UONGOZI Institute seeks to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development within Africa. Located in the President’s Office, United Republic of Tanzania, UONGOZI Institute provides training to leaders from Tanzania and beyond, organises high-level policy forums and dialogues, and carries out research on leadership and sustainable development.
UONGOZI Institute is currently seeking to recruit a Management Information Systems Officer.
The successful candidate will support the Institute’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems by planning, coordinating and designing ICT related activities. He/she will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and contribute to the ICT related activities in order to realise the Institute’s strategic goals.
Key Requirements of the Position
This role includes:
Leading the implementation of ICT strategy in line with policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to deliver the Institute’s goals;
Planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the Institute’s ICT systems and projects within agreed time and budget;
Updating and managing the Business Continuity Plan and Data Security Plan for the Institute’s operations to guarantee continuation of services at all times;
Safeguarding the control and monitoring mechanisms to keep ICT operations and services in place even with power outages and telecommunication failures;
Leading in the implementation of ICT strategy in line with policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to deliver the Institute’s goals;
Supporting quality assurance during the procurement of ICT software and hardware by reviewing technical specifications and inspecting procured items;
Monitoring and managing user complaints to ensure that ICT services are delivered at the highest standard;
Creating awareness among users on the development of specific systems solutions to meet required standards and the Institute’s objectives.
The ICT related risks controlled;
The Institute’s ICT systems excellently functioned and maintained;
The Institute’s database and servers appropriately updated and secured, and well-functioned;
The number of automated business processes.
Skills and Competencies Required
Excellent working knowledge of database management, particularly MySQL (mandatory), Oracle (mandatory), SQL, PostgreSQL and other DBMS;
Technical knowledge in determining end-to-end design requirements for projects involving line business, software/hardware developers and vendors;
Strong understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC);
Proven ability in programming languages, particularly Java (mandatory), PHP (mandatory), Java script, HTML/XML, HTML5, CSS and CSS3, jQuery Python, NET Frameworks, etc.;
Familiarity with popular CMSs, including WordPress and Joomla;
Experience with version control such as Git;
Knowledge in computer operating systems, specifically Windows, Linux and macOS;
Knowledge in hardware including PCs, laptops, network routers, printers etc.;
Practical skills in configuring and managing VLANs, routers and switches;
Knowledge in designing a Windows Active Directory, creating users, groups and shared folders, managing active directory, maintenance, troubleshooting and disaster recovery; and
Practical skills in software and application installation, maintenance and updates.
Qualifications and Experience
At the minimum, the Management Information Systems Officershould have:
A bachelor degree in Information Communications Technology or any other related fields;
A postgraduate degree in ICT or any other Business Management related fields from a reputable institution is a must;
Consistent and relevant working experience of not less than five (5) years in ICT;
Fluency in English and Swahili languages is required; and
Possession of recognised ICT professional certification will be an added advantage.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their application, comprising of application letter, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, contact details for three referees and copies of certificates to the following address:
Chief Executive Officer
62 Msasani Road, Oyster Bay
P.O. Box 105753, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Phone: +255 (0) 22 260 2917
OR through Email firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line “MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER”. Deadline for receiving applications: 8th January, 2020.