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Business Support Officer I (ICT)

  • Title: Business Support Officer I (ICT)
  • Location: icipe Duduville campus, Nairobi
  • Duration: 2 yrsPreamble


  • icipe seeks to recruit a Business Support Officer I in the ICT Unit. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus. This is a two-year contract, renewable subject to continued position needs, funding for the position, and performance of the staff member. This is a nationally recruited position. A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Specific Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Install and maintain operating systems, utilities, and application software on server systems.
  • Resolve incident reports as needed for data/network centre support.
  • Install, configure and test workstations or servers with supporting hardware, software, and networking
  • components.
  • Install, configure, and maintain network devices, cabling and peripherals, as necessary.
  • Monitor network for stability and proper configuration.
  • Train personnel within the unit who provide support services to users.


  • Diploma in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Professional certification in server operating system administration.
  • Professional certification in network administration.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of previous system administration experience.


  • Experience with multiple types of operating systems.
  • Experience with networked environments.
  • Experience with configuring and maintaining routers and switches.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of security protocols.
  • Ability to train to others in applications and operating system fundamentals.


  • Ability to approach complex problems logically and systematically.
  • Makes use of independent research and self-directed learning to solve operational issues and implementation obstacles.


  • Applications will be accepted up to 29th May 2020. Interested applicants should submit: (a) a confidential cover letter; (b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including e-mail addresses; and (c) a statement illustrating suitability against the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills.Candidates are required to apply online through : http://recruit.icipe.org or by Email: recruitment@icipe.org
  • icipe is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equity, teamwork, and respect for diversity
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