09 June 2017

Senior Information Technology Officer Job Opportunity - Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Project Name: Strengthening Institutional Development Project (SIDP)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant Commissioner, Information and Communication

About US:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries derives its mandate from the constitution of the republic of Uganda; the Local Governments Act, (1997), and the Public Service reform Programme (PSRP). The mandate is to create an enabling environment in the Agricultural Sector.

Job Summary: The Senior Information Technology Officer will plan, develop and implement strategies that support Information Technology (IT) in the Ministry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Supporting the Ministry in implementing set standards for applications that meets the needs of the users and supports the overall Information and Communication Technology;
  • The jobholder will be developing business continuity and disaster recovery plans;
  • Tasked with managing all information technology equipment and inventory;
  • Maintaining up to date systematic drawing of Local and Wide Area Network and infrastructure supporting e-government;
  • Responsible for preparing security policy instruments, implementing security tools and putting in place mechanisms to detect security breaches;
  • Managing the Ministry’s network and data centre in conformity with appropriate standards;
  • Tasked with developing policies and administering network resources including user access rights and maintaining up to date inventory of network resources;
  • Determining requirements for computer systems, data storage and retention or related hardware or software facilities, establishing overall or detailed design specifications and development schedules for sub- system;
  • Coordinating new and on-going computer systems;
  • Responsible for modifying, maintaining and developing complete systems;
  • Writing and maintaining system documentation;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should be a Ugandan who holds an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Either Information Technology or Information Communication Technology or Computer Science or Computer Information Systems and Administration or Computer Engineering or Software Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Possession of CISCO Certified Network Administration (CCNA), Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering (MCSE), Microsoft System Development (MSD) and Oracle Certified Development (OCD), Information Security and Audit (ISACA) certification among others will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of related working experience in the field of Information Technology in a Government setting or a reputable organization.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software and database application;
  • Technical knowledge of information technology;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability priorities and plan effectively;
  • Good computer skills skills;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Creativity and Problem-solving skills;
  • Highly analytical skills;
  • Ability to multitask and cope with pressure at work;
  • Customer Care and Public Relations;
  • Ability to work well in a team;
  • Problem diagnosis and creative
  • Good problem solving skills. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a filled Application Form/ Public Service Form 3 (2008), download here, in triplicate and attach certified copies of academic documents and submit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, Open Registry, Uganda

NB: Applicants subsequently shortlisted for oral interviews and their names displayed on the Ministry website or on the MAAIF Notice Board, shall be required to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the oral interviews. Applicants who shall not hear from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, on completion of the selection exercise should consider themselves as unsuccessful.

Deadline: 16th June 2017

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