Job opportunity in Colombia: Regional ICT Engineer

26 febrero 2020

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of "Regional Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Engineer" in Bogota (Colombia).

The Regional ICT Engineer is an expert who oversees technical infrastructure and systems in a wide or complex area of responsibility. S/he independently designs, installs, maintains and ensures optimal performance of complex ICT systems. S/he provides support at a regional level for project deployments, compliance, training and covers staffing gaps in the region whenever required.

Professional experience required

  • At least 2 years of relevant equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience as ICT Engineer or equivalent previous experience.
  • 1 year of people-management experience is an asset.

Certifications/education required

  • Master of Science, Engineering degree or equivalent work experience in electronics, computer science, telecommunications or similar field.
  • Certification in project management like PMP, PRINCE2, etc.
  • Systems and network certification (CCNA, Windows Server, etc).
  • ICT management certification (ITIL) is an asset.
  • Excellent command of Spanish and English. Additional language(s) is an asset.

Accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Independently contributes to the definition, documentation and support transition of new standards related to computer and telecommunication infrastructure.
  • Independently leads installations, maintenance and adaptation of large/complex computer and telecommunications infrastructure projects according to ICRC standards.
  • Monitors ICT installations throughout the region and, in consultation with the ICT Head of Region and Coordinators, takes appropriate measures to guarantee their evolution and their proper functioning and that policies and procedures are followed.
  • Tests ICT services and infrastructure (hardware and software), in order to ensure optimal performance and compliance.
  • Provides expert level technical support and training on ICT-related matters in the region.
  • Under the supervision of Head of ICT Region, involved in the regional files like project deployment organization and implementation, ICT compliance checks and follow-up, ICT Field training organization, etc.

General duties

  • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct.
  • Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times.
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times.
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers.
  • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC.
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary.

How to apply?

Please submit your application (cover letter and CV) in English not later than 12 April 2020 by e-mail only to until 5 p.m. (GMT-5).

Please clearly indicate "Regional ICT Engineer" in the email subject. The files should not exceed 5 MB.