IT Specialist Job Careers – Samasource

Job Title:     IT Specialist
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 Specialist 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. The incumbent will receive
instruction and guidance on new assignments with a reasonable amount of
supervision in day to day work.
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 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 Specialist 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
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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