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Network System Administrator

Published on 13.07.2021


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Position : Network System Administrator

About Savics

Savics is a Social Enterprise that leverages existing technologies and field knowledge to co-create and implement innovative products to enhance stakeholders’ impact on individualized patient care, disease surveillance, and healthcare management at the global and local level. 

We partner with health stakeholders to build simple, customizable, and patient-centric applications that gather field data and provide valuable insights for informed decision-making. We have developed a suite of highly innovative mobile and web applications that support health systems, with the aim of strengthening and improving health outcomes for low and middle-income populations. 

In 5 years’ time, we have deployed our products across fifteen countries; mostly in Africa and South-East Asia. 

Your Location

The Network System Administrator positions are open to candidates based in Senegal (one person), Cameroon (one person), and Africa (one person). These three positions are subject to project approval and have an expected start date at the beginning of Q4.

Your role 

We are looking for experienced Network Systems Administrators to ensure the stability and integrity of our systems. 

The Network Systems Administrator will be responsible for the installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software. You will work remotely with possible travel to manage installations of our solutions across Africa. Therefore, commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and creating quality products is essential.


  • Install and integrate server hardware and applications 
  • Manage network servers; configure, maintain and monitor servers
  • Set up user accounts, permissions and passwords, and workstations
  • Maintain internet applications and protocols IP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, DHCP, FTP, SSL
  • Ensure security through access controls, backups, and firewalls
  • Analyze and troubleshoot system anomalies to ensure optimum performance
  • Assist in the design and selection of technologies and design of system architecture 
  • Installation and configuration of process management PM2
  • Monitor network performance (availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency) and test for weaknesses
  • Support installation, training of end-users, troubleshooting, and system maintenance across various countries 
  • Draft technical documentation, user manuals, IT policies, and procedures
Required profile for job ad : Network System Administrator


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field 
  • Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification. Other related licenses or certification is a plus
  • Relevant experience in the health sector 
  • Experience in Microsoft server operations, network design and implementation, system troubleshooting, and hardware configuration is a plus
  • Experience in  Linux server administration, scripting; PowerShell, Bash 
  • Familiarity with VPS, Load Balancing and VPN
  • Experience in managing server virtualization technologies like VMWare Microsoft HyperV/Virtual Server etc.
  • Experience with database technologies; MongoDB, SQL Server, MySQL
  • Strong understanding of LAN/WAN technology, Internet connectivity, and TCP/IP
  • Experience in web server: Apache Tomcat, Apache2, NGINX, and IIS.
  • Proficient use of Firewalls, routers, and switches
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects simultaneously 
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies
  • Experience in installation and troubleshooting Rabbitmq
  • Fluent in English. French is a plus 
  • Stay on the leading edge of development practices
  • Comfortable traveling 25% of the time
  • A permanent internet connection (Savics will support the monthly fees)

Why work at Savics?

  • You will work in a fast-moving, self-managed environment
  • You will be a valuable actor in the development lifecycle of our eHealth solutions
  • We share a common passion - Read our Manifesto
  • We strongly believe that our actions shape the future
  • We have a work culture where team members are independent and encouraged to improve and evolve daily in a supportive environment
  • We learn new things daily
  • We love what we do and love to be the best

Soft skills

  • Be a persistent, creative problem ­solver
  • Empathetic to employee, customer and end-user needs
  • Active listener
  • Independent & proactive
  • Transparent & organized
  • Strong work ethics and humanist values

At Savics, you will work in an environment where humanist values are nurtured. You will be independent, responsible for finding solutions to local and global problems. We are all happy to be part of the team and learn from each other. Our goal is to make a significant impact on global health with appropriate technologies. 

Based on our Privacy policy, applications are deleted from all our records after 12 months of reception unless you specifically authorize us to contact you to propose further job opportunities in line with your profile.

As we are working towards gender parity at Savics, women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job criteria for job ad : Network System Administrator
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
IT, software engineering, Internet
Services other
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Eastern Province - Kigali Province - Northern Province - Southern Province - Western Province - International
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
Number of Position(s) : 1

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