Fresher Systems Officer Jobs – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Job Title:    Systems Officer
Organisation: Ministry of
Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Project Name: The Third
Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Local Government
Public Financial Management (PFM) Systems manager
About US:
The Government of Uganda is implementing the Third Financial Management
and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III) with the primary purpose to
strengthen Public Financial Management (PFM) at all levels of government and
ensure efficient, effective and accountable use of public resources as a basis
for improved service delivery. The overall objective of FINMAP is derived from
the GoU PFM reform strategy for the period from July 2014 to June 2018,
launched in August 2014. In line with the strategy, FINMAP aims to encourage
effective service delivery through reinforcing mechanisms for budget
credibility, compliance and control; and to improve financial management
practices through implementation of automated financial management systems.
FINMAP interventions are implemented at both central and local government
levels through a number of components. The programme also has several
stakeholders, including Development Partners. The implementation of FINMAP III
entails a significant amount of coordination effort at all levels. This
coordination requirement is met through the contracting of Staff to support
specific Programme areas.
The programme is funded by the Government of Uganda as well as a number
of development partners including the Department for International Development
of the United Kingdom, European Union, Norway, Denmark, Germany (KFW), Sweden.
There is also cooperation at various levels with the World Bank, International
Monetary Fund (IMF) and Irish Aid.
Key Duties and
Monitor, Support and troubleshoot the IFMS and
wide area network (WAN) and the servers to ensure business continuity.
The incumbent will liaise / interface with WAN
service providers in resolving WAN related issues and resolution/ escalation of
exceptions to contract managers .
Regularly monitor the security of all the
installation including the network, the servers, and the physical security.
Actively participate in carrying out updates and
upgrades of Operating Systems, databases and the application in use by the
local governments.
Support the development and documentation of
IFMS security policies and procedures
Execute of regular back-ups at the data centre,
the disaster recovery centre and at the LG sites.
Provide application support to users at Local
Government sites.
Offer timely support to system set up, testing
and monitoring.
Act as trainee system administrators for the
storage, applications and Microsoft, Cisco and other products.
Act as database administrators in the absence of
a substantive database administrators.
Perform any such other duties as may be assigned
from time to time
Key Performance Indicators:
Quarterly performance reports.
Periodic security reports
Annual Performance reports.
Any other reports requested for from time to
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Software
Engineering, Business Systems Engineering and any other related discipline
Excellent inter- personal, communication skills
Good team player
Broad knowledge and understanding of Information
Technology (IT) systems.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications, updated CVs and copies
of academic certificates should be addressed and submitted to the address
below. Envelopes should have clear reference to the job applied for. Send to:
The Programme Coordinator,
The Third Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP
Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Finance
Building; 3rd Floor, Room 3.4 Plot 2/12 Apollo Kaggwa Road P 0 Box 8147,
Kampala. Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: Friday, 9th
September 2016 by 1700hrs
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