Kwame Nkrumah University
Posted Job
2 months ago

ICT Officer - Network Administrator

Kwame Nkrumah University invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced members of the public to fill the following vacancies:

ICT Officer - Network Administrator

Job Purpose:

To be responsible for planning, designing, and maintaining a reliable, secure and efficient data communications network, deploying, configuring, maintaining and monitoring all passive and active network equipment to ensure smooth network operation of the University.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

I. Plan, Install, configure and maintenance of Core Network and communications infrastructure for all Nkrumah University Campuses.

II. Develop and maintain installation and operational configurations.

III. Define network policies and procedures.

IV. Assign and update security permissions for the system network.

V. Troubleshoot faults on the Network and provide technical solutions to ensure the high availability of Network Services.

VI. Schedule and carry out maintenance of all Network equipment and related peripherals to support Network services.

VII. Ensure all hardware installations are safely executed without compromising to user’s safety.

VIII. Monitor, optimize and manage Network resources (such as bandwidth, availability, utilization, throughput and latency) on the University Network.

IX. Ensure network security and connectivity.

X. Infrastructure (installation of cabling, patch panels, cabinets, trunking, among others)

XI. Specify system requirements and design solutions.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes:

I. Must poses a Grade 12 School Certificate with at least five (05) Credits which must include English Language and Mathematics.

II. Must poses a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology

III. Must poses CCNA, CCNP or other networking Professional Certificates.

IV. Must be experienced with the setup of various networking equipment (switches, routers, firewalls).

V. Must have a thorough understanding and hands-on experience in computer networking, for example, VLANS, MPLS, RIP, OSPF, BGP, IGP.

VI. Must have excellent network troubleshooting skills.

VII. Must have an understanding of Active Directory, Radius and 802.1x.

VIII. Must have hands-on practical knowledge in the configuration of network equipment.

IX. Must have proven experience in the installation and maintenance of physical networks.

X. Must have proof of valid membership to the Information and Communication Technology Association of Zambia (ICTAZ).

Mode of Application

Candidates meeting the stated requirements are required to submit their applications comprising the following:

  • Letter of application.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) authenticated copies of
  • academic and professional qualifications.
  • Names and addresses of two (2) professional referees and one (1) character reference.

Applications marked with the “POSITION” of interest must be addressed


The Registrar

Kwame Nkrumah University

Munkoyo Street Plot No. 1583

P.O Box 80404




Email Address:

N.B: Kwame Nkrumah University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted

candidates will be contacted and those that would not have heard

from the University should consider themselves unsuccessful. Please visit

the Kwame Nkrumah website at for more


Application deadline
14 Apr 15:00
Hand deliver applications to
Kwame Nkrumah University Munkoyo Street Plot No. 1583 P.O Box 80404 KABWE ZAMBIA
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