Entry Level NGO Careers – IT Manager at African Prisons Project (APP)

Job Title:  IT Manager
Organization: African
Prisons Project (APP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About APP:
The African Prisons Project
(APP) is a group of people passionately committed to improving access to
healthcare, education, justice and rehabilitation for prisoners in Africa. We
aim to restore the dignity of those we serve by helping to provide humane conditions
and services which help them to regain their dignity. We build and refurbish prison
medical and educational facilities to provide innovative services and work to change
the attitudes of the societies we serve when it comes to criminal justice issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The
    IT Manager will primarily be responsible for the effective management of a
    wide range of information, training in IT and analysis of programme
    activities as well as reporting on these on an agreed basis.
  • The
    post holder will work closely with Country Director to ensure that the
    systems required to  contribute to
    the monitoring and evaluation of activities on a routine basis and the
    development and implementation of the performance reviews/reports.
  • Render
    support in the routine maintenance and repair of organizational IT
    infrastructure in-line with the required standard to ensure maintenance of
    routine work and minimize disruptions to work process.
  • Technically
    support in the planning and development, delivery and evaluation of IT
    training in prisoners, prison communities and at the resource centre. 
  • The
    incumbent will provide IT roles to the organization Unit to ensure that
    all the IT equipment/infrastructure of the Authority which includes
    computers, servers, printers,
  • etc
    are properly maintained and properly utilised.
  • Participate
    in maintenance of the organization’s Information Management Systems to
    ensure integrity of the systems Area of Operation
  • Actively
    participate in in-house software development, maintenance and upgrading
  • Identify
    I.T needs of the organization and present recommendations for
  • Prepare
    or cause preparation of database and templates for data collection and
    processing of information from APP activities.
  • Design
    computer generated reports from APP databases and activities to guide
    policy decisions and inform stakeholders and the public.
  • Participate
    in regularly updating of APP web portal and social sites with guidelines,
    reports and other information to stakeholders and the public.
  • Co-ordinate
    and supervise consultants’ activities and ensure timely completion and
    compliance with the Terms of Reference.
  • The
    job holder may be required to communicate or prepare periodic reports both
    orally and in writing;
  • Work
    with/supervise I.T service providers and consultants in execution of
    his/her responsibilities.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director, Project
    coordinator and etc
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a good Bachelor’s Degree in
    Information Technology, Computer Science or Information Systems from a
    recognised University
  • At
    least one year’s experience in a reputable organization.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their cover letters and updated CVs to hr@africanprisons.org.
NB: Please
note that the Job Title must be included in the email subject and CVs must be less
than 8 pages.
Deadline: 31st October 2014 by 5PM
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