ICF International Jobs vacancy in Nairobi Kenya 2013

IT Officer – Kenya
Job Number: 1300000102

Health, Education, and Social Programs
International Health and Development
Nairobi, Kenya

About ICF International

If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

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We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics.
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All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.

Job Description:

ICF International’s Nairobi office is seeking an Information Technology Officer to manage and support technology-related activities in support of our Monitoring and Evaluation projects and activities.

The IT Officer will be required to be hands-on in performing and coordinating systems development activities and tasks.
In addition, the IT Officer will perform some technical support and troubleshooting functions for in-country staff to resolve local hardware/software issues.
Travel as needed and assigned in  Kenya  to support ICF International’s activities.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage IT solutions subcontracts including developers and testers as they perform technology development activities to ensure systems developed meet project requirements Kenya government and ICF standard technology engineering processes.
  • Liaise and work with partner organizations and stakeholders to support technology tasks including implementing GIS modules and database enhancements.
  • Maintain web-based, SMS, Mobile phone and MS. Access technologies. This may require actual programming to be performed by the IT Officer.
  • Determine project data use and report needs, and work to come up with technology solutions that address those needs.
  • Perform specific technology development activities including designing & programing databases, dashboards, reports for ICF projects.
  • Support the knowledge management project needs.
  • Perform desktop/laptop, printer, server, network and internet technical support and troubleshooting functions for in-country staff as well as coordinate with US-based help-desk to resolve local hardware/software issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A BSc. degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Business Information Systems, Engineering or other related field of study.
  • 5 yrs. hands-on progressive work experience developing systems using web-based, desktop, database, mobile phone and GIS technologies
  • 3 years working to develop new or support existing systems within the NGO/development, health or M&E areas.
  • Strong programming skills demonstrated by at least 3 years working with 3 or more of the following: LAMP or other Open Source platforms, Java, MS Access,  .NET, Advanced MS Excel and SQL Server.
  • Some technical support and troubleshooting skills as demonstrated by 1 or more years’ experience resolving desktop/laptop, printer, server, network and internet hardware/software issues.
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Project management skills as demonstrated by hands-on work experience or relevant academic training and/or certification.
Professional Skills:
  • Building and maintaining working relationships with partners including the Government of Kenya, NGOs and other M&E collaborating organizations.
  • Work well with various teams to provide technology expertise to allow systems development to move forward resulting in systems that meet project and stakeholder needs.
  • Strong communication and team working skills.
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/D/V

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