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Network Engineer || Zimbabwe Research and Education Network (ZIMREN)

  • Harare

Zimbabwe Research and Education Network (ZIMREN)

DUE: 06 OCT 2023

The position is in the Technical Division, and reports to the Chief Technology Officer and will have network technicians as subordinates. The position cooperates with team mates in the Services, and Finance and Administration Divisions.


The job is responsible for the design, installation, configuration, monitoring, documenting and maintaining network infrastructure.


Establishing networking environment by designing system configurations, leading system installations, defining, documenting and enforcing system standards.
Establishing network security and enforcing policies, defining and monitoring access
Optimizing network performance by monitoring, diagnosing network problems and outages, and scheduling upgrades
Reporting and documenting network operational status
Integration of technologies from various cloud service providers
Providing direct engineering support to customer institutions as required
Researching and evaluating new education and research and collaboration technologies
Assisting in coordinating capacity building programs for customer institutions

Network Engineer Qualifications & Experience

A degree in information Technology from a recognised university, or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a university, corporate or research environment
Cisco Certified Network Associate or equivalent
Project management qualification or certification is an added advantage
Knowledge and experience with WANs, LANs, SANs, firewalls, routers, switches, proxy servers, DNS, programming languages
Professional skills and attributes

Basic business communication
Problem solving
Ability to analyse and follow processes
Ability to learn new technologies
Good time management
Team player
High standards of ethics
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Details on Salary, allowances and other benefits will be made available to shortlisted candidates. Application letters, certified copies of certificates and CVs giving full personal details, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability and names of at least 3 Contactable referees should be addressed to;

The Director
Zimbabwe Research and Education Network
Harare Institute of Technology
PO Box BE 277

and uploaded to  in a single PDF file HERE

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday 6 October 2023