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

Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Information
Technology Manager
About NFA:
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 NFA
Information Technology Officer will be responsible for the timely provision of
ICT support.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Execute
    IT policy for the National Forestry Authority
  • Install
    and configure both hardware and software.
  • Patch
    systems where necessary and applying hot fixes to network servers
  • The
    IT Officer will ensure the availability of the server and the network to
    users and executing procedures to restore to operations when system
    failures occur
  • Intuitively
    analyze hardware and software for acquisition
  • Cable
    and maintain LAN for Headquarters and support office and ensuring they run
    efficiently
  • Carry
    out 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, spy
    ware and Spam ware software.
  • In
    charge of user and computer accounts management and assigning appropriate
    ACL to users.
  • Perform
    backups and streamlining disaster recovery procedures
  • Perform
    any other duty assigned by the Supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned NFA career placement should an
    Honours degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business
    Computing (BBC), Computer Science or any other related discipline from a
    recognized University/Institution.
  • The
    applicant must have at least any of the following professional
    qualifications MCP, MCSA, MCSE, A+,CCNA.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in ICT implementation and maintenance.
  • Past
    experience in IT systems such as SUN Accounting Systems, Inspiro People
    HR/Payroll System, ArcGIS, Oracle, Exchange Server and VMware will be an
    added advantage.
  • Possess
    the 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.
  • Also
    knowledge in Web site designing and management is desirable.
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,
present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal, email and
telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6 or 0414 –
230365/9
Deadline: 9th January 2015

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