SOS Regional ICT Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

SOS Regional ICT Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Mission of the position

  • The Regional ICT advisor (RA-ICT) provides strategic and operational support to the regional functions and member associations (MAs) of SOS Children's Villages International (SOS CVI) in the areas of technology and digitalization.

  • In accordance to the global and regional ICT policies, she/he guide and advise the functions and the MAs to reach the optimum digital maturity level, and realise the technology impact across the programmes and operations.

  • As part of the regional office ICT team, the RA-ICT have rotating responsibility to co-manage and support the regional office(s) ICT services and end users.

    Main Clients

    Regional Functions

  • National ICT Managers/Coordinators (NITCs)

  • National Directors (NDs)

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities

    ICT Strategy and Governance

  • Support the rollout of the global and regional ICT policies and guidelines across the region.

  • In full alignment with the federation policies, develop/support the development of regional ICT policies, guidelines and tools to ensure professional ICT performance in the region.

  • Provide regional-view input on the development/revision of global ICT policies and guidelines.

    Digital Maturity

  • Conduct Digital Maturity assessment –in accordance to ESAF standard- for the targeted MAs, and provide strategic and operational recommendations to progress their Digital Maturity level.

  • Support the MAs on planning, budgeting and executing the Digital Maturity alignment measures/activities to achieve the optimum level.

  • Conduct regular follow-up with the NITCs on the digital maturity alignment progress and budget execution. Report the progress and challenges to the D-ICT.

  • Conduct ICT audits for the targeted MAs of the region as mandated by the D-ICT.

  • Provide input to the National ICT Managers Individual Work Plan and Performance Appraisal Talk as requested by the NDs and mandated by the D-ICT.

    Connectivity and Infrastructure

  • Support the MAs on the rollout and implementation of the global and regional C&I polices.

  • Provide the MAs with strategic and technical guidance on the C&I setup and troubleshooting.

  • Conduct regular C&I performance checks and standard review of the existing/new C&I technologies and report to the D-ICT on potential revisions/new solutions.

  • Develop, C&I projects plans. Execute, monitor and report the progress, challenges and learnings.

  • Maintain comprehensive C&I projects documentation including training library and user manuals.

    Software Projects, ICT4D, Research and Innovation

  • Provide technical and strategic guidance for the MAs and IOR functions project leads on planning and rolling out global and regional Software/ICT4D projects.

  • Provide strategic input on technology integration for programme planning and IPD

  • Engage on knowledge sharing and exchange activities with the IO, other regions and Net Hope.

  • Conduct regular research on new technology trends and report on potential new solutions.

    IOR ICT Services

  • Ensure professional setup, performance and documentation of the IOR ICT services.

  • Provide technical support for the IOR end users and organise trainings and refresher workshops for core ICT policies and tools.

  • Support the procurement process of the ICT equipment, software and services as mandated by the D-ICT


  • Serve as active member of the IOR ICT team and ensure the necessary tasks are fulfilled in time and quality.

  • Provide input to further improve and strengthening the regional ICT team.

  • Execute any other assignments in link of his/her areas of expertise, or wider IOR-team assignment as assigned by the D-ICT.


  • Advanced university degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology Management.

  • 4-6 years’ experience in senior/leadership positions in the field of ICT management preferably in the NGOs sector.

  • Microsoft infrastructure/servers/productivity/cloud certification.

  • Cisco networking and security certification (CCNP, CCNA Security).

  • Excellent knowledge and hands on experience on Microsoft IT systems/infrastructure solutions, Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure & Services, Cisco and SD Networking Platforms and Devices.

  • Experience in ICT and ICT4D projects’ design and management.

  • PMP or ITIL Certifications. GVF is a plus.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

  • French is a plus.

    Functional Competences

  • Experience in people management.

  • Exposure in Working in a multi-location/matrix organization

  • Ability to work in stressful situations.

  • Self-motivated and managed, service and result oriented and innovative.

  • A team player with excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills.

  • A strong strategic and business mind-set.

    How to Apply

  • If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates.

  • Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line and send to the address given.

  • All applications should be submitted not later than 19 June 2020.


  • Please note this position is based on local contract with local terms and conditions of employment.

  • Applications that are late do not have a CV or certificates attached will be disqualified.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email.

  • E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to:

  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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