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[afro-nets] Vacancy at the Medical Research Council Laboratories in the Gambia
- From: "Sarr Adama" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:36:41 +0000
Vacancy for the post of: Deputy Head of IT
Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia. West Africa
Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a three-year appointment as Deputy Head of IT. This is a senior post at the MRC we are looking for someone with the experience and ability to take responsibility for all aspect of the Unit's Computer Network & Servers both existing and planned. A very important aspect of this work will be to ensure that the Network & Servers are reliable, secure and that down time is kept to a minimum. You will also be responsible for the Network & Servers at the upcountry field stations, providing them with the same standard of support as at the main site in Fajara.
We seek someone with:
> A degree in computing or a scientific/mathematical subject (with a substantial computing component) or a post-secondary computing qualification, plus 5 years computing work experience.
> Minimum of 3 years working in a System Administrator capacity on Server Systems, preferably HP or Intel based servers.
> IT security qualification
> Excellent Networking skills: TCP/IP, Firewall, Router, VSAT Configuration.
> Certification or 2 years experience of Server Operating Systems (MS Server 2003).
> Certification or 2 years experience of Exchange 2003 Email.
> Experience of Symantec Backup Software & Server Disaster recovery.
> Experience of Antivirus Software Distribution & Patch Management.
> Excellent knowledge of PC Hardware & Software (Including MS Desktop products such as MS-Office, Project etc).
> Proven management experience.
> Excellent Communicator in English: Written & Verbal.
> Ability to remain calm and handle stressful situations and communicate technical information to non-technical users & vice versa.
> Ability to work co-operatively in a team or independently with little supervision.
> Willingness to travel and work upcountry as the need arises.
> Willingness to be on call out of office hours
HP Cluster Management and experience of telephone systems, Programming/Systems development, Project Management as well as experience working in the field of Medical Research would be an advantage.
The salary is within MRC's Occupational Group E1 at a minimum total salary package of 475,704 Dalasis per annum. For displaced staff the package will include displacement allowance, rent free furnished accommodation, flights and other benefits.
If you are interested and feel you have the qualities and skills we are looking for please contact the Human Resources Office to obtain a Standard MRC Application form and a copy of the Job Description. Completed application forms together with photocopies of qualifications should be sent to:
Human Resources Office:
Vacancy for: Deputy Head of IT
MRC Laboratories, Fajara
P. O. Box 273
Banjul The Gambia. West Africa
Telephone: (00220) 4495442-6 & (00220)4494072-9
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30th April 2008.
MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy
Only Short-listed Candidates will be contacted
An Alpha A unit delivering focussed Alpha A science
Sarr Adama (Ms)
Deputy Human Resources Manager
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Atlantic Road Fajara
P. O. Box 273
Banjul The Gambia
Tel: +220-4495442 - 6 Ext 1002