Save the Children Regional IT Manager – East and Southern Africa Job in Kenya

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

There are 30 national Save the Children organisations around the world. By the end of 2012 all our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. 

We’re changing to become more efficient, mor e aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

The role

To act as the IT strategic business partner to the regional SLTs. To act as the liaison between the field/country office IT staff and the regions, as well as a strategic liaison between the regions and the centre. 

To support and build the capacity of country office IT staff.

Qualifications and experience

  • Directly supporting the agency’s strategic IT initiatives by working with Save the Children International regional management, country management, country-based IT staff and Save the Children members as needed, leading on the regional and country implementation of IT projects
  • Directly supporting the country office IT staff where required, traveling to and/or assisting with all computer related matters, and project specific needs
  • Working through country office IT staff to implement IT guidelines, standards, policies and strategy throughout the region, using influencing skills to ensure they are adopted
  • Training and capacity-building field/country office IT support staff located in the geographical regions, whether relating to hardware, software or policies and procedures
  • Collaborating with Save the Children International management to develop technical solutions to allow the organisation to implement its strategy
  • Collaborating with Save the Children International management to develop, document and implement procedures and standards for field office-based software, hardware and network infrastructure
  • Responsible for the documentation of field office IT infrastructure and/or systems as needed
  • Rolling out and supporting new applications, systems and upgrades in the region
  • Traveling to support IT needs during emergency operations, as required
  • Completing the establishment of and maintaining the regional office IT and communication facilities, including video conferencing.
When applying please include details of your current salary in covering letter

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 14 August 2012

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Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to the link provided

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