IT Manager Employment Opportunity – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:     IT Manager  
Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Coordinator HR & Administration
About US:
Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in
Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The
ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to
protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded,
refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary:  The IT
Manager will provide the Information Technology strategic direction for URCS by
ensuring that IT Systems are robust, and functioning in line with the URCS
strategy, URCS IT policies as well as best practices in ICT.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop, review IT policy and enforce compliance
    to IT systems and Policies
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report on the
    performance of the IT unit Systems, plans and budget
  • Deploy/implement new relevant technologies
    (systems, infrastructure and processes) to ensure business continuity in
    accordance with manufacturer’s recommended best practices and
    organizational policies
  • Offer support in the process of
    identification and recommendation of suppliers of IT services and goods
    (Assets and consumables) as per IT and Finance policies and guidelines
  • Work closely with IT solutions providers to
    plan, design and implement IT business solutions relevant to different
    offices and departments
  • Develop, implement and review the contingency
    and data disaster recovery plan in accordance with IT policies and
  • Plan, implement and review the security and
    integrity of organizational data and IT systems as per IT policies and
    guidelines, considering individual and departmental requirements in the
  • Train and develop staff and partners in the
    use of ICT technologies according to IT unit plans in line with user and
    organizational needs and provide technical support and recommend
    appropriate technology to staff and partners as per user needs
  • Supervise, motivate, appraise and build staff
    the capacity in the Unit in line with the HR Policies and other
    organizational policies and procedures.
  • Perform any other assignment by the
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Information Technology, Computer science, computer applications
    or any related IT field from a recognized institution
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification
    in a related field
  • Added advantage, Specialized Training in;
  • Troubleshooting of Microsoft Windows Networks
  • Troubleshooting of Server Virtualization
    Systems like VMware and Citrix.
  • Configuration of Cisco and D-Link a network
    Switches, Routers, Firewall and Wireless Access Points.
  • Systems Administration of Financial
    Application like SUN.
  • At least seven years’ experience in a large
    organization with at least 4 years in a managerial position
  • Planning & Budgeting experience
  • I.T. procurement management
  • I.T. policy formulation and implementation
  • Disaster recovery(Risk assessment and
  • Data security and integrity
  • People management
  • Software and hardware maintenance.
  • Strategic and Analytical thinking
  • Team Work
  • Communication skills
  • Problem Solving, judgment and decision making
  • Creativity, Self-drive & Resilience
  • Leadership
How to Apply:
candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement should send their filled application forms, download
and E-mail to: or mail via post to: The
Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box
494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 1st August 2016 

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