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IT Specialist (Databases) Job in Nairobi Kenya

IT Specialist (Databases)

 Nairobi, Kenya

Status: Consultant

Position Summary:

The IT Specialist is required for a period of up to two months and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Reporting to the IFES Chief of Party (or designee), but will be embedded within the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The consultant will support the IEBC Operations team in building a reporting system for their regional offices.


  • Collect requirements about the sets of datasets that the Operations department needs to be sourced from the field offices;
  • Create a format and procedure for the data entry of these datasets
  • With the guidance from an International consultant, develop an intranet portal for storing and presenting the above sets of information that is flexible enough for these datasets and others;
  • Train IT staff on the use and maintenance of portal;
  • Bachelors Degree required in Computer Science or related field;
  • Candidates should possess at least six years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in intranet application development (ASP.NET), advanced knowledge in SQL Server
Preferred Attributes:

Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
  • Should be proactive and show initiative;
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations;
  • Client Orientation – Ability to identify and analyze clients’ needs and provide appropriate solutions to meet business requirements;
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise style;
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills and ability to coordinate the work of others, work to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Ability to coach, monitor and develop staff;
If you meet the above requirements, apply in writing with a CV and a daytime telephone contact to


Chief of Party
IFES Kenya
P.O. Box 29654 – 00100,

Deadline for submission is 17th February, 2012

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