ICT Specialist Career Vacancy – Millennium Promise

Job Title: ICT
Specialist 
 
Organization: Millennium
Promise Alliance Inc
Project Name: Drylands
Integrated Development Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: Islamic
Development Bank (IDB)
Reports to: Energy,
& ICT Development Specialist
About Us:
The Government of Uganda
through the Office of the Prime Minister has received credit financing from the
Islamic Development Bank (IDB), for the Dry Lands Integrated Development
Project to be implemented in the Karamoja Sub region (Project reference number
UG-0082-83). The Office of the Prime Minister will implement the Drylands
Integrated Development Project through Millennium Promise Alliance Inc. an
International Non-Profit Organisation solely committed to supporting the
achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through the Millennium Villages
Projects (MVPs) in 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Dry Lands
Integrated Development Project will implement multi sectoral interventions
aimed at holistically addressing challenges faced by pastoralist communities
that directly contribute to the objective of reducing vulnerability, building
resilience, and accelerating the achievements of the UN Millennium Development
Goals mainly in the districts of Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripiriti and Amudat.
Job Summary: The ICT
Specialist will serve as the primary focal point person for all IT related
interventions of the project
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Providing
    hardware and software technical assistance to both the project offices and
    the field offices.
  • Supporting
    the Education sector in ICT for education programs
  • Carry
    out ICT trainings to communities, Teachers, Trainers and Students
  • Supporting
    the shared solar technician in the ICT Components of the mini-grid
    systems.
  • Working
    as the ICT focal point for ICT for communities
  • Supporting
    all sectors in GIS Mapping of project Interventions
  • Identify
    and install sector specific office soft wares for the different sectors
  • Provide
    office software and hardware support
  • Ensure
    proper maintenance of all office software and hardware
  • Make
    sure value for money is ensured in all infrastructure developments.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate for the ICT Specialist vacancy should hold a good first degree
    in Computer science, Business Computing, Computer Engineering or IT.
  • At
    least four years’ relevant hands-on working experience in a similar
    position.
  • Professional
    qualification in CCNA or A+ or the equivalence
  • Past
    experience working with GIS software
  • Possession
    of a CCNP certification will be an added advantage
  • Practical
    networking experience is required
  • Past
    NGO experience will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of any of the Health information management systems will be a
    plus
  • Basic
    knowledge/ training or experience in Electrical wiring will be an added
    advantage but not a must.
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Possess
    the ability to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple,
    concurrent demands and appropriately prioritise responsibilities
  • Willingness
    and ability to work in the field for at least 90% of the time
  • Possession
    of a motor cycle riding permit, good riding ability and willingness to
    ride are a must.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to apply by sending an application letter (in a sealed envelope clearly marked
with “”APPLICATION FOR POSITION OF…””), curriculum vitae,
three work related referees, copies of academic certificates, and testimonials
either hand delivered or posted to this address: Millennium Promise Alliance
Inc. Uganda, C/O Pacification and Development Department, 5th Floor Room 2521.
Office of the Prime Minister, Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road, P.O. Box 341,
Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: Friday, 3rd October 2014 by 2:00pm
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