IT Officer Job Careers – Samasource

Job Title:     IT Officer
Organisation: Samasource
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Us:
Samasource is a
social enterprise that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living
in poverty. We build technology that helps leverage the brain-power of the poor
so they can lift themselves out of poverty by providing valuable services to
companies around the world. We are a dynamic and growing team with a big
vision–to reduce worldwide poverty and its effects through technology. We need
the best people to help us achieve it. We like to move fast and get things
done. If you join us, you’ll be able to make an immediate impact, connect with
some of the brightest people in the fields of social enterprise, impact
sourcing, and tech. Samasource is supported by major corporate and
philanthropic funders including eBay, Google, Cisco, and the Rockefeller and
Ford Foundations.
Job Summary:  The IT Officer will ensure that the system
hardware, operating systems, software systems and related procedures adhere to
organizational values and enabling staff to effectively perform their duties.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that virus protection software is installed on all PCs and
    are updated regularly.
  • Manage all communications and connection solutions including
    workstation connectivity, LANs & WAN to ensure high levels of
    availability and security of the supported business applications.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of IT policies and
    procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance is consistent
    with organization goals, industry best practice and regulatory
  • Coordinate with business application functions to implement desktop
    and server systems that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate
  • Deploying workstations, servers, printers, scanners, firewalls,
    encryption systems and all host security systems.
  • Manage all operating systems and end-user software.
  • Ensure integrity and security of enterprise data on host computers,
    servers and databases in accordance with business needs and industry best
    practices regarding privacy, security and regulatory compliance.
  • Manage end user accounts, permissions, access rights and storage
  • Perform regular network and security audits and document the same.
  • Perform and test routine system back-ups and restores.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in IT, Computer Science or
    Computer Engineering from a recognized University
  • Professional qualifications: Systems administration/System
    Engineering, Certification in Microsoft MCSE/MCTIP, CCNA.
  • At least three years of practical experience in a reputable
  • Working technical knowledge of network, PC and platform operating
  • Extensive application, support experience and working technical
    knowledge of current system software, protocols and standards including
    firewalls and active directory.
  • Experience in LAN administration, software and hardware
    troubleshooting and data maintenance.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at
the link below.
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