Job Opportunity at Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (Zanaco)

Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (Zanaco) is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following job aimed at contributing to the Bank’s strategic vision, in the Information Technology Department under Operations Division:



To have the overall responsibility to serve as the principal server engineer and system administrator responsible for the effective and dedicated management of the Windows Servers running various versions of the Windows Operating System in Standalone and virtualized mode, Active Directory (AD) and Exchange email services.

The Server Engineer Active Directory & Exchange Administrator is responsible for multiple aspects of access required by all users at ZANACO to create, modify, disable and archive Active Directory User accounts and resources. Daily responsibilities will be to process requests received for these items as well as troubleshooting issues related to their access.

Under the supervision of the Manager Data Centre, the following are among the Job’s key responsibilities:-

1.         Administration of Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, GPO, File Services in a distributed/multi-site environment

2.         Installation of new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and requirements

3.         Development and maintenance of installation and configuration procedures

4.         Contribute to and maintain system standards

5.         Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources

6.         Performing daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups

7.         Performing regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions

8.         Performing of daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary

9.         Performing of regular file archival and purge as necessary

10.       Creating, changing, and disabling of user accounts per request

11.       Repairing and recovering from hardware or software failures. Coordinating and communicating with impacted business units

12.       Applying of OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary

13.       Upgrading and configuring system software that supports Zanaco infrastructure applications and maintenance of operational, configuration, or other procedures

14.       Performing periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning

15.       Performing ongoing performance tuning and resource optimization as required

16.       Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.


Designated Client Areas


Bachelor’s degree with a technical major such as Engineering or Computer Science
Systems Administration/System Engineer
Strongly Preferred: Training/Study or Certification with any of the following: MCSA, MCA, MCITP, or MCSE.
Certificate in UNIX and Microsoft is an added advantage
3 years working experience of Windows Server Administration and 3 years working experience of Active Directory administration including AD GOP, DC AD Replication, Sites and Services
3 years of Exchange 2010 (or later) administration
1 year of TCP/IP subneting and routing
1 year of vmWare 5.X or Hyper-V administration
1 year of System Performance and Monitoring tools, preferably Solar winds Performance Manager
Excellent written and communication skills


Drive for results
Motivating personality
Strong Communication skills, both oral and written
Analytical thinking and strong problem solving skills
Must be able to work with strict deadline


All applications must have an application/cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae indicating the position being applied for in the subject line and should be sent by email to directly to the undersigned no later than 29th August, 2016 by close of business.

Kindly note that you do not need to send us copies of your certificates at this point.





P.O.BOX 33611

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