Entry Level IT Vacancies – Webmaster at Ministry of Works and Transport

Job Title:  
Webmaster
Organisation: Ministry
of Works and Transport
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Information Scientist
About US:
The Ministry of Works and
Transport has a mandate to plan, develop and maintain an economic, efficient
and effective transport infrastructure; &transport services by road, rail,
water, and air. They are also mandated to manage public works including
Government Structures and promote standards in the construction industry. The
Mission of the Ministry is “to promote an adequate, safe and well
maintained public works and transport infrastructure and services so as to
effectively contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.”
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will create webpage content and keep it current in consultation
    with ministry departments.
  • Improve,
    maintain and update the Ministry website and portals (Ensure sites are
    functioning properly and are available to users)
  • Carry
    out web performance optimization for website and portals on a multitude of
    browsers and platforms e.g. Internet Explorer/Firefox/Safari/Chrome,
    Mac/PC, and Mobile.
  • Prepare
    responses to visitors’ comments and concerns.
  • Make
    the Website and portals easy to navigate and that they address the needs
    of the Ministry and general public.
  • Ensure
    seamless functionality of the website, constantly test the site for uptime,
    load time, and ease of use.
  • Create
    web pages according to Government of Uganda branding standards.
  • Actively
    monitor website use, security and trends and ensure routine backups.
  • Regulate
    and manage user access rights of different users on the website.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
All candidates MUST be Ugandans
possessing the following:
  • An
    Honors Bachelor’s degree in any of the following specialties: Computer Science,
    Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Software Engineering or any
    other relevant degree;
  • A
    minimum of  two (2) years working
    experience in government or reputable organization in relation to
    Web/Intranet Development;
  • Basic
    working knowledge of web servers e.g. Apache, IIS;
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of web programming languages (HTML, JavaScript, CSS);
  • Working
    knowledge of PHP (including Word Press functions) desired;
  • Past
    experience of DBMS;
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint framework;
  • Past
    experience in Content Management Systems;
  • Working
    knowledge of VBScript and Batch scripting;
  • Excellent
    knowledge of object-oriented analysis, design, and development practices.
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of Rich Internet Application development.
  • Ability
    to work on multiple projects at a time with appropriate time management
    and prioritization of tasks.
  • Possess
    the ability to handle customer service needs with a positive, patient, and
    friendly manner, utilizing good interpersonal skills
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications addressed to: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Works and Transport. P.O. Box 7174, Kampala, Uganda and delivered to the
Security Registry, Ministry of Works and Transport Headquarters, Old Port Bell
Road Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 9th January-2015
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