Information Communication Technology & Database Attaché

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Information Communication Technology & Database Attaché

  • Post Date:December 20, 2021
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  • Career Level Student
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry ICT
Job Description

Department: ICT
Position Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Reporting to: ICT Officer
Type of Contract: 6 months renewable
Start Date: February 2022

Who we are

Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) is a feminist, pan-African, Rapid Response Fund committed to transforming power relations through resourcing African feminists and womn human rights defenders and their formations as an act of solidarity. Recognising the need to move resources rapidly on a continent where opportunities and threats arise and decline quickly, UAF-Africa uses a Rapid Response Grant making mechanism to support unanticipated, time sensitive, innovative and unique initiatives that promote women’s agency in peace and political participation, social and economic power building as well as natural resources governance and stewardship. The Fund works to support African Womn Human Rights Defenders (AWHRDs), particularly in the feminist and womn’s rights movements, in their actions, which enable them to support and sustain themselves, each other and their work before, during and after urgent situations.

UAF-Africa mobilizes resources from a broad base of international and increasingly local funders committed to protecting and advancing womn’s rights and feminist agendas in Africa. Our primary purpose is to provide funding to AWHRDs and their groups, organizations, and the movements to help them prepare for and navigate urgent situations with appropriate actions.

UAF-Africa is registered in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Operating as a virtual organisation, the Fund boasts of strategic physical presence in East Africa: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda; North Africa: Cairo, Egypt; Central Africa: Bujumbura, Burundi and Douala, Cameroon; Southern Africa: Harare, Zimbabwe, Antananarivo, Madagascar, Johannesburg, South Africa, Lilongwe, Malawi, and West Africa: Abuja, Nigeria and Cotonou, Benin.

Position overview

Reporting to the ICT Officer, the ICT Attaché will assist the position to ensure efficient ICT support to the Fund and maintain the Fund’s database. The candidate supports in providing consistent and professional technical ICT support to all UAF-Africa staff and Board stationed virtually on the African continent.

Specific responsibilities

  • Respond to user requests for service, troubleshoot problems and help develop solutions;
  • Support PC hardware components, desktop operating system software, and application software;
  • Helps to ensure that (ICT) equipment is in good working condition and assists with maintenance and minor repairs;
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment and arrange for other servicing needs;
  • Monitor antivirus software and updates and repair computers infected with spyware, adware and/or viruses;
  • Monitor backup systems and procedures to ensure data security;
  • Assists in the installation of commercial and in-house software and related upgrades;
  • Supports equipment inventory and ICT record-keeping;
  • Develop and provide user training for basic hardware and software use;
  • Provide support in developing tools;
  • Work with Microsoft Office and SharePoint platform;
  • Setting up and supporting teleconference & video conference meetings;
  • Perform other tasks within projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent qualification;
  • French Language skills an advantage

Skills and experience

  • At least one year experience in research and development is required;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel on the African continent and beyond as and when required;
  • An understanding of gender equality and women’s rights issues, particularly in politically unstable and post conflict African settings;
  • Familiarity with the women’s rights development needs in Africa;
  • Passionate about UAF-Africa’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results and building effective teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal, public speaking, writing and negotiation skills;
  • Understanding of Computer (laptop/desktop), hardware and software, Microsoft Office suite, MacOS and Windows;
  • Experience working in a virtual work environment an added advantage.

Work environment

This is a local position that may involve some national and regional travel. UAF-Africa is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices. To build the strongest possible workforce, UAF-Africa actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. The position will be based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

To apply

Please submit a cover letter, and resume to [email protected] with “ICT Attaché” in the subject line.

The position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

Deadline: 10 January 2022