Systems Administrator Fresher IT Jobs – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:    Systems Administrator
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 Systems Administrator will be responsible for
the configuration, implementation, and maintenance of the various ICT
technologies managed by UCU’s Information Technology Department. He / she will
also administer and maintain UCU’s technology applications infrastructure
including the overall server management of software applications, security
monitoring, troubleshooting, storage/file management, all network resources
administration, email administration, and regular backups. The Systems
Administrator will render support in assessing and identifying all appropriate
software and hardware applications to be integrated into UCU’s infrastructure
and make recommendations for implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Administer active directory, preferably Open
  • Update and maintain network servers such as
    file servers, VPN gateways, and intrusion detection systems.
  • Administer enterprise mail servers in
    Open-source environment (Linux/UNIX)
  • In charge of the maintenance of IP services
    like DNS, Web servers, Internet Gateways, all based on Linux/UNIX
  • Support LANs, WANs, network segments,
    Internet, and Intranet systems.
  • Ensure that the design of all systems allows
    all components to work properly together.
  • Ensure efficiency and availability of all
    Management Information Systems.
  • Maintain network and system security as well
    as perform security updates and patches.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the
    Manager, University ICT Services.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for Systems Administrator
    career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science,
    Information Technology or Computer Engineering.
  • A minimum of two years of related work
    experience in a busy environment.
  • Professional certifications in MCSE, CCNA
    will be an added advantage.
  • Broad working knowledge and understanding of
    TCP/IP networking is an added advantage
  • Previous exposure and experience in thin
    client computing and Virtualization are key
  • Prior experience in setting up and
    administering digital library services is key
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Windows
    Server administration
  • Broad working knowledge of VoIP functionality
    is an added advantage
  • The applicant must be a mature and committed
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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