Senior Systems Analyst IT Jobs – National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Job Title:         Senior
Systems Analyst

Organisation: National
Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager,
Business Transformation

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 Senior Systems Analyst will conduct
systems analysis and design of new e-Government solutions, examine existing
systems and recommend enhancements, and/or systems interfaces and actively
participate in system development, implementation and testing, all with the aim
of improving Government efficiency and productivity to improve service delivery
to citizens.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and maintain technical design documents and blueprints for
    software solutions including specifications and architectural design
    diagrams
  • Work closely with system developers in Government and participate in
    solution development, testing and implementation to ensure technical
    compatibility and user satisfaction.
  • Carry out audits or assessments on existing Government systems to
    determine how well software, hardware and the wider IT enterprise fit the
    business needs and make the required recommendations
  • Apply relevant emerging technologies, industry standards, best
    practices and provide input during Software Development Lifecycle
  • Develop templates and standards for systems analysis and design
    based on international best practice and carry out training for Government
    of Uganda software engineers.
  • Work closely with IT personnel and consultants to provide technical
    support and guidance for critical Government IT software projects
    throughout the development and implementation lifecycle.
  • Develop and implement standards for audit /assessment of Government
    IT systems and recommend necessary enhancements for optimal performance.
  • Carry out research on emerging technologies and approaches in
    software analysis and design and write position papers to enable adoption
    by Government of Uganda.
  • Carry out sensitization activities on e-Government services to MDAs,
    academia and the general public working with other directorates in NITA-U.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the NITA-U Systems Analyst job placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or Software
    Engineering, Information Systems or Computer Science from a recognized
    university is required;
  • At least one professional certification in COBIT, CISA, CISM, or
    trainings related to software development, systems audits and analysis is
    mandatory;
  • Certification in Project Management i.e. PRINCE2 or PMP is an added
    advantage.
  • Master’s degree in software engineering, information systems,
    information technology, business analysis or computer engineering will be
    added advantage
  • At least five years of working experience in business analysis or IT
    systems analysis or software Development in a busy and dynamic IT
    organization three of which should be supervisory.
  • Communications: Very good communication skills (spoken and written),
    including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences on
    environmental related matters, good negotiation skills and to prepare a
    variety of written documents, contracts, reports, etc. in a clear, concise
    style.
  • Teamwork: Very good interpersonal skills and ability to establish
    and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural,
    multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Integrity: Must be a person of proven honesty and does not tolerate
    corruption and unethical behaviours in all its forms and manifestations.
  • Innovation: Must be a person with ability to seek new ways of doing
    things efficiently to deliver value to our customers.
  • Customer Centricity: Must be a person who strives to satisfy
    customers and clients. Should be able to understand what the customer
    wants and delivering it flawlessly.
  • Quality: Must be a person who thinks of quality and continuous
    improvement in his/her work.

Competencies

  • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented
    Programming, web-services/SOA and web application development is added
    advantage Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the
    constraints of  timelines and
    budgets
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn
    rapidly and master diverse software technologies and techniques.

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 forms, 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

Or via email:
rcip@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: 20th September 2019 by 5:00 PM

NB: No
application will be accepted without a duly completed and signed standard
application form (refer to above).

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