Head Infrastructure (Network Administrator) Job Opportunity – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Manager, University ICT Services
About UCU:
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 (Network Administrator)
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. The incumbent will oversee e 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
  • Ensure reliable, adequate and cost-effective
    interconnection (voice and data) between the UCU Main campus and other
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepare 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
  • Regularly monitor Network performance and
    implement performance tuning.
  • Provide periodic updates on the state of the
    Network to the Technical Manager.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the
    Manager, University ICT Services and/or Technical Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Head Infrastructure
    (Network Administrator) vacancy should hold a Master’s degree with a bias
    in Data Communications from a recognized institution of higher learning. He
    /s he should also hold a good Bachelor’s Degree (at least 2:1) in
    Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or
    Information Technology from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Hold professional certification in CCNA
    and/or CCNP
  • Professional certification in either MCSA or
    MCSE will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of proven work
    experience in a medium to large network environment with hands-on
    experience with networking equipment (preferably Cisco) and infrastructure
  • Possess administrator-level skills in Windows,
    Cisco Systems, Juniper and Linux
  • Proven 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.
  • The applicant must be a committed mature and practicing
How to Apply:
applicants are encouraged to send two (2) copies of an application letter
together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references i.e. academic,
leadership and pastoral. Please attach two (2) copies of academic and
professional certificates and transcripts.
Manager, Human Resource & Administration,
Christian University,
Box 4, Mukono, Uganda
Deadline: 4th March, 2016

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