FDA Ghana Recruitment for Principal IT Officer, System Administrator

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for FDA Ghana Recruitment for Principal IT Officer, System Administrator.


The FDA exists to protect public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, food, biological products, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and the conduct of clinical trials in the country.

Job Description

  • Company: FDA Ghana
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

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 open source 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


• Bachelor Degree in Humanities, Sciences or related field
• Master’s Degree Information Technology/Computer Science or equivalent

A minimum of 5 years work-related experience in the following areas:

• My SQL, SQL Server, Postgres 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 i.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

How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer at: [email protected]

Closing Date: 09th July 2019

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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