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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Senior Information Technology Officer Job at Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Information Technology Officer

Jobs at:
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries

Deadline of this Job:
Not later than 16th June 2017

Duty Station:

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Job details:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant positions under Strengthening Institutional Development Project (SIDP).
PROJECT: Strengthening Institutional Development Project (SIDP)
Job Title: Senior information Technology Officer
Contract period: 24 months
Salary Scale: U3
Reports to: Assistant Commissioner, information and Communication
Number of vacancies: One
Job Purpose:
To Plan, develop and implement strategies that support information Technology (IT) in the Ministry.
Key Functions:
  • Supporting the Ministry in implementing set standards for applications that meets the needs of the users and supports the overall information and Communication Technology;
  • Developing business continuity and disaster recovery plans;
  • Managing all information technology equipment and inventory; y
  • Maintaining up to date systematic drawing of Local and Wide Area Network and infrastructure supporting e-government;
  • Preparing security policy instruments, implementing security tools and putting in place mechanisms to detect security breaches; V
  • Managing the Ministry's network and data centre in conformity with appropriate standards;
  • Developing policies and administering network including user access rights and maintaining up to future inventory of network resources;
  • Determining requirements for computer systems, data storage and retention or related hardware or software facilities, establishing overall or detailed design specifications and development schedules for sub - system;
  • Coordinating new and on-going computer systems;
  • Modifying, maintaining and developing computer systems;
  • Writing and maintaining system documentation;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications:
  • Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honors Bachelors Degree in Either information Technology or information Communication Technology or Computer Science or Computer information Systems and Administration or Computer Engineering or Software Engineering from a recognized University/institution.
  • Possession of CISCO Certified Network Administration (CCNA), Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering (MCSE), Microsoft System Development (MSD) and Oracle Certified Development (OCD), Information Security and Audit (ISACA) certification among others will be an added advantage.
Must have a minimum of 3 years working experience in the field of Information Technology in a Government setting or a reputable organization.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software and database application;
  • Technical knowledge of information technology;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability priorities and plan effectively;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Creativity and Problem-solving skills;
  • Analytical Skills;
  • Ability to multitask and cope with pressure at work;
  • Customer Care and Public Relations;
  • Ability to work well in a team;
  • Problem diagnosis and creative Problem solving skills.
Job application procedure
Applicants should fill Application Forms/ Public Service Form 3 (2008) in triplicate and attach certified copies of academic , documents, Curriculum Vitae and submit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P. 0. Box 102, Entebbe, Open Registry not later than 16th June 2017.
Applicants subsequently short listed for oral interviews and their names displayed on the Ministry website or on the MAAIF Notice Board, shall be required to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the oral interviews.
Applicants who shall not have heard from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries, on completion of the selection exercise should consider themselves as unsuccessful.