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Job Vacancy For Head of IT At Medical Research Council (MRC) – Gambia

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Medical Research Council (MRC),Gambia,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 May-2013};

The MRC Unit, The Gambia is the Medical Research Council’s largest establishment conducting laboratory, field based and clinical research in a developing country.

Job Summary

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Head of IT.

•  The post-holder will have overall responsibility for the provision of high quality IT/IS services (data and voice) in support of research and administrative functions at the Unit, including all the Upcountry Field Stations.
•  They will play a pivotal leadership role in strengthening the quality of IT management across the Unit; improve co-ordination of IT related activities with MRC UK; establish more effective cross over of specialist expertise and drive improvements in operational efficiency.

The appointment is for 2 years and is subject to a probationary period of six months.

•  An attractive salary will be paid
•  For displaced staff the package will include rent-free furnished accommodation, flights, contribution to school fees and shipment of personal effects

Qualification Required & Experience

We seek someone with:

•  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional certification in IT (MCSE, CCNA) and a demonstrable record in post graduate training and development
•  Three to five years experience managing staff in an IT related environment achieving high levels of performance
•  Capable of presenting a strong business case for future IT investment
•  Experience establishing ongoing performance monitoring to ensure effective running of the IT department
•  Innovative approaches to the introduction of new technology and the associated cost benefits
•  Excellent negotiating and conflict resolution skills
•  A proven track record of training and staff supervision


•  Previous experience working in Medical Research
•  An attractive salary will be paid which reflects the responsibilities of the post

Location: Gambia

How To Apply For The Job

An application form and a copy of the job description are available from the address below. Completed application forms should be sent by email to:

Human Sources Office:

Vacancy for: Head of IT
MRC Unit, The Gambia
P. O. Box 273
Banjul, The Gambia

Tel: 00220 4495442
E-mail: [email protected]

Closing Date: 16 May,2013

MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy

Job Vacancy For Regional Advocacy Adviser – Health and HIV At VSO International (Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa)

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{VSO International,Ghana. Kenya. Ethiopia. South Africa,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Nov-2012};

Regional Advocacy Adviser for Africa wanted for employment by VSO International. VSO is a leading international development organisation that delivers innovative and effective interventions through international and national volunteers. VSO’s overarching goal is to eradicate poverty in its widest sense. We deliver relevant and cost effective work that promotes volunteering to fight global poverty in over 20 countries around the world. We believe that people are the most effective agents of change and that real progress is only possible through working together, sharing knowledge and acting globally.

VSO Ghana has recently introduced a new and exciting 5 year strategy that has refocused most of its resources in the three northern regions where we will realise our ambition of providing partner organisations with a wide range of support, putting people at the centre of our work and ensuring accountability across our whole programme.

Description Of Job

VSO works through its volunteers and partners to fight poverty around the world.  Through our volunteers and partners, we harness the talents, enthusiasm and skills of ordinary people to bring about lasting change.

It is an exciting time for VSO as we have an ambitious global strategy People First. Underpinning our strategy is a commitment to scale up our advocacy work.

VSO’s Africa division has identified HIV and Health as priorities for its advocacy work, specifically focused on influencing regional bodies, drawing on evidence from our programme work across the continent.

At the same time, in the past year VSO has identified global advocacy priorities around: a global campaign on women’s political participation in political and public life; the Millennium Development Goals; Volunteering for Development; and education.

The job
As the Regional Advocacy Adviser, you’ll be leading and driving our strategic advocacy work in Africa around the thematic areas of Health, HIV and AIDS. You’ll work with colleagues across the continent to develop an Africa-wide Health, HIV and AIDS advocacy strategy and policy positions to support our work.

You’ll carry out advocacy work at a regional level on behalf of Africa group. In addition to leading on regional advocacy, you will support programmes to improve their advocacy capacity and input into funding proposals which bolster our advocacy work.

While a technical understanding of Health, HIV and AIDS issues and sound experience in advocacy are important, this role carries broader responsibilities as the focal point for advocacy in the region. You will be in hot demand so it’s crucial you can prioritise and balance needs of a wide range of stakeholders. It is therefore essential to build effective relationships with partners and country and regional offices.

This role is part of a global advocacy and research team that is spread across Africa, Asia and supported from the UK.  We expect you to contribute to our global strategy, bringing your skills and expertise to work with colleagues in other regions and to shape VSO’s global advocacy approach. This role will involve regional and international travel for up to 2 months per year.

We’ve been working through volunteers to fight poverty for more than 50 years. In fact, we’re the leading organisation in the field.  We work in almost 50 countries and we’re constantly exploring new ways to use the time, energy and skills of people to make a difference. Even if you know us, it’s worth checking out our website – we might not be the organisation you think we are.

Qualification Required & Experience

You will have a solid background in advocacy in a development context, at both a national and regional level, and a sound understanding of Health, HIV and AIDS in the Africa region.  You have demonstrable experience of working well in coalitions, with key allies and external stakeholders and strong relationship management skills. You have some experience of fundraising, and of M&E for advocacy.

You will be a self-starter who can deliver under pressure working with multiple stakeholders, and prioritise and manage your own workload. You’ll be looking for an exciting challenge.

How To Apply For The Job

Ready to apply?
Please send your CV and supporting statement stating how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the post – to HR at:

[email protected]

When submitting your application please place in the subject bar: “Regional Advocacy Adviser for Africa Health and HIV” and the country you wish to work within.

This role is offered to eligible nationals on local terms and conditions based in either: Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Accra, and Pretoria”.

Please click to apply:

•  Salary: Competitive national salary and benefits package.
•  Location: Nairobi, Kenya; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Pretoria, South Africa or Accra, Ghana
•  Interview dates: w/c 22 October 2012 (Round 1) w/c 7 November 2012 (Round 2)
•  Closing Date: 08 October 2012

Jobs in Ghana And Africa – Country Director At African Computer Scientist Association

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{African Computer Scientist Association,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Jul-2012};

The African Computer Scientist Association is an independent African, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination. Was established to support and raised African IT intellectuals to standard.

The main aim of the struggle started by ACSA is to train Africans Officials and the General Public to be experts in ICT who can think on a global scale, who are well acquainted with the environment they live in and who are capable of forming mature individual relationships. The African Computer Scientists Association (ACSA ) is responsible for information and communications technology (ICT) issues in the entire Africa Continent. Was established to support and raised African IT intellectuals to standard and all African computer Scientists, Students, Professionals, Computer Experts and African Nations as a whole.
ACSA predominantly has a 100 million € budget for over 12 African Nation’s projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including establishment of Science and Technology Centers, health promotion with Information Technology Assets, boosting the African economic development,education & training, micro-finance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion.

Description Of Job

Position available in Ghana, South Africa,Kenya,and Namibia,Egypt,Tunisia

Job ID: 792685
Closing Date: July 27, 2012

Country Director Vacancy (Ghana)

This is your opportunity to join Africa Union Scientists in a leadership role. The Forensic team is a national practice dealing with a huge variety of global fraud, corruption and regulatory investigations. You will work alongside with our forensic investigation teams and external Diplomats and Government Officials such as law firms,Interpol,Cyber Crime Department, on a variety of projects.

No project is the same and you will be required to work closely with your internal and external High Commissioners to understand their needs and deliver large complex projects. You are likely to be working on multiple projects and have to manage your Country Office, report to the African Union Commission Office in Ethiopia including frequent traveling to NASA-USA and your team’s time accordingly.

This role will allow you to combine your technical expertise with the opportunity to play a key role in the management of the ACSA team itself. You will also be expected to be playing a leadership role in the growth of the practice through Technology development activities.

•  As ACSA Country Director you should have expertise in the entire process of collecting, analyzing and presenting electronically stored data for the purpose of investigations and litigation.
•  You will be able to run electronic disclosure exercises and/or data analytics projects, both large and small. You will have the opportunity to be seen as the leader of the team and make a significant contribution to the development of the practice.
•  This will involve taking a leadership role in the management of the team including people development.
•  Another aspect of the role will be building the ACSA Educational through visibility in the external Countries and playing a key role in the delivery of the team’s Technology development strategy.

Qualification Required & Experience

To be considered you would require:

•  Bachelor or Master of Computer Science degree or above in a field with emphasis on International relation, Project Management in IT Industry with technical, analytical and/or problem solving skills
•  Proven ability to lead large Country Offices
•  Proven ability in developing Scientists relationships and the ability to take a lead on Country development initiatives
•  Proven reputation for developing and coaching staff alongside wider practice development
•  Strong data processing skills in IT and electronic disclosure environments
•  Strong computer Science analysis skills
•  Skills in the administration of document review platforms
•  Strong problem solving and conceptual thinking capabilities
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•  Minimum 5 years of Information Security experience required; out of which the individual must be a registered Member of ACSA-African.
•  Is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) or GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
•  Experience in access controls (network, systems, file, and application)
•  Ability to work on multiple projects and efforts with limited supervision.
•  Ability to analyze network captures.
•  Knowledge of common hacking tools and techniques
•  Experience in understanding and analyzing various log formats from various sources.
•  Experience in analyzing reports generated of SIM/SEM tools
Hands on experience with security technologies like antivirus, IDS/IPS, VPN, firewalls and application security methodologies
•  Performed penetration testing, vulnerability management and application security code reviews
•  Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, systems engineering, or a related field is required

How To Apply For The Job

Please send your CV and other Application Documents to:- [email protected]. Remember to state your prefer Position at the Body of the Email line.

Recruitment Officer
Ministry of Information, Accra Ghana

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 10 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.
There shall be a Skype Call for all interviews.

Please to avoid any disappointment, the applicant must first register as a Complete ACSA member with a free registration, by visiting our temporary Website below.

For more Info please visit our temporary Site:-

[email protected]

Please send your CV and all your application to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 27th July, 2012