Fresher Non-profit Careers – IT Coordinator at Plan International

Job Title:  IT Coordinator
Organization: Plan
International
Duty Station: Kamuli,
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Unit Manager
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan
International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development
organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa,
Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out
of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their
full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    IT Coordinator will take part in the development and implementation of the
    project IT strategic Plan
  • Maintain
    the availability and reliability of the IT infrastructure, applications
    and connectivity
  • Responsible
    for developing project IT budget in consultation with staff.
  • Maintain
    agreed levels of service provision including services by external firms
  • Control
    IT expenditure and management of approved IT budget
  • Offer
    timely technical IT support in delivering program outputs
  • Steer
    the provision of technical support for corporate applications, including
    installation and upgrades
  • Manage
    IT risks associated with the IT infrastructure in areas of antivirus
    protection, backups, operating system patching etc.
  • Actively
    participate in system/project testing, rollout and certification
  • Lead
    the provision of technical solutions and systems to meet local
    requirements
  • Provide
    content input to other IT staff recruitment, training and development
    where applicable.
  • Provide
    training and support on technical aspects of corporate applications and
    information security responsibilities
  • Provide
    Risk Management advice and support to Staff.
  • Provide
    supplemental policies and guidelines for local security environment
  • Represent
    the project internally and externally in the area of IT
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Plan International IT Coordinator should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics with
    computing option
  • Possession
    of profession Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Good
    knowledge of computer software and hard ware support functions
  • Working
    knowledge of server installations, maintenance and administration
  • Knowledge
    of Internet router setup, maintenance and administration
  • Detailed
    knowledge of design, installation and administration of relational
    database systems.
  • Skills
    in ICT Project planning and management
  • Working
    knowledge of local area network installations maintenance and
    administration
  • Detailed
    knowledge of Wide Area network installations maintenance and
    administration
  • Knowledge
    of telecommunication technologies installations, maintenance and
    administration.
  • Reasonable
    knowledge of development work of the NGO sector and current issues in the
    field of development in general.
  • Possess
    the ability to coordinate within interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability
    to prioritise work effectively for execution with limited resources
  • Strong
    conceptual, analytical skills, Problem solving and decision making
  • Possess
    strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills
  • Working
    knowledge of English
  • Mission
    driven; promotes ICT that is appropriate and of value to Plan business.
  • Capability
    to communicate ideas and technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Works
    collaboratively as a team player, listens actively and values
    contributions
  • Self
    management and personal accountability
  • Willingness
    to spend extra time to achieve results.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs,
contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact
details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources
Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
NB: As
a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children
are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a Child
Protection Policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates
will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have
ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 12th March, 2015
Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 30th May, 2015

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