18 May 2017

No Experience Management Trainee – Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Engineer Jobs - National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Organisation: National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Infrastructure Delivery Manager

About US:
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 Management Trainee – Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Engineer will work in the Infrastructure Delivery Department and will provide supervision and support in the extension of the NBI/EGI to MDAs and Local Governments as well as the rollout of IT Services and provide quality assurance of OFC implementations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Engagement of MDAs and Local Governments to connect to the National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure (NBI);
  • Serve as a liaison and manag of Clients and Stakeholders on behalf of NITA-U in the implementation and rollout and delivery of NITA-U services to MDAs;
  • Tasked with the engagement of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Local Governments to sign the Memorandum of Understanding and Service Level Agreement for the provision of NITA-U Services through the NBI;
  • Active participation and support to the establishment of key Government IT initiatives/Projects;
  • Actively participate in the supervision and verification of works, installation, maintenance and management of the NBI
  • Perform Acceptance Testing of the OFC Implementation and facilitate the handover of newly installed sites to the Network Team
  • Participate in sensitization of stakeholders on the implementation of the NBI Project and the services delivered through the backbone.
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports to track progress of implementation and extension of the NBI to MDAs and Local Governments across the Country

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Management Trainee – Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Engineer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or Telecommunications Engineering and Electrical Engineering;
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as in a team;
  • Highly analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Good customer relationship management skills

How to Apply:
All candidates who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to complete and submit their application form, download here, with a cover letter, supported by curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, to the address below.

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: hr@nita.go.ug (application must not exceed 10MBs)

Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.

Deadline: 29th May 2017 by 17.00 hrs.

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