Information Technology Officer Job Careers – National Forestry Authority

Job Title:   Information Technology Officer

Organisation: National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Information Technology Manager

About NFA:

The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency established under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for sustainable development and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.

Job Summary: The NFA Information Technology Officer will be responsible for the timely provision of ICT support.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Execute IT policy for the National Forestry Authority
  • Install and configure both hardware and software.
  • Patch systems where necessary and applying hot fixes to network servers
  • The IT Officer will ensure the availability of the server and the network to users and executing procedures to restore to operations when system failures occur
  • Intuitively analyze hardware and software for acquisition
  • Cable and maintain LAN for Headquarters and support office and ensuring they run efficiently
  • Carry out diagnostic measures relating to e-mails, software applications, electronic filing systems
  • Take stock of information technology infrastructure at NFA’s H/Q
    Enforce system security through management of firewall, anti-virus, spy ware and Spam ware software.
  • In charge of user and computer accounts management and assigning appropriate ACL to users.
  • Perform backups and streamlining disaster recovery procedures
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned NFA career placement should an Honours degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business Computing (BBC), Computer Science or any other related discipline from a recognized University/Institution.
  • The applicant must have at least any of the following professional qualifications MCP, MCSA, MCSE, A+,CCNA.
  • At least three years’ experience in ICT implementation and maintenance.
  • Past experience in IT systems such as SUN Accounting Systems, Inspiro People HR/Payroll System, ArcGIS, Oracle, Exchange Server and VMware will be an added advantage.
  • Possess the ability to detect, design and make available to NFA new IT tools and approaches for dealing with old and emerging IT technologies that can be used to address new challenges.
  • Also knowledge in Web site designing and management is desirable.

How to Apply for the job: 

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants education, qualifications, experience, present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal, email and telephone contacts to the address below;

Executive Director,

Plot10/20 Spring Road Nakawa

P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: 0312 – 264035/6 or 0414 – 230365/9

Deadline: 9th January 2015

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