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Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by Lucchese DeCavalcante, May 25, 2010.

  1. Lucchese DeCavalcante

    Lucchese DeCavalcante JF-Expert Member

    May 25, 2010
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    Location : ICPAC, Nairobi, Kenya
    Job Title : IT expert
    Grade Category : Project staff category
    Accountable to : RIC Official Counterpart
    Duration : 3 Years contract (36 months)


    The objective of the African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development
    (AMESD) Project (funded by the European Development Fund) is to enhance monitoring for
    sustainable management of the environment thereby contributing to poverty alleviation.
    Within the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region, the activities are
    focusing on the assessment and monitoring of land degradation and natural habitats for
    sustainable land management. The Regional Implementation Centre, the IGAD Climate
    Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), a specialized institution providing climate
    information, prediction and early warning for applications in support of environmental
    management, is responsible for the overall management of the Thema and for developing
    the Natural Habitat Conservation (NHC) service.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the general supervision of the AMESD official counterpart and the AMESD technical
    assistant, the IT expert will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
    • Develop and manage the regional ICPAC AMESD database (raster, vector and ancillary);
    • Maintain and administrate the AMESD thematic station and the e-station;
    • Program and customize applications related to the development of the NHC service;
    • Develop and update the IGAD thema AMESD website and webservices;
    • Support ICPAC in any activity related to computing, system management or programming;
    • Support the capacity building plan of the IGAD Thema;
    • Prepare periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets and providing justification for performance gaps;
    • Undertake any other related duties as may be assigned by the AMESD official counterpart and the AMESD technical assistant.
    At least a Master degree in computer science or related discipline with specialization in
    system management, Linux and Unix and programming.
    Work experience
    At least 5 years of working experience in operational IT services or projects. Proven
    experience in system administration and database design.
    • System administration and management, particularly under Linux/Unix operating system;
    • Database design and management methods and software (UML, Powerdesigner,
    • MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS Access, etc.);
    • Good Knowledge of programming (VBA, Python, IDL); Routine and scripting;
    • Website and web services development (PHP, CSS, Javascript – SPIP, Joomla etc.);
    • Server maintenance and administration (Windows 2003/2008 server);
    • Ability to prepare written reports in a clear, concise and meaningful manner;
    • Ability to work in an international environment.
    Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French would be an added
    This vacancy is open to male and female candidates from IGAD Member States as well as
    from Burundi and Rwanda. Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly
    2,000.00 Euros per month with no other benefits.
    How to apply
    Applicants should submit their applications with its reference number, enclosing a cover letter
    and updated curriculum vitae containing details of their qualifications, experience, contact
    telephone, personal e-mail address, names and contact of three referees, present post and
    salary, duly certified copies of certificates and testimonials, to:
    ICPAC AMESD manager, IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC),
    P.O. Box 10304 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
    And by e-mail to: amesd@icpac.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Copy to director@icpac.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and igad_thema@amesd.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Deadline for applications: Monday 14th of June 2010, 8:00 AM

    For more info visit IGAD website
  2. HarusiYetu

    HarusiYetu JF-Expert Member

    May 26, 2010
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    Thanks very much