IT Assistant Job at East African Community

(REF: EAC/EASTECO/HR/01-02-17)

East African Science and Technology Commission is a newly established Institution of the East African Community (EAC) with its Headquarters in Kigali-Rwanda. The core function of EASTECO is to promote and coordinate the development, management and application of Science and Technology to support regional integration and socio-economic development.
The EASTECO would like to utilise part of its funds from EAC Partner States to recruit an Temporary Information Technology Assistant (IT) (G5).
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified citizens of Rwanda for the position of Information Technology Assistant which is vacant at the East African Science and Technology
Organ / Institution: East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO)
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Job Grade: G5
Job reports to: Principal Administrative Officer

Job Purpose:

The main purpose of this job is to facilitate efficient and effective Information Management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform the network and system administrator tasks for EASTECO networks (intranet/internet), computer equipment and software;
  2. Carry out and supervise the maintenance tasks on the ICT systems and devices (computer network and devices, printers, scanners, photocopiers, software, telephones, videos projector,);
  3. To advise the Principal Administration Officer on the required ICT supplies and services to procure and hire;
  4. Ensure data backup for EASTECO;
  5. Setup and configuring new laptops and desktops;
  6. Ensure security and upgrades are applied and kept up to date on laptops and desktops;
  7. Patching of network and phones;
  8. Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance upgrades;
  9. Checking computer equipment for electrical safety;
  10. Provide technical assistance to office staff as needed;
  11. Assist in maintaining internet service, firewalls, and telephone systems;
  12. Assist In software and hardware upgrade;
  13. Assist with EASTECO website maintenance

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent;
  • System and Network Administration Certificates.
  • Relevant working experience of not less than 3 years, in IT related field.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimum supervision.


The candidate must not be more than 55 years old.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

This is a Temporary Position

Fringe Benefits:

The job is at EAC G5 scale with corresponding Salary specified for it.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications by registered mail, courier service, e-mail or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone contact to:
The Executive Secretary,
East African Science and Technology Commission Secretariat
Telecom House, 2nd Floor, Kigali-Rwanda.
Email: EASTECO@eachq.org
To be received not later than 13th March 2017 at 5PM and 4PM Rwanda Time.
EASTECO Secretariat shall only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

Application Deadline:

Monday, 13 March 2017 - 5:00pm
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