Fresher IT Jobs – Assistant Systems Administrator at National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: Rwebitaba
ZARDI – Kyenjojo, Uganda
Job Ref: Rebitaba/12
About NARO:
The National Agricultural
Research Organisation is established by the National Agricultural Research Act
2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to provide strategic direction for
publically funded agricultural research in Uganda. The organisation is composed
of the Council as its governing body, Committees of Council, a Secretariat for
its day-to-day operations with semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research
Institutes (PARI’s) under its policy guidance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for maintaining regular backups of all NARO data stored on the LAN and WAN
    and ensuring that all designated systems are subject to a daily, weekly,
    monthly and annual electronic and media backup and restore regime.
  • Plan,
    coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data,
    software, and hardware.
  • Ensure
    all appropriate work is entered into the MS Dynamics SL database including
    maintaining the information so as to ensure its timeliness, accuracy,
    relevancy, escalation and status.
  • Carry
    out routine network startup and shutdown procedures, and maintain control
  • In
    charge of the design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking
    software and operating system software.
  • Quickly
    recommend to the Systems Administrator any improvement in the systems and
    network configurations, and determine hardware or software requirements
    related to such changes.
  • Monitor
    network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and
    to determine where changes will need to be made in the future.
  • Evaluate
    functional System performance and furnish reports to the System
  • Regularly
    extend system support to all the PARIs as assigned by the Systems
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for the Assistant Systems Administrator Jobs should hold
    Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science or Information Technology with
    certification in CCNA
  • At
    least two years’ experience in a WAN environment.
  • Possess
    the ability to manage demands with frequent changes or delays and able to
    work in a team environment.
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of together with the ability to administer
    Linux servers.
  • Solid
    understanding of network fundamentals with CCNP certification
  • Exhibit
    complete knowledge in Microsoft Dynamics Solomon, Terminal server services
    and Citrix Xen App platforms.
  • Possess
    scripting / automation knowledge in tools such as, PERL, AWK, shell
    scripting etc.
  • Possess
    working knowledge of Web servers (Apache, Tomcat, WebLogic a plus)..
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
NARO are encouraged to send their applications to the Director General, NARO,
P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.
The complete applications
should include three copies of your Curriculum Vitae and one copy of
certificates, transcripts and other relevant documents. The application should
bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against
the vacancy (Check at top of the advert). The applicants should not apply for
more than three posts.
Deadline: 17th November 2014 by 5.00p.m
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