IT Officer at One Acre Fund

On Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

Function: IT Systems Support
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Title: IT Officer
Job Location: Rural Kenya, Bungoma
Contract: 3 Months
Organization Description: One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. 
One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. 

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  

We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff. 
Job Description: One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take position in the organization as an IT Officer.  
One Acre Fund is looking for experiences, talented and candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.
Contract details: 3 months contract
Job Details:

  • Ensuring all District office laptops, printers & accessories are functioning.
  • Performing scheduled PC hardware and software Upgrades to above.
  • Assist in setting up and configuring routers, switches and Access points.
  • Periodical maintaining and updating the I.T inventory and updating the I.T manager.
  • Performing preventive maintenance on the organization I.T equipment.
  • Reporting to the Network Administrator of any faults on the OAF LAN and WAN and wireless devises.
  • Assist guest connect to wireless devises & solve I.T. problems.
  • Performing repairs for PCs and peripherals.
  • Updating maintenance check lists and updating the I.T Manager on the progress. 
  • Configuring and troubleshooting Internet connectivity in OAF user laptops & desktops.
  • Offering first line of support to OAF KHQ and District office users.
  • Project report writing and presentation to I.T. Team.
  • Liaison between the I.T manager and the OAF user

Candidate Profile 
Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):
We are seeking professionals with and a passion for working in sustainable agricultural development programs in Kenya. 
We are looking for candidates willing to learn so please only apply if you fit these criteria:

  • At least a minimum of a college Diploma certificate or its equivalent in ICT studies, specialization in Computer & Network support disciplines is a plus.
  • At least two years’ work experience in I.T industry preferably in hardware & software support.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills is a must have.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Windows operating systems, Mac OS and its operations.
  • Multitasking ability, willing to work long hours during busy seasons.
  • Integrity, be proactive and with a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrate analytic thinking with strong attention to detail
  • Team player, self-motivated and ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili and English Required. 

*Ladies with a passion for the ICT field are encouraged to apply.
Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. 
The candidate must be willing to reside in the Western region of Kenya.
Preferred Start Date: October 2014.
Time Line: Resumes should be submitted by 8th September, 2014. 
Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives
Benefits: airtime and transportation allowances related to work
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
To apply eMail cover letter and resume [email protected] (Subject line: IT Officer + the place you heard of the position) and Salary Expectation
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