Education Development Center IT Assistant – Kenya Primary Literacy Programme Jobs in Kenya

Education Development Center IT Assistant – Kenya Primary Literacy Programme Jobs in Kenya

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

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Project Description

The Kenya Primary Literacy Programme (KPLP) is a five-year initiative that supports the Kenyan Ministry of Education to deliver interventions at scale as well as pilot and expand innovations that address the language and literacy needs of primary grade learners while building more inclusive, accountable, and resilient education institutions and systems.

KPLP has three broad objectives:

  • Improving education services and student learning outcomes, including for vulnerable populations;

  • Strengthening education institutions and systems to become more accountable, self-sustaining, and resilient; and

  • Empowering local youth organizations to strengthen and sustain community and family support for student learning and wellbeing.

    Position Description

    The IT Assistant will play a crucial role within the Kenya Primary Literacy Programme (KPLP) team, offering essential IT support services both at the headquarters and regional offices. This position involves assisting in the setup, operation, and maintenance of IT infrastructure, providing support for office IT systems, and contributing to troubleshooting efforts related to IT and network issues. The IT Assistant will work in close collaboration with Home Office support and Home Office Help Desk. This position reports to the IT Officer and will be based in Nairobi.

    The IT Assistant’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Field incoming help requests
    from project staff via both telephone and e-mail in a courteous manner.

  • Provide in-person and virtual support and troubleshooting problems for all staff in the Nairobi and regional offices.

  • Document all pertinent end user identification information, including name, department, contact information, and nature of problem or issue.

  • Establish strong working relationships and effectively gather problem specifics from project staff requiring IT assistance.

  • Prioritize and schedule problem requests.

  • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.

  • Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the project.

  • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, installing hardware, implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications according to Home Office specifications.

  • Support network administration in the regional offices.



  • Secondary education and vocational training is required.

    Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of IT experience is required.

  • Experience working with PC and Mac computers.

  • Experience with a wide-array of software, especially MS Word and MS Excel.

  • Must be detail-oriented and organized.

  • Must be able to work within a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure.

  • Excellent people skills at all levels, cultural sensitivity, ability to work well under pressure, and the ability to work well in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary work environment.

  • Willingness to travel regions covered by the project if necessary.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in Kiswahili is highly desired.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Education Development Center IT Assistant – Kenya Primary Literacy Programme Jobs in Kenya

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