IT Careers – Senior Systems Officer at Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Organization: Inter
University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About US:
The Inter University Council
for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of the East African
Community (EAC) responsible for coordinating the development of human resources
and research in the region.  IUCEA is
charged with a number of responsibilities among them being to coordinate
academic and research activities jointly undertaken by Partner states and
member university institutions.  The main
objectives of IUCEA are to (i) facilitate networking among universities in East
Africa, and with universities outside the region; (ii) provide a forum for
discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher
education in East Africa; and (iii) facilitate maintenance of internationally
comparable education standards in East Africa so as to promote the region’s
global competitiveness in higher education.
Job Summary: The Senior
Systems Officer will analyze IUCEA’s systems requirements, design, implement
and maintain critical systems for efficient and effective delivery of services
in the Secretariat and to higher education institutions. The incumbent will
provide technical advice, training and support to all users of ICT systems and
services in IUCEA.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Keenly
    analyze, design and implement ICT systems
  • Carry
    out periodic research on ICT products, services and trends to keep abreast
    with new developments in ICT field and to take advantage of emerging
  • Conduct
    periodic needs assessment and recommend appropriate system solutions to
    address identified needs
  • Prepare
    systems specifications and coordinate the implementation of approved
    systems as per agreed design and specifications and/ or Terms of Reference
  • Give
    technical advice on the outsourcing and project management of major
    systems construction and development
  • Maintain
    and update the data systems and user requirements documentation
  • Maintain
    all IUCEA ICT systems and ensure they are properly working by conducting
    regular system maintenance checks on Financial Information Management
    System, Human Resource Management Information System, Registry records,
    e-Library and Library Management Information System
  • Work
    closely with vendors of IUCEA systems for upgrades and major maintenance
  • Act
    as the custodian of all passwords
  • Coordinate
    and implement mitigation measures to guard against security threats and
    vulnerabilities of networks, systems and information data
  • Conduct
    ICT systems risk assessment and make appropriate recommendations to
  • Carry
    out routine backup of all systems including management of off-site backups
  • Maintain
    record of all key software licenses procured by IUCEA and coordinate their
  • Manage
    local, intra- and wide area networks, bandwidth and e-security
  • Design
    and update web portals and websites project proposals and participate in
    mobilization of funds for ICT projects
  • Design
    up to date information on the latest ICT education uses and disseminate to
    higher education institutions
  • Performing
    any other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Secretary from time
    to time
Key Performance Indicators:
  • System
    assessment reports
  • Records
    of all procured and renewed software licenses
  • Number
    of developed systems and databases designed
  • Number
    of project proposals developed to mobilize funds for ICT projects
  • Number
    of higher education institutions connected to IUCEA website/Network
  • Research
    reports on ICT products and services
  • Reports
    on security of ICT Networks, systems and mitigation measures
  • Number
    of IUCEA staff trained on the system usage and common desktop applications
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Senior Systems Officer vacancy should a Master’s
    Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or its equivalent
    with a strong bias in business and/or software engineering.
  • At
    least eight years’ experience, three at middle level in ICT projects
    management and/or leadership
  • Detailed
    working knowledge in Business re-engineering and strategies, Systems
    Analysis and Design, ICT contracts and Specification Drafting, Data Base
    Design and Administration, ICT management/Leadership, Network
    Administration, ICT projects management, Business continuity/ disaster
    recover management, planning/coding and ICT training program delivery
  • Age
    Below 50 years.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their following application letters should be
accompanied with the following:
  • Certified
    copies of the applicants degree awards
  • Up
    to date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Addresses
    of three referees, one of which should be the current immediate supervisor
Applications marked
be addressed to:
The Executive Secretary
Inter-University Council for
East Africa
Plot M833, Kigobe Road
Kampala, Kyambogo
P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 256 251/2
Fax: +256 414 342 007
Deadline: 16th January

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