Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Information Technology Officer Jobs in Uganda
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Information Technology Officer Jobs in UgandaThe Mission of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is to “Transform Subsistence Farming to Commercial Agriculture”.
The Ministry seeks to eradicate interceptions for its horticultural exports including flowers, fresh fruits, and vegetables to the foreign markets and to reduce presence of the harmful organisms and high chemical residues among food crops sold to the citizens of the country.
In order to address this, the Ministry has found it necessary to expand its Human Resource capacity by urgently recruiting inspectors and one (1) Information Technology (IT) Officer on contract terms to beef up its existing work force.
Applications are now invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill 20 vacant positions for Agricultural Inspectors and one (1) Information Technology (IT) Officer
Applicants should fill Public Service Form 3 which should be submitted to the Security Registry of Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, not later than 5:00pm of 2nd February, 2020.
These positions are to be filled initially on a short term period of 6 months with a possibility of extension for another one year.
The incumbent will be responsible to the Senior Agricultural Inspector in performing the following duties:
Inspect and certify compliance of the plant and plant products to laws and regulations
Inspect plant and plant products moving in international trade
Carry out interceptions/destruction and re-exportation of prohibited/rejected plants and plant products
Perform preliminary pest and disease detection and pest exclusion at entry/exist or inspection point and enforces quarantines
Inspect and verity seed agricultural chemicals imports
Issue phytosanitary certificates
Inspects plant during active growth, plant nurseries and plant products destine for export
Carry out surveillance/monitoring of quarantine pests at entry/exit points and along the border
Supervise prescribed phytosanitary treatments
Collaborate with other agencies at entry points (Customs, UNBS, Police, Civil Aviation)
Carry out internal and open quarantine
An Honors Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Crop Science or any other closely related discipline from a recognized institution or university.
A post graduate qualification in any of the above fields from a recognized Training Institution is an added advantage
The specific tasks of the IT Officer will include:
Lead the design, implementation and maintenance of the department ICT based platform
Monitoring and controlling service level of systems networks and other related hardware suppliers and overseeing acquisition of required hardware and software
Working closely with departmental staff, and relevant authorities to review existing ICT facilities and Identify priority areas that are relevant to the department of crop Inspection and Certification
Generate, automate and produce operational reports and management information adhering to defined templates and ensuring compliance with information security protocols.
Deal with systems queries and process requests in relation to problem solving, systems configuration and technical faults,
Maintain and support users through a help desk service
Assist with processes relating to systems upgrades, including reviewing release notes, formulating and running system tests, troubleshooting among others
Assist management of the system as required in terms of documenting and configuration of systems, functionality of data processing and process flows, add, remove or update user account information and resetting passwords.
Person Specific qualifications
The following specific qualifications are required:-
An honors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Information Technology or Information Communications Technology (ICT)
A minimum of 3 years of in establishment/ maintenance of ICT platforms.
A valid professional certification in system and database administration is an added advantage.
How to Apply
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