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The African Union ICT Officer Vacancy Announcement in Gambia

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
The Commission of the African Union invites applications from citizens of Member States for a position of ICT Officer in the Department of Political Affairs.

Post title: 
ICT Officer 
Post level:
Unit: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Supervisor: Executive Secretary
Duty Station: Banjul, Gambia
Job Purpose: To ensure that all computer systems at the Secretariat of the African Commission work smoothly and to manage the African Commission’s computers, NT servers, internet facilities, etc
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Diagnose and resolve complex technical problems, associated with computer hardware and software interrelationships/dependencies and ensure availability to system users;

  • Maintain the office local-area network (LAN), wide-area network (WAN), network segment, Internet, or intranet system and provide day-to-day onsite administrative support and periodic servicing of the network and all peripherals;
  • Install, assemble and configure computers, monitors, networks infrastructure and peripherals such as printers, scanners and related hardware; pull cables and rewire or direct the rewiring of cables as required for new installations and office reconfiguration;
  • Make hardware and software acquisition recommendations, including helping users assess needs and providing justification for equipment and services, as well as training and orientation;
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures and educate staff members about computer security, install security software, monitor the network for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime.
  • Handle all computer and related instalment, diagnosis and network connections during the sessions and other meetings of the Commission that require establishment of a secretariat;
  • Develop an electronic Database of all National Human Rights Institutions and NGOs that have Observer and Affiliate Status with the Commission;
  • Develop programme for an electronic filing system and work with the Clerk to implement it;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Educational Qualifications:
Candidates must have a minimum of a University Degree in Computer Science and should be certified systems engineers in server Administration, network, infrastructure and messaging suites.  A relevant advanced degree (Masters or equivalent) will be an added advantage.
Work Experience:
Candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in server hardware installation and maintenance, server infrastructure, maintenance capacity planning and database application installation and basic maintenance.
Other Relevant Skills:
  • Demonstrable professionalism and leadership abilities;
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP stacks and their functionality;
  • Advanced knowledge and troubleshooting of various Windows Servers and other Servers;
  • Excellent knowledge of international organizations;
  • Good communication and planning skills;
Language Requirement:
Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of one or several other working languages would be an added advantage.
Age Requirement:
Candidates must preferably be between 25 and 35 years old.
Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.
Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit the following:
  • A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the AU Commission;
  • A detailed and updated CV, indicating nationality, age and gender;
  • Names and contact details (including e-mail address) of three references;
  • Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.
Indicative basic salary of US$27,892.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (46% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$13,248.00 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.
Applications must be received not later than 23 August 2010 and should be addressed to:
The Director of Administration and Human Resource Development
AU Commission
P.O. Box 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fax: 00251-11-5525840/5510430

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