IT Consultant

at Link Community Development Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted February 23, 2021
Category Consultancy
IT / Information Technology
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB



Link Community Development Ethiopia (LCDE) is part of Link Education International (LEI), a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished areas of Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over 2,000,000 children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children. Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts. LEI, based in Edinburgh – Scotland, supports all project, M&E, fundraising, finance and governance activities in our four sub-Saharan partner countries.


The IT Consultant will review LCDE’s IT systems and processes tostrengthen LCDE IT infrastructure to be good, reliable, secure and essential to the success of our education programming in Ethiopia, as well as based on a spirit of closer collaboration, knowledge-sharing and peer to peer learning and support with all other LEI’s countries.

Reporting to: Country Representative – Ethiopia, Link Education International


  • Installing and configuring a cloud-based IT System for document-storing and knowledge-sharing
  • Installing and configuring Outlook in all LCDE’s devices
  • Providing support to the procurement of good quality Dongles/MIFI as well as TV screens for tele-conferencing
  • Provide technical and professional advice on the purchase of video-conferencing soft-wares (e.g. Zoom and/or teams) as well as licensed antivirus
  • Establishing Human Resource - IT System and providing designated HR and Finance & Admin staff with related training
  • Installing and configuring mobile data collection and data visualisation softwares (e.g. ODK-KoBo, Power BI, Tableau) as well as GIS application in project monitoring and evaluation
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required in the course of the assignment, with particular focus on providing IT strategic advice to LCD Ethiopia

Job Requirements



  • BSc. in IT Technology and Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 6 Years’ Experience in IT system installation and training
  • Experience in similar type of engagement
  • Excellent knowledge of IT software systems with particular focus on data-storage, HR IT system and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL)
  • Good interpersonal and team skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Link
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action;
  • Commitment to Link’s Safeguarding and gender policies.
  • Be an individual with high standards of integrity, with excellent negotiating skills and ability to manage external relationships.
  • Experience of working with an international NGO in a similar assignment


  • Experience of working with an international NGO in a similar assignment


Applying Instructions

Please send a Cover Letter and CV to Link:; copying: with the subject line "IT Consultant– Job Application"

Your cover letter should detail how you meet the required criteria

It should also include your available start date and consultancy cost expectations

The closing date for applications is Saturday, February 27 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. 

Female candidates and persons with disability are strongly encouraged to apply!

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