To catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth.


Information Technology Officer1

  • Company: Oxfam
  • Deadline: Monday 3rd October 2011
  • Location: Dadaab
Job Description

Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work.

Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.

Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to the massive food crisis facing more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

In Kenya, Oxfam aims to help 1.3 million people with clean water, cash initiatives and veterinary support people’s livestock.

To this end, we are seeking to fill the following position:


Location: Dadaab
Contract: Fixed Term contract upto March 2012

The IT Officer will be required to support the email system and ensure its reliability in the Dadaab office, ensure effective data management in the server including disaster recovery that ensures data is backed up and restoration tested regularly to ensure business continuity as well as provide support to programmes in implementing and maintaining applications that assist them in their day to day work.

The post-holder will manage the deployment of crucial systems upgrade, configure hardware and setup according to the set global standards, organise and conduct formal Induction to all new staff, as well as ensure user compliance to internal policies and procedures and report to Regional Information & Systems Manager in case of violations.

The incumbent of this position will contribute to budgeting and forecasting in relation to IT equipment, provide first level support to hardware/software maintenance & upgrades in the Dadaab office as well as act as the support person during system upgrades or rollouts by independently carrying out IS systems upgrades in the Dadaab offices.

To be successful in this role you will have a graduate in Computer Science or Information systems and professional training on computers, with knowledge on Local Area Networks, servers (basic hardware and software), possess high level of competence in development and implementation of computerised systems and be technically competent in area of specialisation and/or experience in IT workflows.

You will be required to have good written and verbal communication skills in English, possess the ability to take initiative in problem solving and learn/follow Oxfam policies and (technical) procedures to do the job.

In-depth experience in similar role is mandatory.

How to apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to 0R drop your application at Oxfam Dadaab main office not later than 3rd October 2011.

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