Fresher ICT Assistant Job Placement – National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)

Job Title:    ICT Assistant
Organisation: National
Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Finance &
Administration Manager
About US:
The National Animal Genetics Resources Centre and Data Bank,
(NAGRC&DB) is a body corporate under the Ministry of Agriculture Animal
Industry and Fisheries whose mandate is to take a leading role in establishing
a comprehensive National Animal Breeding Programme in Uganda.
Job Summary: The ICT
Assistant will primarily ensure that NAGRC&DB has a stable Information
Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure that meets their current and
future ICT requirements in a timely and professional manner.
Key Duties and
Inspects ICT tools procured/equipment and verify
if they meet the requirement and standards
Establishes long term needs for the information
system to promote the increased proliferation and ambitious application of ICT
within the institution.
Guides the management on the appropriate ICT
Offers technical support on all matters of
procurement, utilization and maintenance of ICT hardware and software for the
Establishes and guides the Institution on
technical installation, priorities, standards, procedures, management and telecom
equipment and systems
Maintains confidentiality, security and reliability
of the information systems
The ICT Assistant will maintain all the Institution’s
computer hard ware and software in accordance with the established National
Regularly reviews, designs, implements and
maintains sound Local Area Network and Wide Area Network systems for the
Provides capacity building and ICT support to
institutional staff
Takes part in deployment of new or upgrade
Information Technology and infrastructure
Installs and performs minor repairs on hardware,
software, and peripheral equipment and provides on-going support of client
Configures and installs desktop PCs, peripheral
equipment, laptops and other mobile devices
Diagnoses and resolves client workstation and
mobile device hardware and software issues
Manages inventory of Computer Asset equipment to
ensure the timely entry in the inventory.
Ensures data protection and backup of user data
on institutional servers
The incumbent manages and regularly updates the
institutional website and the organizational email systems
Performs any other official duties as may be
assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma
in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information systems, Computer
engineering or any related field from a recognized institution of higher
Two years of experience in an IT environment.
Broad working knowledge of telecommunications
technologies (wireless networks) and Network Architectures for both Local Area
Networks and Wide Area Networks
Excellent working knowledge of Internet
technologies, including: TCP/IP suite of protocols; Internet security; Internet
routing; Voice over Internet Protocol)
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows
Operating Systems configuration and with some knowledge in windows server 2008
Comprehensive working knowledge in computer
networking, computer systems hardware, software repair and maintenance with
compliance to new computer technologies
Extensive knowledge in web management, content
management systems with working knowledge in HTML and any of (Joomla, Drupal, WordPress).
Possess basic knowledge in database management with oracle/sql/mysql.
Excellent communication and inter-personal
skills. Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment
Working knowledge of animal science and breeding
as an advantage.
Age: Between 25-55 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV, applications and testimonials (including 3 work references) addressed to:
The Executive Director
Attn: Human Resource/Administration,
National Animal Genetic Resources Centre & Data Bank,
P.O. Box 183 Nsamizi Road, Entebbe. Uganda
Deadline: 2nd November 2017
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