Entry Level Network Administrator IT Jobs – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Network Administrator
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mukono,
Uganda
Reports to: Technical
Manager
About US:
Uganda 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure optimum operation of the UCU network infrastructure including
    the main campus data and voice network, the UCU Network Operating Centre
    (NOC), Network Backbone, all Local Area Networks (LANs) at UCU, Regional
    Colleges and Study Centers.
  • To ensure reliable, adequate and cost-effective interconnection
    (voice and data) between the UCU main campus and other study centers.
  • Ensure very reliable and stable functioning of the Network Operating
    Center (NOC) at UCU main campus.
  • To be responsible for all technical work relating to UCU Wide-Area
    Network (WAN) operation and related equipment.
  • To ensure the efficient access to the Internet at all times for all
    campus.
  • To keep track of all technology developments relevant to all
    components of a modern WAN and to regularly provide the Director of UIS
    with information and advice on such changes for effective planning and
    decision making.
  • To liaise with service providers on the technical aspect of the
    services they provide to the University and advise the Technical Manager
    where necessary.
  • To prepare a monthly report on infrastructure activities to the
    Technical Manager
  • To carry out any other work as assigned by lawful University
    authorities from time to time.
  • Install, configure, maintain/administer network Equipment largely
    Cisco
  • Maintains proper documentation of Network Structure, Network Assets,
    Network problems and resolution for future reference.
  • Monitors Network performance and implements performance tuning.
  • Provide periodic updates on the state of the Network to the
    Technical Manager.
  • Perform any other official duties assigned by the line supervisor
    from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Network Administrator must hold a good Bachelor’s degree in
    Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology
    from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • At least two years of experience working with Networks in a
    reputable organization preferably University or any other institution of
    higher learning.
  • Extensive knowledge of computing and network hardware and peripheral
    equipment (network switching and routing equipment, wireless networking
    equipment, network-data handling equipment, or any other Network
    transmission media).
  • Should have a good knowledge of Linux/Unix operating system.
  • Should posses’ ability to communicate technical information to
    non-technical personnel.
  • Should have the skills needed to identify and resolve computer
    system malfunction and operational problems and be able to coordinate with
    other technical and non-technical team members.
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly
demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vita and three
references. Please attach copies of academic and professional certificates and
transcripts on each application. Send to:
The Manager, Human
Resource & Administration,
Uganda Christian
University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono,
Uganda
Email to:
jobs@ucu.ac.ug
NB: All online applications must be sent in one PDF attachment.

Deadline: 25th June 2018 by 5:00 pm
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