Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Job Opportunity at VSO Tanzania, IT Volunteer

Type of role: Facilities
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 19 Jun 2018
Interview date: TBC
Start date: 16th July 2018

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact.


As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come.
Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview
In this role you will be responsible to support and maintain access to cost effective IT services that enable staff and volunteers work efficient to meet their objectives, also you will be providing proper maintenance and update of IT software and equipment and to liaise with VSO IT staff internationally in providing optimum solutions and support, Support a range of applications software including Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft Office applications and bespoke IT systems and services. if you see your comfortable and interested to this role, this might be your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualifications (essential):
Bachelor Degree in Information Technology, computer science or related field with additional relevant courses and training,

Experience and skills

  • At least 1 year relevant experience with adequate knowledge in the development and management of databases and global communication systems and an awareness of new technology that may improve delivery 
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications and ability to develop and manage systems and software applications for use as management tools
  • Proficiency in network and information systems administration
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to explain complex technical ideas clearly and succinctly to non-experts
  •  Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills 
  •  Evidence of professionalism and high integrity 
  • Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance 
  • Excellent customer service focus and commitment to deliver to agreed timelines
  • Pro-active and organised working style with the ability to prioritise own workload


Knowledge of:

  • Using a service management system (e.g. Hornbill).
  • Windows operating systems incl. Windows XP &Windows 7.
  • Microsoft Office packages including 2007.
  • Active Directory administration.
  • Hardware technical support.
  • Audio/video technology support
  • Anti-virus systems


Some background about VSO
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion.

We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

Only Nationals (Tanzanians) are encouraged to Apply.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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