Senior ICT Officer Wanted at East African Health Research Commission


The East African Health Research Commission is a semi-autonomous institution of the East African Community a regional intergovernmental organisation. The 5th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State that was held on 18th June 2007 in Kampala, Uganda established the East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC) as a mechanism for making available to the community, advice upon all matters of health and health related researches and findings necessary for knowledge generation, technological development, policy formulations, practices and related matters.
The vision of the Commission is high quality research for improvement of the health and well-being of the people of the community; its mission is to coordinate and promote the conduct of health research; to source, gather and disseminate the findings for the purpose of policy formulations.
The overall objective of the Commission is to improve the health of the citizens in the Partner States through capacity building and poverty reduction by promoting, co-ordinating and formulating policies for effective utilization of results from health research.
This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at the East African Health Research Commission.
Organ / Institution: East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC)
Duty Station: Bujumbura, Burundi
Job Grade: P2
Job reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary (Finance and Administration) 

Job Purpose:

The Senior Information and Communication Technology Officer has the functional role of planning and coordinating implementation of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Systems and Strategies of the East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plan and coordinate implementation of ICT Systems and Strategies.
  2. Recommend innovative Systems that address EAHRC requirements.
  3. Coordinate EAHRC wide information systems networks including coordinating and linking with other EAHRC Stakeholders in the process of designing, updating, and managing the Web Portal.
  4. Direct and manage internal ICT systems involving feasibility studies, system analysis, design and development.
  5. Coordinate evaluation, configuration and installations of software systems and tools.
  6. Manage local, intra and wide area networks, bandwidth, e-security.
  7. Maintain and upgrade servers, computers, network hardware and software.
  8. Assist in coordinating activities of functional department within the Commission and train end users.
  9. Ensure security and backup copies of core systems and data are maintained.
  10. Ensure ICT disaster recovery and business continuity plans are maintained.
  11. Embrace the Commission’s vision and values and how the culture of the Commission relates to service delivery.
  12. Take responsibility for ensuring and achieving the objectives of the East African Health Research Commission. Administering of the East African Health Research Journal including electronic processing of the journal (e.g. handling submissions, reviews, and supporting the Editorial Team).
  13. Supporting the biennial Scientific and Health Conference i.e. pre-conference, actual and post-conference activities e.g. registration, managing submission of abstract, live streaming of conference, podcast among other things.
  14. Manage the open science platform for health (big data for health).
  15. Oversee the overall management of the web portal for health information in EAC.
  16. Undertake any other duties as may be assigned in order to meet personal, team, professional and organisational objectives following consultation with EAHRC management.

Qualifications and Experience:

Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • A Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a Master’s degree in ICT administration, or its equivalent.
  • All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries. This condition is applicable for both locally and internationally attained qualifications.
Work Experience
Minimum 08 years’ experience; 03 in Health-related ICT Projects Management mandatory and /or ICT Leadership.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of modern web development tools, ICT systems e.g. HTML, PHP, MySQL and ICT Systems Administration and Project Management
  • Practical experience in Database Systems and Web Content Management System
  • Practical skills working with Web Hosting Platforms
  • Must have Business re-engineering and strategies, Systems analysis and design knowledge
  • Familiar with tools in ICT security management
  • Technical skills in ICT contracts and specifications drafting
  • Practical skills in Database design and administration
  • In-depth understanding of ICT projects management /leadership
  • Working experience in Network Administration (LAN, WAN)
  • Experience in business continuity/disaster recovery management skills
  • Familiar with the regional (EAC) and global health sector
  • Practical experience in ICT applied to health and health research
  • Experience in ICT applied to health care information management
  • Practical skills to apply big data to health care


Applicants from all five Partner States are eligible to apply for this position at the East African Health Research Commission.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract period of five (5) years renewable once.

Fringe Benefits:

This post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAHRC is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAHRC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three (03) referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, Birth Certificate or Passport showing the date of birth.
Please quote the reference number on the subject of the email and forward to the address below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday 30thSeptember 2016 17:00 Hrs (GMT+3)
Important Note:
  1. Please submit your application electronically.
  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; an application  letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional certificates; or fail to provide three referees shall be disqualified
  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations prevent consideration of applicants above 55 years of age
Please note that EAHRC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews shall be done in writing.
The Director
Executive Selection Division
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Application Deadline:

Friday, 30 September 2016 - 5:00pm
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