Fresher IT/Radio Assistant Officer Career Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:        IT/Radio Assistant Officer
Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Coordinator HR
& Administration
About US:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian
organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent
Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a
mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the
wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary: The IT &
Radio Assistant Officer will be responsible to ensure that URCS IT Systems are
robust, and functioning in line with the URCS strategy, URCS IT policies as
well as best practices in ICT.
Key Duties and
  • Take charge of the configuration,
    administration, and maintenance of the microsoft exchange online service
    and any other cloud service for Uganda Red Cross Society.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report on
    the performance of the IT unit Systems, plans and budget.
  • Regularly monitor and maintain the LAN,
    Network Servers, Routers, Printers, Switches, Patch Panels, Access Points,
    HF and VHF bases, HF and VHF relay stations, satellite Modem to prevent
    faults occurring.
  • Update and maintain the inventory of ICT
    equipment and keep track of movements of ICT equipment.
  • Mentor and train URCS staff and volunteers
    on email system, utilization of VHF handhelds.
  • Carryout missions for new installations
    and routine maintenance tours of ICT equipment.
  • Installation of software packages, basic
    repair/maintenance of computer hardware, HF and VHF equipment.
  • Support the process of identification and
    recommendation of suppliers of IT services and goods (Assets and
    consumables) as per IT and Finance policies and guidelines.
  • Work closely with IT solutions providers
    to plan, design and implement IT business solutions relevant to different
    offices and departments.
  • Develop, implement and review the
    contingency and data disaster recovery plan in accordance with IT policies
    and procedures
  • Evaluate needs for upgrading and
    eventually replacing ICT equipment both at HQ and branches to meet URCS
  • Train and develop staff and partners in
    the use of ICT technologies according to IT unit plans in line with user
    and organizational needs and provide technical support and recommend
    appropriate technology to staff and partners as per user needs.
  • Select the most efficient and economic
    means for transmission of messages, taking into consideration the nature
    and priority of communications to be transmitted.
  • Perform any other assignment by the
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for IT/Radio Assistant
    Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Information Technology, Computer science, computer applications or any
    related IT field from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of a certificate in LAN
    Operation is desired
  • Prior training in enterprise resource
    planning systems (Microsoft Dynamics NAV) is desired
  • At least two years’ experience in a large
  • Extensive knowledge of the URCS system is
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    planning & budgeting
  • Prior experience in I.T. procurement
  • Skills and knowledge of I.T. policy
    formulation and implementation
  • Experience in disaster recovery (Risk
    assessment and management)
  • Skills and knowledge of Data security and
  • People management skills
  • Broad knowledge and experience in software
    and hardware maintenance.
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to analyse issues and identify
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement should send their filled application forms, download
and E-mail to: or mail via post to: The
Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box
494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 31st July 2017
by 5:00pm

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