24 May 2017

IT Officer Jobs - Victoria University (VU)

Job Title:      IT Officer
Organisation: Victoria University (VU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: University Registrar

About US:
Victoria University is a state-of-the- art world class cosmopolitan university located in the heart of Kampala with a multi-cultural student population and are licensed and accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), offering the best practical and high quality education in the regional markets. Victoria University stands out as a pivot of academic excellence, with a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers. Our programmes include: - Foundation Program; Certificate & Short Courses, Diploma Courses; Under Graduate Programs, Executive & Professional Programs such as IP3 Accredited Certifications.

Job Summary: The IT Officer will monitor and maintain the computer systems and networks of Victoria University. The incumbent will install and configure computer systems, diagnose hardware and software faults and solve technical and applications problems, either over the phone or in person. It's therefore crucial to ensure the correct running and maintenance of the IT systems.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible for ICT related duties, Management Information systems and Partnerships.
  • The incumbent will create and manage VU website on daily basis
  • Guide on the purchase and maintenance of VU ICT appliances and systems
  • Arrange and maintenance of partnerships
  • Create and maintain VU Information System and records data base in liaison with the University MIS
  • Guide the University Registrar on Schedules and proper follow of project activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Postgraduate qualification in ICT - related fields
  • At minimum of three years of relevant experience in management of ICT systems
  • Broad technical knowledge about IT, security of systems and latest developments in the field
  • Excellent management, organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and management ICT teams
  • Effective communication skills
  • Broad knowledge and awareness of new technologies and implications of adopting the technologies in Higher
  • Prior exposure and experience in education institution will be an added advantage
  • Extensive knowledge of Learning Management Systems
  • The candidate should be mature, self-driven and ready to work under pressure
  • Age: Above 25 years

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application together with the following:
  • A detailed, signed and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae of the plus names and contacts of three referees.
  • Copies of the candidate’s academic documents.

The sealed applications must be marked as “CONFIDENTIAL”: POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR on the top right-hand corner of the envelope that must be forwarded or delivered to reach the University Secretary, P.O. Box 30866, Kampala.

E-mail applications to: vacancy@vu.ac.ug

Deadline: 29th May 2017 by 04.00 pm East African time

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