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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Senior IT Specialist Job at Infectious Diseases Institute - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior IT Specialist [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Research , Category: Computer & IT ]

Jobs at: Infectious Diseases Institute

Deadline of this Job:
31st May 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: 13th May 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed JOB DETAILS:
The mission of the infectious Diseases institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services {provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
In order to achieve the above objectives, IDI seeks to recruit a competent candidate as indicated below:
Job Title: Senior IT Specialist
Vacancy Code: SITX01
Classification: Fixed term (Full Time)
Reporting: CIT Manager
Duty Station: Kampala
Job Summary
The information Technology (IT) Senior Specialist is a mid-level role, responsible for the design, implementation and operation of the ICT Infrastructure at all the Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd. Offices, as assigned by the IT Manager, Information Services department. The rob holder shall take responsibility for monitoring, maintaining and troubleshooting IDI's rapidly expanding technology infrastructure which includes Servers, Networks and Storage systems. He/she must be a diverse individual, with superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure includes both virtual and physical.
• Manage and monitor storage and backup systems
• Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
• Proactively certify the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
• Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers and database administrator to implement those fixes
• Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
• Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
• Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
• Provide 3rd level support
• Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
• Meet with relevant users to identity requirements for new infrastructure components, e.g. computing devices, additional data points etc.

Required Experience and skills:
• Over 5 years’ demonstrated experience in a similar role with solid background in IT infrastructure operations, computer network administration and service delivery.
• Leadership experience with the ability to mentor and guide other junior technical staff and successfully manage the team work in the IT environment.
• Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Windows or UNIX/Linux based environments.
• Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of windows servers, and NetApp storage
• Solid Cloud experience, preferably in MS Office 365 and Azure storage
• Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Virtual Box, Hyper-V)
• Experience with monitoring systems
• Experience with automation software (e.g., Puppet, engine, Chef)
• Solid scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python)

Qualification Requirements:
• BSIMS Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, related computing discipline.
• Technical certifications include; DCDC (Data Center Design), CCNA (not mandatory but preferred), MCSE server 2012/LPIC-II, SAN and Database administration

Job Education Requirements: BSIMS Degree in Computer Science

Job Experience Requirements: 5 years’ demonstrated experience

Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate or testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 31st May 2019. [Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).
Key Notes:
• IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
• Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI tor a period of at least one year will be given priority.
• Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
• Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject tor your email
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus; College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

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