Information Management Advisor

Position: Information Management Advisor

Employer: Uniterra - WUSC and CECI

Location: Tanzania

Deadline: June 17, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: June 17, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

DURATION: 12 months

Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.

Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic sub-sectors.

For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit:

The Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) is a member-based private sector organization that supports the growth and competitiveness of the horticultural industry by uniting and coordinating value chain actors toward ensuring inclusive growth, sustainability and profitability in Tanzania. TAHA provides a platform for producers, traders, exporters and processors of horticultural products (flowers, fruits, vegetables, selected tubers, horticultural seeds, and spices) and supports the expansion of businesses.

The Information Management Advisor volunteer will work toward Uniterra program objectives and support TAHA to improve its information management system towards strengthening information delivery and outreach to members and the public.

- Work with the ICT Officer to develop an information management system for TAHA;
- Train the staff on the use of the database and system for the implementation of activities;
- Work with the ICT team to ensure physical and virtual security of information systems (e.g. servers, databases, website);
- Assess and provide recommendations on reliable, cost-effective connectivity and communication systems, and their maintenance, including the client-server environment;
- Provide technical guidance in the procurement, installation, configuration, activation and maintenance of ICT equipment and services;
- Alongside the ICT Officer, support the implementation and updating of the ICT policy;
- Provide ICT-related and accessible training to staff to ensure all equipment, systems and software are used according to expected standards and the ICT policy;
- Work to ensure the appropriate participation and representation of women and men, especially young women and young men, in all program activities and benefits, including consulting the Uniterra Gender Advisor as needed;
- Produce reports required by TAHA and the Uniterra program.

- Degree and/or formal training in computer science or a related field
- Demonstrated experience in information system development or management
- Commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion and volunteering
- Experience with training and mentorship
- Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
- Intercultural communications skill and diplomacy
- Ability and willingness to work with limited resources
- Ability to work well in a team, as well as independently taking initiative
- Experience as an international volunteer is an asset

- Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
- Language training in-country where required.
- Return flights, visas and work permits.
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
- Health insurance.
- Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
- Accommodation while overseas.
- Vacation leave entitlement.
- Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
- Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
- With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.


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