Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a
complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as
well as longer term development and policy work.
Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple
activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and
advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.
Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir,
the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and
coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.
Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to the massive
food crisis facing more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and
In Kenya, Oxfam aims to help 1.3 million people with clean water, cash
initiatives and veterinary support people’s livestock.
To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:
Information Technology Officer
Contract: Fixed Term
contract upto March 2012
The IT Officer will be required to support the email system and ensure its
reliability in the Dadaab office, ensure effective data management in the
server including disaster recovery that ensures data is backed up and restoration
tested regularly to ensure business continuity as well as provide support to
programmes in implementing and maintaining applications that assist them in
their day to day work.
The post-holder will manage the deployment of crucial systems upgrade, configure
hardware and setup according to the set global standards, organise and conduct
formal Induction to all new staff, as well as ensure user compliance to
internal policies and procedures and report to Regional Information &
Systems Manager in case of violations.
The incumbent of this position will contribute to budgeting and forecasting in
relation to IT equipment, provide first level support to hardware/software
maintenance & upgrades in the Dadaab office as well as act as the support
person during system upgrades or rollouts by independently carrying out IS
systems upgrades in the Dadaab offices.
To be successful in this role you will have a graduate in Computer Science or
Information systems and professional training on computers, with knowledge on
Local Area Networks, servers (basic hardware and software), possess high level
of competence in development and implementation of computerised systems and be
technically competent in area of specialisation and/or experience in IT
You will be required to have good written and verbal communication skills in
English, possess the ability to take initiative in problem solving and
learn/follow Oxfam policies and (technical) procedures to do the job.
In-depth experience in similar role is mandatory.
Contract: Fixed Term
contract upto March 2012
The Plant electrician will be expected to service and maintain gensets and
pumps by monitoring all the electrical installations in the generator rooms and
making recommendations of their replacements or repairs.
S/he will be expected to retrieve, repair and install boreholes submersible
pumps, monitoring yield trends and behaviour of boreholes and suggest relevant
remedial measures where necessary as well as repair and maintain standby
control panels, change over switches and other
electrical equipments in the workshop.
The postholder will be expected to prepare weekly and monthly unit reports on
jobs and conditions of all the relevant systems, do technical designs of the
power grid for the Oxfam compounds in Dadaab and also assist in supervision of
the contractors doing upgrade or installations of the power grids in Oxfam
To be successful in this role you will have a suitable qualification (Plant
electrician grade one/diploma plant option) coupled with in-depth experience in
plant workshop and in relevant field work.
You will be expected to be proficient in MS Office software and in possession
of excellent communication skills in English and Swahili languages (both
written and spoken).
You should be willing and ready to work for long and odd hours and have the
ability to work with minimal supervision.
If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing
your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contact and two
referees, preferably your current line managers to email@example.com 0R
drop your application at Oxfam Dadaab main office not later than 3rd October
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