ICT Officer, Kenya

British Council

Human Resources

Unspecified KSh Confidential
3 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021â22 we reached 650 million people.

ICT Officer, Kenya

Role Purpose

To implement, maintain, and monitor the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in Kenya's Main Offices, supporting the Operations Manager, Kenya in providing a range of appropriate, efficient IT services. Overall, this will ensure the wider staff body has seamless access and services to meet their own objectives, business needs, strategy, and aspirations of the Country Plan.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

Provide technical support to British Council main office staff on standard software and hardware, including telephones, mobile technology, printers/copiers/scanners, including support with events including web streaming. This includes communicating timelines and expected resolution, the management of task logging, provision of technical resolution within the agreed period, and follow-ups that may be required: Ensuring timely first- and second-level support to ensure seamless operations Escalating any problems/issues to relevant teams as required and following up to facilitate effective communications to end-users Supporting the implementation of local projects in conjunction with GIS and GSD. Support administration, implementation, and upgrades of the overall ICT environment (hardware, software, and infrastructure) according to business and technical needs, in accordance with the Kenya / corporate ICT strategy, industry best practice, and necessary change and configuration management. Monitoring of all server (MS 2008) logs, services, performance, disk space, and the taking of corrective action. Ensuring daily backups of all servers are taken, including conducting test restores Ensuring systems are secured from external threats like hacking/virus attacks, including regular checks on software compliance Ensuring 24/7 availability of Local Area Network (LAN) and Internet connectivity Ensuring restricted access to server rooms and the physical security of IT equipment Implementing approved updates/upgrades on receipt of guidelines and Technical Design, within agreed timeframes, ensuring service disruptions and appropriate communications to staff Ensuring âcorrect first-timeâ installation of standard and approved software Managing the IT inventory (software and hardware)

Information Security

Ensuring that (a) the SBU and BSS teams are aware of information security policies and (b) comply with them, working in close conjunction with the Information and Records Manager. Ensuring account opening requests are actioned effectively and that new accounts are ready ahead of time. Disabling accounts same day on request from HR/line managers, for leavers or other staff as needed. Providing security awareness briefings to the teams on a regular basis, at least annually.

Role-specific knowledge and experience:

Essential requirements:

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) on Win 7 and Server 2008 platform University degree or equivalent 5 years of IT experience in desktop support and server administration, networking, and providing technical and business application support Office 2016 support and Knowledge of Office 365 functionality, including Skype for Business, Teams, OneNote, One Drive, Planner, and Sway; and practical ability in deployment, and supporting user requests User Support Skills: Ensures all IT issues are resolved or channeled to appropriate support function in GIS within agreed service levels


Microsoft Certified Professional on (Window10 + Server 2016) ITIL Foundation certificate or corresponding level of knowledge Basic Project Management skills

Role-specific skills

Practical knowledge of computer networks (client-server and workgroup networks) Practical knowledge of working with Microsoft Windows Server products in a corporate environment.

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