Information Systems Specialist Job Placement – Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

Organization: Nile Basin
Initiative (NBI)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
About US:
The Nile Basin
Initiative (NBI) is an inter-governmental organization initiated and led by the
Nile riparian countries to promote joint development, protection and management
of the common Nile Basin water resources. NBI has a Shared Vision, namely: ‘to
promote sustainable socioeconomic development through the equitable utilization
of’, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources.’ The NBI provides
a unique forum for the countries of the Nile Basin to move toward a cooperative
process to realize tangible benefits in the basin and build a solid foundation
of trust and confidence.
Job Summary:  The Information Systems Specialist will be responsible
for the systematic compilation, maintenance and dissemination of the Nile Basin
regional database on water and related resources to support the water resources
management functions of the Nile-sec. The incumbent will be responsible for the
maintenance of NB DSS and systematic archiving and maintenance of all data compiled
and generated through NBI Secretariat and ensure compatible database
architectures are implemented across NBI centers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The specific scope of work of the Information
Systems Specialist shall include, but not limited to, the following:
Maintenance and further enhancement of NB DSS
In charge of data compilation, quality assurance and
Responsible for knowledge management
Project Management Support
Perform any other related activities as instructed
by the Head of the Water Resources Management Department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The Information Systems Specialist should preferably
hold a Masters level degree or higher, in Computer Science, Information
Management, Knowledge Management, Science, Engineering, or other technically
related field.
A minimum of five (5) years of working experience,
with recognized technical expertise in Operating systems administration
(especially Linux admin experience) relational database technologies, including
database development and administration; work experience should be proven, in
general, through internationally recognized technical certification.
Three (3) years of experience in knowledge
management functionalities related to technical implementations of
information/knowledge systems (i.e. how to implement knowledge management
procedures in an Information Systems).
Excellent facilitation, consensus-building,
multi-cultural, and inter-personal skills; strong team- building and mentoring
Previous experience and demonstrated skills in
networking with ministry-level partners, private sector, national and
international NGOs, and local community-based organizations.
Prior exposure and experience of training users in
using database and information systems.
Demonstrated technical writing, analytical, presentation
and reporting skills.
Strong English language skills (spoken and written);
working knowledge of French is an advantage.
Experience working with or in regional/international
organizations is an advantage.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified
applicants are advised to send their applications electronically to the
Executive Director at: The application/cover letters
should clearly be indicating the title of the assignment and accompanied by
detailed curriculum vitae.
8th October 2015
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