Global Fund IT Jobs – System Administrator at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Health
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Assistant
Commissioner Health Services/Resource Centre (ACHS/RC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding
from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support
among other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the
Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health
Systems Strengthening grant are to:
·        
Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management
(PSM) system
·        
Support improvements in the Management Information
Systems and Monitoring and          
·        
Support community involvement in the delivery of
health services
Additionally,
the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the
National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall
functions are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment
services for TB and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and
Leprosy control activities. Under the National Program is a National TB
Reference Laboratory whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all
TB diagnostic facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide
technical supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy
Diagnosis Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up
culture and drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also
supports coordinated drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll
out of new laboratory technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It
also carries out operational research activities.
Job Summary: The System
Administrator will be responsible for providing day-to-day technical assistance
to the RC division for effective provisioning, installation/configuration,
operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related
infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and
development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This
individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems,
and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff,
volunteers and partners. This System Administrator will support project teams
with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of our standard
Project Management Methodology. These activities include the definition of
needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the
project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations
staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions. The SA will ensure
smooth transitioning of projects from development to production phase. This
individual will be accountable for the following systems: Linux and Windows
systems that support 6IS infrastructure; Linux, Windows and Application systems
that support Asset Management; Responsibilities on these systems include System
Administration engineering and provisioning, operations and support,
maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1.
Support the Resource Centre Division:
SA
Engineering and Provisioning
·        
Engineering of SA-related solutions for various
project and operational needs.
·        
Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure
hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance
with standards and project/operational requirements.
·        
Install and configure systems such as supports GIS
infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications.
·        
Develop and maintain installation and configuration
procedures.
·        
Actively contribute to and maintain system
standards.
·        
Research and recommend innovative, and where
possible automated approaches for system administration tasks, identify
approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
Operations
and Support
·        
Carry out daily system monitoring, verifying the
integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key
processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled
jobs such as backups.
·        
Perform regular security monitoring to identify any
possible intrusions.
·        
Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all
required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the
appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled
and sent off site as necessary.
·        
Perform regular file archival and purge as
necessary.
·        
Create, change, and delete user accounts per
request.
·        
Provide Tier Ill/other support per request from
various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
·        
Repair and recover from hardware or software
failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
Maintenance:
·        
Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis,
and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as
necessary.
·        
Upgrade and configure system software that supports
GIS infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications per project or
operational needs
·        
Maintain operational, configuration, or other
procedures.
·        
Carry out periodic performance reporting to support
capacity planning.
·        
Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware
upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and
disk partitions as required.
·        
Maintain data center environmental and monitoring
equipment.
2.
Provide the Resource Centre department with technical and strategic oversight
for GF implementation.
·        
Work closely with the FCO, PD and HCSS coordinator
to ensure proper interpretation of the grant letters and fund release budgets
in coming up with the in-country grant implementation work plans; this includes
proper interpretation of the GF Budgets through quality assurance of
requisitions to prevent risky consequences, track fund absorption (through
monitoring absorption at the SDAs) and anticipate tides ahead and advise on
speed of implementation.
·        
Undertake evaluation of the National Information
Portal implementation on an annual basis
·        
Support the reporting to the Global Fund HCSS Grant
implementation activities
3.
Report on progress both qualitatively and quantitatively according to the
annual work plans and log frame focusing on the achievement of the following
results
:
·        
Work closely with MoH/RC responsible officers on the
preparation of plans at the field level and recommend corrective action, if
any, to streamline the process
·        
Ensure the timely submission of required reports by
Ministry of Health Resource Centre under the overall guidance1 of the ACHS/RC
·        
Support the identification and documentation of
links, synergies, lessons learnt and best practices that can be useful in the
institutional learning process and results im the project.
4. Support and
work with other program Information specialists to conduct National Health
Information Portal Enterprise Architecture review in collaboration with other
partners such as Academia and WHO among others
5. Act as
liaison between information technology and data users.
6. Develop
National eHealth Architecture that supports the various HMIS platforms in the
National Health Data Warehouse within agreed framework ensuring standards,
integration and interoperability
7.
Ensures Program knowledge management and capacity development on results- based
management:
·        
In charge of the preparation of quarterly and annual
programmatic progress updates on program based on GF requirements
·        
Ensures training and other capacity development
initiatives to strengthen program and district capacity in results-based
management, monitoring and evaluation
·        
Facilitates strategic information sharing across
departments, sub national levels and sectors related to GF support
·        
Ensures development and updating of databases with
pertinent program data and reports, evaluations, etc.
·        
Perform any other duties assigned by the Assistant
Commissioner Health Services/ RC
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a good Degree
in Computer Science or related field from a recognized University.
·        
At least five years’ experience in administering
complex computer system in a large organization.
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in a SA role
·        
Systems Administration/System Engineer certification
in Unix and Microsoft
·        
Extensive experience and judgment to plan and
accomplish goals.
·        
Previous work experience with the health sector will
be an added advantage
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;
Ministry of
Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel
Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala,
Kampala.
Uganda.
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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