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Manager Information Technology job at Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)

About the Organization

Job Description

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is a public Limited Company, owned by the Government of Uganda. UETCL holds the following operational licences; System Operator, Operation of the High Voltage Transmission Grid, Bulk Power Supply, Import and Export of Power and; Public Infrastructure Provider (for ownership and operation of the Optic Fibre).

Our Vision is: "Electricity Transmission for Sustainable Regional Development.
UETCL invites applications from suitable and eligible candidates to fill the following position.

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Duties and Responsibilities

IT Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop and implement the IT strategy aligned with the organization's goals.

  • Plan and oversee projects to upgrade or implement new IT systems and services.

Team Leadership and Management:

  • Lead, mentor, and manage the IT team, including hiring, training, and performance evaluations.

  • Foster a collaborative and productive team environment.

Infrastructure Management:

  • Oversee the maintenance and security of all IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, databases, and hardware.

  • Ensure reliable and secure operation of IT systems and applications.

Budget Management:

  • Develop and manage the IT department’s budget.

  • Optimize spending on technology and ensure cost-effective solutions.

Cybersecurity and Compliance:

  • Implement and maintain robust cybersecurity measures to protect the organization’s data and systems.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA).

Technical Support and Service Management:

  • Ensure the IT team provides effective technical support to all employees.

  • Implement and manage IT service management processes (e.g., ITIL framework).

Vendor Management:

  • Manage relationships with external IT vendors and service providers.

  • Negotiate contracts and service agreements.

System Implementation and Integration:

  • Oversee the deployment, integration, and maintenance of software and hardware systems.

  • Ensure seamless integration of new technologies with existing systems.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery:

  • Develop and maintain business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

  • Ensure rapid recovery of IT systems in case of disruptions.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends and technologies.

  • Promote continuous improvement in IT processes and services.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Background:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, or a related field. A master’s degree in IT management or business administration can be advantageous.


  • Extensive experience in IT management or a related role.

  • Proven experience in leading and managing IT teams.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Technical Proficiency: In-depth knowledge of IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, databases, and security systems.

  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and people management skills.

  • Project Management: Ability to manage multiple IT projects and deliver them on time and within budget.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities to address complex technical issues.

  • Communication Skills: Effective written and verbal communication skills for interacting with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Budgeting Skills: Experience in budgeting and financial management within an IT context.

  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to align IT strategy with business objectives.

Technical Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with various operating systems (e.g., Windows, Linux), databases (e.g., SQL), and network technologies.

  • Understanding of cloud computing, virtualization, and cybersecurity principles.

Certifications (Optional but Beneficial):

  • Relevant IT certifications, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL Certification, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert.

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of integrity and professionalism.

  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stressful situations.

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.

  • Adaptability to evolving technology and business needs.

How to Apply

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