IT/ICT Specialist (Education) at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our highimpact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: IT/ICT Specialist (Education)Location: AbujaStart Date: ASAPJob DescriptionTo play a key role in the supporting the implementation of VSO’s projects engaged in ICT/IT work. The position is expected to provide support to IMA4P project and other VSO projects in Nigeria.The volunteer will be based with VSO Nigeria's partner organization in Lafia, Nasarawa State and will work with other project partners, schools and communities in two local government areas of the State to implement the national volunteer programme project.ResponsibilitiesThe volunteer will have a range of tasks and activities;Support the development of a basic ICT training material relevant for college staff and trainee students of the collegesSupport the development of on-going ICT training programme as a basic requirement for college staff and new intake trainee teachersSupport the planning, organizing and facilitation of ICT training events to college staff Support similar ICT training programmes for other colleges in liaison with the  COE and VSO NigeriaKey Performance Indicators The Key performance indicators of this placement are: Number of volunteers and partners who have increased skills in data collection and analysisNumber of teachers who have increased skills in data collection and analysisNumber of beneficiaries reached and supported on the basic education project intervention.Number of children who received quality education as a result of the support from the national volunteersNumber of national volunteers that are able to deliver adequate support to ICT in Education projectsNumber of partners, volunteers and other beneficiaries who are able to write reports, case studies and success/significant change stories.Evidences of monitoring and evaluation support to project partners and VSO, through reports and feedbacks. CompetenciesBuilding and Sustaining working relationships: The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.Open Minded and Respectful: A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.Seeking and Sharing Knowledge: Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.Facilitating Positive Change: The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.Adaptability: A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.Resilience: The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.Skills and KnowledgeEssential:Experience in IT Architecture Development (Technology Architecture and Software Architecture)Sound general IT technology understandingExperience in Project ManagementGood skills in computer maintenanceExperience in Training on the jobDesirableExperience in developing ICT strategies for organizationsSome experience of creating web-based tools, mainly related to agricultural productsGood report writing skillsAwareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settingsA preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environmentPatience, tolerance and flexibilityAbility to work independentlyAbility to maintain good working relationshipCreativity in problem solving & conflict resolutionEnthusiastic and good team player 

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