Information Systems Specialist NGO Job Careers – Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Organisation: Medecins
Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About MSF:
Medecins Sans
Frontieres (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian
organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict,
epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Managing all ICT activities in support to and in close collaboration
    with the field responsible persons in Kasese, Arua, Yumbe and additional
    sites as needed; is the primary responsible for all ICT activities in the
    Kampala office
  • Identify and implement information management practices to enhance
    the mission system’s effectiveness and reliability
  • Supervising, implementing and monitoring security management
  • Managing inventory, warranties and IT usage of the Mission including
    carrying out of corrective/preventative maintenance
  • Ensuring the proper documentation, filing and the compilation of
    statistical data on ICT (number of repairs, monitoring and abuse of
    internet and telephone use, general state of computer parts, etc.) and
    drafting a quarterly report on activities
  • Providing direct support to new users and relevant personnel dealing
    with information systems and managing user access
  • Installing, maintaining and monitoring the ICT systems and equipment
    in the mission
  • MEMO (inventory/maintenance tool) mission focal point
  • Monitor / implement and update the use of radio communication in the
    mission and also coordinate with Ugandan Communications Commissions (UCC)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Information Systems Specialist must hold a Higher Diploma in IT
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in IT
  • Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGOs, and working
    experience in developing countries Knowledge:
  • Expertise in operating systems (XP-Pro, W7) and desktop applications
    (MS Office 2003/2007/2010)
  • Good knowledge of computer parts and maintenance, networks and their
    protocols, main email systems (Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Lotus), IT
    Security Tools (Anti-virus, Firewall, Anti-spyware, back-ups)
  • Understanding of telecommunication systems and educational tools
  • Radio communication Skills (HF and VHF)
Competences/ Skills:
  • Results and quality orientation
  • Team work and cooperation
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principals
  • Stress Management
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their applications,
CV, certificates and copies of relevant documents should be sent by email with
the subject “IS SPECIALIST” to:
If you absolutely cannot submit by email, you may submit to the address below:
The Human Resources
Medecins Sans
Plot 2329, Block 244
Spear Road Church
Zone, Kansanga. Uganda
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