UCU University Job Vacancies – Head Systems – ICT

Job Title:    Head Systems – 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
Systems will be responsible for ensuring proper operation of all software
systems/applications used to facilitate various University business processes
that are accessed on the University’s computer network or on stand-alone
computer systems.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    coordinate all systems related activities and supervise the systems team.
  • Send
    periodic updates to the directorate with regards to developments in
    systems administration technology and recommend ways to take advantage of
  • Develop
    new system and application implementation plans, custom scripts and
    testing procedures to ensure operational reliability.
  • Develop
    procedures, programs and documentation for backup and restoration of host
    operating systems and host-based applications.
  • Ensure
    high availability and acceptable levels of performance of mission critical
    host computer resources.
  • Responsible
    to ensure that adequate data security procedures (in line with the DUIS
    information security policy) are followed in order to protect systems and
    data from unauthorized use and abuse.
  • In
    charge of assessing and catering for all training needs of technical staff
    and end users and ensure the optimal utilization of all software in use by
    the staff and students of the university.
  • To
    work with software solution providers for the smooth running, deployment,
    upgrading and maintenance of university software systems.
  • Perform
    any other official duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Manager,
    University ICT Service and/or Technical Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Master’s Degree with a bias in Information Systems
    from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
  • Must
    have a good Bachelor’s Degree (at least 2:1) in Computer Science or
    Information Technology from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
  • Professional
    Certification in MCSA, MCAD or MCSE will be an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three years proven work experience in systems design,
    programming and systems software and support post the Masters Degree.
  • Working
    knowledge of Programming languages and operating systems;
  • Current
    equipment and technologies in use; Unix system administration, enterprise
    backup and recovery procedures and system performance monitoring tools;
  • Effective
    project management techniques and principles and practices of project
    management and supervision.
  • Possess
    the ability to: Plan, organize and document system design activities and
    to configure systems to be consistent with institutional
    policies/procedures; Communicate technical/complex information both
    verbally and in writing;
  • Perform
    multiple tasks concurrently and respond to emergency situations
  • Must
    be self motivated
  • Must
    be a committed and practicing Christian
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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