Head Infrastructure Job Vacancies – Uganda Christian University

Job Title:  Head Infrastructure
Organization: Uganda Christian University
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
Salary Scale: CU6
About US:
Uganda Christian University (UCU), a private institution
founded in 1997 by the Province of the Church of Uganda is dedicated through
teaching, scholarship, service, spiritual formation, student development and
social involvement, to the preparation of students for thoughtful, productive
lives of Christian faith and service in their respective professions and
places.
Job Summary:  The Head Infrastructure will
handle the day to day coordination and supervision of the Infrastructure
activities. He/She will ensure effective, secure and reliable operation of
an organization’s ICT network infrastructure, workstation equipment i.e network
backbone, radio frequency(Wireless), Routers, Ethernet Switches, Servers, PCs,
CCTV cameras, thin client workstations, Laptops, printers & copiers, VoIP,
Projectors and Power backup Equipment plus other related core software that
controls the functioning of such infrastructures. This involves configuration,
implementation, and maintenance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       
To ensure optimum operation of the UCU network
infrastructure that includes the Main Campus data and voice network, the UCU
Network Operating Centre, all Local Area Networks (LANs) at UCU and remote
campuses in Kampala, Kabale, Mbale and any others that will be set up
·       
To ensure reliable, adequate and cost-effective
interconnection (voice and data) between the UCU Main campus and other campuses
·       
To ensure reliable and stable functioning of the
Network Operating Center (NOC) at UCU main campus
·       
Install, configure and administer network
services, all based on Open Source technologies
·       
Install, configure, maintain network Equipment
·       
To be responsible for all technical work
relating to the UCU Wide-Area Network (WAN) operation and related equipment
·       
To ensure efficient access to the internet at
all times
·       
To keep track of all technology developments
relevant to all components of a modern WAN and to regularly provide the
Technical Manager, University ICT Service with information and advice on such
changes for effective planning and decision making
·       
To coordinate and supervise all technical
activities relating to the efficient operation of the UCU network by other
technical staff and service providers
·       
To liaise with service providers on the
technical aspect of the services they provide to the University and advise the
Technical Manager appropriately
·       
To prepare a monthly report on infrastructure
activities to the Technical Manager
·       
To maintain proper documentation of Network
Structure, Network Assets, Network problems and resolution for future reference
·       
To monitor Network performance and implement
performance tuning
·       
Provide periodic updates on the state of the
Network to the Technical Manager
·       
To carry out any other official duties as may be
assigned by the Director, University ICT Service and/or Technical Manager.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal applicant should have Master’s with a
bias in Data Communication/Networks and Bachelor’s degree in Information
Technology, Data Communications Computer Science or Computer Engineering
related field from a recognized institution of higher learning or more than one
related professional certification.
·       
Engineering, IT or Computer Science related
professional certifications will be an added advantage.
  • Should have at least three
    (3) years post Masters experience two (2) of which should be at
    Supervisory level
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in
    Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering related field from
    a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Must have professional
    certification in CCNA and/or CCNP from a recognized Institution of Higher
    Learning
  • Three (3) years post
    professional certification work experience two (2) of which should be at
    Supervisory level.
·       
Must have ICT project management experience.
·       
Strong team leadership skills and demonstrable
knowledge of strategic planning.
·       
Excellent verbal / written communication skills.
·       
Must be a person of strong faith and integrity
and a committed Christian.
Administrator-level skills in all of the following are
essential:
·       
Windows, Cisco Systems, Juniper and Linux
·       
Ability to demonstrate proficiency in Novell or
UNIX
·       
Proficiency in dealing with Layer III Switches,
Routers and Ubiquiti Equipment
·       
High-end Servers, Cabling, Racks, Firewalls,
LAN, WAN troubleshooting, TCP/IP, DNS, Virtualization, Fiber Optics are
essential
·       
Good knowledge of TCP/UDP, Latency, VoIP, QoS,
IS-IS, OSPF, BGP, NHRP, ATM and MPLS will be an added advantage
·       
Knowledge of fail-safe power Systems will be an
added advantage
·       
Must be a committed practicing Christian
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified applicants  should please Send
two (2) copies of an application letter together with updated Curriculum Vitae
and three references; two (2) Copies of academic certificates and transcripts.
To: The Director, Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University
Pilkington Building, P.O. Box 4, Mukono
OR Apply online at the link below
Deadline: 31st January 2020
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