East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAHRC: Senior ICT Officer Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAHRC: Senior ICT Officer Vacancies


Position Summary

  • The Senior Information and Communication Technology Officer has the functional role of planning and coordinating implementation of

  • Information Communication Technology (ICT) Systems and Strategies of the EAHRC.

  • This role serves to the provision of high quality and measurable ICT services to EAHRC.

  • The key areas of responsibilities include: the web portal for health information in EAC; the East African Health Research Journal; the EAC and EAHRC conferences (e.g. the East African Health and Scientific Conference, etc.);

  • The secretariat ICT services; the ICT services that link EAHRC with EAC Partner States and other stakeholders; and all related matters that are required for EAHRC to realize it vision, and execute its mission.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate implementation of ICT Systems and Strategies.

  • Recommend innovative Systems that address EAHRC requirements.

  • Coordinate EAHRC wide information systems networks including coordinating and linking with other EAHRC Stakeholders in the process of designing, updating, and managing the Web Portal.

  • Manage internal ICT systems involving feasibility studies, system analysis, design and development.

  • Coordinate evaluation, configuration and installations of software systems and tools.

  • Manage local, intra and wide area networks, bandwidth, e-security.

  • Maintain and upgrade servers, computers, network hardware and software.li> Assist in coordinating activities of functional department within the Commission and train end users.

  • Ensure security and backup copies of core systems and data are maintained.

  • Ensure ICT disaster recovery and business continuity plans are maintained.

  • Administer the workflow of the EAHRC journals (e.g. EAHRJ, etc.) from electronic submission, review, to publication. Support the teams of the journals (e.g. the editors-in-chief, editorial teams, editorial boards, authors, reviewers, managing editors, etc.

  • Support conferences organized by EAHRC (e.g. the biennial Health and Scientific Conference, Digital health summit, etc.), and when required, support conferences organized by EAHRC stakeholders (e.g. National Focal Points, development partners, etc.).

  • The support required spans from pre-conference preparatory phase, the actual conference, and post-conference phase.

  • The responsibilities activities include setting up and managing the conference website, registration of participants (attendees, speakers, exhibitors, etc.), submission of abstracts, live streaming of conference, social media, podcasts, etc.

  • Manage the open science platform for health (big data for health).


  • Oversee the overall day-to-day management,
    maintenance, and updating of the EAHRC web portal for health information.

  • Embrace the Commission’s vision and values and the ideals of the Commission towards service delivery.

  • Put strategies to ensure accomplishment of the EAHRC objectives.

  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the EAHRC management in order to meet personal, team, and EAHRC objectives.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information

  • Technology or a Master’s degree in ICT administration, or its equivalent.

  • Holding a degree/diploma/certificate of ICT applied to health and data management, hospital management systems, health research, will be an added advantage.

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience with at least 3 years in managing health web site at a senior level including; processing health database, managing health-based ICT infrastructure and systems,

  • Experience in using geographic information system (GIS) for health will be an important value.

    Eligibility for applications:

  • Only applicants from the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan are eligible to apply for the above position.

    Terms and Conditions of Service:

  • The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years none-renewable.

  • This position is subject to the application of the Quota System .

    Fringe Benefits:

  • The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

    Education Qualifications:

  • All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

  • All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

    Relevant Working Experience:

  • Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

    Equal Opportunity:

  • The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

    How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to :

    The Secretary General

    East African Community

    P. o Box 1096

    Arusha - Tanzania.

    Tel: +255 27 2162100

    Fax: +255 27 2162190

    E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

    Website : www.eac.int

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