Network Specialist

Yona F. Maro

Nov 2, 2006
Network Specialist, Kampala, Uganda
Finca Africa IT Service Center Limited (FAISCL) is a non-profit organization based in Kampala which provides IT services to affiliates of FINCA International in Africa Region namely Uganda, Congo DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. FINCA International, a leading global network of microfinance institutions providing loans to over 700,000 entrepreneurs in 21 countries, has excellent opportunities to grow some of the world's most challenging and rewarding markets.
Currently, FAISCL is looking for a Network Specialist, to be based in Kampala, Uganda. The Network Specialist reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Network Specialist is in charge of leading a function whose key responsibility is to ensuring that the network backbone and shared resources including servers are configured and maintained in a manner that will provide smooth operation of the IT infrastructure which supports the MIS of the organization. These include design, documentation, implementation, maintenance and support of the network infrastructure to achieve the required efficiency and to minimize downtimes at all times as per SLAs.
The core responsibilities of this position are:
Designing and recommending appropriate Network Infrastructure and technologies for the entire of FINCA Africa.
Developing and maintaining network standards and keep all documentation related to the network infrastructure.
Installation and maintenance of network resources such as routers, switches, firewalls and system software applications, including remote site deployments as required.
Configuration and managing servers and support of network storage platforms
Setup, manage and enforce group policies and network security policies on the LAN, WAN and Internet.
Installation and maintenance of corporate email system(s).
Investigate problems with network components and hardware and ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken
Install and maintain network cabling including fiber where necessary
Working closely with outsourced vendors to implement and manage the network infrastructure and servers
Develop good working relationships with other members of the team and vendors
Ideal profile:
• A degree in Electronics or Computer Science. An MCSE /CCNA/CCNP or Linux Certified is an added advantage
• 3+ years of experience within a technical support environment, including hardware, software and network support.
• Prior experience working in a telecom industry is an added advantage
• Experience in the use of routers, switches, hubs and other network interfaces.
• Proven ability to resolve networking problems efficiently and effectively.
• Previous experience as a network administrator.
• Knowledge working with Linux and Windows Operating Systems
• Network Storage platforms awareness
• Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
• Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
• Proven ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
• Fluency required in English, French will be an added advantage
• Willingness to travel (75%)
Please email resume, cover letter and salary history to: mentioning ‘Network Specialist, FAISCL, Uganda’ as subject of email. Deadline for submission is 06 June 2008. If you shall not hear from us after 15 June 2008 consider your application as unsuccessful. For more information about FINCA, visit our website
FINCA Africa IT Service Center Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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