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Information and Communications Technology in Program Specialist

Information and Communications Technology in Program Specialist
Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 31 Janvier 2017
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Description de l'offre
Contract Type: fixed term, two (02) years
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Job Grade: National C2
Reporting to: Country Director
Job Ref No: 12503


Oxfam is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.
OXFAM has been active in Senegal for more than two decades. In recent years, our focus has been on supporting sustainable livelihoods, promoting good governance and ensuring sustainable human development in the face of crisis and human/natural disasters.

Job purpose

As an ICT in Program Specialist, you will be responsible for providing implementation support to Oxfam programs and projects in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for program delivery and innovation.
You will be able to work effectively in a fluid space between programs, countries, IT departments and the external and internal ICT community. Ideally you will have a good understanding and experience working on ICT in the humanitarian and/or long-term development context(s).

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

A. Provide implementation support for data collection & visualization projects
a. Working with HQ and country program staff, support the design, testing, implementation, and evaluation of ICT-enabled data collection & visualization projects.
b. Provide targeted support to applicants to the Technology for Development Incubator Fund (TIF) and its awardees as needed.
c. Develop guidance and conduct training on ICT best practices. Contribute to confederation best practices by supporting & refining existing support materials and ICT toolkits.

B. Contribute to Oxfam’s portfolio of recommended ICT4D solutions, processes and methodologies
a. Document best practices and lessons-learned from delivered ICT4D-related projects
b. Support the process by which successful ICT4D implementations are identified and incorporated into the emerging shared services portfolio or catalogue
c. Proactively identify, through engagement with peers and the wider ICT4D community, new and emerging solutions, processes and methodologies.
d. Contribute to the emerging ICT4D community of practice within the Oxfam confederation
e. Represent Oxfam in wider knowledge exchange forums when appropriate

C. Collaborate with other departments to achieve common objectives
a. Working with Oxfam America and affiliate IS/IT teams, ensure that ICT projects are integrated or moving towards integration with existing infrastructure, data management and security policies.
b. Working with Oxfam Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Network, Oxfam Great Britain’s ICT in Programme team, and country & regional MEL leads, ensure that all ICT projects incorporate adequate MEL to demonstrate effectiveness and impact.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge

• Education:
Bachelor’s degree in technology, social sciences, international development or related discipline. Exceptional relevant practical experience may be seen as a substitute.

• Experience:
Knowledge and practical experience of ICT4D
Track record of problem analysis and problem solving
Demonstrated ability to integrate ICT into development programming and/or humanitarian emergency contexts,
Knowledge of mobile technology
Ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way
Proven experience of communicating with customers of various levels of digital literacy
Proven experience of working independently and as part of globally diverse and dispersed team
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and confidence to negotiate with staff at all levels
Excellent project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and the drive to achieve results
An excellent understanding of and commitment to putting women’s rights at the heart of our programming
Excellent verbal and written English and French ability is required

• Stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, continuously striving for enhanced quality and impact and demonstrating continuous personal learning and development.
• Be creative in supporting the development of ICT approaches to Oxfam’s unique, rights-based approach to programming.
• Proactively identify objectives and solutions to problems and challenges.
• Work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based culture of work, and strive to build the ICT capacity of regional program staff and managers.
• Perform all duties appropriately for an intercultural environment, and treat all persons with dignity and respect.
• Be familiar with and committed to Oxfam America’s mission and goals.
• Be available for extensive and frequent travel internationally.

Equality and diversity
We are committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization and to Equal Opportunities in employment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are made entirely on merit.


This opportunity is for a dedicated and highly motivated professional with strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs. If you believe you are qualified for this post and you are the candidate that we are looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV to the email address below, by mentioning in the subject “Application for ICT in Program Specialist”
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