Vacancies

Reports to: Head of Communications
Supervises: IT Officer
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Organization Background
The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) is the oldest conservation organization in East Africa (established in 1961 after the merger of the Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Societies that were both formed in 1956). EAWLS is a membership-based public benefit organization that seeks to enhance the conservation and wise use of the environment and natural resources in the East African region.
EAWLS publishes the world-renown SWARA magazine which informs readers about conservation issues and provides a forum for informed debate.

Major Functions
The IT & Web Administrator will ensure the stable operation of all of East African Wild Life Society’s (EAWLS’s) ICT equipment while guaranteeing that all web-based assets and information are well managed and secured.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The major duties of the IT & Web Administrator will include:

1. IT
  a. Manage servers including e-mail and backup servers and their associated operating systems and software
  b. Manage security solutions including firewall, anti-virus and intrusion detection systems
  c. Manage and administer all network hardware and equipment including routers, switches, hubs and UPSs as well as oversee software upgrades
  d. Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of all end user workstation hardware, software and peripheral devices
  e. Maintenance and development of technical infrastructure, including installing, testing and deploying new software and systems tools
   
2. Database Management
  a. Undertake structural maintenance of the EAWLS database on routine basis and as per request/need
  b. Develop and maintain an online payment application that accepts and processes credit cards payments and other forms of online payments
   
3. Web Management
  a. Develop, design and maintain all of EAWLS’s websites on routine basis
  b. Ensuring timely renewal of the web hosting and SSL licenses to ensure adequate security of all EAWLS’s websites
   
4. Digital Products
  a. Design, publish and send the digital/electronic SWARA magazine to subscribers.
  b. Maintain and update the electronic SWARA application as well as the mailing list.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required

  1. First Degree (B.Sc.) Qualification in IT, Computer Science or other related fields;
  2. Networking certification such as Cisco and Microsoft;
  3. IT service management (ITIL Certification) will be an added advantage;
  4. Working knowledge of LAN and WAN topologies and architecture. Must be able to construct, operate and maintain LAN and WAN networks;
  5. Knowledge of networking equipment and working knowledge of software control systems;
  6. Experience in website development and design
  7. Working knowledge of server and PC operating systems;
  8. Working experience with network operating systems;
  9. Working experience in database management;
  10. Hands-on web development skills;
  11. An understanding of, and vocational interest in, environmental conservation, international development, NGO sector and other related fields would be preferred;
  12. At least 4 years’ experience in a demanding environment

Application Details
Candidates are requested to send a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae in MS WORD format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject IT & Web Administrator Job Application. Closing date: 16th August 2017. Only short listed candidates will be acknowledged. To access more information about the East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS), please see www.eawildlife.org.

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