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Vacancy- Assistant Systems Administrator Wanted At Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership

Genaral Requirements

The incumbent should have proven ability to:

  • Perform installations and configurations of the operating system environment (LINUX and Windows), workstations, and servers for computer systems used in the organization
  • Perform routine server administration and maintenance including user access
  • Perform system backups and recovery
  • Monitor network to ensure network availability to all computer systems
  • Maintain all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs and UPSs
  • Assist in performing necessary upgrades and maintenance to support network availability train the Network Support Technicians
  • Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes and service records
  • Assist in developing disaster recovery plans. Respond to emergency network outages in accordance with disaster recovery plans.
  • Test recovery procedures
  • Assist with performing server and security audits and other duties, as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field. At least 3 years working experience at a similar level. The following are added advantage;

  • Strong skills in Linux
  • Experience in shell scripting
  • Experience with MySQL, Apache, Python would be a great asset
  • Relevant IT certifications are an advantage


Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership is a collaborative research and training initiative between government of Botswana and the Harvard School of Public Health. BHP is dedicated to fight HIV/AIDS and related public health challenges through collaborative research, education and capacity building.

We seek assertive, result oriented, strategic thinkers with good interpersonal skills to fill in the above position.

Closing date and application instructions

Qualifying candidates should forward their detailed applications to:

Program Administrator

Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership

Private Bag BO320


Closing date: 1st September 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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Education level
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Automation / IT / Internet
  • Engineering
  • Science & research



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