IT Officer Job Vacancies – Samasource

Job Title:     IT Officer
Organisation: Samasource
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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
  • 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 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 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 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, CCNA.
  • 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
  • Experience
    in LAN administration, software and hardware troubleshooting and data
 How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their applications online at the link below.
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