Network and Website Administrator

at Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute(AHRI)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 14, 2021
Category IT / Information Technology
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) was founded in 1970 through the initiative of the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations seconded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. The Institute got its name from the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who first described the leprosy bacillus (Mycobacterium leprae). AHRI is a biomedical research institute that works in developing tools for prevention, control and treatment of mycobacterium and other diseases of public healthy importance through applied and basic biomedical research and training.



AHRI would like to hire qualified candidate in the position of Network and Website Administrator serves as a technical expert in the area of ICT as a Network and Website Administrator.

The person is responsible for performing network device or system running, Installing, monitoring, troubleshooting, administering network devices, computer-related equipment, VPN Devices, Routers, Switches and other network devices as well as administering website, manage and update the website, verifying the integrity and available of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes also review system and application logs, and verify completion of scheduled jobs (for example, daily backups, etc…)

The Network and Website Administrator is also responsible for providing technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, or software. Responds to queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problem, and determines and implements solution to user needs.


 Network Administration

·         Perform device or system running, Installing,  monitoring,  troubleshooting, administering devices, computer-related equipment , VPN Devices, Routers, Switches and other network devices as well as administering network servers like Firewalls, Proxy Servers, Mail Gateways, etc...

·         Performs network management i.e. LAN Administration, Remote Access Administration and administration of network Internet

·         Administrate infrastructure, including databases, malware protection software and other processes

·         Create and verify backups of data

·         Troubleshoots and solves the most complex network connectivity problems, including monitoring the network and servers for problems, diagnosing problems, and taking the appropriate corrective measures to ensure an expedient resolution

·         Defines and implements network disaster recovery and hardware, software and information protection and file integrity

·         Ensures network security by insuring proper user accessibility, and being able to reasonably guard against the most complex threats to security that will face our network

·         Experience with monitoring tools, and troubleshooting tools

·         Ability to demonstrate technical understanding network and application layer protocols such as IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, SMTP, DNS, HTTPS.

·         Familiarity with Local Traffic Managers and Cisco Wireless controllers

·         Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction

·         Perform vulnerability and networking scanning assessments

·         Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures, and maintain control records.

Website Administration


·         Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures, and maintain control records.

·         Manage the website of the Institute.

·         Set up or maintain monitoring tools on web servers or websites

·         Update the web contents and installing enhancements to the day to day easy functionality.

·         Back up or modify applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery.

·         Be responsible for content of both internet and internet webpage.

·         Document application and web site changes or change procedures.

·         Develop or document style guidelines for web site content.

·         Recommend web site improvements.

·         Configure and maintain web analytics systems

·         Establishes web system by planning and executing the selection, installation and configuration; testing of server hardware, software, and operating and system management systems and defining system and operational policies and procedures.

·         Identify, standardize, and communicate levels of access and security.

·         Implement updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service.

·         Follow up the website to make it rich with information; upload pertinent information timely

·         Monitor systems for intrusions or denial of service attacks, and report security breaches to ICT Team Leader.

·         Accomplishes institutional goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

·         Assist other teams as needed

·         Perform any other tasks as may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility


·         Willingness to work out of office hours to support the Institute network and website

·          Cooperativeness to other duties as directed by the Knowledge Management Directorate and the ICT Team leader

Job Requirements

  • BSc in Computer Science, Information Technologies, Computer Science, Computer engineering, Information Systems or related field And 8 years of experience; OR
  • MSc in Information Technologies, Computer Science, Computer engineering, Information Systems or related field And 6 years of experience

·         Four (4) years of experience in Network Administration and at least two (2) year of experience in Website Administration or Web development.

·         Experiences in Active Directory administration, including security groups, Group Policies, etc…

·         Excellent knowledge of Java web applications

·         Excellent knowledge of Website development, best practices in WordPress or other website builder

·         Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies

·         Experiences in Web administration role

·         Experiences in computer help desk support

·         Have Certified in CCNA.

Have proven experience in website development.


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who fulfilled the above requirements should send the following through on or before June 21, 2021.

  • A CV/resume  (not more than 5 pages)
  • A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one/two pages table summarizing your educational background, work experiences, technical skills and  competencies to facilitate the screening process

References:  Please provide three references including their e-mail address.

No. Required: 01 (one)

Employment Type:  One year contract period with possible extension based on performance and budget availability.

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