Network Administrator

National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

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Job Description
Key Responsibilities & Duties
1. Maintains an efficient information network system in NIRA i.e. Local Area Networks (LAN) or Wide Area Networks (WAN), email, and all Internet services
2. Maintains Network servers, routers, switches, and related software
3. Maintains server rooms in a tidy manner and ensure that devices and network points are properly identified with labels
4. Maintains an inventory of all IT related equipment showing the physical location, the user, a clear description and specification details
5. Maintains  the  disaster  recovery  site  Network  Infrastructure  and ensure business continuity in times of crisis
6. Conducts  and  documents  the  quarterly  tests  of  the  Business
Continuity Plan
7. Maintains  documentation  of  all  components  of  the  Authority’s
Network infrastructure
8. Updates  network  diagrams/plans,  procedures  and  manuals  as appropriate  specifically by end of every June and December
9. Liaises with third party suppliers and vendors to ensure that all IT- related equipment and networking operating systems operate to specifications
10. Sets  up,  installs  and  configures  all  IT  related  software  and hardware
11.   Conducts staff training in Networking, Software and Hardware as
planned form time to time
12. Provides  networking  assistance  to  users  including  help  with network connections and passwords etc
13. Monitors network traffic and makes necessary recommendations for additional resources and/or hardware
14. Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Manager ICT.
Person Specifications:
a.  A Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Computer Science, Information
Technology, Information Systems or a related field is required.
b.  Recognized professional ICT qualifications in networking such as CCNA
and CCNP will be an added advantage.
a) At least three (3) years’ experience working with networking infrastructure   and   WANs   with   a   reputable   public   or   private organization.
b) Working knowledge of LAN and WAN topologies and architecture, including Multi VLAN architecture.
c)  Must  be  able  to  construct,  operate  and  maintain  LAN  and  WAN
Networks.
d)  A complete knowledge of Gigabit and Ethernet topology interfacing with network IP phone systems. Must be able to research and solve associated problems.
e)  Good working knowledge of network equipment such  as switches, routers, hubs, and associated equipment and how to construct and maintain  networks.  Must  also  have  a  working  knowledge  of  the software control systems for networks.
f) Working knowledge of Server and PC operating systems, hardware and components including processors, mother boards, accessories, cards, peripherals etc.
g)  Must  have  knowledge  of  Firewall  servers  and  basic  rule  setting
programming.
h)  Understands,  installs  and  configures  network  equipment  utilizing varied protocols such as TCP/IP, Microsoft protocols and NMS.
i)   Must have a working knowledge of IP Telephony and QOS service
implementation for network based phone systems.
j) Ability to train users on network concepts and methodologies as well as specific application utilization and configuration.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
• Interested persons should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials to the National Director, Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya, Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver the application at its offices indicated above from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please indicate a daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of 3 referees.
• In your application letter and on the cover of the envelope, clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
• Please ensure the application reaches the above address not later than 24th August, 2016. Applications delivered after the closing date will not be received.
• NO APPLICATION shall be received at any of the NIRA offices.
• If you do not hear from NIRA within two months from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.
PLEASE NOTE:
NIRA has contracted the services of Profiles International Uganda Limited, a reputable Human Resource Consultancy firm to receive all applications on its behalf.