Submit CV Now at Cavendish University Zambia: System Administrator


As a key member of Network Services, this position is responsible for all aspects of network administration including servers, desktop systems, communications hardware/software and office systems.


This position reports to the IT Manager and works with CUZ staff as well as external vendors and support teams as required.


  •   Establishes network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements, designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
  • Establishes network by evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
  • Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendor.
  • Secures network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.
  • Prepares users by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support.
  • Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
  • Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets; monitoring expenses.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments (e.g. setting up cost-effective solutions that meet organizational needs).
  • Network administration (including backup, security management, user account management, e-mail systems including e-mail web server, internet access, office systems and applications support).
  • Setting up new users’ accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues such as lock/unlock user accounts, resetting user passwords.
  • Record the periodic performance and incident reports in the network.


  •  Degree in Computer Science. CCNA is mandatory.


  •  A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a busy networking environment with Internet and WAN connectivity.


  • Network Performance Tuning
  • LAN Knowledge
  • Network Design and Implementation
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Planning
  • Multi-tasking
  •  Quality Focus
  • Coordination
  • Technical Understanding
  •  Quick Study
  • Technical Zeal

All applications should be made via email to [email protected]. only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The last date of application is Friday the 7th of April, 2017.

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