Kuito, Angola
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:

IT Officer

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Location:  Kuito, Bié, Angola Duration:  3 months Start-up date:  immediately/according to availability Salary:   up to 1.590 USD/month + accommodation, insurance and travel expenses covered Languages:  Intermediate Portuguese, Advanced or Intermediate English

People in Need (PIN) has been active in Angola since 2006. With a team of 10 expatriates and approx. 70 local staff, it manages programs focusing on improving education, livelihoods and food security, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions and gender-based violence. PIN programs are managed from its head office in Kuito, Bié province and field office in Huambo province.

A PIN Volunteer is a professional in the areas of Information Technology who, on the one hand is looking to further enrich his/her career path in the field of systems analysis, while on the other hand is capable of transmitting her/his skills to local, national staff in a period of 3-months.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Diagnose and fix network, internet and equipment problems
  • Evaluate and assess the capacity and operation of communication systems
  • Provide solutions that help optimize network and internet performance through formal analysis.
  • Monitor computer processing systems
  • Address incidents and service requests to improve the efficiency of PIN-AGO operations
  • Install software and perform tests on computer equipment and programs.
  • Set up computer equipment, schedule maintenance
  • Perform minor equipment repairs
  • Procure IT hardware.
  • Oversee the process of installation, operation and maintenance of IT infrastructure configuration and administration of servers
  • Monitor and handle cyber security issues.
  • Monitor Data Migration across servers and ensure data consistency and integrity.
  • Evaluation of IT proposals and requests received from PIN Prague HQ.
  • Continuous communication with the Prague HQ IT department.
  • Train local IT assistant so s/he will later on be able to take on the duties as IT Officer upon the PIN-Vs departure from the mission.
  • The above list is only indicative.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, Computer Science  and or  Certified IT Specialist
  • At least 3 years of experience in information systems, internet management and network assessment.
  • Demonstrates excellent ability to write and communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism
  • Experience working in non-governmental organizations is highly desirable.
  • Ability to effectively transfer knowledge and train others
  • Easily communicates complex IT language to different constituencies with varying degrees of tech know-how.

Critical Success Factors

  • Trustworthy, honest, responsible and meticulous (focus on details)
  • Structured, and well-organized
  • Strategic thinker
  • Respect for local, common practices and idiosyncrasies
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Easy-going with a good sense of humor
  • Experience within the region with an understanding of local dynamics is a plus

PIN offers

  • Background of a well-established organization
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations
  • Medical helpdesk available online
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation is in PIN guesthouse on PIN expenses
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