Senior Systems Administrator (RC) NGO Jobs – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Organisation: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Application Team
About Us:
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit,
networking alliance and service organization that brings together field
epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with
Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works to
strengthen epidemiological and disease surveillance capabilities of African
countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated
Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health
Regulations (IHR).
About PEPFAR Project:
AFENET was in April 2016 awarded a five-year cooperative agreement:
Strengthening the Uganda Ministry of Health Capacity to Execute its Essential
Public Health Functions through Provision of Technical Assistance and Public
Health Workforce Development and Institutional Capacity Building in the Republic
of Uganda, under PEPFAR.
Job Summary: The Senior
Systems Administrator (RC) will manage the day-to-day operations of the
Ministry of Health Resource Center by monitoring system performance, configuration,
maintenance and repair of the computer system.
Key Duties and
  • Tasked with installing new and or
    rebuilding existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services,
    settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and
    project/operational requirements
  • Installing and configuring software
    systems procured from outside or designed in-house
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining
    installation and configuration procedures
  • Actively contribute to and maintain system
  • Maintaining system’s performance and secures
    the system from possible disaster circumstances
  • Building staff capacity
  • In charge of researching and recommending
    innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system
    administration tasks
  • Accomplishing organization goals by
    accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests;
    exploring opportunities to add value to organizational accomplishments
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
    degree in Computer Science from a recognized University.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience
    in administering complex computer systems in a large organization.
  • Experience configuring and administering
    Internet Filtering and Intrusion Protection Systems
  • Knowledge of Programming languages and operating
  • Ability to plan, organize and document
    complex system design activities and to configure systems to be consistent
    with institutional policies/procedures
  • Communicate technical/complex information
    both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    cooperation, understanding, trust and credibility
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently
    and respond to  emergency situations
  • Good team player, dependable with good
    oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent project management and
    organizational skills
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping
    information confidential
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their updated
resumes, application letters, and relevant documentation to: The Administration
& Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) via
Email to:
Deadline: 3rd February,
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