Job Announcement: IT Officer

Deadline: 7th June 2024 by 4:00 PM

Position: IT Officer

Type: Full-time

Company: Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD)

Job Overview:

The ICT Officer at CEFORD will play a crucial role in supporting the organization’s operations by managing and maintaining its information and communication technology infrastructure. This position requires a blend of technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

Key Responsibilities:

ICT Infrastructure Management:

  • Maintain and administer CEFORD’s ICT infrastructure, including hardware, software, networks, and telecommunications systems.
  • Install, configure, and upgrade computer systems and software to ensure smooth operations.
  • Monitor system performance and troubleshoot issues proactively to minimize downtime.

Data Management and Security:

  • Develop and implement data management procedures to ensure the integrity, security, and confidentiality of organizational data.
  • Regularly back up data and establish recovery protocols to safeguard against data loss or corruption.
  • Implement security measures to protect CEFORD’s network against unauthorized access, viruses, and other cyber threats.

User Support and Training:

  • Provide technical support to CEFORD staff on ICT-related issues, including software usage, troubleshooting, and best practices.
  • Conduct training sessions to enhance staff members’ ICT skills and promote efficient use of technology resources.
  • Develop user manuals and documentation to facilitate self-help and knowledge transfer among staff members.

ICT Policy Development and Compliance:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of ICT policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Monitor compliance with ICT policies and recommend improvements or updates as needed to enhance efficiency and security.

ICT Project Management:

  • Collaborate with other departments to identify ICT needs and propose solutions to support organizational objectives.
  • Manage ICT projects from conception to implementation, ensuring timely delivery within budgetary constraints.
  • Coordinate with external vendors or consultants as necessary to procure ICT equipment and services.

ICT Capacity Building:

  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and trends in the ICT field and assess their potential relevance to CEFORD’s operations.
  • Identify training and development opportunities for staff to enhance their ICT skills and knowledge.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience working in ICT roles, preferably in the non-profit or development sector.
  • Strong technical skills in computer hardware, software, networking, and telecommunications.
  • Proficiency in systems administration, including experience with operating systems (e.g., Windows, Linux), servers, and databases.
  • Knowledge of ICT security principles and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Project management experience, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving ICT issues.
  • Commitment to CEFORD’s mission and values.

How to Apply:

Application letters accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and photocopies of relevant academic documents (transcripts, certificates, testimonials), and contacts and email addresses of 3 referees should be addressed to:

The Executive Director – CEFORD P.O. Box 303 Arua

Hard copy applications can be delivered to CEFORD Offices in Arua, Yumbe, Paidha, Moyo, and Adjumani. Electronic applications having all the required documents combined as one PDF file should be emailed with the subject clearly marked “Position Applied-Name of Applicant” to All applications should reach the above address not later than Friday 7th June 2024 by 4:00 PM. Late submissions of applications and those not in one PDF file will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please submit once, either hard copy or soft copy NOT BOTH.

NOTE: Women are encouraged to apply.

About Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD):

Industry: NGO Location: Arua

CEFORD is committed to rural development and community empowerment. Join us in making a difference!

Apply by: 7th June 2024 by 4:00 PM



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