NPA IT Managerial Jobs – Head Information Communication Technology (ICT) Department




Organisation: National Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Development Planning
Job Reference: NPA/ADV/02/2015 (2)
About NPA:
The National Planning
Authority (NPA) was established by an Act of Parliament No.15 of 2002 in
compliance with article 125 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda
(1995). Accordingly NPA is the principal statutory agency responsible for the
management of national and decentralized development planning in Uganda. The
primary function of the Authority is to produce comprehensive and integrated
development plans for the country elaborated in terms of the perspective
Vision, Long and Medium-term Plans.
Job Summary: The Head Information Communication
Technology (ICT) Department will be responsible for managing and advising on
the entire IT Infrastructure and system of the NPA, including all hardware and
software. The ICT Manager will be responsible for coordination IT interventions
at the National level on behalf of NPA
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Works
    in liaison with relevant stakeholders in developing the national long,
    medium and short term ICT plans and policies.
  • Actively
    participate in various national and regional ICT initiatives/ program
    activities such as e-Government, e-schools, etc, on behalf of the
    Authority.
  • Participate
    in the development of tools for data collection, storage, processing and
    dissemination at the various levels of Local and Central Government.
  • Works
    closely with the Ministry of ICT in bid to harmonize and standardize NPA
    ICT infrastructure and systems to the national data transmission back bone
    and e-Government infrastructure.
  • Take
    part  in monitoring and evaluation of
    National ICT interventions.
  • Develop
    and implement NPA’s IT strategic plan, policies and procedures.
  • Assess
    ICT resource needs of the Authority and prepare Annual Budgets and
    Work-Plans.
  • Oversee
    the Authority’s IT network system.
  • Manage
    and Coordinate the regular up date of the NPA Website.
  • Participate
    in developing, maintaining and updating the NPA Planning Database,
    including the Community Information System (CIS).
  • Participate
    in systems analysis to determine ICT equipment and systems of the
    Authority.
  • Guide
    on sound servicing and maintenance of ICT disaster recovery system for the
    Authority.
  • Provide
    ICT technical support to all departments and programs of the Authority.
  • Establish
    and maintain a functional ICT disaster recovery system for the Authority.
  • Mobilize
    financial resources to undertake major projects in NPA
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be directed from time to time by the Supervisor or
    Management.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a First Degree in Information Technology, Computer
    Science, Information Science, or any other first degree relevant to the
    Job and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering in Computer,
    Information Science, Management Information Systems, Applied Technology or
    any other management area
  • Professional
    qualifications from the Computer Information Systems Company (CISCO)
    including: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified
    Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP),
    Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP)
  • Certifications
    including: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Microsoft Systems
    Data Management (MSCD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE),
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Professional
    (MCP)
  • Certification
    in Systems Administration; Virtualization; Software Development; Routers;
    DB and Management is essential
  • Additional
    qualifications in Development Planning, Economic Policy and Planning;
    Development Economics; Research / Policy analysis or a closely related
    discipline shall also be considered as added advantage
  • Excellent
    track record of ten years in similar roles, five of which at Management
    level
  • The
    varied knowledge and experience at broad levels should have been acquired
    at Senior or above level in ICT Planning and Development, ICT Policy
    Development and Implementation , or equivalent relevant level of
    experience in a reputable development-oriented institution/organization
    involving management of cross-functional activities
  • Past
    experience in Government Systems, operations, budgeting, accountability,
    and reporting and coordination mechanisms is a requirement.
  • Extensive
    working experience in LAN Systems Administration; Secure remote access
    configuration & management; designing and implementing DMZ’s;
    Virtualization; Software development using state-of-the art tools;
    Relational Database engine management; Network optimization; managing
    corporate website and intranets; enterprise content management and
    work-flow processing; Content filters; and Routers.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to send two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae clearly phone
and email contacts, photocopies of academic and professional certificates and
transcripts should be directed to: The Executive Director, National Planning
Authority, P.O. Box 21434 Kampala, Uganda; Planning – House Plot 17B Clement
Hill Road. The applicant should indicate the Ref No. of the post applied for in
the top hand right corner the application envelope. On delivery, the
applications shall be registered at the NPA Reception / Front desk.
Deadline: Thursday 30th April
2015 at 16:55 hours.
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