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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Information Communications Technology Manager for food security Danya International

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REPORT TO:  Regional Director
LOCATION:  Tanzania

The Information Communications Technology Manager will provide technical leadership and implementation oversight for Danya’s evidenced-based information communications technology (ICT) food security initiatives in the country.    The position will be responsible for providing technical assistance to USG agencies, USG partners, and GoT, designing and leading high impact ICT strategies and implementations. 


Provide strategic leadership and vision for the food security ICT program
Ability to lead the ICT technical approach across multiple projects
Represent Danya before stakeholders and oversee implementation of activities throughout Tanzania
Contribute to annual work planning
Establish and maintain a productive relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, NGOs and community groups for smooth implementation
Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently

Work collaboratively with project and headquarters staff to assure proper financial projections, reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions.
Contribute to ensure projects meets set targets
Promote and support the dissemination of best practices among the project teams
  Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress reports, and annual reports

Computer science degree with post-graduate level training preferred
A minimum of 6+ years of senior level experience in designing and implementing ICT programs for social development programs
Significant experience in design and development of technology solutions to increase international development project impact
Project work experience with open source technology
Design and management experience with web-based, database and mobile phone applications
Demonstrated experience leading large ICT initiatives funded by international donor organizations
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Fluency in English
Ability to travel nationally and internationally

Experience  developing successful, replicable and sustainable projects
Expertise in research to practice – identifying best practices and adapting them to program realities
A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts

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