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IT Coordinator At GIZ Rwanda, Kigali-Rwanda – CLOSE: 21/07/2021

IT Coordinator

Vacancy Announcement

IT Coordinator for GIZ Rwanda Country Office

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy and Information and Communications Technology.

GIZ Offices are the central element of GIZ’s field structure. They ensure consistent overall representation of the company and its successful positioning as a service provider in the international cooperation market. GIZ Office Rwanda is searching a candidate for the position of IT Coordinator. The position will be based in the GIZ Country Office at Kigali

Location: Kigali.

Fixed Term: 2years and renewable

Position: one (1)

A.    Responsibilities

The IT Coordinator is responsible for

  • Coordination of IT unit
  • Efficiently dealing with queries about issues in his/her section
  • Performing tasks in compliance with GIZ’s Orientation and Rules (O+R)
  • Correctly providing services within the team in accordance with GIZ’s requirements
  • Ensuring that IT and management systems operate and function correctly
  • Implementing and complying with GIZ IT standards

The IT Coordinator performs the following tasks:

B.    Tasks

  • Advises his/her superior (DAF) on questions relating to the thematic area and on issues that are relevant to different groups
  • Guiding the Unit technically
  • Supporting the Unit technically
  • Representing the Unit internally as well as externally
  • Organising the Unit
  • Ensures the availability of up-to-date hardware (laptops, servers, all PCs) in accordance with current GIZ standards
  • Discusses possible new purchases of or improvements to hardware and networks with the administrative manager, based on the requirements and recommendations outlined in GIZ’s IT guidelines
  • Tests new or upgraded software and updates all the software to the latest versions
  • Provides and maintains backup programmes to ensure system availability
  • Coordinates necessary modifications to the existing home page in consultation with office management and the project or programme managers
  • Responsible for the availability of the LAN, installs any updates and ensures routine, professional maintenance of the necessary hardware, installs and maintains the LAN
  • Monitors the market for quality and value for money, and is responsible for specifying and procuring computer equipment
  • Manages and ensures general administration of the entire IT system
  • Ensures that an IT emergency service is available
  • Notifies the GIZ IT help desk of fundamental problems with GIZ IT applications
  • Assists in advising on IT projects

Other duties/additional tasks

The IT Coordinator

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C.    Required qualifications, competencies, and experience


  • MSc in IT
  • Familiarity with IT hardware and software used at GIZ, IT network systems, database software, GIZ intranet, and basic understanding of specific GIZ software (SAP, APS, AMS, PACCS, etc.)

 Professional experience

  • At least 5 years professional experience in a comparable position with management experience

 Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Outstanding working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • good knowledge of the European language widely used in the country, ideally a knowledge of German
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 21st July 2021 2021 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.deThe email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF filePlease quote the job title in the subject

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please, let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for tests and interviews.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali.


GIZ Office Rwanda reserves all rights!!


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