BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to empower the most marginalized in extremely poor, conflict-affected, and post-conflict states. Founded in Bangladesh in 1972, BRAC now works in more than 20 countries in Asia and Africa and takes a holistic approach to alleviating poverty, running programs in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls’ empowerment, agriculture and food security, and human and legal rights. Together, the initiative will result in systemic change that creates a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women, 1.9 million households, and 9.5 million people in 7 countries in Africa by 2027.
In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.
There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues.
BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood. In preparation for the launch of the programme, BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position.
No. of Vacancies: 1
Job Title : IT Officer
Staff Category : National
Tenure : 1 year
Salary : Negotiable
Reports to : IT Manager
Duty Station : Country Office
Safeguarding Job Responsibilities
As the IT Officer for our development project, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the effective planning, implementation, and maintenance of information technology systems that support the project’s goals. You will be responsible for managing and optimizing IT infrastructure, troubleshooting technical issues, and collaborating with project teams to integrate technology solutions seamlessly into the development project.
Oversee the installation, configuration, and maintenance of hardware and software systems. Manage servers, and networks, and ensure data security and backup protocols are in place. Technical Support:
Provide technical support to project staff and end-users, addressing hardware and software related issues promptly.
Collaborate with external IT service providers for specialized support when needed. IT Strategy and Planning:
Contribute to the development and implementation of the IT strategy aligned with the project’s objectives.
Evaluate and recommend technological solutions to enhance project efficiency and effectiveness.
Work closely with project teams to integrate IT solutions into development initiatives. Provide training to staff on new technologies and systems.
Security and Compliance:
Implement and enforce security measures to safeguard project data and information. Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation for IT systems, configurations, and procedures.
Assist in the development and management of the IT budget for the development project. Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Computer Science, or a related field. Proven experience as an IT Officer or similar role in development projects. Strong knowledge of system administration, network management, and cybersecurity. Proficiency in hardware and software troubleshooting.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Project management skills and familiarity with development project lifecycles. Preferred Skills:
Certifications in relevant IT disciplines (e.g., CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco). Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure).
Familiarity with project management tools and methodologies.
Education and experience:
Competencies: Self-motivated and pro-active, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, team building attitude, ability to work in a dynamic environment, demonstrate gender and cultural awareness.
BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, our hiring process includes extensive background checks and criminal records disclosure. BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.
All qualified and interested applicants can submit a cover letter with their CVs with three referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer/line manager, along with a copy of your educational qualification. Applications should be submitted by email to: email@example.com with the position title on the subject line.
DEADLINE: January 31 2024
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED