Thursday, February 04, 2010

Job vacancy: ICT officer in Juba, South Sudan for MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders)

Here below is a job advert received from Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium. Apologies for the delay. Yesterday, at Sudan Watch, priority had to be given to publicising Julie Flint's important blogpost and the Small Arms Survey.

Also, here is a copy of my e-mail sent Mon, 01 Feb 2010 to Philip Janssens, Logistical Coordinator, South Sudan Programs, Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre Brussels, in reply to his e-mail Mon, 25 Jan 2010:

Dear Philip

Thank you for your very interesting email. Unfortunately, as it arrived in my spam box, I have only just seen it.

So, to make up for lost time, half an hour ago I e-mailed (see copy here below) several of my contacts at my professional network on LinkedIn.

By the time you read this email, the job vacancy will have reached some of the best IT connected people in the world.

Here's hoping that some of the most promising candidates in the world will make contact with you before the closing date of February 26, 2010.

MSF and your operations in Sudan deserve the best.

Please feel free to contact me anytime, I am always here.

Kind regards
Editor at Sudan Watch
England, UK
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Copy of e-mail received Mon, 25 Jan 2010:

Dear Ingrid,

Is it possible to post a Job Vacancy for our office in Juba on
Pls find in attachment a copy of this vacancy.

It would help our operations in Sudan greatly,

Kind regards,
Philip Janssens
Logistical Coordinator, South Sudan Programs
Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre Brussels
Mob (Zain) : +249 909 926 997
Mob (Gemtel) : +256 477 162 045
Mob (Sudani) : +249 122 145 114

MSF Belgium is looking for an ICT Responsible (m/f)
For its office in Juba


Based in Capital office (Juba) with regular trips to the field

Ensures good maintenance of software and IT hardware;
Ensures good maintenance of communications hardware;
Advises on the proper choice of hard- and software;
Supports users in the mission;


Implements and endorses MSFB ICT (field) policy
Support the whole mission (capital and projects) on IT and Communications (Radio and satellite)
Reports on a monthly basis to the hierarchical and functional managers

ICT helpdesk [1st line support]: repairs all occurring software and hardware problems;
Supports installation of communications equipment and continually assesses the functioning of all communications systems (HF, VHF, satellite systems, Landline and GSM).
Keeps proper inventories of communications equipment and ICT hardware, software and documentation. Is responsible for asset tracking of Communications and IT hardware;
Prepares a draft of the ICT budget for the annual plan in relation to the (mission) ICT policy;
Keeps himself informed about technical developments;
Updates his line manager on new developments in the ICT branch;
Looks for proper solution for the Communications and IT needs in the mission;
Purchases ICT equipment and software in line with MSFB policy;
Manages a small stock of spare ICT equipment

User Support:
Advises on proper filing of unique documents
Gives advice, training and/or trouble shooting when problems occur;
Organises computer training for MSF staff according to the needs;
Provides support to the field projects on Communications, and ICT maintenance and repair;


Very good knowledge of all major software;
Very good knowledge of proper hardware and network installations;
Very good knowledge of (HF and VHF) radio and (phone and data) satellite equipment.
Good organisational skills;
Patience and a supportive / facilitating attitude;
An accurate way of working;
Willingness to travel to projects sites and spend time there;
Working knowledge of English and full knowledge of ‘ ICT-English’;
Training skills.

Candidates are requested to send their CV + motivation letter to
or deliver it to MSF Belgium, Hai Malakal, Juba, to the attention of Philip Janssens, CoTL
before February 26, 2010.

Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium is a non-governmental organisation providing medical care to populations in distress. It operates under neutrality and impartiality and requests their employees to perform their duties in the same spirit.

[end of MSFB job advert copy]

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