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Senior ICT Officer (Networks) at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited is incorporated under the Companies Act of the Laws of Malawi. Its core business is to procure, transmit and distribute electric power in Malawi as well as manage System Market and Single Buyer Operations in Malawi. ESCOM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions currently existing within the Corporation:

Senior ICT Officer (Networks) – 1 Position

Grade: ES6

Location: ESCOM Head Office-ICT

Supervised by: ICT Manager

Purpose of the Job

To build and maintain the day-to-day operation of computer networks that ESCOM relies on.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement strategies, policies, and procedures for network and telecommunications operations
  2. Plan and manage the lifecycle of network and telecommunications hardware and software
  3. Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of LAN and WAN infrastructure
  4. Ensure the availability, reliability, and scalability of network and telecommunications services
  5. Implement and maintain appropriate security controls for network and telecommunications infrastructure components
  6. Develop and maintain disaster recovery and business continuity plans for network and telecommunications services
  7. Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPls) for network and telecommunications operations
  8. Lead and develop a team of skilled network and tele communications engineers
  9. Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry best practices for network and telecommunications infrastructure management

Attributes and competencies

  • Strong understanding of network technologies, protocols, and concepts such as TCP/P, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, VLANs, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with network devices from vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Arista, F5
  • Knowledge of network security principles and technologies such as firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS
  • Experience with network monitoring and troubleshooting tools such as Wireshark, Solarwinds, Nagios
  • Familiarity with network automation and orchestration tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • The Ideal Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree either Information Communication Technology and Computer Science from an accredited institution.
  • Applicant must have 4 years’ work experience
  • IСТАМ Membership


APPLICATION METHOD: Hard Copies in an envelope clearly indicating the position applied for on top.

ATTACHMENTS : Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable referees and Certified Copies of Certificates.

CLOSING DATE : Friday, 10th May 2024.

ADDRESSED TO : Senior Human Resources Manager, ESCOM House, P.O. Box 2047, Blantyre.

Only candidates possessing accredited Qualifications will be considered for shortlisting. In cases where one’s qualification accreditation is questionable, the burden of proof rests with the candidate to provide evidence to the contrary.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged and invited for interviews through email.

ESCOM Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.