ configuration strategies.
Structured cabling installation, termination and maintenance.
Configuration and maintenance of microwave peer to peer links.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Network Engineering, or a similar information technology degree.
Must have a current Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification and at least one of the following network infrastructure installation certifications: CNet Certified Network Cable Installer (CCNI), SCTE Broadband Premises Technician (BPT), or BICSI Cabling Installation Certification.
LANGUAGE: Level IV English (Fluent, Reading/Writing/Speaking) is required. (This may tested)
Level III Swahili (Good Working Knowledge, Reading/Writing/Speaking) is required.
Ability to climb ladders, must have a valid Kenyan driver’s license as an incidental driver, and lift 15kg. Intermediate knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite; networking diagraming tools such as Visio; networking diagnostic and management tools such as Cisco Prime and the NetScout suite of software tools. Must have strong numerical literacy including the ability to perform binary, octal, and hexadecimal mathematical operations. Intermediate knowledge of data presentation and numerical manipulation software such as Excel.
Sound technical skills and decision making to independently manage, administer and maintain large computer LAN and WAN installation, using available tools, technical and administrative reference material in support of management responsibilities.
Develop interpersonal skills and ability to communicate variably with staff at post and help desks in DOS and ability to communicate information and problem solving in writing so others will understand. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with host country organizations such as vendors locally and abroad.
Analytical skills to provide recommendations and resolutions for technical problems related to network operations and installations. The ability to present new ideas to resolve complex problems related to hardware equipment, telecommunication devices and links.
Skills and abilities to lead and direct technical teams.
The ability to plan, recommend, and execute network, server, telecommunications, and end user software and hardware installations and upgrades.
Ability to identify, research, and resolve technical problems relating to the network environment.
Ability to work in stressful situation and meet deadlines.
Must have a valid, current license for cars and small trucks (Class B, C,E ).
Must have had a valid driver's license for a minimum of five (5) years.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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