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Senior Information Technology Specialist Job in Kenya

Short Term Consultancy
Terms of Reference – Senior Information Technology Specialist
1.0. Introduction
The African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies. 

A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by eight (8) African Governments - Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania Mozambique, and Democratic Republic of Congo. 

The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.
The AVU Business Plan 2009-2014 has two main thrusts: 

(a) Educational and support services provided on a fee basis; and 

(b) Not-for-profit development services. 

The, Not-for-profit development services, aims at building the capacity of AVU Partner Institutions (PIs) with an objective of increasing access to quality education through the following activities: updating and developing content; Open Educational Resources (OER) Development; AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); set up/upgrade ODeL centers; developing professional networks through Communities of Practices; Research and Development; and Quality Evaluation and Benchmarking.

Some of the Not-for-profit development services were delivered from 2005 to 2011 through the AVU Multinational Project I, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented in 10 African countries.
The AfDB is funding a second phase of the Multinational Project which will build on the first phase and will extend its benefits to more countries. 

The overall objective of the AVU Multinational Project II is to strengthen the capacity of the AVU and a network of 27 institutions to deliver and manage quality ICT integrated education and training opportunities in 21 African
  • Experience with shared computing models e.g. Windows Multipoint Server, Ncomputing, Wyse etc
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of the latest technologies and tools
  • Experience in design and deployment of eLearning Centers is an asset
  • Experience deploying centers across multiple countries is an added advantage
  • Working experience in a recognized University or Virtual University will be an added advantage
5.0. Modalities of Work and Timelines
The Senior Information Technology Specialist will be expected to complete the exercise in a period of five (5) working days.
6.0. Reporting
The Senior Information Technology Specialist will report to the Senior ICT Officer or such other person as the AVU may designate from time to time in writing.
7.0. Payment
A competitive daily rate commensurate with qualification and experience will be offered.

The African Virtual University is an equal opportunity employer.
Application must include an application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email and residential addresses; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.
Applications should be sent to and must have ‘SENIOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST’ as the email subject
Inquiries should be sent to
The closing date for this application is 08th October 2012 at 12.00 noon

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