EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION
Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized Institution of the East African Community (EAC) established by the EAC Partner States through a negotiated Protocol for Sustainable Development of Lake Victoria Basin. The broad mandate of LVBC is to promote, facilitate and coordinate activities of different actors towards sustainable development and management of natural resources of the Lake Victoria Basin.
LVBC Secretariat therefore hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) for the following vacancy position, subject to the quota system.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (1 Post) - (REF: EAC/LVBC/HR/17-18/06)
Office: Office of Deputy Executive Secretary (Finance and Administration)
Reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary (Finance and Administration)
Main Purpose of the Job
To facilitate maintenance and management of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Systems of the Commission.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, direct and manage Information Technology Systems for the Commission;
Co-ordinate implementation and training of Staff on the ICT;
Oversee the updates of the Commission’s ICT systems and its security;
Facilitate and manage the process of development, improvement and administration of LVBC website and the LVB Resource Center;
Develop appropriate training programmes, database security, back-ups, disaster recovery procedures and database standards;
Schedule installation of new hardware and software to minimize impact;
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelors’ degree in Information Technology Systems, Computer Science, Systems/Computer Engineering or equivalent;
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in the field of ICT.
Note: Post graduate Diploma in ICT plus a certification in any of the related field will be an added advantage.
Skills and Competencies:
Communication, troubleshooting, analytical, networking, and report writing skills;
Excellent computer analytical skills;
Good communication and report writing skills; ability handle basic IT trouble-shooting activities.
Eligibility for applications:
Applicants from all six Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position.
Terms and Condition of Service:
The position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once.
The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in the respective Partner States. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant experience.
The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.
How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, or birth certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday 27th July 2018.
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; have an application letter attached; have certified copies of academic certificates; or fail to provide three referees, will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC/LVBC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.
The Executive Secretary
Lake Victoria Basin Commission
Owuor Otiende Road, Off Kenyatta Highway
New Nyanza Regional Headquarters
P.O. Box 1510-40100 Kisumu, Kenya