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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Job Opportunity

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi coordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. It also runs Regional Specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC’s delegations in East Africa, the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.

The Regional Delegation in Nairobi is looking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the position mentioned below, who will be based in Nairobi.

Information Technology (IT) Technician

The Responsibilities

  • Provide support by assisting computer users on a day to day basis;
  • Ensure proper functioning of computers, printers and the network environment;
  • Assist in the introduction of computer technologies and ensure error free standard software and hardware installed and configuration on workstations according to ICRC policy;
  • Install and maintain connectivity devices on ICRC LAN’s;
  • Train, support and advise computer, radio and telephone users in the region;
  • Administer and maintain IT inventory;
  • Plan, install, maintain and repair all the radio communication systems (i.e. Mobile & fixed radio installations, repeaters, radio mailboxes, operational radio room) in the region;
  • Undertake Field Missions within the region as requested.
Minimum Requirements
  • Degree or Diploma in Information Technology;
  • Professional certification in a Network Operating System or Software Development;
  • Good knowledge of computer hardware / software, utilities, printers and peripherals;
  • Experience in HF & VHF radio installations and technologies;
  • At least three years experience in Network Administration;
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
The Profile

ICRC is looking for a young and energetic individual who has good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate should have a sense of analysis and initiative, the ability to work independently and in a team. The above position demands flexibility and ability to work under pressure.

Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the below address, on or before 25th February, 2011.

Please include detailed curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

International Committee of the Red Cross
Denis Pritt Road
P.O. Box 73226, Nairobi
00200 - Kenya

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