2 Fresher Assistant Systems Administrator Job Opportunities – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: 
Mukono, Hoima, Uganda
About US:
The National Agricultural
Research Organisation (NARO) is established by the National Agricultural
Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to provide strategic
direction for publically funded agricultural research in Uganda. The
organisation is composed of the Council as its governing body, Committees of
Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with semi-autonomous
Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) under its policy guidance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintaining regular backups of all NARO data stored on the LAN and
    WAN and ensuring that all designated systems are subject to a daily,
    weekly, monthly and annual electronic and media backup and restore regime.
  • Ensuring safety and security of all computerized data, information,
    files and documents
  • Ensuring internet availability and reliability, working with ISP to
    make sure that Internet services are working well and properly managed.
  • Administering and maintaining institute systems and applications
    like Microsoft Dynamics Solomon, Research and Network management software
    among others and periodically document and furnish status reports to the
    systems administrator.
  • Ensuring full operation of Active Directory Administration &
    security attributes, establishing directories, drive-mapping, configuring
    network printer & providing user access.
  • Training staff on the use of the office intranet, network sharing,
    archive official documents/emails, and support in the implementation of
    the electronic archive of all documents.
  • Troubleshooting and monitoring network problems: File Server
    Traffic, usage and performance, network security access and space usage,
    Virus detection, removal and prevention for all systems and follow up with
    staff for corrective measures
  • Implementing and applying corporate NARO ICT policies, strategies
    and plans and ensure they are adhered to as guided by the systems
  • Maintaining documentation of processes, procedures and
    troubleshooting guides including tracking service provider requests
    through to completion.
  • Testing and verifying newly procured ICT equipment against approved
    quotations received from suppliers.
  • Regular extending system support to all the PARIs as assigned by the
    Systems administrator.
  • Coordinating efforts of content gathering and publication of
    Institutes’ electronic content onto NARO digital platforms.
  • Regularly extending system support to all the PARIs as assigned by
    the Systems administrator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the National Agricultural Research
    Organisation (NARO) Assistant Systems Administrator job should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business
    Computing or Information Technology with certification in CCNA and working
    experience of two years in a WAN environment.
  • Must have the ability to manage demands with frequent changes or
    delays and able to work in a team environment.
  • Strong understanding of together with the ability to administer
    Linux servers.
  • Solid understanding of network fundamentals with CCNP certification
  • Exhibit complete knowledge in Microsoft Dynamics Solomon, Terminal
    server services and Citrix Xen App platforms.
  • Demonstrate ability with Ms project methodologies
  • Possess scripting / automation knowledge in tools such as, PERL,
    AWK, shell scripting etc.
  • Possess working knowledge of Web servers (Apache, Tomcat, WebLogic a
  • Age: Below 45 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should submit applications together with a
detailed curriculum vitae giving telephone and e-mail addresses and names and
addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of academic certificates and
testimonials to the undersigned.
Applicants are
advised to quote the reference number of the post applied for on the top left
hand corner of the envelope and on the application letter specifying the
institute of preference and should apply for not more than two (2) positions.

Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted and notified via NARO web-site, telephones and
e-mail addresses as provided on the CV. Short-listed candidates will be
required to provide certified copies of their Academic Qualifications.
The Director
Agricultural Research Organization,
P.O. Box 295,
Deadline: 21st February 2019 by 5.00 p.m.
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