Information Technology (IT) Assistant Jobs – Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Job
Title:           
 Information Technology (IT)
Assistant
Organisation: Forum
for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Forum for Women in
Democracy is a non-partisan Women’s rights organization operating in Uganda
with its head office in Kampala. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the
1994 – 1995 Constituency Assembly (CA) that debated and passed the 1995
Constitution. The organization’s mission is to promote gender equality in all
areas of decision making through Capacity Development, Community Empowerment,
Policy Engagement and Strategic Partnerships.
Job Summary:  The Information Technology (IT) Assistant is
responsible for installation, operation and maintenance of computer systems and
other technologies such as communication systems. S/he will train users of the
systems to make appropriate and safe usage of the IT infrastructure.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee the implementation of an IT and equipment policy
  • Manage and update the organization’s website and social media
    platforms
  • Maintain the organisation’s IT equipment in good working condition
  • Track all IT inventory at Head office and Field offices
  • Facilitate the effective sharing of information within and outside
    the organization through proper management of the Local Area Network (LAN)
    as well as connectivity to the internet (WAN)
  • Ensure proper implementation of the organisation’s IT disaster
    recovery strategy through regular and strategic backup of organisational
    information
  • Keep detailed records of network’s configurations, peripheral
    specifications and solutions for future reference
  • Recommend, schedule and perform OC hardware and peripheral equipment
    improvements, upgrades and repairs
  • Provide day to day end user support to FOWODE staff including
    training and re-training on computer use and specific software packages
    including the organisation’s online M&E system.
  • Analyze, evaluate and implement software / hardware installations,
    updates and upgrades



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Information Technology (IT) Assistant
    job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in information Technology, Computer
    Science, Engineering or a related degree from a reputable university.
  • A minimum of three (3) years working experience in IT work in an
    organization
  • Knowledge of computer networking systems and computer hardware is
    essential
  • Proven experience as an IT Technician
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills
  • Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles
  • Knowledgeable on recent versions of Microsoft Office software suite
  • Ability to work independently and also as a team
  • Strong Written and oral communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply to the email below and submit
their cover letters, detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic
documents to: rebecca.kato@fowode.org and copy in patricia.munabi@fowode.org
addressed to;
The Executive
Director
Forum for Women in
Democracy (FOWODE)
P.O. Box 7176
Kampala. Uganda
NB:
Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB. We do appreciate your
interest to work with FOWODE. However, we regret that only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Wednesday, 17th April 2019 by 5.00pm. 
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