Information Technology (IT) Officer AVCP Project Jobs – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Organization: Ministry
of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Project:    Agriculture Value Chain Development Program
(AVCP) Project 1
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: National
Project Coordinator
About US:
The Mission of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry
and Fisheries is to “Transform Subsistence Farming to Commercial Agriculture”.
The Government of Uganda has received credit from the African Development Bank
towards financing the Agriculture Value Chain Development Project (AVCP 1). The
main goal of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction and economic
growth in Uganda through enhanced productivity and commercialization of
agriculture.
Job Summary: The Information Technology (IT) Officer
will support the planning and implementation of the ICT based input and
extension platform that will be implemented by the project. The IT officer will
also provide overall ICT support to the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Lead the design, implementation and maintenance
of the project ICT based platform
·       
Administering and overseeing application
networks, designs and their installations.
·       
Administering physical network infrastructure,
documenting and managing data communication needs.
·       
Coordinating systems planning, design,
development, deployment and modification.
·       
Monitoring and controlling service level of
networks and other related hardware suppliers and overseeing acquisition of
required hardware and software
·       
Developing ICT Security and User guidelines
·       
Providing day-to-day management of AVCP’s ICT
activities.
·       
Working closely with project staff, MAAIF and
relevant agencies to review existing ICT facilities that are relevant to AVCP;
identify priority areas for information technology relevant to AVCP.
·       
Providing technical assistance to partner
organizations on ICT concepts and principles, and serving as the advisor to the
project on matters of ICT
·       
Participate in the development of the
Agricultural Sector ICT Strategy
·       
Working with the Senior M&E officer to
monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of ICT-related activities
·       
Undertake other duties and responsibilities
related to Project work as directed by the National Project Coordinator



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate must hold an honors Degree
in Computer Science, Business Computing, Information Systems, Systems or
Information Technology or Information Communications Technology (ICT)
·       
A minimum of 5 years of relevant working
experience, 3 years of which should be in establishment/ maintenance of ICT
platforms gained from a Government or Development Partner supported
Organization.
·       
A valid professional certification in
networking/ security / and systems administration is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates should fill the Public Service Form 3, Download
Here
, to be submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, Uganda
Deadline: 31st
December 2019.
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