Vacancies: IT / Database Manager
The Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) is a five year USAID program implemented by the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Center for International Development (CID).
AHADI is designed to support Kenya’s vision and agenda for achieving the promise of devolution.
The program’s interventions aim to promote governance systems that are transparent, accountable, effective in service delivery, and responsive to empowered citizens by working at both the national and county government levels.
AHADI has three main objectives;
- Targeted counties provide higher quality services through improved governance
- Improved representation of citizen interests and oversight of targeted county government performance
- Functionality and effectiveness of the devolved system increased through intra-government engagement and cooperation.
Though AHADI is primarily a DRG project focused on improving the governance of Kenya’s new decentralized, system, it is also designed to have substantial impact on other sectors, as well.
AHADI therefore takes a sectorial approach in achieving its overall governance objectives. These sectors include but are not limited to good governance, resilience and economic growth, education, health and WASH.
IT / Database Manager (1 Position).
Position Summary: The Database/IT Manager will support AHADI achievement of its objectives in Kenya’s devolution process by producing and disseminating information in the AHADI Activity Database.
The Database/IT manager is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the AHADI Activity Database as well as uploading the database to a web-based sharing platform, or any other acceptable platform and downloading database updates on a weekly basis, or as necessary.
At the request of the DCOP and the Senior Grants Manager, s/he will ensure that database update protocols are created, revised, compiled and disseminated on a regular basis.
As an IT manager, the person will work closely with all the staff members to ensure the necessary IT support for the smooth implementation of the project.
The work of requires a good working knowledge of data security and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.
- University degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or relevant field.
- Two to three years’ experience working in Information technology, in a computer support position;
- Experience working in a complex and challenging field environment;
- PC and server support experience, especially with Windows Server and Windows Client operating systems;
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office applications (Access), Windows operating systems; Experience in data security;
- In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties, and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting: Directly to DCOP
How to Apply
Do you have the above qualifications and skills?
(1) a Cover letter
(2) CV and
(3) References from three past supervisors
Closing date: 1st April 2016.
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