Systems Administrator Job Opportunities – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:      Systems Administrator
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Manager
University ICT Services
About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker
Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker
Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history
from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to
operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s
missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and
others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.
By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on
society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals
as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary: The Systems
Administrator will be responsible for the configuration, implementation, and
maintenance of the various ICT technologies managed by UCU’s Information
Technology Department. The incumbent will administer and maintain UCU’s
technology applications infrastructure including the overall server management
of software applications, security monitoring, troubleshooting, storage/file
management, all network resources administration, email administration, and
regular backups. The Systems Administrator will assist in assessing and
identifying all appropriate software and hardware applications to be integrated
into UCU’s infrastructure and make recommendations for implementation.
Key Duties and
Administer active directory, preferably Open
Maintain network servers such as file servers,
VPN gateways, and intrusion detection systems.
Administer enterprise mail servers in
Open-source environment (Linux/UNIX)
Tasked with the maintenance of IP services like
DNS, Web servers, Internet Gateways, Cloud service all based on Linux/UNIX
Support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet,
and intranet systems.
Ensure that the design of all systems allows all
components to work properly together.
Ensure efficiency and availability of all
Management Information Systems.
Maintain network and system security as well as
perform security updates and patches.
Ensuring business continuity by making sure that
the DRS is up and running all the time.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s Degree
in Computer Science, Information Technology or Computer Engineering from a
recognized institute of higher.
A minimum of three (3) years of work experience
in a reputable organization performing similar tasks.
Professional certifications in MCSE, CCNA will
be an added advantage.
Must be a mature & committed Christian.
Good understanding of TCT/IP will be an added
Experience in thin client computing and
Virtualization are key.
Experience in setting up and administering
digital library services is key.
Good knowledge and understanding of Windows
Server administration.
Knowledge of VoIP functionality is an added
Open-Source knowledge is very essential.
How to Apply:
All prospective employees are encouraged to send two (2) copies of an
application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated
Curriculum Vitae and three references. Please also attach two (2) copies of
academic and professional certificates and transcripts.  
Send to:
The Manager of Human Resource & Administration,
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono. Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: Friday, 27th October
2017 by 5:00pm
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