IT Officer

Full Time Northern Region Lively Minds
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State: Tamale, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 14/03/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 2 Years
Career Level: Entry Level
Industry: NGO

Deadline: Sunday 14th March 2021


We are looking for an IT professional with IT skills and experience. Knowledge of technical management, information analysis and computer hardware/software systems are also essential. You will work closely with the Global IT Manager at Lively Minds to contribute to our exciting scale up plans.


About us

Lively Minds is an award-winning NGO working to get pre-schoolers in rural Ghana & Uganda school-ready. Over 250 million children under 5 years globally do not get the early childhood care and education (“ECCE”) they need, leading to poor health, poor education, lost life opportunities and poverty. We believe that one of the main barriers to ECCE is that parents in remote resource-poor villages lack the information, education and aspiration to provide basic and affordable opportunities for their children. We have developed an innovative behaviour-change programme that empowers marginalized, poorly educated Mothers to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources.

These are exciting times for Lively Minds. In Ghana, we are finalising a partnership agreement with Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service (“GES”) to integrate the programme in to the national kindergarten system and to support them to scale it in Northern Ghana reaching approximately 4000 kindergartens and 1.1million children. In Uganda we?are in?3-year period to test and position?our programme?for scale.??Over this period, we will?support district and sub-county officials in Mayuge District to deliver the programme?across all eligible?communities in?the?District (approximately?420 communities).

About the role
We are looking for an IT Officer to support in systems set-up, maintenance and technical support to the Lively Minds team in Ghana and the global team. The IT Officer will also provide technical support to the national, regional and district government officials running the programme in Ghana to quality standards.

The IT Officer will be expected to support in researching and testing new technology and system upgrades and install patches and upgrades as necessary. The position will also support in developing IT-related policies, training and ensuring compliance with IT protocols and policies.


About you

You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an IT-related position and an undergraduate degree or certification in IT, Science or Computer Science. You will have experience of a wide range of software and able to adapt to and learn new IT systems easily. You will also have extensive knowledge of technical management and information analysis. You will be able to manage a varied workload and support others with a wide range of IT capabilities.

How to apply
Please download the Job Description and an Application Form. You will be expected to send a completed application form detailing how you meet the person specification to by 11:59pm GMT Sunday 14th March 2021.


Please note that CVs and application forms will not be considered.


Lively Minds operates a strict Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and the post-holder will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this role though background checks.


Please note that due to resource constraints, we will only respond to shortlisted candidates.


Short-listed candidate will be contacted to proceed on next steps in the application process, which includes assessment followed by two rounds of interviews.

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