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Ethiopia: Information Technology Advisor (Canadians Only)

Ethiopia: Information Technology Advisor (Canadians Only)

Organization: Cuso International
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 30 Mar 2019

City Assosa, Ethiopia

Start Date Mar - May 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

The Volunteer’s Role

Your skills in Information Technology can help save lives! We need a volunteer with experience an Information Technology background to help the Assosa University establish their IT systems. This involves accessing the current situation, identifying gaps, developing a strategy, building the network, implementing the system and then training staff on how to use and maintain the system. By helping our partners develop the capacity of the faculty, students and hospital staff in midwifery practice, you will be contributing to the Midwives Saves Lives project that is being implemented by Cuso International in partnership with the Canadian Association of Midwives. This position will ultimately work to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates, strengthen the quality of RMNCH services and to build institutional capacity to deliver these services.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Ensure the functionality of all IT machines in Assosa University

-Establish the computer network systems among the Assosa University

-Perform medical equipment maintenance

-Test the status of new medical equipment

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-BA in Computer Science or a diploma in Information Technology

-Experience in networking, maintenance

-Experience in delivering in-service training design and implementation

Essential Professional Background:

-Experience computer networking, maintenance and training facilitation

-Experience in conducting a needs assessment, and delivering in-service training

-Able to work collaboratively with team

-Commitment to achieve results

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

  • Accommodation while in placement

  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

How to apply:

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