Information Technology Officer Job Opportunities – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Information
Technology Manager
About US:
The National
Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency established under the National
Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for
sustainable development and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and
provision of technical support to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary: The
Information Technology Officer will provide information technology and
communication (ITC) support to NFA.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Execute IT policy for the National Forestry Authority
  • Install and configure both hardware and software.
  • Patch systems where necessary and apply hot fixes to network servers
  • Ensure the availability of the server and the network to users and
    executing procedures to restore to operations when system failures occur
  • Analyse hardware and software for acquisition
  • Cable and maintain LAN for Headquarters and support office and
    ensuring they run efficiently
  • Undertake diagnostic measures relating to e-mails, software
    applications, electronic filing systems
  • Take stock of information technology infrastructure at NFA’s H/Q
  • Enforce system security through management of firewall, anti-virus,
    spyware and
  • Spam ware software.
  • User and computer accounts management and assigning appropriate ACL       to users.
  • Perform backups and streamlining disaster recovery procedures
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate Supervisor. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the National Forestry Authority (NFA) Information
    Technology Officer job vacancy should hold a University degree in
    Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business Computing (BBC),
    Computer Science or any other related discipline from a recognized
  • Must have at least any of the following professional qualifications
    MCP, MCSA, MCSE, A+.
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in ITC implementation
    and maintenance.
  • Previous experience in IT systems such as SUN Accounting Systems,
    HR/Payroll System, ArcGIS, Oracle and Exchange Server will be an added
  • Ability to detect, design and make available to NFA new IT tools and
    approaches for dealing with old and emerging IT technologies that can be
    used to address new challenges.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application
letters, copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and
curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications,
experience (with evidence), present salary and naming three referees, plus
their postal, email and telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring
Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 20th September 2018
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