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Samaritan's Purse

Technical Systems Officer, South Sudan (1010)

Samaritan's Purse
Juba, Central Equatoria, Sudan

Date Posted: 02/16/2012
Categories: IT - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Juba, South Sudan - The Technical Systems Officer will monitor, maintain and troubleshoot the computers, networks, communications equipment, and electrical systems for the South Sudan Programs.


• Ensure efficient smooth running technical systems and equipment for all South Sudan field sites
• Work in close coordination and consultation with the Regional Technical Support Officer.
• Monitor and maintain computer systems and networks
• Supervise the installation and configuration of computer systems at South Sudan field sites
• Find solutions to problems on computer and electrical systems
• Perform complex troubleshooting for system and network problems as well as running diagnostics to solve hardware/software faults
• Providing support on computer & electrical applications, including procedural, documentation and including security and data backup and recovery
• Perform installation and repairs on all electrical systems
• Supervise the installation, maintenance, and repair of Codan radios
• Ensure thorough, long lasting, quality work is done for the technical systems. Refer to third party technical experts and contractors if necessary
• Rapidly establish good working relationships with relevant professionals and services
• Prioritize and manage multiple projects
• Understand field technical needs and gaps
• Conduct research on new solutions to long standing issues
• Propose and implement new technological solutions
• Train and mentor a Sudanese Technical Assistant
• Compile basic training manuals for national staff including: basic computer, Microsoft Office and Codan usage
• Compile technical systems reporting, including a weekly summary and monthly report
• With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of Samaritan’s Purse
• Maintain a Christian witness


• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical degree
• Experience in working with Codan radio and communication equipment
• 2 years of relevant computer and technical experience
• Experience working in cross cultural setting
• Field experience working in Africa preferred
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Detail oriented and good communicator
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable
• Established strong leadership skills
• Strong initiative and self-motivation, with a commitment to teamwork
• Extensive experience and knowledge in computers and technical systems
• Arabic language skills preferred but not required

12 month contract with the potential for renewal

This is an unaccompanied position