Computer Technician I at Karatina University – May 2024

Computer Technician I

Basic Salary for this position is between Kshs.43,193/= by Kshs. 1,570 /= to Kshs.60,470 /=

Job Description for Computer Technician I

  • Repair and maintain technological equipment or peripheral devices
  • Install well-functioning LAN/WAN networks and oversee components (servers IPs, servers, etc.)
  • Prepare specifications for ICT hardware and software equipment
  • Control security options and programs in networks and computers to ensure privacy and protect from threats
  • Regularly upgrade to ensure your systems are always up-to-date
  • Troubleshoot system malfunctions or bugs and offer solutions to restore function
  • Schedule maintenance sessions to identify and correct any inefficiencies
  • Maintain a record for repairs and fixes conducted by internal staff and external vendors.
  • Provide timely technical assistance and train users on cyber security and other emerging trends.

Job Requirements for Appointment

  • BSc Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related area of study.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience proven experience as computer technician, ICT officer or a similar position
  • Experience using the LAN/WAN networks
  • A thorough understanding of computer systems as well as IT components
  • A good understanding of internet security and privacy rules
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and communication skills
  • Ability to mentor students in commercializing technology related projects
  • Outstanding time-management and organizational abilities
  • Relevant certifications (e.g. CISCO, CompTIA A+) will be an added advantage.

Submit Your Application

All applicants are required to submit their applications online through the jobs portal link ( available on the University website (under the careers section). In addition, applicants MUST submit a continuously scanned copy of the application via email ([email protected]) with the subject clearly stating the job title and the reference number (e.g. Lecturer – Linguistics (KarU/HR/LEC/2024). The application should contain a detailed curriculum vitae indicating academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, membership of professional associations, email address and telephone contacts, evidence of publications and research grants, copies of academic certificates and other relevant documents.

Interested applicants should submit their applications and address their correspondences to the undersigned so as to be received on or before Monday 27th May, 2024.


The Vice Chancellor

Karatina University

P.O. Box 1957- 10101



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