Non-profit IT Jobs – Information Technology Officer at Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Job Title:  Information Technology Officer

Organisation: The Open
Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: OSIEA
Finance & Administration Director
About OSIEA:
The Open Society Initiative for
Eastern Africa OSIEA’s particular focus will be on pastoralism, land tenure
governance, food systems and market access, governance and anti-corruption
climate change and a fair investment framework. The Open Society Initiative for
Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in the region by awarding
grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse civil society
leaders and groups.
Job Summary: The
Information Technology Officer will work in consultation with the OSIEA Finance
& Administration Director and Open Society Foundations- New York Systems
Director to develop information technology strategies and services that are
consistent with the business goals of OSIEA. The incumbent will be supporting
OSIEA staff operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and South Sudan and
will have the responsibility to run the IT support operations,
telecommunication operation and network, backend and CLOUD server operation.
The IT Officer will also be responsible for promoting information systems
standards and guidelines in compliance with Open Society Foundations IT Best
Practices and Policies. The IT Officer has the responsibilities to advise,
budget, implement, and execute information systems standards and projects for
all OSIEA offices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. User Support Operations:
  • Offer
    timely technical guidance, support and training to OSIEA staff
  • Develop
    Scope of Work and manage outside consultant to provide user support services
    for other OSIEA country offices
2. Information Systems
  • Oversee
    project schedules and budgets. The scope of the work includes all tasks
    from conception of projects to final implementation
  • In
    charge of making Information Systems recommendation on network, server,
    CLOUD and telecommunication standards and guidelines
3. Network, Backend Server and
CLOUD Support Operations:
  • Actively
    monitor local area network and backend server operation to develop
    performance baseline for future project planning and develop proactive
    support planning to improve service quality and reliability
  • Administrate
    Microsoft Windows domain security and design. Grant Management System
    application server administration
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    best candidates should possess a Related / IT Degree preferred and / or
    demonstrated advancement of further
    tertiary education
  • A
    minimum of five or more years’ experience in computing or related area with a focus on Microsoft Windows
    Operating System, SQL application server and VMware Virtualization
    platform and Cisco networking
  • Possession
    of Microsoft Windows Server and other application server certification and
    VMware certification is also desired
  • The
    ideal candidate should have significant experience in managing end-to-end
    IT (servers, networks, voice, desktop)
  • Extensive
    knowledge implementing Information Technology security policy and
    structure in Microsoft Windows, Wired and Wireless Network Access
    Protection and Control
  • Past
    exposure and experience working with Microsoft Windows and SQL Server
  • Working
    knowledge working with VMware server virtualization platform
  • Knowledge
    implementing and supporting CLOUD application
  • Significant
    experience working with Cisco networking equipment in layer 2 and 3
    network configuration and Cisco PIX/ASA VPN Firewall configuration and
How to Apply:
Please express you interest by
sending your resume and cover letter to
Deadline: 23rd January, 2015

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