Information Technology (IT) Specialist Career Job at Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau

The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) is a leading Christian Organization coordinating over 260 health centres and 17 hospitals all over Uganda. UPMB is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to implement a five year Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded HIV program within its network. This will be through a UPMB program of National Expansion and Strengthening of sustainable HIV/ TB (NESH) services in Uganda
Reports to: Strategic Information Officer
Department: Health
Job Purpose: The IT Specialist shall plan, implement, monitor and manage all UPMB/ NESH IT systems to improve effectiveness and productivity of the users.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support facilities to set up and maintain electronic information systems and networks
  • Develop and implement operational user network procedures for access and security of the systems
    Work with the Strategic Information Office (SIO) to support facility IT staff to utilize and manage IQ care (International Quality care software system) through routine training and onsite technical support
  • Monitor IT systems, provide timely advice to Management for replacements or upgrades
  • Liaise with administration to maintain an up to date inventory of all computer hardware and software
  • Support UPMB and facility M&E staff to conduct regular backups for data
  • Manage LAN for UPMB and NESH implementing facilities
  • Provide technical support relating to Accounting packages, Linux software and other Information Management Systems
  • Provide technical support relating to IQ care software and other Information Management Systems
  • Maintain computers in good working condition
  • Provide expert troubleshooting support; problem solving of the current IT databases
  • Provide support in development and maintenance of all UPMB/NESH Implementing facilities databases, websites, internet, intranet and any other electronic/digital office applications
  • Monitor performance of UPMB email communication and internet accessibility; liaise with the service providers to ensure the systems are up and running efficiently, and Maintain all UPMB and NESH implementing Health facilities computer networks and systems.
  • Liaise with vendors to carry out repairs for scheduled or non-scheduled maintenance of various equipment on the network infrastructure 
  • Produce technical periodic reports to Management including pertinent issues that may arise following support visit to the implementing facilities
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology
  • Additional Qualification – Network implementation & support Training from a reputable organization.
  • At least three years work experience of providing IT support in a busy setting &knowledge in management of websites and databases.
  • Knowledge of IQ care soft ware will be of added advantage
Personal Specifications
  • Strong planning and organization skills – able to prioritize work load and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving ability, high level of integrity and ability to work with minimum supervision.
How to Apply:
Remuneration is attractive and negotiable.
Applications with e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and two references should be addressed to:
The Chairman
Board of Directors
Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
P.O. Box 4127 Kampala
Tel: 041 271776, Fax: 041 341413
Deadline for submission of applications is: two weeks from the date of advert 17th September, 2012
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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