UCU Jobs – Head Infrastructure – ICT

Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was
founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a
university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and
educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu
Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International
partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission
Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the
necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of
Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education
– not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian
University was established in 1997.
Job Summary: The Head
Infrastructure will be responsible for the overall coordination and supervision
of all technical activities relating to the efficient operation of the UCU
network by other technical staff and service providers. He/She will supervise
the configuration, implementation, and maintenance of the University network
infrastructure, both voice and data.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    optimum operation of the UCU network infrastructure that includes the Main
    Campus data and voice network, the UCU Network Operating Centre, all Local
    Area Networks (LANs) at UCU and remote campuses in Kampala, Kabale, Mbale
    and any others that will be set up
  • Ensure
    reliable, adequate and cost-effective interconnection (voice and data)
    between the UCU Main campus and other campuses
  • Ensure
    reliable and stable functioning of the Network Operating Center (NOC) at
    UCU main campus
  • Install,
    configure and administer network services, all based on Open Source
    technologies
  • Install,
    configure, maintain network Equipment (mainly Cisco)
  • Responsible
    for all technical work relating to the UCU Wide-Area Network (WAN)
    operation and related equipment
  • Ensure
    efficient access to the Internet at all times
  • Keep
    track of all technology developments relevant to all components of a
    modern WAN and to regularly provide the Manager, University ICT Service
    with information and advice on such changes for effective planning and
    decision making
  • Actively
    coordinate and supervise all technical activities relating to the
    efficient operation of the UCU network by other technical staff and
    service providers
  • Work
    closely with service providers on the technical aspect of the services
    they provide to the university and advise the Technical Manager
    appropriately
  • Compile
    and submit a monthly report on infrastructure activities to the Technical
    Manager
  • Maintain
    proper documentation of Network Structure, Network Assets, Network
    problems and resolution for future reference
  • Actively
    monitor Network performance and implement performance tuning
  • Provide
    periodic updates on the state of the Network to the Technical Manager
  • Perform
    any other official duties as assigned by the Manager, University ICT
    Service and/or Technical Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should have a minimum of four (4) years proven post Maters work
    experience in a medium to large network environment with hands-on
    experience with networking equipment (preferably Cisco) and infrastructure
    installation.
  • Administrator-level
    skills in all of the following are essential:
  • Windows,
    Cisco Systems, Juniper and  Linux
  • Possess
    the ability to demonstrate proficiency in Novell or UNIX
  • Proficiency
    with Networking Equipment:
  • Proficiency
    in dealing with Layer III Switches, Routers and Ubiquiti Equipment
  • High-end
    Servers, Cabling, Racks, Firewalls, LAN, WAN troubleshooting, TCP/IP, PPP,
    DNS, Virtualization, Fiber Optics are essential
  • Good
    knowledge of TCP/UDP, Latency, VoIP, QoS, IS-IS, OSPF, BGP, NHRP, ATM and
    MPLS will be an added advantage
  • Working
    knowledge of fail-safe power Systems will be an added advantage
  • Must
    be a committed practicing Christian
  • Must
    be self motivated
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should
send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability
together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three references.
Please remember to attach two
(2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts
To: Manager Human Resource
& Administration
Uganda Christian University
Pilkington Building
P.O Box 4, Mukono, Uganda
Deadline: 13th February, 2015
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