Transparency International ICT Project Assistant (Public Accountability) Job in Kenya

Transparency International ICT Project Assistant (Public Accountability) Job in Kenya


  • Public Accountability


  • Service Delivery

    Reports to:

  • Programme Officer – Service Delivery

  • Transparency International Kenya (TI-Kenya) is an autonomous chapter in the Transparency International movement, a non-partisan global coalition of like-minded individuals and organizations against corruption with which we share knowledge and exchange ideas for the greater good of Kenya.
  • The Public Accountability Programme is primarily concerned with addressing the waning levels of accountability by public leaders and citizens, demonstrated amongst others through growing levels of impunity; politicization and devolution of corruption; and the diminishing will to fight corruption.
  • The programme’s overall objective is to increase the number of responsive and accountable citizens and leaders through promoting civic engagement and leadership integrity.

    Job Purpose:

  • TI-Kenya seeks to recruit an ICT Project Assistant in the Public Accountability Programme based at the Head office to strengthen the operations of the office.
  • The ICT Project Assistant will be responsible for designing, developing, improving and maintaining the ICT solutions to ensure seamless functionalities.

    These will include:

  • Managing digital media support on the programme; software development initiatives by developing the front and backend of revolutionary cross platform solutions to support anti-corruption initiatives.
  • He/ She will be expected to continually ensure the day-to-day effectiveness of the programme delivery, noting and reporting on any areas where improvements are necessary, support implementation of activities and general internal ICT support.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    With the guidance of the Programme Officer- Service Delivery, the ICT Project Assistant will perform the below tasks:

    Program implementation planning:

  • Prepare and submit to the Program Officer monthly activity work plans;

    Software development & maintenance

  • Design and develop interactive web and mobile based platforms for the project activities. This includes management of the Action for Transparency (A4T) Website, A4T mobile Application and other TI-Kenya ICT platforms.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose system errors and implement solutions. For complex matters, liaise with specialists for problem resolution.
  • Monitor hardware utilization and performance on an ongoing basis and identify ICT procurement needs under the Public Accountability Programme.
  • Development of a back-up system for the project.
  • Assist in scheduling and implementation of quarterly software and hardware maintenance and review of the project’s ICT needs
  • Implement approved system security procedures, maintain and update existing network configuration records, provide access to authorized users and conduct periodic tests to confirm compliance

    Program implementation

  • Implement core project and cross cutting activities as per the programme work plans;
  • Work with the Public Accountability project team to ensure regular research, development, updating and management of content for media and online engagement;
  • Ensure regular and complete activity-based project reports;
  • Identify areas of inter-programme synergy and partnerships to maximise on impact;
  • Respect the needs and cultural sensitivities of the communities
    with whom TI-Kenya works; and continually look for ways to make TI-Kenya’s interactions with communities more successful;
  • Contribute to the development, roll-out and maintenance of ICT initiatives and innovation across TI-Kenya projects and promote learning within the institution and among partners

    Monitoring and evaluation:

  • Identify project beneficiaries and as needed, collect evidence of project impact from the various mobile and web-based platforms on the Public Accountability programme.;
  • Make continuous informal observations of TI-Kenya project delivery, noting and reporting any potential problems, notable successes and suggestions for improvements.
  • Prepare monthly project activity reports including analytics and performance of the online platforms.

    Resource Mobilisation/Budget Management and Reporting

  • Support TI-Kenya in conceptualizing sound projects and mobilizing resources to implement them.
  • Support the management of activity budgets and ensure proper returns; ensuring compliance with all donor and TI-Kenya policies and regulations;
  • Ensure timely adherence to organizational and donor reporting requirements.
  • Contribute to team effort by performing tasks assigned by supervisor from time to time.


  • Minimum of a degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related courses from a recognized and accredited tertiary institution.
  • At least 1 year of experience with hands-on front- and backend development.
    You have in-depth knowledge of LAMP, Zend framework, jQuery Mobile and Cordova PhoneGap, knowledge of additional languages and frameworks is a plus.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English and Kiswahili fluently
  • A person of high integrity that will model TI-Kenya’s core values.


  • You love coding, and you’re awesome at it.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Computer literacy. Working with databases is a basic requirement
  • Demonstrable presence, skills and passion in using social media platforms
  • A good team player
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Ability to work under pressure

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit one PDF document as an attachment (combining the application letter and CV with at least three professional referees) via email to by close of business, 5th October 2018.
  • Please include the reference ICT Project Assistant – Public Accountability as the subject of your email applications.
  • Do not attach your testimonials or certificates.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Disclaimer: Please note that TI-Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process and we do not recruit through recruitment agents

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