Networks And Hardware Officer

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Networks And Hardware Officer :

  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary


Responsible for designing and troubleshooting computer and network infrastructure for the Council, ensuring that the networking and hardware requirements of the organisation are met.

Duties and Responsibilities


Provide Technical Directions

Offer first line Hardware support to all Council system users
Assist in organising and supervising computer help desk
Install and configure new hardware and software
Create and maintain up to date accurate network and hardware documentation
Provide technical direction on computer and network usage and offer comprehensive advice and instructions to departments and teams within the Council and also external stakeholders
Designing Computer Networks and Support

Assisting in designing, installing and implementing LANs, WAN/VPN for Council Regional Offices and Head Office
Manage and support LAN and WAN network devices
Implement approved network changes in accordance with applicable procedures.
Analyse and diagnose network problems
Recommend corrective solutions to be applied to network hardware or software
Liaising and coordinating with service providers
Ensure that the council has a secure, effective and reliable network
Troubleshoot System Failures

Performing troubleshooting to system failures and identify bottlenecks to ensure long term efficiency of networks and hardware
Install and Test Software

Testing and configuring software, maintain and repair hardware and peripheral devices
Implementing patches and software upgrades and maintenance checks with minimum disruptions to operations.
Back Up Data

Do regular backups as per set policies to make sure that minimal data is lost if a problem occurs.

Qualifications and Experience


Degree in IT/ Computer Science or equivalent
Professional certification, CISCO/ VM would be an advantage
At least 3years’ experience as a network technician or relevant position
Good knowledge of LAN/WAN networks, TCP/IP protocols and network technologies

Have skills in the following computer software
Linux Operating System
Microsoft systems
IOS Systems
Should be techno- savvy
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent communication skills
Computer and software proficiency-should be able to bring out results with the use of computers

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers and names of at least three (3) referees through the google application form available on the ZIMSEC website. No hard copies will accepted.

Applications should be received not later than Monday the 20th of September 2021.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Assistant Director, Human Resources.
Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)
Head Office Examination Centre

Upper East Road, Mount Pleasant
P.O. BOX CY1464, Causeway

The google application form can be accessed by clicking the link below.

NB. ZIMSEC recruitment policy does not require any prospective job seekers to make payment to the Council or any of its employees as a way of securing employment. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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