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IT Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Excellent Career Opportunity - IT officer

Pact ¡s an International non-governmental organization, which enables systematic solutions that allows those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems and transforming markets into a force for development.

Our three core values are: 

Local Solutions — Our success comes from solutions created with the people we serve.

Partnerships — Partnerships deepen our impact and promote empowerment.

Results — Our work must transform lives and make them measurably better. How that change occurs is as important as the change itself.

Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership over their future.

Reporting to the Communications specialist, the IT Officer will be based in Nairobi working closely with the Global IT department based in Pact’s Washington DC office in ensuring the smooth running of IT systems and support within the Kenya country office.

Specific duties include but not limited to:
  • Installation, Maintenance, and support of Windows servers (2003, 2008, 2008R).
  • Design, implementation and support of Active Directory
  • Developing and implementing various training and instruction programs for users on the use of operating systems, networking, applications, and databases.
  • Administration of software requiring integration with the server e.g. QuickBooks, AccPAC, SERENIC and ensuring compliance with current site licenses, designs, as well as managing IT related projects such as organizational website and partner’s websites as needed.
  • Evaluation of existing computer systems, hardware and performance, system upgrades, based on end user requirements, installing, integrating, customizing, configuration, and testing new system and hardware.
  • Flexibility to adapt to and willingness to learn or teach new technologies; and be on call whenever needed to give support to staff.
Qualifications, Experience and desired Skills
  • University Degree in IT related field e.g. Computer Science and Information Systems or any other related field with at least 3 years relevant working experience in a busy NGO environment will be an added advantage.
  • Applicants with Professional Certificates such as MCSE, CCNA, Linux +/LPI and MSSQL and MYSQL database applications are highly desirable.
  • UNIX Administration knowledge, knowledge of Microsoft lIS and Apache is preferred,as well as knowledge of Microsoft windows 2000/2003 server.
  • Experience in network administration, advances knowledge of database management (MSSQL, MYSOL etc)
Please submit your applications electronically to:, 

or to Human Resources, 
Pact - Kenya Country Office, 
P.O. Box 35081-00100 
Nairobi, Kenya. 

Kindly indicate clearly on the envelope, or in the subject field; (if electronically submitted) the position you are applying for.

Deadline for applications submission is 4pm Monday 6th, February 2012.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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