IT OFFICER, Officier INFORMATIQUE, Buea and Bamenda, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IT OFFICER, Officier INFORMATIQUE, Buea and Bamenda, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Requisition ID: req24175


Sector: Information Technology

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Buea and Bamenda

Job Description


The IT Department supports the organization’s work by providing reliable and scalable applications and infrastructure of the IRC’s offices in the US and around the world, including many technologically challenging locations. An integral component of this effort is ensuring that Country Programs have the capacity to implement and support these IT initiatives effectively across the country offices and in the field sites.

Reporting to the Senior IT Manager and to the Field Coordinator, the IT Officer will provide desktop support services to end users and be in charge of the office Network infrastructure configuration and management and Server system administration in the office under his purview. This also includes computers and end users applications installations, mobile devices configurations, installation and configuration of network printers and other computers peripherals and all aspects local domain Active Directory management. A key aspect of this role is ensuring all technology implementations in-country conforms to the global IT policies and procedures hence working closely with Country IT and Regional IT lead is vital.

Major Responsibilities:

Work in collaboration with the Country and Regional IT lead to ensure that end users computers are setup and configured with the IRC standard Operating system and applications versions (IRC image).

Ensure that computers peripherals such as scanners, printers, monitors, mouse and others are configured and properly working for all field staff members.

Provide assistance to end users for the configuration and troubleshooting of Microsoft suite products such as Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Deploy Local Area network infrastructure following applicable IRC Standard regarding cabling, WIFI and other active network equipment

Work with the Country/Regional IT Lead, the IRC Network Operations Center (NOC) and Internet Service provider to ensure that offices are connected to Internet at all times and that all users are connected to the LAN and have access to Internet.

Maintain up to date IT documentation reflecting current computers assets status and network configurations.

Work with the Country/Regional IT Lead and the IRC Network Operations Center (NOC) to deploy and maintain Servers and Country level Active Directory and domain services, including management of AD computers and users’ accounts, DNS, DHCP, centralized computers updating and patching and GPO management.

Work with field office IT staff and Field Coordinators to ensure timely delivery of IT project activities and resolution of IT issues

Ensure timely equipment maintenance, upgrade and replacement as well as management of ISP contracts and software maintenance agreements

Observe and uphold the IRC IT Acceptable Use Policy.

Act as the IT focal point for the rolling out of specific tasks as requested by the Country and/or Regional IT lead.

Perform other duties as directed by the lead operations coordinator.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Senior IT Manager and Field Coordinator.

Position directly supervises: IT Assistant if applicable

Indirectly Reports: IT Manager if applicable

Indirectly supervises: IT Assistant if applicable

Other internal and/or external contacts:


Program Coordinators, Finance Controller, HR & Supply Chain Coordinators, Field Coordinators


Vendors and Consultants


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and/or equivalent in relevant field

Technical Skills & Experience:

At least 3 years’ experience in IT Service Management

Strong troubleshooting skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical troubleshooting results to IT peers for seamless issue resolution

Experience in desktop and laptop installation and maintenance

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Operating systems and Applications suite installation and troubleshooting

Proficiency with client-server environment using Microsoft Server 2008/2012 implementing Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and group policy objects

Familiarity in server and endpoint updating and patching methodologies

Good technical writing/documentation skills

Soft Skills and Competencies:

Ability to work harmoniously with other staff members in cross cultural contexts.

Good verbal communication and report-writing skills with the ability to convey information effectively in Country official language – English would be nice to have as an additional working language.

Customer & client centered and service oriented mind & attitude, and ability to work under pressure and diligently carry out instructions.

Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.

Language Skills:

Excellent English/French/Arabic and other major Country languages communication skills including speaking, listening and writing

Computer Skill:

Good proficiency in supporting industry standard IT infrastructure and applications

Certificates or Licenses: A+, ITIL or similar certifications preferred

Presentation of the file

  • An up to date (CV);Motivation Letters
  • Cover Letter/Application
  • Copy of NIC
  • Relevant Academic Credentials
  • Relevant Previous Work and/or Internship Attestations.

Applicants can apply online or deposit their application in a closed envelope specifying the position at the IRC office in Camp Sic- Bokwango Road-Buea, SWR or at our office in Up Station Governor’s Street -Bamenda, NWR.

NB: Deadline for the admissibility of files is the 12th February 2022 at 5pm. Only the preselected candidates will be contacted.

Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

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