Sunday, September 20, 2015
REPORTING    :     To Information Technology Manager
LOCATION    :    Dar es Salaam 

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a Tanzania based non-governmental Institute with a mission of developing and sustaining Health Research and Resource Institute capable of generating new knowledge and relevant information for public health policy and action.  IHI is one of the leading research outfits in Africa maintaining collaboration with several other research Institutes in the world.


The senior system administrator is a the second level manager, responsible in managing the Information Technology (IT) environment and services (including responsibility for information security) within IHI under the direction of IT Manager.
 Information technology is part of Directorate of Knowledge Synthesis and will often work with information engineers to find solutions to manage research and administrative activities of the Institute.

•    Manages network operations to include: troubleshooting connectivity problems; installing & maintaining network devices and servers; adding/terminating users; assigning rights and access; resetting passwords; establishing e-mail addresses; assessing and reporting operational status.
•    Manages the acquisition, installation and maintenance of the organization’s hardware and software according to organization standards.
•    Analyzes technology requirements and develops functional specifications.  Conducts comparative analysis and competitive bidding when necessary.
•    Manages technology inventory (hardware and software) to include procurement and disposal.
Manages and administer mobile and data service operations such as CUG and APN
•    Responsible for the day to day management of the ICT revenue and capital budgets.
•    Responsible for preparing project IT budget and managing its execution in cost effective manner
•    Manage ICT operational billing such as internet charges, software charges, and printing billing.
•    Maintenance of current projects, following new and emerging projects and technologies
•    Consulting with service development projects to fit ICT infrastructure and applications to ICT architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate project needs
•    Responsible for daily to daily supervision of System administrators.
•    Plan and Decides on appropriate IT training solutions in conjunction with IT Manager and Human Resources department as appropriate

•    Solve It problems by applying real-world technology challenges.
•    Apply contemporary business principles integral to a reputable research institution.
•    Leadership, team and consensus building skills.
•    Able to support local area networks, SQL Server,  and wide area networks
•    Able to support and administering  Microsoft Server and Linux/Ubuntu

•    University Degree or equivalent in a Computer studies discipline (such as BSc Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Information Technology, Information Systems ) with GPA of at least 3.8
•    Minimum of 4 years relevant experience in the field of ICT, preferably with management responsibilities
•    CCNA and/or MCITP certification are mandatory
•    CISSP, CeH, CISA or any ICT security certification will be an added advantage

•    An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI scales.

•    This is a 12 Months contract which may be renewable for one year depending on performance.

Candidates meeting the above job requirements should send their applications with detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact address, e-mail, telephone numbers, names of three referees with their addresses & contacts; also, photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the following address::
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ifakara HealthInstitute,
Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,
P.O.BOX 78373,

E mail:
Deadline: 30 September, 2015