Mar 06, 2018

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST job at Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain

  • Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain -Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description

Job at Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain



Main Purpose

Carrying out assessments and ensures the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of all IT and telecommunications equipment according to MSF standards and protocols in order to ensure an optimal running of the project and the efficient use of the systems and equipment




•       Defining procedures and ensuring the implementation, monitoring, maintenance and correct functioning of the IT and telecommunications equipment and systems in the mission and participating in the establishment and/or revision of the budgets concerning ICT

•       Managing the ICT activities in support to and in close collaboration with the field responsible of the sector of activity (s)he is primarily in support. This includes the following: 

•       Identifying and implementing the information management practices to enhance the system's effectiveness and reliability (development, check-up, deployment of applications, systems or new ICT standards)

•       Supervising, implementing and monitoring security management protocols (data saving, firewall, backup, security for equipment and software) in order to ensure data security, availability and an immediate operational recovery and continuity in case of emergency

•       Ensuring that all IT and telecommunications equipment are correctly inventoried in direct link with the procurement team ensuring sufficient stock of spare parts and necessary tools for the maintenance, repair and replacement of defective equipment

•       Informing the technical referent before all purchase of equipment or services and ensuring the preparation, tests, packing and documentation for all ICT equipment and networks before providing to users

•       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, informing his/her supervisor of all technical modifications of the mission. Monitoring guarantees/warranties and insurance and following up invoices

•       Providing direct supervision and support to the Information Systems technicians as well as technical and educational support (briefing, training, etc) to new users, relevant personnel, technicians, project radio operators and/or logistics experts dealing with information systems and managing user access to the information systems (communication tools, software, files, etc.)

•       Performing delegated tasks specific to her area of speciality, as defined in his/her job description and according to the line manager

•       Availability for  frequent travels to projects/field (1-2 week in the field)

•       Knowledge of Telecom (HF and VHF radio installation and maintenance)


Job Requirements








•       2-3 years’ experience in IT

•       Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGOs, and working experience in developing countries


Mission working language essential


•       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


•       Results and Quality Orientation L2

•       Teamwork and Cooperation L2

•       Behavioural Flexibility L2

•       Commitment to MSF Principles L2

•       Stress Management L3


How to Apply

 All applicants should send a CV & cover letter in person to MSF Spain Addis Ababa/Project Office or by email to:  (please indicate the title of the position: INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST in the subject of your mail/applications.

 Closing date:  15 MARCH  2018.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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