Information Communication Technology for Development Officer (ICT4D) USAID Project Jobs – Caritas International

Organisation: Caritas
Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: MEAL
About US:
Caritas International is a
confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations
operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and
individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world,
especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was
established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part
of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food
for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks,
enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable
rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and
Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126
households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the
activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary:  The Information Communication Technology for
Development Officer (ICT4D) will provide technical support to the NUYOK
programme teams in selecting and implementing ICT4D solutions as well as
building capacity to utilize these solutions. The ICT4D Officer will play a role
in strengthening the capacity of NUYOK project staff to effectively use new and
existing information systems to better manage delivery of quality services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide
    training and mentoring to NUYOK staff to enable independent use of ICT4D technology
  • The
    jobholder recommends ICT4D strategies, policies and procedures by
    evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends;
    anticipating requirements
  • Build
    the capacity of the Caritas Kotido Diocese to use, manage and maintain
    ICT4D technology.
  • Provide
    technical support during implementation of Commcare data collection tools.
  • Provide
    procurement support for ICT4D infrastructure
  • Develop
    an interface that the program team can use to conduct their work
  • Work
    closely with MEAL teams to develop data reporting dashboards and templates
    for the NUYOK programme
  • Design
    analysis templates for assessments and surveys with the MEAL Specialist
    based on harmonized templates
  • Identify
    and address ICT4D training needs for the NUYOK programme
  • Render
    support in the technical development of MEAL processes and standards
    within the programme
  • Maintains
    professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing
    professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art
    practices; participating in professional societies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science in ICT or related field
  • Project
    Management knowledge or Certification
  • Three
    to five years of work experience in setting up and managing ICT-based knowledge
    and information management systems.
  • Experience
    in training and mentoring staff in ICT
  • Experience
    in managing IT projects
  • Knowledge
    of Data analysis tools: i.e. Iformbuilder or Commcare,
  • Knowledge
    of data visualization tools such as Excel, PowerBi, Zoho, tableau or any other
    related tools will be an added advantage.
  • Strong
    understanding of SQL and general relational database management technologies.
    Certification preferred.
  • Good
    understanding of data modelling.
  • ITIL
    Foundation Certification desired.
  • Understanding
    of software development concept and methodologies.
  • Experience
    in implementing donor-funded projects
  • Ability
    to transfer skills and knowledge through, training, mentorship and
  • Accompaniment
    Demonstrated ability to work with and in teams
  • Exceptional
    organizational skills
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication
  • Strong
    conceptual and analytical skills
  • Ability
    to think innovatively and strategically.
  • Possession
    of a valid riding license is a must
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae,
certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work
experience documents to;
The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
OR to;
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only
    shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing
    for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure
    your academic documents are certified before submission of your
Deadline: 16th
February 2018
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