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Thursday 21 November 2013

Principal Network Administrator - National Water and Sewerage Corporation

Job Title: Principal Network Administrator
Organisation: National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country  Uganda

About NWSC:
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) a leading organisation in the Water sector in Uganda with a Vision “To be a leading Water Utility in the World.” NWSC is a utility parastatal 100% owned by The Government of Uganda. It was established in 1972 under decree No: 34. The mandate of the Corporation as defined in the National Water & Sewerage Corporation Statute of 1995, Section 5 (1), is to operate and provide water and sewerage services in areas entrusted to it, on a sound, commercial and viable basis. The NWSC operations were initially in three towns of Kampala, Jinja, and Entebbe.

Job Summary: The Principal Network Administrator's role is to plan and coordinate the design, installation, and connectivity of computer and network systems to ensure the stable operation of the Corporation's IT assets.

Key Duties &
Collaborate with technical services team members to assess near and long term network capacity needs and design and implement strategic plans to make certain network capacity meets existing and future requirements.
Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records.
Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
Develop and deploy methodologies for testing network performance and providing network performance statistics and reports.
Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation.
Conduct testing and development of disaster recovery plans to detect faults, minimize malfunctions and back up systems as it relates to network functionality.
Design and support VoIP infrastructure and its associated software, including IP-PBXs, call management systems, voicemail, and interactive voice response.
Select, deploy, and utilize appropriate tools for reporting and routing of IP telephony traffic on the network.
Document the WAN's architecture, design, and layout, including protocols and standards used, as well as configuration.
Budget, coordinate and supervise the procurement of Information technology systems in line with the current trends and technology of the IT systems.
Design and deploy the Corporation’s LANs, WANs, WLANs and VPNs
Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry in support of network procurement and development efforts.
Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades relating to network or telephony equipment.

Plan and implement any improvement, modification, or replacement of network infrastructure components.
Design and deploy enterprise-class wireless networks, including access points, servers, routers, hubs, switches, and other network hardware.
Configure all networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling the Corporation’s objectives and processes.
Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, and other network appliances.
Perform on-site analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex network problems for a variety of end users, and recommend and implement corrective solutions.
Manage planning and maintenance of network cabling, including MDF and IDF closets.

The applicant should hold a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) OR Equivalent Bachelors’ Degree in Networks or Electronic Engineering
At least CCNP or CCIE
MCSE, CNWA. CWSP or Other Industry Standard Certifications are desirable

 Skills & Experience:
5 Years’ Experience as Senior Network Administrator
Five or more years of expertise in implementing, administering, and troubleshooting network infrastructure devices, including: firewalls, routers, switches, wireless access points and controllers, and monitoring applications in a Wide Area Network (WAN) and WLAN engineering, design and implementation.
Knowledge of Linux/Unix Systems
Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.
Excellent technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards.
Strong knowledge of network management, monitoring and analysis tools.
Working technical knowledge of PBX, voice mail, interactive voice services, call management systems, and telecommunication accounting systems.
Knowledge and understanding of system flow charts, data processing concepts, and telecommunications principles.
Knowledge, understanding and ability to create and maintain thorough technical documentation
Personal Competencies:
Project management skills a definite asset.
Strong understanding of the Corporation's goals and objectives.
Good written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to conduct research into enterprise networking issues and products as required.
Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Strong customer service orientation.
Age: Below 40 years.

All suitably qualified and interested individuals should send in their applications with copies of their academic and professional qualifications addressed to Human
Resource Manager, P.O. Box 7053 Kampala, Uganda or hand deliver them at our Head Office Plot 39 Jinja Road.
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 22nd November, 2013.