Jobs – Systems Officer at Ministry of Local Government

The Government of Uganda has received funding from Development Partners to support implementation of the Second Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP II).

The overall objective of FINMAP II is to strengthen Public Financial Management Systems at Central and Local Government levels in a bid to ensure efficient, effective and accountable use of public resources as a basis for poverty eradication and improvement of service delivery.

Job Tittle:  Systems Officer

Organisation: Ministry of Local Government (MoLG)

Project: The Second Financial Management and Accountability Program (FINMAP II)

Reports to:  Local Government Public Financial Management (PFM) Systems Manager

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Job Summary: The Systems Officer will work closely with a Data Centre team in the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and Local Government PFM team in the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) in the development and implementation of the PFM systems.

 Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and troubleshoot the IFMS and Tier 2 wide area network (WAN) and the servers.
  • Liaise / interface with WAN service providers namely UTL and MTN in resolving WAN issues.
  • Participate in carrying out updates and upgrades of Operating Systems, databases and the application in use by the LGs.
  • Monitor the security of all the installation including the network, the servers and the physical security.
  • Execute of regular back-ups at the data centre, the disaster recovery centre and at the LG sites.
  • Provide application support to users at LG sites.
  • Provide quarterly reports to the Data centre Manager and the PFM Systems Manager.
  • Provide support to system set up, testing and monitoring.
  • Act as trainee system administrators for the storage, applications and Microsoft, Cisco and other products.
  • Act as database administrators in the absence of a substantive database administrators.
  • Conduct any such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Data Centre Manager and the PFM Systems Manager.

Key Performance Indicators:

The Systems Officer will be required to provide the following reports:

  • Quarterly performance reports.
  • Annual Performance reports.
  • Any other reports requested for from time to time.

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree in IT related discipline such as computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, and Business Administration.
  • Strong inter- personal, communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team, which is critical in carrying out this assignment.
  • A sound operating knowledge of Information Technology (IT) systems.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified applicants should send their applications addressed to the address below. Envelopes should have clear indication of the job applied for.

The Programme Coordinator,

The Second Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP II),

Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development,

Finance Building; 3rd Floor, Room 3.4,

Plot 2/12 Apollo Kaggwa Road

P.O. Box 8147,

 Kampala, Uganda.

Tel: 256-41-4707900, Fax: 256-41-4250005


Deadline: 29th November 2013 by 17:00 Hours

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