Systems Administrator job opportunity at National Medical Stores

Systems Administrator job opportunity at National Medical Stores

Job Title: Systems Administrator

Organization: National Medical Stores (NMS)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Ref: NMS/2014/28

Report to: Management Information Officer

National Medical Stores is an autonomous Corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament 1993. Our mandate is to procure, store and distribute medicines and other medical supplies to public health facilities in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Systems Administrator will be responsible for the installation and maintaining working systems across the enterprise as and when necessary, in line with the Company’s ICT strategy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Install, support and maintain servers or other computer systems and associated peripheral systems.
  • Intuitively plan for and respond to service outages and other problems.
  • Script or write applications or utilities
  • In charge of carrying out project management for systems related projects
  • Manage a team of computer problems beyond the knowledge of technical support staff.
  • The applicant will be the consultant or advisor for problems beyond the knowledge of technical support staff.
  • Perform his or her job well, a system administrator must demonstrate a blend of technical skills and responsibility.
  • Offers user support for desk top and server based applications.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should hold an honour’s degree in any of the following: Computer Science, Computer applications, Information Technology or their equivalent.
  • Professional Information Technology Certifications such as Micro soft certified professional, Cisco certified Network Associate or their equivalent.( constitute an additional advantage).
  • At least three years post qualification experience
  • Prior experience in installations, upgrades, trouble shooting and repairing of computers and their associated peripheral devices in multi-protocol network environment preferably a large corporate.
  • The applicant should be familiar with several operating systems such as windows Server 2003/2008, Windows XP/Vista/7, UNIX/ Linux Directory, LDAP, etc.
  • The applicants must be familiar with general networking, Windows Active.

How to Apply job:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs that should include names and addresses of the last two employers with hand written applications indicating the reference number of the position you are applying for and giving three referees with their full time telephone contacts, email and postal addresses indicated on the application letter.

Photocopies of the original academic documents should be attached.

Please note that National Medical Stores reserves the right to verify Photocopies of the academic documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.

All applications should be addressed and delivered to the Head of Human Resource and Support Services, National Medical Stores (NMS), Plot 4-12, Nsamizi Road, P.O Box 16, Entebbe, Uganda.

NB: Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only candidates who meet the specifications indicated for the jobs will be contacted. Please note that NMS will be closed for Christmas Break between 24th December 2014 to 5th January 2015. Please note that if you do not hear from us within four weeks regarding your application, consider your application unsuccessful.

Deadline: 9th January 2015 by 5pm

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