U.S. Embassy in Uganda Network Telecommunications Assistant Jobs

U.S. Embassy in Uganda Network Telecommunications Assistant Jobs


  • The Incumbent configures, manages and maintains the U.S. Embassy Kampala Department of State (DoS)'s Dedicated Internet Network (DIN), Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) and wireless networks. The position holder evaluates the existing network and determines flaws in design then proposes solutions as required.

  • Conducts the necessary analysis to provide a stable network. The position will perform advanced analysis configuration and testing of the network, perform routine technical support, monitor network security, apply required software patches and document / diagram the network infrastructure and architecture using the latest software tools.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years' experience in managing sophisticated computer networks and as a professional computer specialist in maintaining, designing, managing and administering Local Area Networks is required.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Must have expert professional knowledge in network protocols, overall network/desktop technology, TCP/IP network design and planning, routing protocols, OSI model, SNMP, Frame Relay protocols, ISDN network design and engineering, advanced telecommunication, Cisco router and switches configuration and troubleshooting, network operating system, network management tools, automation policies and procedures, design techniques, management techniques and system analysis, computer programming languages, network performance tools and capacity planning

  • Extensive experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting VLAN using Cisco equipment, knowledge of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), VLAN and Inter-VLAN routing.

  • Since the State Department IT infrastructure and operation is Microsoft based, the jobholder is required to be a Microsoft Certified member. Given the variety of technical requirement and the technical involvement of the job holder in technical matters that may impact on the IT operation at an enterprise level, the level of expertise required is a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

    Education Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related Major is required.


  • The following Certifications in maintaining, designing, and managing networks are required:


  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MSCE), Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) is required.


  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) is


  • Language:(Fluent) speaking/writing/reading of English is required. This may be tested.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • This may be tested.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Sound technical skills and decision making to independently manage, administer and maintain large computer LAN and WAN installation, using available tools, technical and administrative reference material in support of management responsibilities.

  • Developed interpersonal skills and ability to communicate variably with staff at post and help desks in DOS and ability to communicate information and problem solving in writing so others will understand. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with senior management, host country organizations including the Ugandan Ministry of Communication, local and international vendors.

  • Analytical skills to provide subject matter expert recommendations and resolutions for technical problems related to network operations and installations.

  • The ability to present new ideas to resolve complex problems and present strategic thinking

  • Skills and abilities to lead and direct technical teams.

  • Must have excellent organizational and planning.

  • Ability to identify, research, and resolve technical problems relating to the network environment.

  • Ability to work in stressful situations and meet deadlines.

  • Regular computer keyboard skills with accuracy is required.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in Uganda Network Telecommunications Assistant Jobs

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