Systems Administrator Job Careers – Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Job Title:   Systems Administrator   

Organisation: Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager, Corporate Services

 

About US:

Uganda Road Fund (URF) is a body corporate established by the Uganda Road Fund Act 2008, to finance routine and periodic maintenance of all public roads in Uganda. The Road Fund Board seeks to urgently fill vacant positions at its Headquarters in Kampala, and accordingly invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following critical posts which are essential for the continued financing of road maintenance and protection of Uganda’s valuable road assets.

 

Job Summary:   The Systems Administrator will be responsible for maintaining and ensuring proper use of the Fund’s Information Technology resources, implementation and maintenance of appropriate, effective and efficient information systems, in accordance with URF’s Corporate Strategic Objectives and core business requirements.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Management

  • Develop and implement a URF ICT framework including infrastructure, policy, systems and plans in line with national and international practice and URF strategic objectives and business process requirements.
  • Identify, plan, prioritize and implement development and integration of systems of the Fund and monitor performance and resource utilization thereof.
  • Development and implement server back-up and disaster recovery procedures including security and control of access such as by assigning user-IDs and passwords to authorized users.
  • Supervise comprehensive testing and evaluation of all modifications to software and hardware before implementation to minimize possible disruption of processes.
  • Pursue and mainstream innovative modern practices such as cloud data management and novel IT products and services and recommend enhancements to improve system efficiency.
  • Supervise, appraise, and develop any subordinate staff.
  • Support procurement and supervision of I.C.T. products and services providers and any outsourced professional/technical support including license agreements and after sales support.
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports.
  • Assessing IT training needs for URF Staff.
  • Preparing the budget for computer support services of the Fund.
  • Ensure all IT equipment is Insured.

Network Administration

  • Design operate and maintain an integrated information processing system for the Fund including LAN and website.
  • Routinely operate, control and maintain the installed computer systems including control of data processing, peripheral equipment and communications network.
  • Perform overall records management function including appraisal, file classification, archiving and backup of files in keeping with approved professional standards and methods.

Database Administration

  • Design and implement a robust data management system including structure server function, storage capacity planning and allocation, monitoring performance and backup/ recovery systems and maintenance of archives.
  • Controlling and monitoring user access to the database and maintaining security.
  • Maintain and Audit Fund’s MIS to ensure integrity of system, and upgrading of information therein.

Others: Any other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director from time to time.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an honors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent;
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or related discipline, certification in Microsoft, CISCO will be an added advantage;
  • Five years of experience gained in reputable organization(s);
  • The right candidate should possess technical competences in business process mapping, database theory & design, operating systems & applications, budgeting and ICT procurement, ICT security;
  • High integrity, confidentiality, strong interpersonal skills, good communication skills and be self-driven.

 

NB: This position will be offered to the right candidate under a contract initially of one (1) year and three (3) months (up to June 2023); in line with Ministry of Public Service guidance.

 

How to Apply:

Applications must be accompanied by (i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the position and illustrated personal experience; (ii) copies of testimonials; (iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held; (iv) current salary; (v) 3 referees; and (vi) postal address, day time telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted in hard copy to:

 

The Executive Director / Secretary to Board, Uganda Road Fund Headquarters, PPDA-URF Towers, Plot 39, Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7501, Kampala, Uganda

 

NB: Only candidates who unequivocally meet the requirements of the positions will be considered for further evaluation and interview. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. The URF is an equal opportunity merit-based employer.

 

Deadline: Thursday 20th January 2022 by 4:00pm.

 

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