Open to Internal and External Candidates

                    Position Title
IT Assistant  ( 1 Position)  
                          Duty Station
 Kigoma Region
 General Service Staff, Grade G4
            Type of Appointment
 Nine months, with possibility of extension
        Estimated Start Date
 As soon as possible

                    Closing Date 
 March 28th, 2016

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.



Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office and the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer and in coordination Admin/Finance Unit the incumbent will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.    Setup and maintain the IT equipment for the users in office.
2.    Install and maintain Internet connections for Kigoma office.
3.    Install and administer the security for various system and network components, including access to internet, protection against viruses, etc.
4.    Provide the user support for MS Windows, and MS Office, as well as for other programs used in the office.
5.    Analyze computer systems; recommend new systems and/or enhancements in the functionality of the existing systems.
6.    Implement the proper backup/restore, data validation and security procedures to assure data integrity and availability.
7.    Identify and support technology solutions for database related support.
8.    Assist in administration of Database Server and fixing of database related problems.
9.    Run Database queries and procedures
10.  Assist in maintenance of systems, sub systems and modules of mission database in accordance with the needs and requirements of each program and project.
11.  Provide user support, and training to use, operation, and maintenance of the databases and assist in the implementation of all auxiliary sub systems and modules.
12.  Other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University Degree in IT, Computer Science or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems, Server Administration, Networking and Desktop applications and Databases
  • Knowledge in TCP/IP Networking
  • Knowledge of LAN/WAN Technologies
  • Experience in the following tools: MS SQL Server, C++, MS Access is a plus
  • Any certification is a plus: CCNA

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Previous work experience with an international organization and NGOs dealing with refugees would be a strong advantage


Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

Required Competencies


  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism -  displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should fill in the PH form, submit CV and cover letter indicating Vacancy Notice number with 3 professional references and contacts to

Or send applications to the address below;

International Organization for Migration Mission in the United Republic of Tanzania
Slipway Road, off Chole Road, Plot # 1365 Msasani. PO Box 9270 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Kindly note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information, please refer to:

Posting period:

From 15.03.2016 to 28.03.2016