CRS Regional Solution Architect, Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Background:
 
To be based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Global Knowledge & Information Management (GKIM) Department is seeking a highly qualified Regional Solution Architect, Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) professional to provide technical leadership for selection and implementation of ICT4D solutions to meet regional business requirements and support for the design of new business and ICT solutions to meet regional requirements and for providing technical guidance to ICT providers responsible for the implementation, operations, maintenance, and support for these systems.
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Assess current trends in the use of technology in the relief and development sector.
  • Work with the GKIM Manager of System Architecture to evolve CRS’ enterprise architecture to accommodate innovations required to support CRS field offices and projects
  • Work with users to identify opportunities to improve field office and project business processes and meet new business needs through the use of technology.
  • Lead the development of and/or review specifications for new CRS ICT solutions.
  • Lead the analysis and selection and/or review the selection of technologies and services to support new CRS ICT solutions.
  • Lead the development of and/or review of the high level design for new ICT solutions
  • Provide technical oversight and/or guidance to CRS ICT providers in the detailed design, implementation, testing, and release of ICT solutions.
  • Coach operations, maintenance and support staff in management of production systems.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 9 years experience in system development and 6 years experience in development of system architectures and design.
  • Past experience in developing comprehensive IT enabled business change solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to design interfaces between application systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of system modeling processes, tools, and system life cycle processes.
  • One or more of the following certifications or their equivalent required: Software Engineering Professional Certificate in Software Architecture; Master Certificate in Business Analysis; MCITP: Database Developer Certification; Enterprise Content Management Certificate or equivalent; Product and Service Design Certificate or equivalent; Cisco Certified Design Associate or equivalent.
  • SharePoint MCTS: Application Development or MCTS: Configuration certification desirable.
  • Successful completion of the Software Engineering Institute’s Introduction to CMMI Version 1.2
  • ITIL Foundation Certification desirable.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of business and technical architecture (organization, business process, application, data, hardware/platform, networks).
  • Good understanding of mobile technologies and applications; web technologies and applications; SQL and general relational database management technologies; object-oriented design.
  • Good grasp of the technologies in use in CRS today.
  • Track record of reliable and consistent performance.
  • Language Required: Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in French or Spanish is desirable.
Note:
 
All applicants must be legally authorized to work in work location country at time of application.
 
Qualified candidates must submit their application to the Corporate Website www.crs.org/about/careers.
 
Closing date for this application is July 30, 2012
 
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.


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