IT professionals

IT professionals

We need IT professionals to add to our pool of volunteers in the long term to help our partner organisations.

Roles are generally longer term, ranging from one to two years, but we also have occasional short term assignments for up to six months.

You’ll have an IT or computer-related degree and at least two years’ work experience in IT. A post-graduate degree is desirable for some roles. We need strong strategic and analytical skills, plus experience in setting up and managing networks and servers, hardware and software maintenance and support, database development and web design. You’ll also have the ability to train others and develop manuals.

Short-term roles require at least five years’ experience, along with significant experience of delivering training and supporting staff. Experience of monitoring systems and management information systems is desirable.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be working for an NGO or an educational or health institution to develop databases, networks, IT infrastructure and websites.

You’ll support the development and implementation of IT systems, IT infrastructure and maintenance. You’ll also build the capacity of staff in IT management skills, and train a team on IT skills and the effective use of computer software applications.

Available roles include web design, database management, IT training and ICT coordination. You’ll work on a wide variety of projects. You could be helping assess IT infrastructure needs and generate strategies for improved resourcing, or providing advice on policy for the appropriate use of IT resources.

Opportunities are mainly based in Ethiopia, however you could be working in countries such as Ghana or Tanzania.

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