IT Expert/Systems Librarian

at International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia (IIfPHC-E)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 29, 2020
Category IT / Information Technology
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia (IIfPHC-E) is an organization affiliated with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We provide technical assistance to countries building strong Primary Health Care systems, through capacity building training, program design and implementation. We also support the FMOH through evidence-based policy recommendations, training of PHC leaders, implementation of innovation labs, and engagement on PHC related policy and strategy designs. We engage in global advocacy to bring PHC as a primary driver to achieving Universal Health coverage.

IIfPHC-E is interested in hiring an IT professional for the implementation of ‘Single Discovery Service’ for the Institute’s Resource Center.

Key responsibilities but not limited to

  • installing and re-configuring computer hardware, software, systems and networks
  • managing the server in terms of security and (remote) access
  • preparing the server & install the software required for the purpose
  • Supporting the loading of recording and indexing
  • Making sure that the Koha, DSpace and the new service are online and working properly
  • Preparing documentation, where possible
  • Troubleshoot hardware issues
  • Testing the new technology

Required number:  1 (one)

Terms of employment: Three weeks

Place of work:   Ethiopian Public Health Institute

Job Requirements

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Science or related field from an accredited University or College, with minimum of 5 years’ experience in computer networks, system integration, systems maintenance, and information management.
  • Proficient in database programing and software installation
  • Experience with implementation and administration of integrated library system and institutional repository
  • Knowledge of library resource discovery systems
  • Knowledge of library information metadata schemas, protocols and interoperability
  • Knowledge of library computer software (Koha and DSpace)
  • Good understanding of content management systems, search engine optimization principles and cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Basic knowledge of library practices and procedures
  • Good organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to details


Applying Instructions

To apply: Please email your CV/resume, academic records, 3 reference letters and any other necessary or related credentials to and by September 1,2020.

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