ICT Officer NGO Jobs – Malaria Consortium

Job Title:   ICT Officer
Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Project Name: USAID/PMI
Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Operations
Manager
Salary: USD 10,080 gross per
annum
About Malaria Consortium:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation
dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable
diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with
communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and
local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports
delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and
evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and
strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of
the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps
relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria
illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the
disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5
years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will
cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria
Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned
to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program
for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan
Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The ICT Officer
will ensure effective functionality of the IT function and assets of the MAPD
project. The ICT Officer will work closely with the Operations Manager to
ensure staff computers, the intranet and other supportive IT functions of the
project are functioning well and efficiently. S/he is also responsible for
maintaining the fixed asset register.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
IT Systems Management (70 %)
·        
In
charge of implementing IT system security so as to ensure safety of data
and IT systems
·        
In
charge of overseeing the WAN systems
·        
Overseeing
the management and maintenance of computer work stations
·        
Overseeing
the training of staff to ensure they are able to competently use
computer software and hardware
·        
The ICT
Officer will be providing support in
troubleshooting of computer problems
·        
Overseeing
the proper storage of all company data and archiving of records and back ups
·        
Provides
expert technical support to other computer employees in the organization
·        
Interacting
with clients on a daily basis to be able to see and understand their IT
problems and provide competent solutions to these problems
·        
Ensuring
smooth and efficient running of all IT systems in the organization
·        
Keeping
the employees informed on the various technological changes that are
taking place in the organization
·        
Communicating
with management in regards to IT related issues
·        
Identifying
new computer systems and trends in the market so that the organization’s IT
status is always on the forefront
·        
Ensuring
that the computer software licenses are up to date
·        
The
incumbent will install and configure new computers and other IT equipment
Asset Register Management (30%)
·        
Ensuring
that the fixed asset register is updated regularly
·        
Ensure
that all new equipment are tagged and labeled accordingly
·        
Report
condition of equipment and recommend disposal of obsolete office equipment
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Malaria Consortium USAID
MAPD ICT Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Computer Sciences or
related discipline.
·        
A
minimum of three years’ experience in the field of IT software and hardware
management.
·        
Previous
experience in the use of PCs, operating systems, applications, network and
communication technologies
·        
Excellent
analytical skills
·        
Good
communication skills
·        
Good
excel and other software skills
·        
Excellent
interpersonal skills
·        
Excellent
organizational skills and abilities
·        
Ability
to effectively manage time and resolve crises.
·        
Knowledge
of the administration MS SQL Server 2010
·        
Keen
attention to detail
Core Competencies:
Delivering Results: Focuses on delivering contribution to
Malaria Consortium and achieving own objectives
·        
Puts
in effort required to ensure the delivery of own work and objectives to meet
(and exceed) expectations
·        
Strong
self-management of time and effort
·        
Checks
own work to ensure quality
Analysis and use of
information:
Uses evidence to support work
·        
Identifies
and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
·        
Uses
evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
·        
Identifies
links between events and information identifying trends, issues and
risks
·        
Ensures
systems are in place to address organisation needs Interpersonal and
communications
Listens and clearly presents information:
·        
Actively
listens and pays attention
·        
Presents
information and facts in a logical way
·        
Shares
information willingly and on a timely basis
·        
Communicates
honestly, respectfully and sensitively
Collaboration and
Partnering:
Is a good and effective team player
·        
Is as
a good and effective team player
·        
Knows
who their customers are and their requirements.
·        
Respects
and listens to different views/opinions
·        
Actively
collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
·        
Proactive
in providing and seeking support from team members
Leading and Motivating People: Open to learning and responds
positively to feedback
·        
Willingness
to manage own development and performance
·        
Builds
capacity of colleagues by sharing knowledge (induction) and acting as induction
‘buddy’ when asked
·        
Open
to learning new things
·        
Responds
positively to feedback from others.
·        
Identifies
mistakes and takes positive steps to improve
Flexibility/ adaptability:
Remains professional under external pressure
·        
Able
to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
·        
Remains
constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult
situations and environments
·        
Plans,
prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
·        
Learns
from own successes / mistakes
Living the Values: Demonstrates Malaria Consortium values
·        
Demonstrates
integrity, honesty and fairness in dealing with colleagues and stakeholders
·        
Maintains
ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values
·        
Treats
all people with respect
Strategic planning
and thinking and sector awareness:
Is aware of others’ activities and
vice versa in planning activities
·        
Takes
account of team members and others workload when planning.
·        
Maintains
awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of
other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
·        
Has a
good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web
link below.
Deadline: 16th
September 2016 by 2:30 pm
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