IT Jobs – Systems Administrator at Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Job Title: Systems Administrator
Organisation: Uganda Road Fund (URF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Corporate Services
About URF:
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.
Job Summary: The Systems Administrator will plan, develop and maintain the URF CT infrastructure and systems in accordance with corporate strategic objectives and core business. He/ She will also manage the day to day administration, monitoring and maintenance clone URF computer resources and network in accordance with URF strategic objectives and core & critical business requirements for URF.
Key Duties & 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.
  • 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.
  • Administer 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 develop any subordinate start
  • Support procurement and supervision of I.C.T products and services providers and any outsourced professional/technical supped including license agreements and after sales support.
  • Prepare and send periodic reports
2. Network Administration:
  • Design operate and maintain an integrated information processing system (Of 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
  • Perform 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should possess an honors first degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent. A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Professional Certification i.e. CISCO Network Associate (CCNA) at a minimum.
  • Additional microsoft certification will be an add advantage.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years experience.
  • Good understanding of transport sector in Uganda.
Age limit: Less than 45 years
How to Apply:
Please send all applications with the following;
  • A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post or assignment and illustrated personal experience;
  • Copies of testimonials;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held;
  • Current salary;
  • Three professional referees; and
  • Postal address, daytime telephone contacts and email address of applicants should      be submitted either in hard copy or by email in portable document format (pdf) to:
The Executive Director,
Uganda Road Fund,
5th Floor Twed Towers, Plot 10, Kafu Road,
P.O. Box 7501, Kampala, Uganda
or by email to

NB: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.

The Uganda Road Fund is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline: 27th September, 2013
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