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Joseph Minja

  • Woking, Surrey
  • +44-3302232660

IT Consultant


I have been in IT industry for over 18 years now with roles in System and Security Administration, Team and Project Management, largely on public sector but increasingly for the last 5 years, in the private sector. 

I am reliable, trustworthy and motivated with a great passion for secure information and communication technologies and in making people and businesses realise their benefits. 

Currently looking for roles in consulting or contracts in IT security, digital forensics or infrastructure/hardware/software/cloud roll out project management in the UK and/or overseas.

Work History

Nov 2010Present


Kilimanjaro Supplies and Services Ltd
  • Consulting services for SME owners on new and emerging digital technologies e.g. cloud and Web/Mobile apps and their benefits in areas such as cost, security and competitiveness
  • Advising SME owners on information security impact to business including current cyber laws and standards,  risk, compliance and governance requirements
  • Devising risk assessment plans based on ISO 27001 standards and carrying these out
  • Building and configuring servers, desktops, laptops and upgrading these to meet business requirements
  • Performing data recovery from digital media due to accidental or malicious deletion or destruction or for preservation for further analysis
  • Carrying data migration from old to new systems or storage repositories including cloud based systems
  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting smart devices for accessing on-premises and cloud resources
  • Sourcing Hardware, software, networking and security solutions for SMEs and sole traders
  • Providing a platform for mobile device management and reporting for business users 
  • Writing and presenting work proposals and preparing quotations and budgets for projects

Royal National Institute for the Blind [RNIB] - Coventry UK

Technology and Technical Support

Providing technical and technology support to service users including setting up special software such as screen readers, speech recognition, setting up digital radios, unboxing and installing new


London 2012 Gamesmaker - Volunteer

London Organising Committee of Olympics and Paralympic Games 2012
  • Responsible for real time, accurate and timely results and scoring for the London 2012 Paralympic games. These were then verified and projected on screens worldwide

SAP Basis Team Manager

British Council UK
  • Technical Lead: developed and implemented SAP Archiving solution coordinated the necessary user testing and acceptance activities across multiple teams and delivered on time and budget
  • Maintained integrated systems for user access and controls, roles and authorizations, change and release management, printing, system monitoring and reporting, segregation of duties and 
  • A 2nd Level global helpdesk resource on-call and remotely supporting over 7000 users in 200 offices around the globe
  • Task-managing a team of 3 System Administrators ensuring best and timely services delivery
  • Carrying out performance assessments for System Administrators
  • Liaising with contractors, consultants and managed service providers in UK and abroad for problem resolution, procurement and technical support

Systems and Security Adminsitrator

British Council UK
  • Administering the SAP ERP systems and providing 2nd Level help desk support to over 1200 users in the UK
  • Providing 1st Level support to the SAP Global Roll Out Project team of about 100 internal and external consultants and staff
  • Providing IT support services including, user security, application change and release, landscape monitoring and reporting and application testing
  • Ensuring high system availability by liaising with managed service contractors regarding patching, updates, backups, security and scheduling and notification to end users
  • Providing technical and user support and floor walking for the first and critical go-live in the UK
  • Building a test bench for performance testing the SAP system prior to go live events
  • Conducting system performance testing using HP Loadrunner and reporting results to senior project team for resolution of issues
  • Training colleagues on how to configure and use the HP loadrunner tool for performance testing

Information Technology Manager

British Council Tanzania
  • Managing and maintaining the Council’s office IT infrastructure and network resources
  • Building good business relations with contractors and third party to ensure value for money from their offerings
  • Developed systems and processes to manage, monitor and ensure high availability, integrity and confidentiality of information assets e.g. patching, backups, malware protection
  • Devised systems and process to monitor and comply with internal and external legal , regulatory and contractual requirements e.g. Y2K monitoring and re mediation, network and IT asset documentation, risk assessments
  • Training of staff on effective and secure use of IT systems and resources 
  • Providing prompt and efficient technical and user support to staff and clients
  • Building and hardening of servers, desktops, laptops to protect business IP and data and devices
  • Installing and configuring email exchange server, backup server and malware scanner/removal systems, library resource management application
  • Preparing budgets and monitoring expenditure on IT systems, services and upgrades and obsolescence




MSc. [Merit]

University of East London

Information Security and digital forensics


B.Sc [2:2]

University of Dar es Salaam



  • IT laws and regulations including Data Protection, Fraud, Theft, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, Freedom of Information, Computer Misuse
  • IT security standards, their applications and implementation methodologies particularly the ISO270xx suite of standards and their impact to business
  • Provisioning of IT security for computing devices, applications, networks and infrastructures
  • Information Assets Risk management, Auditing, Governance and Compliance assessments in business information assets and value protection
  • Cyber forensics processes from preservation to presentation and beyond
  • Use of digital forensic commercial and open source tools e.g. FTK, ENCASE, Kali, NowSecure, Oxygen Forensics and others
  • Windows server and desktop Operating systems and applications configuration and support
  • Secure cloud computing provisioning and setup on end user devices as well as in the cloud
  • Installing, configuring and supporting specialist applications and tools on end devices including Security Events and Incident Management, Malware scanning and protection, intrusion detection and prevention, backup, vulnerability scanners
  • Project management practices using popular iterative methodologies to meet time, budgets and user success criteria
  • Windows networking technologies and services e.g. DNS, DHCP, Firewalls, SAM, MBSA
  • Working across multiple business teams and stakeholders
  • Delegation and prioritization of tasks
  • Time management
  • Building positive working relationships
  • Listening, verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Negotiating
  • Logical approach in exploring possible viewpoints and solving problems



PRINCE2 Practitioner

Office of Government Commerce - UK

Project Management in controlled environment


Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer


Installing, configuring and supporting Microsoft Networking technologies