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30 October 2016

2 Entry Level IT Officer Job Opportunities - ASA Limited

Job Title:        I.T Officer (2 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: ASA Microfinance (Uganda) Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: IT Manager

About US:
ASA Limited is an affiliate of ASA international Holding which is registered in Mauritius (”ASA International”). ASA International is a holding company that owns and operates microfinance institutions in different countries in Africa & Asia. The company currently has 43 (forty three) branches in Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, Jinja, Iganga, Mityana, Rakai, Bugiri, Masaka, Pallisa, Tororo, Mbale, Lyantonde, Lukaya, Mbarara , Kumi, Ntungamo, Bushenyi and Luwero districts. The major objective of ASA Microfinance (Uganda) Limited is to offer affordable, flexible and need-responsive micro-finance products and services to the economically active poor people in Uganda.

Job Summary: The I.T Officer will provide daily IT support to the ASA staff and in the Branch offices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The incumbent will be responsible for troubleshooting and resolving hardware, connection, Printer and software issues.
·         Ensure the reliability of the local communications system: e-mail and Internet connections.
·         The jobholder will update network applications as required.
·         Replace or repair defective parts and equipment.
·         Ensure that the virus protection software is installed on all machines and updated regularly.
·         Provide timely user support and conduct technology training for new and existing users.
·         Perform routine server monitoring and performance benchmarking.
·         Establish network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing router administration, including interface configuration, establishing connections and firewalls and routing protocols.
·         Participate in the network upgrades by liaising with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
·         Upgrade and update systems software as required.
·         Ensure the network is secured by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.
·         Keep an up to date inventory of all IT hardware and software.
·         Ensure that the Local Area Network is up and running.
·         Manage contracts with external suppliers and service providers in IT purchasing.
·         Complete special projects as and when requested.
·         Work in liaison with the other departments in the organization to support overall department goals and objectives.
·         Perform any other duties assigned to you from time to time by the management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The IT Officer should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field
·         At least two years’ experience in the similar field
·         Age: Below 32 years.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a copy of their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to: recruitment@asauganda.com, hrasauganda@gmail.com

Deadline: 31st October 2016

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