Information Technology (IT) Assistant Jobs – Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

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Organisation: Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Forum for Women in Democracy is a non-partisan Women’s rights organization operating in Uganda with its head office in Kampala. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the 1994 – 1995 Constituency Assembly (CA) that debated and passed the 1995 Constitution. The organization’s mission is to promote gender equality in all areas of decision making through Capacity Development, Community Empowerment, Policy Engagement and Strategic Partnerships.

Job Summary:  The Information Technology (IT) Assistant is responsible for installation, operation and maintenance of computer systems and other technologies such as communication systems. S/he will train users of the systems to make appropriate and safe usage of the IT infrastructure.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the implementation of an IT and equipment policy
  • Manage and update the organization’s website and social media platforms
  • Maintain the organisation’s IT equipment in good working condition
  • Track all IT inventory at Head office and Field offices
  • Facilitate the effective sharing of information within and outside the organization through proper management of the Local Area Network (LAN) as well as connectivity to the internet (WAN)
  • Ensure proper implementation of the organisation’s IT disaster recovery strategy through regular and strategic backup of organisational information
  • Keep detailed records of network’s configurations, peripheral specifications and solutions for future reference
  • Recommend, schedule and perform OC hardware and peripheral equipment improvements, upgrades and repairs
  • Provide day to day end user support to FOWODE staff including training and re-training on computer use and specific software packages including the organisation’s online M&E system.
  • Analyze, evaluate and implement software / hardware installations, updates and upgrades

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Information Technology (IT) Assistant job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or a related degree from a reputable university.
  • A minimum of three (3) years working experience in IT work in an organization
  • Knowledge of computer networking systems and computer hardware is essential
  • Proven experience as an IT Technician
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills
  • Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles
  • Knowledgeable on recent versions of Microsoft Office software suite
  • Ability to work independently and also as a team
  • Strong Written and oral communication skills

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply to the email below and submit their cover letters, detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic documents to: rebecca.kato@fowode.org and copy in patricia.munabi@fowode.org addressed to;

The Executive Director

Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

P.O. Box 7176

Kampala. Uganda

NB:Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB. We do appreciate your interest to work with FOWODE. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Wednesday, 17th April 2019 by 5.00pm. 


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