INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) MANAGER

Application ends: August 18, 2022

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Job Description

 

 

JOB ADVERTISEMENT 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) MANAGER

 

SOS Children’s Villages was established in Sierra Leone in 1974. We work with government and partners in communities to help families care for their children or to provide an alternative family for children who have no one to care for them, or who have lost parental care or are exposed to risks of neglect, abandonment, abuse and exploitation. Located in Freetown, Bo and Makeni, SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone has a wide range of programmes, in which the love of a caregiver is essential, to ensure children grow in a loving home and become their strongest selves.

 

Our Vision: Every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security.

 

Our Mission: We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we 

share in the development of their communities.

 

Our Values: Courage

Commitment

Trust

Accountability

 

Programmes include Alternative Care settings, Interim Care Centres, Youth care programmes that support more than 530 children and young people leaving in villages and in communities. In addition to quality care, we advocate for children, young people and women’s right, protection, safeguarding and empowerment. SOS Children’s Villages also provide quality education to over 4,000 students through its Herman Gmeiner International Schools, Kindergartens and Technical Vocational/ Employability and Entrepreneurship Training Centre in support of care-exit strategies and reintegration processes. Other projects include the Youth Innovation challenge & Youth-Can! which support young entrepreneurs with their businesses and young people on their quest to employment. The emergency programmes aid vulnerable families cope with the impact of COVID-19 and the economic downturn to prevent family separation. 

 

SOS Children’s Villages in Sierra Leone is recruiting an ICT Manager to lead the ICT development of the organization. In cooperation with the Regional ICT Advisor, he/she will implement the SOS- Children’s Villages International global and regional ICT goals, policies, strategies, standards and guidelines in the National Association (NA). 

 

He/she designs the National Office (NO) and facilities ICT architecture and plans their long term ICT needs, ensuring that local long-term ICT requirements are met. He must also plan for short, medium and long term goals for ICT based on global organizational requirements of SOS. 

 

The ICT Manager is responsible for the effective operations of information technology and information systems within the National Association / Sierra Leone. He provides functional supervision to ICT Officers / Teachers of programs.

 

Implements, and maintains all national ICT systems and standards in order to achieve a cost efficient and effective ICT environment in accordance with SOS Global ICT Standards.

 

Assume the responsibility for data security including the planning, design and implementation of security measures which safeguard access to the organization’s terminal files and data elements.

 

Define the ICT budget for the NO and facilities in accordance with existing needs.

 

Implements operating system enhancements that will improve the reliability and performance of the system as supervised by the Regional ICT Advisor.

 

Support NO and facilities to budget ICT investments and replacements of equipment in accordance with SOS Global ICT standards.

 

Ensures the installation, maintenance, configuration, and integrity of computer software across the National Association. 

 

Participate in the conception and implementation of ICT4D projects in the NA. Give proper technical support for the choice of appropriate technology for the deployment of such projects.

 

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in IT/ Computer Science or IT Security. Additionally, certificate in network or server administration would be an asset. 
  • High level of integrity, and awareness of security, safety and cyber criminality 
  • Five (5) years of proven experience in IT Management and ICT solutions development 
  • Expertise in latest version of Microsoft Operating System and business applications (Off. 365)
  • Understanding of Server Management (Active directory) and virtualization (Hyper – V).
  • Good Knowledge in Network Administration (LAN, VLAN, network policies and protocols).
  • Good Knowledge of computer’s hardware and maintenance process. IT security best practices and IT service management tools (ITSM).
  • Have experience in the design and implementation of ICT and ICT4D projects.
  • Skills on App design/creation and knowledge on renewable energy/ tech solutions would be considered as assets
  • Have the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

 

WORK CONDITIONS

 

STARTING DATE: 15 October 2022

DURATION OF CONTRACT: One year with a possibility of an extension based on performance and/or 

                                             availability of funding

LOCATION: National (Freetown), must be willing and able to travel to our field locations.

 

WE OFFER:

  • Attractive salary and package. 
  • A supportive team and compelling working environment.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of children and young people in a recognized International NGO. 

 

To apply: submit a cover letter, with your Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of certificates, and three (3) professional references with at least one (2) from direct supervisors, by email only to apply.sl@sossierraleone.org  Please indicate in the subject line the position, the location and the subject area desired

 

Closing date for the submission of applications is Tuesday 18th August, 2022

Only the successful candidates will be contacted.

In accordance with the organization’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks, police clearance.

 

What We Stand For:

SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organisation, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.

 

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