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Director of Information Technology (Sri Lanka)


Title Director of Information Technology (Sri Lanka)
Location Sri Lanka
Department Name Opportunity Development
Pact Overview
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Pact Overview:
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems and transforming markets into a force for development.

Project Overview:

Pact is recruiting an IT Director for an upcoming USAID-funded program in Sri Lanka, Civil Society Organization Program. The program will strengthen civil society organizations’ (CSOs) technical capacity, financial sustainability, and ability to constructively engage the public and the government as a key driver of reform in Sri Lanka. This program will seek to build cooperation among CSOs, including between Colombo and provincial and local-level CSOs and authorities, and expand CSO partnerships and consultative processes with the Government of Sri Lanka to improve the civil society enabling environment and secure space for civil society engagement on policy reforms.

Position Purpose:

The IT Director is responsible for the secure and effective operation of all computer systems, related applications, hardware, and software that is used within the project. S/he will monitor and respond in a very timely manner to requests for technical assistance. The IT Director will be responsible for project start up, including set up, troubleshooting, and maintenance of computers and related systems. This position is contingent upon award. The IT Director reports to the DCOP.

Key Responsibilities
Manage IT and computer systems.
Design, develop, implement, and coordinate systems, policies, and procedures.
Ensure security of data, network access, and backup systems. Identify problematic areas and implement solutions.
Provide technical assistance to program staff.
Perform other duties, as needed.

Basic Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as computer science, informatics, or IT management.
At least 5 years of experience in IT management.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving, and ethical management.
Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
Fluency in English
Preferred Qualifications
Fluency in Sinhalese or Tamil.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Colombo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-01

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