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IT Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

VSF Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production in East Africa.

Our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.

Position Title: 
Information Technology (IT) Manager

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 1 year, renewable

Availability: Immediately

Role: Provide technical IT and Information Management Support to the Regional Office and the
field locations.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for the management and administration of all the servers within VSF Belgium.
  • Participating in the definition, designing, testing and implementation of new IT hardware and software standards for VSF Belgium.
  • Manage all the databases that run in the main server.
  • Responsible for the management of databack-ups in regional office and field location.
  • Manage the VSFB helpdesk in the Nairobi and Field Offices by giving comprehensive technical support
  • Responsible for all the I.T related equipment and records.
  • Responsible for maintenance and troubleshooting the area networks within VSF Belgium.
  • Manage the antivirus application within the organization.
  • Train and capacity build the staff on basic I.T skills.
  • Participation in I.T related procurements and tender committees within VSF Belgium.
  • Maintenance of the VSF Belgium Document Management systems (DMS).
  • Participate in the development of VSF Belgium I.T policies and procedures and ensure they are adhered to by all users.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant legislations e.g. copyright and intellectual property.
  • Participation in project proposal planning and development.
  • Coordinate the development of the knowledge management within VSF Belgium.
Essential or Minimum Requirement

: University Degree in IT related field

Knowledge and experience
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience.
  • Applicants with Professional Certificates such as MCSE and MSQL 2005 are highly desirable.
  • Microsoft windows 2003/2008 server/MS Exchange Server 2003/2007/ ISA server 2006.
  • Extensive knowledge of PC hardware\software support, configuration and troubleshooting;
  • Extensive knowledge of Networking (LAN)
  • Knowledge of client server technology and general network connectivity and maintenance issues (e.g., servers, switches, routers, Ethernet cabling, PABX support)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills.
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Team player
  • Identifies with the mission, vision and values of VSF-B
  • Display of intercultural sensitivity
  • Affinity for NGO work in general
  • Willingness to travel regularly
How to apply

Please send your application (reference “IT Manager”), CV and 3 references (one must be your current employer), by e-mail to on or before 8th March 2012

This vacancy is open to Kenyan male and female candidates. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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