ECHO announces a vacancy position for IT Manager in the Administration
section of the Regional Support Office. This is a Grade II Local Staff
position based in Nairobi.
1. Overall Purpose
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), is the
European Commission Department responsible for financing humanitarian assistance. ECHO finances a range of
partners, which include NGOs, UN agencies and the Red Cross Movement, to provide assistance to people
affected by both natural and manmade disasters.
The position involves management of ICT services in the country/region
by ensuring that operation of systems and network administration (LAN,
WAN and intercom) is reliable/stable & available at all times. The
technical duties include installation, configuration, maintenance,
support and optimization of all hardware, network, software and
communication links following relevant ECHO and EC regulations.
2. Main responsibilities
Functioning of the hardware and software packages; such as:
Performing specific technical functions, including changing of hardware
electronic components (disks, memories, network wiring, power sources,
etc) and routine repairs
Assists in the deployment and installation of commercial and in-house developed software and related upgrades
Networks administration; including:
Manages the Local Area Network in line with EU/ECHO policies
Ensures the LAN is properly maintained and good practices on security policies developed by EU/ECHO are followed
Plans, installs and maintains all communication systems
Acts as focal person with telecommunication service providers on technical issues
3. Qualifications required
Relevant first level degree,
Completion of MSCE and CCNA (or CCNP) studies;
Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience at national or international level in ICT technical areas; In case of failure to provide a degree, a working experience of not less than 7 (seven) years in the same area can prevail;
4. Required Skills
Specialist in Network management, Security management or System management;
Working knowledge in Windows and CISCO platforms that includes Windows
7, Server 2008/2012, Exchange Server 2010 administration, CISCO ASA,
routers, and switches.
Proven knowledge of VMware technology
Knowledge in data backup software’s
Proven knowledge of VSAT technology and configuration of various satellite equipment
Proven knowledge in Active Directory user and group policy management;
Fluency in English, French is an advantage.
Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is helpful but not mandatory
5. Other skills
Analytical skills, risk assessment, adaptability and flexibility/cross
functional skills, high sense of initiative and good communication
6. How to apply
The position is open to nationals and other residents of Kenya with a valid working permit. The contract is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a probationary period.
Application plus detailed CV of the interested candidate should be sent
to the Human Resources by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Subject
clearly marked: “REF: IT Manager – ECHO Nairobi’’ latest by noon Wednesday 10 February 2016. Candidates who have not been contacted by 31 March 2016 should consider that they have not been selected.
Applications which do not meet minimum requirements will be automatically rejected