Systems Administrator Career Jobs – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Title:          Systems Administrator
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager MIS
About US:
The National Identification
and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on the passing of the Uganda
Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made to harmonise and
consolidate the law on registration of persons; to provide for registration of
individuals and to establish a national identification register. It provides
for the mandatory registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad
as well as aliens identification cards and for related matters.
The Systems
Administrator Reports will serve as a technical expert in the area of system
administration for all hardware and Software forming the NIRA ICT
infrastructure. The incumbent will also investigate and analyze feasibility of
system requirements and develop system specifications. S/he will identify
methods, solutions and provide leadership in providing a high level of service.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offers
    ICT support services
  • Regularly
    monitors performance of both hardware and software in the processing of
    Authority’s work
  • Institutes
    and regularly takes corrective action on ICT infrastructure
  • Performs
    internal ICT training and support for new staff
  • Keenly
    monitors and ensures regular servicing of Authority‘s ICT hardware
  • Conducts
    assessment of Authority’s ICT needs and recommends suitable hardware and
    software configurations as well as ensuring proper use of ICT facilities
    by the Authority staff
  • Regularly
    monitors and ensures regular servicing of Authority‘s ICT hardware
  • Performs
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Manager MIS.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration Authority
    (NIRA) Systems Administrator job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    with Honors in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information
    Systems or a related field.
  • Recognized
    professional ICT qualifications in UNIX/Linux and Microsoft such as HP-UX
    CSA, MCSA, MCSE, RHCSA, and RHCE is an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three (3) years’ experience in system administration with a
    reputable public or private organization.
  • Broad
    understanding and knowledge of Programming languages and operating
    systems; current equipment and technologies in use e.g. virtualization,
    storage systems; UNIX/Linux system administration, enterprise backup and
    recovery procedures, and system performance monitoring tools.
  • Ability
    to Plan, organize and document complex system design activities and to
    configure systems to be consistent with institutional policies/procedures
  • Ability
    to communicate technical/complex information both verbally and in writing
  • Ability
    to establish and maintain cooperation, understanding, trust and
  • Ability
    to perform multiple tasks concurrently and respond to emergency situations
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested persons should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials to the National Director,
Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya,
Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver the application at its offices
indicated above from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional
referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope,
clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 24th August, 2016
If you do not hear from NIRA within two months from the closing date, please
consider your application unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.
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