Senior Information Technology Officer 

(REF: CAS/HR/004/2016)

The Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA) is a self accounting institution of the East African Community. The Agency is looking for highly motivated, result-driven and qualified professionals from citizens of East Africa Community Partner States for the following position in the EAC-CASSOA.
Organ / Institution: Civil Authority Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Grade: P2
Job reports to: Deputy Executive Director Finance and Administration

Job Purpose:

The Senior Information Technology Officer (SITO) is responsible and accountable for the smooth running of EAC-CASSOA computer systems, implementation and maintenance of all IT related projects of the Agency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise the IT department operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation and planning;
  2. Manage information technology and computer systems of the Agency;
  3. Plan, organise, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations of the Agency;
  4. Design, develop, implement and coordinate systems, policies and procedures of the Agency;
  5. Identify problematic areas, implement strategic solutions to them in time, and develop prevent measures to deter their re-occurence;
  6. Audit systems and assess their outcomes;
  7. Preserve IT assets, information security and control structures;
  8. Supervise and assess the performance of Information Technology Officer;
  9. Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, and peripherals;
  10. Ensure that the data hosting provider is reliable and safe;
  11. Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems;
  12. Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the management and end users regarding pertinent IT activities;
  13. Regularly maintain and update information on the Agency website;
  14. Ensure Agency IT systems and infrastructure are kept up to date and secure;
  15. Develop an information/data disaster recovery and backup scheme for the Agency;
  16. Prepare the Annual Programme of Activities and Budget for the department; and
  17. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Master's degree in Computer Science /Computer Engineering/ Information Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized university. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Information Technology is a must;
  2. Practical Knowledge supported with certificates in web designing/development, Programming, hardware maintenance and networking is added advantage.
  1. At least 8 years’ experience in the field of Information Technology, particularly in area of data management, systems administration and Integration,  3 of which in senior position;
  2. Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration and network installation; and
  3. Proven working experience as an IT manager or relevant experience

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  2. Analytical, strong problem solving skills/ troubleshooting capabilities;
  3. Quick learner;
  4. Flexibility and ability to cope with change;
  5. Team player; and
  6. Attention to detail


Applicants should not be more than 55 years old by 1st July 2016.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above is an established position within the EAC-CASSOA organization structure and has a five year term contract renewable once upon satisfactory performance and meeting of age limit requirements. The Senior Information Technology Officer will be appointed by the EAC-CASSOA Board of Directors.

Fringe Benefits:

The established position offers a competitive salary and attractive fringe benefits including house allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme and insurance cover among others.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications to be received not later than 15th April, 2016 quoting the job advert reference number of the position applied for by either registered mail, courier, or email (all soft copies should be in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat) and dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of national IDs or passports, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone/cell phone numbers to:

Executive Director
P O Box 873,

Please do not send multiple applications!

  1. The above job will be subject to the EAC Quota system.
  2. Applications sent through the Post Office or by courier services should have the job advert reference written on the top left corner of the envelope.

Application Deadline:

Friday, 15 April 2016 - 5:00pm