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
  • 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 requirements.
  • Coordinate with business application
    functions to implement desktop and server systems that utilize industry
    best practices to meet corporate objectives.
  • Deploying workstations, servers,
    printers, scanners, firewalls, encryption systems and all host security
  • 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 allocations
  • 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 for the Samasource
    IT Officer job 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,
  • At least three years of practical
    experience in a reputable organization.
  • Working technical knowledge of network,
    PC and platform operating systems.
  • 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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