Manager Architecture, Standards and Certification Job Vacancy – National Information Technology Authority

Organisation: National
Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Planning, Research & Development  
About NITA-U:
The National Information
Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) was established as a statutory body under
the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda Act, 2009 as one of the
key players in the Information and Communications Technology Sector. Its
mandated is to coordinate, promote and monitor IT development within the
context of national social and economic development, with a vision as “a
facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive Uganda where social
transformation and economic development is supported through IT enabled
Job Summary: The
jobholder will offer leadership in the development, implementation,
enforcement, and monitoring of the National/Enterprise Architecture,
e-Government Interoperability, Standards, and Accreditation & Certification
Frameworks and provide guidance for quality IT services including risk management
& contingency planning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement, enforce, maintain
    and enforce an Enterprise Architecture for Government;
  • Develop, implement, enforce, maintain
    and enforce an e-Government Framework for Government;
  • In charge of the development,
    implementation, enforcement, maintenance and enforce framework, model,
    process and tools for the development of National IT Standards, Procedures
    and Guidelines for all IT service delivery domains;
  • Develop, implement, enforce, maintain
    and enforce a framework, model, tools and a process to Accredit and/or
    Certify IT Products, Services, Service Delivery Points
  • Identifying, developing and enforcement
    of the Departmental Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Reporting to the appropriate structures
    and distributing information throughout the organization;
  • Support in conducting training related
    to Architecture, Standards and Certification;
  • Oversight of Architecture, Standards and
    Certification Consultants and Technical Experts;
  • Provide administrative support and
    departmental meetings
  • Technically support in all cross
    functional activities in which NITA is involved.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems,
    Telecommunications Engineering is a requirement;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in
    Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software
    Engineering or a closely related field is a requirement;
  • Professional/ Industry IT Certification
    such as ITIL, CGIET, CISM, CISSP, PMP etc. are a requirement;
  • Professional specific IT Enterprise
    Architecture /Standards /Certification /Accreditation certifications such
    as The Open Group Architecture Framework – TOGAF, Open Group Certified
    Architect (Open CA) Certification, Zachman, IBM Enterprise Architect, etc.
    are a MUST requirement;
  • Possess excellent planning, management
    and communication skills (Oral, Written, Presentation);
  • At least five (5) years of working
    experience in Information & Communications Technology (ICT) in a
    reputable Public or Private Organization, three (3) years of which should
    be at Supervisory level;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and evidence of
    development of IT Standards and Enterprise Architecture in a reputable
    Public or Private Organization;
  • Past exposure and experience in
    developing and using Enterprise Architecture and Interoperability Tools;
  • Good working knowledge of Government
    Policies, Processes, Procedures and Practices will be an added advantage.
  • Strong organizational and time
    management skills;
  • Capability of managing multiple,
    high-priority Assignments/ Projects simultaneously to meet firm deadlines;
  • Possess the ability to quickly learn and
    understand business environments;
  • Excellent Interpersonal and relationship
    management skills;
  • The applicant must be innovative, detail
    & accuracy-oriented, experienced in highly visible projects;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop
    good working relationships at various levels and to resolve complaints;
  • Excellent analytical skills to interpret
    research data for reports and apply mathematic techniques in practical
  • Be a good team player and have the
    understanding and exposure of leading a team and be conversant with
    leadership and team dynamics.
How to Apply:
All candidates who meet the job
requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited
to complete and submit their application form, download
,  with a cover letter, supported by curriculum vitae, copies
of certificates and testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact,
postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, to the
address below.
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary
Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151
, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038
Or via email:
(application must not exceed 10MBs)
Applicants must also submit with
their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments
such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
Deadline: 13th February, 2015 (Not later than 17.00 hrs.
Local Time).
NB: No
application will be accepted without a duly completed and signed standard
application form (referred to above).

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