International Consultant


Appel d'offres

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Systems Administrator

The Organizational Context

Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

Job Description

This is a position based in Kakuma Refugee Camp. The holder will be under the direct supervision of the JRS Project Director and takes responsibility for managing, administering and maintaining of the IT aspects of the JRS Programmes with particular emphasis at the JWLHEM (e-learning program).

Kakuma Refugee Camp – Kenya

Report to
Project Director


·         Is responsible for managing, administering and maintaining the computer network, as well as the power systems at the Arrupe Learning Centre

·         Manages, administers and maintains the information system, including software, hardware, internet connectivity, network, and power systems (diesel power generator and solar system) of Arrupe Learning Centre

·         Development of a curriculum for a course in Information Technology for learners pursuing on-line and on-site studies at the Centre and offer introductory course for the newly admitted students.

·         Assist the students with printing, photocopying and constantly train them in the use of computers and IT.

·         Supervises of the setting-up and the daily functioning of the entire IT system forJRS: JWL-HEM program (including VSAT, radio-bridge, networking, equipment installation and configuration

·          Maintenance and repairs; Upgrade on JRS computers, printers and photocopiers.

·         Advises the Project Director and coordinator on the needs and developments of the JRS-JWLHEM network and equipment in Kakuma

·         Trains IT refugee staffs in computer maintenance, programming, troubleshooting etc

·         Ensure system documentation by directing the writing of detailed descriptions of the system components in the organization.

·         Supervises the training of JRS personnel in the use of PC's, terminals, printers and other peripherals in addition to the program applications installed.

·         Develop and constantly develop the JRS-Kakuma asset register in liaison with the logistics officer and the project’s accountant.


·         Keep the JRS Project Director informed on the activities of the project by providing relevant correspondence, reports and meeting minutes as well as making regular contact.


·         Assist the  JRS  Project Director to: hire, train, motivate and manage the IT incentive staff

·         Carries out people management and staff motivation with a view to upholding the JRS vision and mission

·         Assist the JRS Project Director in ensuring the safety and proper use of assets and equipment at Arrupe Learning Center and other centers.

Coordination and Liaison

·         Is involved in planning monitoring, implementation, evaluation, proposal and report writing (give input on the IT equipment)

·         Hold regular meetings with the JWL:HEM International IT staff and update the JWL:HEM Project Director on the outcomes of such meetings as well as follow up activities



·         A university graduate in ICT and Systems Administration, Computer Science or Engineering, together with proven relevant professional experience.

·         Professional qualification and experience in server and networking administration

·         Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.

·         Experience in managing people/teams

·         Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.

·         Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) and Good knowledge of MS word/Office.

·         Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to working in remote area with adverse climatic and environmental conditions.

·         Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.

·         Patience, perseverance, proactive, self-motivated and ability to work in stressful environment

·         Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.

·         Patience, perseverance, proactive, self-motivated and ability to work in stressful environment

Personal Qualities

Passion: be passionate about IT, innovation, education, teaching and learning

Adaptation: to be able to endure basic living and working conditions for a duration of time

Autonomy: to be able to take initiatives and work without supervision

Respect: be open minded, have self-respect , respect the beneficiaries and the community  with whom JRS works

Adherence: adhere to the internal rules especially time for work, JRS Staff Code of Conduct and security rules.



Contact information

Send your cover letter and CV to the JRS Kakuma Project Director, P.O.Box. 76490, 00508 Nairobi Kenya. Email:, applications to be received before 26th January 2018. JRS is an equal opportunity employer and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.