IT Officer – The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Deadline: 31 January 2021

Contract duration: 17.5 months
Location: Harare

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, assisting people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. Today IRC works in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, restoring safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC began programming in Zimbabwe in 2008 to support the cholera emergency response and has since been a key player in health, governance, market development, and disaster risk reduction.

Position summary
Under the direct supervision of the DCD ( deputy country director ) and technical support from RITD regional IT director, the IT Officer will be responsible for providing daily technical support and troubleshooting of all computing systems with consideration to the needs and requirements of the Zimbabwe country office.

Key responsibilities
Program Management-Coordinate with the Deputy Director Programs to develop and implement a response to assessed Environmental Health needs in accordance with the country program Environmental Health Strategic Action Plan; Oversight of the technical aspects of the implementation and coordination of the Environmental Health program; Ensure that all IRC Zimbabwe Environmental Health projects are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to established objectives, goals and indicators and in line with donor requirements and beneficiary needs; Lead the Environmental Health teams in the development, implementation and monitoring of work plans, ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community; Ensure all implementation approaches employ a programming strategy that integrates with other sectors and contributes towards the broader health outcomes; Continuously design and improve technical approaches and protocols that are geared towards improvement of program quality; Support the team in technical designs, development of cost estimates, technical specifications and overall documentation packaging for all WASH/EH infrastructure activities.

IT Support – Provide Level 1 and Level 2 Support-Work with end-users or IT colleagues (or Service Desk) on resolving Level 1 and level 2 issues in the Country Office; Resolve or escalate Level 3 issues to appropriate internal or external resource (Regional IT lead /Applications team Service desk and vendor) as necessary.

Installation & Configuration and management of-Servers, Windows server 2016 operating system, Domain environment and essential network services-Desktop/laptop hardware and software, and peripherals, using IRC standard Windows 10 operating system image; Microsoft Office support, Active Directory Maintenance, logging of problems in Service-Now IRC IT enterprise ticketing helpdesk system; Specialized application installation and support such as, but not limited to, Sun Systems, BVA, Workday, Rescue Net, ERP and service now; Assist with users e-mail accounts, creation, setup, archiving, termination, and distribution group management; Verify and provide technical consultancy to procurement regarding purchasing spare parts for IT equipment and ensuring equipment purchased are of the right specifications and conform to the IRC standard specifications; Install, document, manage and support wired and secured wireless networks for all field offices in Zimbabwe; Monitor the performance of the microwave, point to point and fiber backbone networks in the Harare, Chipinge, Nyanga and Beitbridge offices; Ensure data protection & backup systems are working properly (software & hardware);Work in collaboration with Supply chain team on asset management, disposal, and accuracy of inventory records; Improve the network infrastructure (Internet servers, filters, domain controllers, backups, print servers, etc.);Local Area Network, wireless network, peer-to-peer, or client server architecture, as appropriate.

Collaboration, Strategy Planning, Reporting and Capacity building-Provide trainings on-demand basis to staff to strengthen knowledge of basic computer skills to end-users; Serves as the IT liaison with field administration and staff to understand and interpret IT needs at the base level and to collaborate across lines in meeting those needs; Delivers appropriate training programs to ensure high quality professional staff performance in the area(s) of oversight; Participates in the documentation and implementation of policies and standard operating procedures to ensure effective operation of an organization; Participates as a member of the IT team in planning, problem resolution, and reviewing department performance; In coordination with the RITD, put work plans in place for improving IT systems, Internet connections and local networks for better performance and benefits; Regular monthly reporting as per the report template and submission to the geographical and functional managers; Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree; at least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified; Knowledge and understanding in Networking and Infrastructure Technologies (LAN/WAP administration, Cisco environment, Meraki and Cyberoam skills will be added advantage); Windows 2016 server administration skills; Virtualization expertise on windows platform environments; Working knowledge in Cloud computing technologies and data storage; ITIL V4 fundamentals to administer and manage the service desk platform and improve SLAs and CRM; Project management skills (PMI); Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

To apply
For detailed information on the position and to submit your application, please visit  here

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.



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