Information Technology (IT) Manager Job Vacancy – Save the Children International

Job Title:           Information Technology (IT) Manager
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director of
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary:   The Information Technology (IT) Manager is
mainly responsible for overseeing all information technology in Uganda
including all Field Offices under the Country Office and ensure high delivery
of IT services that enables efficient and effective delivery of programs. This
will include responding to IT related business needs, supporting and coaching
IT staff in Field Offices, overseeing implementation of IT projects and acting
as the in-country lead IT advisor to the senior management. The Manager may be
called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Information Technology (IT) Manager career placement should hold
    a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Information Technology or equivalent
  • At least five years’ experience in ICT
    Management and/or Support.
  • Familiarity with all the day-to-day
    aspects of managing the IT needs of an organization, with specific areas
    of the role involving: familiarity with Windows and MS Office Products,
    LAN/WAN infrastructures (routers, modems, switches, etc.); trouble
    shooting and administering a Microsoft Windows based network (LAN) and
    servers; good working knowledge of Windows server and domain system
    configuration, antivirus software for workstations and servers etc.
  • Past exposure and experience of working
    with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights
    Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is
    an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 3rd
February 2017

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