Systems Administrator – National Medical Stores (NMS)

Organization: National
Medical Stores (NMS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Ref: NMS/2014/28
Report to: Management
Information Officer
About NMS:
National Medical Stores is an
autonomous Corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament 1993. Our
mandate is to procure, store and distribute medicines and other medical
supplies to public health facilities in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Systems
Administrator will be responsible for the installation and maintaining working
systems across the enterprise as and when necessary, in line with the Company’s
ICT strategy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Install,
    support and maintain servers or other computer systems and associated
    peripheral systems.
  • Intuitively
    plan for and respond to service outages and other problems.
  • Script
    or write applications or utilities
  • In
    charge of carrying out project management for systems related projects
  • Manage
    a team of computer problems beyond the knowledge of technical support
    staff.
  • The
    applicant will be the consultant or advisor for problems beyond the
    knowledge of technical support staff.
  • Perform
    his or her job well, a system administrator must demonstrate a blend of
    technical skills and responsibility.
  • Offers
    user support for desk top and server based applications.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold an honour’s degree in any of the following: Computer
    Science, Computer applications, Information Technology or their
    equivalent.
  • Professional
    Information Technology Certifications such as Micro soft certified
    professional, Cisco certified Network Associate or their equivalent.(
    constitute an additional advantage).
  • At
    least three years post qualification experience
  • Prior
    experience in installations, upgrades, trouble shooting and repairing of
    computers and their associated peripheral devices in multi-protocol
    network environment preferably a large corporate.
  • The
    applicant should be familiar with several operating systems such as
    windows Server 2003/2008, Windows XP/Vista/7, UNIX/ Linux Directory, LDAP,
    etc.
  • The
    applicants must be familiar with general networking, Windows Active.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their updated CVs that should include names
and addresses of the last two employers with hand written applications
indicating the reference number of the position you are applying for and giving
three referees with their full time telephone contacts, email and postal
addresses indicated on the application letter.
Photocopies of the original
academic documents should be attached.
Please note that National
Medical Stores reserves the right to verify Photocopies of the academic
documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate
their validity.
All applications should be
addressed and delivered to the Head of Human Resource and Support Services,
National Medical Stores (NMS), Plot 4-12, Nsamizi Road, P.O Box 16, Entebbe,
Uganda.
NB: Any
form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only candidates who
meet the specifications indicated for the jobs will be contacted. Please note
that NMS will be closed for Christmas Break between 24th December 2014 to 5th
January 2015. Please note that if you do not hear from us within four weeks
regarding your application, consider your application unsuccessful.
Deadline: 9th January 2015 by 5pm

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