Network Administrator job at Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Vacancy title:
Network Administrator

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education, and Training , Category: Computer & IT ]

Jobs at:

Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, November 27 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Mukono, East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, November 13 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Uganda Christian University (UCU), a private institution founded in 1997 by the Province of the Church of Uganda, is dedicated through teaching, scholarship, service, spiritual formation, student development and social involvement, to the preparation of students for thoughtful, productive lives of Christian faith and service in their respective professions.

• Perform network design and capacity planning.
• Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.
• Installs and maintains network file servers and network operating systems; ensures that backup copies of all files are routinely made and securely stored at separate location; maintains system documentation.
• Provides second level technical support to users concerning network system operations.
• Diagnoses problems with network equipment and performs equipment repair or upgrades when appropriate.
• Installs, configures, and maintains multi-user software to be accessed from file servers.
• Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
• Installs, configures, and maintains network cabling and other networking equipment such as hubs, switches, and UPS.
• Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of network connected end-user hardware, software, and peripheral devices
• Manage security solutions, including firewall, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems.
• Works in close cooperation with Systems Analyst and Lead Information Technology Technician to facilitate management of computer labs, installing any software needed for each semester and/or special seminars.
• Orders software, hardware, and other supplies as required for the institutional computer network, personal computers, and computer labs.
• Works with System Administrator and Director of Institutional Services in planning, installation, and documentation of network topology and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
• Assists System Administrator with maintenance of VOIP phone system.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

The skills usually needed to get a job as a technical manager are:
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal
• Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and under your own initiative
• Problem solving skills, analytical skills and the ability to make decisions quickly
• Organisational and team leader skills
• Knowledge of process improvement and validation
• Knowledge of regulatory standards relevant to your industry
• The ability to investigate and identify trends
• Technical skills

• Associate degree in computer science, data processing, or related field
• Three to five years of networking experience, or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position
• Operational knowledge of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and application virtualization
• Operational knowledge of network and routing protocols
• Operational knowledge of Windows Server and Active Directory
• Operational knowledge of switch configuration and programming
• Ability to install software and hardware on networking equipment and microcomputers
• Familiarity with a variety of networking and personal computer software
• Ability to troubleshoot and perform routine maintenance on servers, computers, and peripheral equipment
• Ability to communicate information to faculty, students, staff, and the public in a clear and concise manner
• Ability and desire to work as a member of a team

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

1. Send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references (Academic, Pastoral & Leadership).
2. Two (2) copies of CERTIFIED academic and professional certificates and transcripts.
3. Applications sent online should have all the attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered.
4. For online applications, please use the link: 

Apply to:
The Director, Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University
Pilkington Building
P.O. Box 4, Mukono
OR Email to 
All the attachments should be in ONE PDF document.
Deadline: 5:00pm Monday, 27th November 2023 Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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Job Info
Job Category: Computer/ IT jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 27 November 2023
Duty Station: Mukono
Posted: 13-11-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 13-11-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 13-11-2067
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