IT Careers – CERT Analyst at National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Title: CERT Analyst
Organization: National Information Technology
Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
Reports to: National CERT
Salary Scale: N/OF/N5


The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) was established
as a statutory body under the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda
Act, 2009 as one of the key players in the Information and Communications
Technology Sector. Its mandated is to coordinate, promote and monitor IT
development within the context of national social and economic development,
with a vision as “a facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive
Uganda where social transformation and economic development is supported
through IT enabled services.”

Job Summary: The CERT Analyst will plan,
execute, assess and monitor all tasks assigned under the CERT.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To
    plan, execute, assess and monitor all tasks assigned under UG CERT.
  • To
    man the UG CERT help desk and raise tickets for all confirmed probable
  • To
    conduct risk assessment and security analysis on the reported incidents.
  • To
    respond and provide support to the UG CERT constituents.
  • To
    produce periodic or ad-hoc reports of high quality for every incidents,
    security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • To
    develop training modules and technical documentations.
  • To
    conduct knowledge sharing sessions among other technical personnel on lessons
    learnt or new findings.
  • To
    be aware and comply with all UG CERT’s policies, procedures and


Skills and Experience:

  • The
    CERT Analyst should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / ICT /
    Engineering – Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer / any relevant
  • Possession
    of professional certification in any related field such as Security /CISA
    / CISM/ CISSP /GCIA / GCFA / CEH is an added advantage.
  • Possess
    at least 3 (three) years of working experience in relevant field
  • Possess
    high degree of interest in ICT security related areas.
  • Sound
    knowledge on computer hardware.
  • Knowledge
    of at least 2 operating systems (UNIX and Windows).
  • Knowledge
    of Internet applications.
  • Knowledge
    of security risks, threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge
    of risk assessments.
  • Knowledge
    on cryptographic technologies
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter
    and has a high sense of urgency in making deliverables and capable of
    protecting confidentiality of information
  • Ability
    to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently
  • Good
    personality with the ability to work as a team player
  • Stress
    durable and Strong analytical skills
  • Willing
    to travel on short notice


to Apply:

All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the
right personal attributes are invited to submit their application form (which
can be down loaded from the NITA-U official website, with a
cover letter, curriculum vitae, and must specify day time telephone contact,
postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, copies of
certificates and testimonials to the address below. Applicants must also submit
with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant
appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.).


No application will be accepted without a duly signed standard application


The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038

Or via email: This e-mail
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14th October, 2013 by 5 PM


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