Application Hosting Administrator Jobs – National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Job Title:         Application Hosting Administrator
Organisation: National
Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Data Centre
Manager
About US:
The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) was
established as a statutory body under the National Information Technology
Authority, Uganda Act, 2009 as one of the key players in the Information and
Communications Technology Sector. Its mandated is to coordinate, promote and
monitor IT development within the context of national social and economic
development, with a vision as “a facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally
competitive Uganda where social transformation and economic development is
supported through IT enabled services.”
Job Summary: The Application
Hosting Administrator will be responsible for the administration of hosted
applications on the NBI/EGI Infrastructure
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Regularly
monitor and report on the inventory and status of all applications
across Government Data centre
·        
Monitor
and report of Data centre inventories of equipment, hardware and software and
ensure that all IT assets are recorded and the inventory is periodically
updated.
·        
Work
in liaison and manage Clients and Stakeholders on behalf of NITA-U in
the delivery of NITA-U Data centre services to MDAs
·        
Engagement
of MDAs to connect to the National Data Transmission Backbone
Infrastructure(NBI) for Data centre services and sign Memorandum of
Understanding and Service Level Agreements
·        
Responsible
for the management of the Data Centre Hosted Applications and software and
hardware to ensure high availability and throughput.
·        
Provision
of second level technical support to all Government Departments and Ministries
and agencies that will be utilising the Hosted Applications;
·        
Ensure
compliance to set policies and guidelines for the use of Hosted Applications.
·        
Ensure
policies, standards and documentation procedures related to Data Centre
operation procedures are adhered too.
·        
Perform
any other duties, which may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the NITA-U Application
Hosting Administrator job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems,
Information Technology, or Telecommunications Engineering;
·        
Professional
certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, MCSE, MCSA, , etc. will be an added
advantage
·        
At least five years’ experience in the management of Hosted Applications in a
large enterprise.
·        
A
minimum of three years’ experience in the design, implementation and management
of Data Centres operations.
·        
Demonstrated
project management skills
·        
Demonstrated
technical proficiency in emerging IT trends including information security,
e-Commerce, e-Governance and e-Government applications.
·        
Ability
to work on own initiative as well as in a team;
·        
Capacity
to establish credibility, and trust and partnership.
·        
Excellent
analytical and problem solving skills.
·        
Excellent
interpersonal skills;
·        
Excellent
communication and report writing skills.
·        
A
person of integrity and honesty
·        
Self-starter
and has a high sense of urgency in making deliverables and capable of
protecting confidentiality of information
·        
Able
to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently
·        
Good
personality with the ability to work as a team player
·        
Stress
durable and strong analytical skills
·        
Willingness
to travel on short notice
How to Apply:
All candidates who meet the job requirements/specifications and with
the right personal attributes are invited to complete and submit their
application form, download
here
, with a cover letter, supported by curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact,
postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, to the
address below.
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former Lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Or via email: hr@nita.go.ug
(application must not exceed 10MBs)
Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence
supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and
employment contracts.
Deadline: 12th
December, 2016 by 17.00 hrs.
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