Friday, 2 March 2018

Job Opportunity at School of St.Jude, Coordinator - IT

Application deadline 2018-03-07 Business / Employer name The School of St.Jude Job categories
IT & Network Administration
Job Role Experienced Position Type Full Time Organization Type NGO
Arusha Mjini Arusha
Position: Coordinator-IT
Duty Station: Moshono, Arusha Region
The School of St Jude is a 100% charity-funded education institution that provides free, high-quality primary and secondary scholarships to 1,800 of the poorest and brightest students in the Tanzanian region of Arusha.

We are looking to appoint a Coordinator- IT to positively impact The School of St Jude’s IT Systems in a timely and effective manner.

Reporting To: Head of IT

Key Responsibilities

  • Learning the new web school management system from the developers and pushing training to our staff. The main systems the candidate will be working with:
  • iSAMS
  • REDcap DB
  • TASS
  • Spicework
  • Diagnosing and patching bugs that users find in our web based systems
  • Scheduling regular meetings with Academics Heads and Business staff to get feedback about potential improvements and requirements from the system and work with the developers to meet those requirements.
  • Assisting both academic and business staff with the creation of reports and ensuring that they are correct and have been sent by systems with no errors or ommissions.
  • Building new features to be included in all web systems that you will be dealing with.
  • Writing and publishing an extension to address user’s needs
  • Submitting pull requests and collaborating with the web systems of core teams.
  • Writing and debugging PHP and/or Javascript, either in standalone scripts or as part of CMS modules/plugins.
  • Liaising with database consultants to ensure any problems are solved in a timely manner.
  • Organizing training with users to ensure they are using the school systems in the best possible way.
  • Coordinating all the sent support tickets requests by ensuring that the tickets has been received and sorted out in a timely manner
  • Monitoring the School’s Moshono Helpdesk systems.

Other Duties

  • Participate in House Checks as requested by Community Relations team.
  • Participate and support fellow staff in school mission related activities such as all School Celebration Days throughout the year.
  • Participate in student selection process, in particular working after hours on rest days and public holidays up to 20 Saturdays per annum.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Head of Section, Manager and Founder.

Qualification, Skills, Attributes and Competence:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience.
  • Be skilled in composing SQL queries- the candidate with SQL knowledge who has some experience with SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) would be ideal.
  • Advanced computer skills with demonstrated experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, MS Access and Outlook
  • Be comfortable using basic spreadsheet functions to manipulate data
  • Have experience working with Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and/or School web based systems.
  • Have experience using Git and/or Drush.
  • Have experience using Javascript libraries such as jQuery, AngularJS, and Underscore/Lodash.
  • Be skilled in writing CSS.
  • Personable, easy going and conduct yourself in a professional manner.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills in English and Swahili (written and verbal).
  • An energetic and friendly attitude with the ability to be flexible, patient,
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to work beyond normal working hours.
  • Confidence to clearly articulate your professional opinion.
  • Patience and sensitivity to work with multiple users with varying technical skills and needs.
  • Honest and be able to maintain confidentiality regarding the School Information

Interested Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV accompanied by a Cover Letter to

Applications should be sent by 7th March, 2018. SUBJECT LINE MUST INCLUDE THE REFERENCE NUMBER.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted