International IT Coordinator, Nairobi, Kenya

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Scope: The International IT Coordinator (IITC) has primary responsibility for the coordination and execution of the IRC's international IT activities in the French speaking countries, but is also involved in larger, strategic projects, and will work in other regions as necessary.

In this role, the IITC, will work closely with the Director, Field Office Technology (D-FOT) and other NY-based IT staff on the implementation of the global IT strategy.

The IITC will also liaise on a regular basis with both country management and field based IT staff, and will visit the region on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with D-FOT and other NY-based IT staff to develop overall strategy for ensuring optimal use of IT resources in IRC field offices
  • Communicate this strategy to field office staff
  • Support field-based IT staff in various initiatives, acting as level-2 support where necessary
  • Pro-actively advocate for field office IT needs
  • Develop, in coordination with D-FOT and in-country management, plans for increasing IT capacity in field-office, including both systems capacity and personnel capacity
  • Train and mentor field-based IT staff
  • Stay current on all relevant technologies

    Requirements:

  • Fluency in French, both written and spoken.
  • College degree or relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in an international NGO strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of network and enterprise technology project management experience
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to interface with and lead both technical and non-technical teams
  • Strong, solid knowledge of network and communications technology, to include but, not limited to, server operating systems, network architecture, IP based networks (voice and data), satellite communication s, desktop solutions, email systems, etc.

    This position is full accompanied.

    Please apply at; International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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