Project ICT Officer Jobs – Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)

 

Job Title:    Project ICT Officer

Organization:  Uganda
National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)

Project Name: National
Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement (NSTEI-SE)
Project

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Project
Coordinator

 

About US:

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) is a
Government agency established in 1990 by an Act of Parliament (CAP. 209) of the
Laws of Uganda. The agency is mandated to facilitate the development and
implementation of strategies for integrating Science and Technology (S&T)
into the national development process.

 

About NSTEI-SE Project:

The National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement
(NSTEI-SE) Project is a five (5) year intervention by the Government of Uganda
to provide state-of-the-art specialized infrastructure and equipment, including
techno training facilities to ensure that Ugandans acquire skills for
designing, implementing and managing key infrastructural projects and create
globally competitive businesses.

 

Job Summary:  The Project
ICT Officer will mainly develop, implement and maintain a secure ICT system
that contributes to the development and implementation of the project’s
strategy in line with the national ICT policies

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Plan,
implement and monitor the overall ICT infrastructure including hardware and
software applications that support project operations, liaising with relevant
ICT service providers in line with the project mission and ICT best practices.

·        
Train
staff in software applications, trouble shoot end user problems and respond to
queries registered with the ICT help desk in line with the ICT Standards.

·        
Develop
and implement a framework for maintaining a reliable ICT operational system
That monitors ICT applications including hardware and software installations,
server set up, management of inventories, disaster recovery, network and
database administration in line with the project strategy and ICT standards.

·        
Provide
user training on common business applications and use of systems in line
withthe ICT Policy.

·        
Develop,
update and document ICT processes and procedural manuals and guidelines in line
with project mandate and the ICT standards.

·        
Review
project ICT needs and develop a procurement plan and budget for ICT equipment
and services in line with the procurement guidelines.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

·        
At least
three years of experience in a technical IT role, preferably in an
international environment.

·        
Excellent
technical knowledge of and experience with a variety of technologies, including
Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft and Linux server technologies, Microsoft
Office 365 and Exchange, cloud-based storage systems, Windows OS, MS Office
suites, Citrix and PowerShell.

·        
Experience
of training/coaching individuals in ICT skills at different levels of ability.

·        
Hardware
knowledge including PCs, laptops, network routers and printers.

·        
Ability
to define systems and approaches that are sustainable and relevant to local
context.

·        
Able to
develop and maintain effective relationships with work colleagues, service
providers and other stakeholders.

·        
Ability
to learn on the fly and stay up to date with the latest technology.

 

How to Apply:

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience,
please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the
relevant competencies, current position, names and addresses of three referees
via email to pila2consultants@gmail.com.
Please quote the position of interest in the subject line. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 23rd
October 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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