IT Jobs – Systems Administrator at Uganda Road Fund

Job Title:  Systems Administrator

The Uganda Road Fund (URF) is a body corporate established by Uganda Road Fund Act 2008 to finance the routine and periodic maintenance of public roads. URF strives to provide effective and sustainable financing of maintenance for public roads, build partnerships with stakeholders and serve with uttermost integrity.

Job Summary: The Systems Administrator will be mainly responsible for maintaining and ensuring proper use of the Fund’s Information Technology resources, implementation and maintenance of appropriate, effective and efficient information systems, in accordance with URF’s Corporate Strategic Objectives and core business requirements
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Management:
  • Develop and implement a URF ICT framework including infrastructure, policy, systems and plans in line with national and international practice and URF strategic objectives and business process requirements;
  • Identify, plan, prioritize and implement development and integration of systems of the Fund and monitor performance and resource utilization thereof;
  • Responsible for the development and implement server back-up and disaster recovery procedures including security and control of access such as by assigning user-IDs and passwords to authorized users;
  • Manage comprehensive testing and evaluation of all modifications to software and hardware before implementation to minimize possible disruption of processes;
  • Pursue and mainstream innovative modem practices such as cloud data management and novel IT products and services and recommend enhancements to improve system efficiency;
  • Supervise, appraise, and mentor any subordinate staff;
  • Technically support procurement and supervision of I.C.T. products and services providers and any outsourced professional/technical support including license agreements and after sales support;
  • Compile and submit periodic reports;
  • The incumbent will also be assessing IT training needs for URF Staff;
  • Preparing the budget for computer support services of the Fund;
  • Ensure all IT equipment is Insured.
2. Network Administration:
  • Design operate and maintain an integrated information processing system for the Fund including LAN and website;
  • Routinely operate, control and maintain the installed computer systems including control of data processing, peripheral equipment and communications network;
  • Conduct overall records management function including appraisal, file classification, archiving and backup of files in keeping with approved professional standards and methods.
3. Database Administration:
  • Design and implement a robust data management system including structure server function, storage capacity planning and allocation, monitoring performance and backup/      recovery systems and maintenance of archives;
  • Controlling and monitoring user access to the database and maintaining security;
  • Maintain and Audit Fund’s MIS to ensure integrity of system, and upgrading of information therein;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an honors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent;
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or related discipline, certification in Microsoft, CISCO will be an added advantage;
  • Five or more years’ experience gained in reputable organization(s);
  • The right candidate should posses technical competences in business process mapping, database theory & design, operating systems & applications,      budgeting and ICT procurement, ICT security;
  • High degree or personal integrity, confidentiality, strong interpersonal skills, good communication skills and be self-driven.
Age limit: – not more than 40 years
How to Apply for the job: 
All suitably qualified candidates are invited to send their applications must be accompanied by (i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the position and illustrated personal experience; (ii) copies of your testimonials; (iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held; (iv) current salary; (v) three professional referees; and (vi) postal address, day time telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted in hard copy to:
The Executive Director, Uganda Road Fund,
5th Floor Twed Towers, Plot 10 Kafu Road, Nakasero,
P. O. Box 7501, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 12th May 2014 by 4:00pm.
NB: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.
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