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

By | February 14, 2019
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Information Systems Specialist NGO Job Careers – Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Job Title:     Information Systems Specialist

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Organisation: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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 protocols
  • 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 Experience:
  • 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 Coordinator

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Plot 2329, Block 244

Spear Road Church Zone, Kansanga. Uganda

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