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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Job Vacancy, National Information Technology Authority-UGANDA (NITA-U),

Job Vacancy, National Information Technology Authority-UGANDA (NITA-U),

Job Title: District Information Technology Officer

Job Role:

To provide technical advice to the District on the proper choice and or Utilisation of IT hardware, software and systems whether provided by NITA-U or any other relevant authority as well as ensuring thier effective maintance and user support in order to achieve Government overall IT policy objectives particularly rationalisation of the NITA-U Mandate.

Report to: IT Services Administrator

Key Result Areas:

Proper identification of District IT needs in liaison with NITA-U in seeking for proper solutions for such IT requirements; Ensure that IT hardware and software requirements are effectively planned and fully costed and integrated within the District Consolidated work plans and budgets; Act as first line of support of all IT problems that may occur at the District from time to time; In liaison with NITA-U to ensure advocacy, promotion and popularisation of Government IT regulations, policies as well as strategies within the district; To support the Authority in IT research and data collection as well as dissemination at the district level; Organise computer training for staff according to the needs of the district; Offering first line support on all the Authority’s hardware and software installations and other network infrastructure within the District; Ensuring that proper inventories and tracking of IT hardware and software as well as auxiliary equipment at the District; Support for the design, provision and commercialisation of E-Government services within the district including but not limited to

 Government (G2G) Services (Efficiency and Cost Savings);

 Government to Business (G2B) Services (Efficiency and Revenue Generation);

 Government to Citizen(G2C) Services (Efficiency and Revenue Generation)

Keeps him/her self informed about technical developments and update the line manager on new developments in IT. To support the Authority in monitoring and reporting on IT projects within the district ; Perform any other duties, which may be assigned from time to time.

Critical Outputs: Fully functional Information and Communication Technology systems and services; District IT requirements assessment reports; Annual District IT Work Plans and Budgets; Preparation and Submission of Quarterly IT performance (ICT Systems and Services monitoring, incident, compliance and maintenance) report; District Information and Communication Technology training plan; Documented Inventory of ICT hardware and software as well as auxiliary equipment.


University Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering or any Core IT related field; A Masters degree in any of the above is an added advantage; Professional Certification such as CCNA, MCSE,OCP etc is also an added advantage; Demonstrated working Knowledge of software, hardware and networking solutions; Excellent organisational skills and team work ; Must have good communication and reporting skills and particularly proficiency in English and its relevant use in ICT; Pleasant with good interpersonal skills and ready to work under pressure with minimum supervision; Supportive/facilitating attitude and an accurate way of working; Ability to Multitask and prioritise effectively; and Experience in working in multicultural environments;

Experience: At least 3 Years relevant experience acquired while working in a similar position with a

4. Application Process

Interested candidates who fully meet the required job specifications and have the right personal attributes MUST submit the following:

1) Cover application letter (must be singed)

2) Completed Application Form (Template Provided);

3) Detailed Curriculum Vitae to support (2) above;

4) Working contacts including:- day time telephone, postal address and e-mail address;

5) Provide names & contacts of three reputable referees;

6) Academic & professional certificates and relevant testimonials;

7) Evidence supporting the relevant working experiences indicated under (2) and (3) above e.g. appointment letters, employment contracts, letters from current/former employers etc.

The application pack including all the required documents (above) must be submitted to the address below to reach the Authority not later than 5.00PM WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 2011:


National Information Technology

Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),

Palm Courts, Plot13A Rotary Avenue (Lugogo Bypass).

P.O. Box 7817; Fax: +256-414-251775; Tel: +256-414-705701




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