USE IT Career Jobs – Manager, Information Systems

Organisation: Uganda
Securities Exchange (USE)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head,
Information Systems
About USE:
Uganda Securities Exchange
Limited (USE), a CMA licensed financial institution that operates the
securities market in Uganda.
Job Summary: The
Manager, Information Systems will be responsible for the general oversight of
the day to day operations of the department and bridge gap between the Head of
department and technical personnel (Information System Officers)
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer
    the Department in delivering current IS services in USE Offices of
    F&A, PM, L&C, SCD and IS; and implementing new services as
  • Proposing
    and agreeing with the Head Information Systems on a strategy for the
    delivery and ongoing development of IS services to support the present and
    future business requirements of the Exchange.
  • Support
    the Head, Information Systems in Budgetary and day-to-day management
    responsibility for the operations of the Department in accordance with
    service targets and financial provisions agreed upon.
  • Managing
    and motivating IS officers within the Department, including responsibility
    for their performance appraisal, development and training.
  • The
    candidate will lead by example to ensure that a culture of continuous
    improvement and customer (mainly  IS
    users, internal & external) focus is embedded into the service ethics
    of the Department and  to ensure
    that the Department measures/monitors performance on service
    characteristics that affect user satisfaction.
  • The
    jobholder will also be acting as IS Security Officer to implement the USE
    security policies, and ensuring that the services of the Department are
    delivered in accordance with the Security Policy. This will include IS
    risk management and IS service continuity planning or disaster recovery.
  • Ensuring
    compliance with legislative and market requirements in their area of
    responsibility by       implementing
    regular reviews of IS procedures including safety systems, risk
    management, reporting of incidents, emergency procedures, consultancy
  • Make
    recommendations for hardware or software changes to meet the changing needs
    of the organization.
  • Actively
    coordinate with vendors and the HRAO regarding IS services and procurement
    of IS software and hardware to ensure efficient operation of the USE IS
  • Manage
    the installation and testing of hardware and software components in a LAN
    and WAN.
  • Provide
    report queries that translate into BI from the USE databases.
  • Actively
    participate in development of user applications.
  • The
    Manager is expected to exercise appropriate leadership and management of
    IS officers in the Department with due regard to:
    • Ensuring that staff responsibilities are met;
    • Ensuring that collegiality is exercised in interaction with other
      Departments; and
    • Ensuring that IS services are optimally utilized and protected.
  • Performing
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Head, Information Systems
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USE Job vacancy should hold a University degree in
    Information Technology/Computer Science or related discipline
  • Professional
  • A
    minimum of five (5) years working experience in a similar environment
  • High
    appreciation of development trends of the IT industry
  • Possess
    the ability to manage relational database systems specifically Oracle and
  • Ability
    to troubleshoot various operating systems e.g., Windows, Unix and Linux
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of LAN/WAN technologies and systems security
  • Leadership,
    Management and Communication skills
  • USE
    business awareness
  • Empowerment
    to make decisions
  • Excellent
    organization and planning skills
  • Demonstration
    of Creativity and innovativeness
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to send their applications to the Head Finance, HR & Administration via
Email to: or on
this physical address. Send to Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), UAP Nakawa
Business Park, Block A, 4th Floor North Wing, Plot 3-5, New Port
Bell Road, P.O. Box 23552, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: Friday, 14th November, 2014.
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