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4 Jul, 2019
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Principal IT Officer

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Systems Administrator with Database Administration Skills

Following the approval given by the Public Service Commission to recruit an IT professional to beef up the IT capacity of the Food and Drugs Authority, the FDA is inviting applications from competent and qualified applicants from outside the institution for the above position.

Available Vacancy - A (1)

Job Title: Principal IT Officer

Job Purpose: To provide leadership and operational support for the FDA's IT infrastructure, to enable staff carry out their roles efficiently, productively and securely.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To install and configure software and hardware systems in windows and opensource environments
  • To manage network servers and technology tools
  • To set up accounts and workstations
  • To monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
  • To manage active directory and firewalls
  • To troubleshoot IT system's issues and outages
  • To ensure IT security through access controls, backups, and firewalls
  • To upgrade systems with new releases and models
  • To build an internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals, and IT policies
  • To install, configure and maintain databases (both in proprietary and open source databases)
  • To ensure that database information is always available to all users
  • To monitor performance and security of the databases and minimize the risk of database failing
  • To test new systems, commission and install new applications
  • To maintain corporate mail.
  • To conduct server backups, recovery services, create procedures, schedule
    monitor database backup and recovery.
  • To define and enforce naming standards and data type standards across the FDA
  • To implement monitoring, security and other rules to meet regulatory compliance needs
  • To develop expertise to train staff on new technologies
  • Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree in Humanities, Sciences or related field
    • Master's Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or equivalent
    • Minimum of 5 years work-related experience in the following areas:My SQL, SQL Server, Postgrel SQL, etc
    • Microsoft Windows installation, configuration and its management
    • Open Source installation, configuration especially DNS servers, IP-table configuration, etc
    • Active Directory installation, configuration and its management
    • Computer networking t.e. TCP/IP, Cisco switches and routers
    • Relational Database (e.g. Oracle, SQL server, etc.)
    • Microsoft Operating System - server 2008 or higher
    • Open Source Operating System - Centos 6.0 or higher
    • Education: Master's Degree
    Valid Till
    9 Jul, 2019

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