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Kampala, Uganda



May 12, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Church World Service was born in the wake of the devastation of World War II. Seventeen Christian denominations came together “to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone.”

In our early days, the CWS family mobilized more than 11 million pounds of food, clothing and medical supplies for war-torn Europe and Asia. In the United States, we began to welcome refugees who were looking to start new lives in safety, resettling more than 100,000 refugees in our first 10 years.

Over the decades, the specifics of our programs have shifted and evolved. The CWS family has grown. And our foundation of collaboration and welcome has remained unshakable. We proudly serve as the toolbox that our neighbors near and far use to build healthy, dignified and safe lives. Here are a few examples:

Job Title

Information Technology Supervisor job at Church World Service (CWS)

Job Description

This position is primarily responsible for ensuring daily effective, efficient, and secure operation of all IT systems within CWS Africa, managing systems, network and IT support related activities. The position requires flexibility, innovation, initiative, good communication and interpersonal skills and confidence in dealing with different types of systems and more importantly, different types of people.
This position directly supervises the Uganda IT Specialists.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Project Management (30%)

  • Manages the day-to-day running, maintenance, administration, and development of IT facilities at CWS Africa IT hub in the Nairobi Office.

  • Identify the training needs of the IT Support Specialists / officers and plan for their training.

  • Mentor and coach new IT Officer / IT Specialist staff as they are onboarded into the organization.

  • Conduct performance reviews and monitoring time and attendance. 

  • Analyzing helpdesk data to identify technology needs and staff IT training needs then plan and deliver IT training to information systems.

  • Coordinate IT onboarding sessions for new hires during their orientation in coordination with the Training Department. 

  • Champion for Service and Support in projects and develop a strong understanding of projects impacting IT service area and ensuring service impact is minimized and agreed.

  • Maintenance of the organization’s ICT resources.

  • Service Desk management and end users IT support; assisting individual staff with troubleshooting and resolving computer software and hardware problems.

  • Owner of the Incident, Request, and Escalation processes, ensuring high levels of performance are achieved.

  • Take ownership of the escalation process of major incidents to ensuring coordination of resolving parties, and effective communication to stakeholders.

IT Security and Compliance (10%)

  • Achieves and maintains a thorough knowledge and adherence to established RSC Africa, CWS/IRP, DOS/PRM and USCIS policies and procedures regarding ICT systems management for CWS/RSC Africa.

  • Follow up with the Project teams to ensure the set project controls are not breached.

  • Manage and control the project risks to reduce the impact on the project delivery.

  • In collaboration with the IT Security Unit;

  • Implement the security compliance tasks and projects in the IT environment.

  • Risk assessment and mitigation: Monitor and optimize network performance, reliability, and security. Implement measures to prevent downtime, data loss, and cyber threats.

  • Respond to observed and reported IT Security risks for compliance.

  • Evaluate the efficiency of controls in collaboration with the IT Security unit and continuously improve them.

  • Coordinate audit-related tasks, ensuring readiness for audit testing and responses to external/internal audit findings.

  • Keep abreast with local regulatory developments as well as evolving best practices in compliance control.

  • Ensure there is adequate disaster mitigation strategies are in place and that there is complete backup of all Information Systems to ensure continuity in case of a failure or a disaster, including testing and providing reports per the existing policies.

Administration (35%)

  • Upholds the help desk escalation process through 1st and 2nd line IT support or as per the set escalation matrix.

  • Responds to escalated help desk requests within the stipulated timelines, escalates helpdesk requests to other senior IT staff when necessary and makes follow ups to ensure helpdesk SLAs are not violated.

  • Analyzing helpdesk data to identify technology needs and staff IT training needs then plans, and delivers IT training to information systems users including new hires IT orientation in coordination with the Training Department.

  • Provide regular updates to the project stakeholders on the progress.

  • Analyzing Service Desk data to identify technology needs within the country office.

  • Assists with computer equipment and software budgeting, procurement, installation, administration, support, and maintenance.

  • Monitor, control, and support IT service delivery; ensuring systems, policies and procedures are in place and followed.

  • Accurate reporting on IT service performance and proactively establishing service improvement activities.

Representation and Collaboration (20%)

  • Travels to remote locations for monitoring of IT equipment and client support needs assessment.

  • Coordinate with the respective departments on field IT support and IT staffing.

  • Support and monitor the DINs installation Project across all remote processing locations in Africa.

  • Works closely with the Property department to ensure that they keep an updated IT equipment inventory with functional IT equipment to support users.

  • Collaborates with and supports the HQ office IT staff and other Country offices IT Staff in their tasks and various projects.

  • Working with the other IT units’ specialists on various tasks and projects and when needed, covers the responsibilities of the other IT Staff.

  • Accountable for the quality of IT Service and performance in the country and field offices.

  • Responsible for maintaining a high level of customer/client satisfaction and finding ways to measure and improve it.

  • Provides technical input and recommendations to the Country office management on all computer hardware, software and related procurement.

Additional Responsibilities (5%)

  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned to enhance the effectiveness and integrity of CWS Africa ICT systems for the benefit of the refugee processing program.

  • Working with the other IT units specialists on various tasks and projects and when needed, covers the responsibilities of the other IT Staff.

  • Any other tasks as assigned by IT Management

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Qualifications and Competencies


  • A minimum of Six (6) years of paid work experience is required.

  • A minimum of Four (4) years of experience in IT related field is required.

  • A minimum of One (1) year direct supervisory experience required.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in IT staff and systems support preferably in a Windows based environment, is preferred.


  • Best interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong knowledge of using and managing IT Helpdesk systems.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and willingness to constantly renew required knowledge.

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problems solving skills in a Windows based environment.

  • Strong knowledge in domain management and Active directory services.

  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft 365 administration.

  • Strong knowledge and skills in Windows server 2016 setup and administration.

  • Knowledge and working experience with administration of database systems, especially MS SQL Server.

  • Strong knowledge in VMWare – virtualization technology.

  • Strong knowledge in data leak, loss, and encryption methods (McAfee or any other)

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft licensing requirements.

  • Strong, up-to-date knowledge in systems security in a large network environment.

  • Knowledge in Intrusion prevention and detection systems (Cisco Firepower or any other)

  • Knowledge in software development languages and software design is a plus.

  • Networking: TCP/IP networking; Routing/switching design; Configuring installations and troubleshooting of routers, switches like Cisco/Meraki. Knowledge of protocols and services DNS, DHCP, VLAN, WAN, NAT, SNMP.

  • Operating systems: Windows Servers 2016/2019/2022; Windows Client 10/11 installations and configurations; Windows Server Virtualization and virtual server management such as Hyper-V; Microsoft Active Directory services.

  • Familiarity with Cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Office 365, Azure, AWS.

  • Applications supporting MS Office 365 and IP Telephony for administration of IP telephony systems.

  • Helpdesk: IT end-user support using ticketing systems as Helpdesk function; Software installation and updates on a regular basis; Supporting office equipment printers, beamers scanners and vendor management.

  • IT Security: IT Security knowledge; Antispam Filters; Firewalls; DPI; Load balancers; Malware detection; IT security certifications as CISM and/or CISSP and/or CEH, and knowledge of NIST standards

  • Remote worker experienced in working daily with a remote team.

  • Flexible and resilient team player with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills, especially in explaining complex technical concepts to senior management and business users.

  • Servant Leadership that likes to challenge others and being challenged in return with a can-do attitude.

  • Knowledge and experience of change management.

  • Proactively finds solutions rather than waiting for answers and self-propelled person that likes to work.

  • Knowledge in Linux Servers administration is a plus

  • 1 to 2 years of experience implementing complex Infrastructure Projects preferred.

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology related field, or four (4) additional years work experience in IT required in lieu of bachelor’s degree.

  • Other advanced professional training in IT related field is required.

  • Licensing/Certification: Industry certifications in IT or areas of networking or systems administration ice required. ITIL certification is an added advantage.


  • Discuss technical information with users of diverse technical levels and discern their needs.

  • Facilitate and negotiate.

  • Supervise staff to ensure policies and procedures are implemented and executed in accordance with guidelines and standard operating procedures.

  • Maintain a high-performance standard with attention to detail, completing tasks within set timeframes.

  • Exercise good judgement and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with unanticipated problems.

  • Deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public.

  • Manage large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities.

  • Maintain the integrity of official records.

  • Analyse and solve complex problems and make sound decisions.

  • Work with minimal supervision

  • Maintain a high-performance standard with attention to detail.

  • Work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa.

  • Actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

  • Be flexible with changing of daily duties as needed.

Important Requirements:

  • Strong English communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required.

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and willingness to support CWS’ Platform on Racial Justice as a CWS employee required.

Special Requirements:

  • COVID Vaccination is strongly recommended for all successful candidates.

  • The candidate should be of good health, willing and able to travel extensively in often difficult conditions and have a high degree of flexibility. Must have proof of Yellow Fever vaccination before traveling for RSC Africa.

  • This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

  • This position may require travel in sub-Saharan Africa on short notice and under sometimes difficult conditions to meet demands of a dynamic operational program.

  • Background check which includes references and an educational and criminal check is required before the start of employment for international applicants.

  • A valid passport and the ability to maintain a valid passport throughout the entire appointment is required, which includes having enough passport pages for travel.

  • All employees should be prepared to work from the CWS office within their location of hire. Remote work arrangements may vary depending on location and the governing rulings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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