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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Information Communication Technology for Development Officer (ICT4D) Job at Caritas International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Information Communication Technology for Development Officer (ICT4D)

Jobs at:
Caritas International

Deadline of this Job:
16th February 2018

Duty Station:

Job details:
Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018
Reports to: MEAL Manager

Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The Information Communication Technology for Development Officer (ICT4D) will provide technical support to the NUYOK programme teams in selecting and implementing ICT4D solutions as well as building capacity to utilize these solutions. The ICT4D Officer will play a role in strengthening the capacity of NUYOK project staff to effectively use new and existing information systems to better manage delivery of quality services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide training and mentoring to NUYOK staff to enable independent use of ICT4D technology components
  • The jobholder recommends ICT4D strategies, policies and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements
  • Build the capacity of the Caritas Kotido Diocese to use, manage and maintain ICT4D technology.
  • Provide technical support during implementation of Commcare data collection tools.
  • Provide procurement support for ICT4D infrastructure
  • Develop an interface that the program team can use to conduct their work effectively.
  • Work closely with MEAL teams to develop data reporting dashboards and templates for the NUYOK programme
  • Design analysis templates for assessments and surveys with the MEAL Specialist based on harmonized templates
  • Identify and address ICT4D training needs for the NUYOK programme
  •  Render support in the technical development of MEAL processes and standards within the programme
  •  Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science in ICT or related field
  •  Project Management knowledge or Certification
  • Three to five years of work experience in setting up and managing ICT-based knowledge and information management systems.
  • Experience in training and mentoring staff in ICT
  • Experience in managing IT projects
  •  Knowledge of Data analysis tools: i.e. Iformbuilder or Commcare,
  •  Knowledge of data visualization tools such as Excel, PowerBi, Zoho, tableau or any other related tools will be an added advantage.
  • Strong understanding of SQL and general relational database management technologies. Certification preferred.
  •  Good understanding of data modelling.
  • ITIL Foundation Certification desired.
  • Understanding of software development concept and methodologies.
  • Experience in implementing donor-funded projects
  •  Ability to transfer skills and knowledge through, training, mentorship and
  •  Accompaniment Demonstrated ability to work with and in teams
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  •  Ability to think innovatively and strategically.
  •  Possession of a valid riding license is a must
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
OR to;
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.