Title: Information Technology (IT) Instructor

Job Location: Nanyuki, Kenya


POSITION SUMMARY:

The IT Instructor is responsible for the management of Information Technology operations at the Leo Project, an education organization benefiting Kenyan youth. The Leo Project IT program focuses primarily on the education of students in Class 1-8 as well as secondary and university-aged students. The majority of our demographic have very limited exposure to technology however older students have had introductory backgrounds to basic IT. The Director of IT is a full time, on-site position at the Leo Project’s resource center based in Nanyuki, Kenya. This individual will oversee and implement all IT systems, policies and student trainings while ensuring that the community-based organization is adhering to its mission. The IT Instructor will report to the Executive Director of the Leo Project.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:


TEACHING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, IMPLEMENTATION + DEVELOPMENT

  • Teach The Leo Project’s stakeholders (students and teachers) basic technological skills (i.e. software programs, hardware and troubleshooting, and coding)

  • Teach Leo Project stakeholders about technology principles and application (i.e. how to use basic information technology tools in their work and lives). Stakeholders include Class One - University aged students at the Resource Center.

  • Oversee day-to-day IT operations of The Leo Project’s Resource Center. This includes all management and oversight pertaining to IT.

  • Facilitate the implementation and review of all IT policies, procedures and budget to ensure efficiency and accuracy of reporting. Ensure prudent management of financial and material resources.

  • Manage IT partnerships with local primary schools

  • Develop, oversee and maintain relationships with all in-country IT partners/vendors

EDUCATION + WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field

  • 5+ years of work experience would be preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS + ABILITIES:

  • Must be flexible and have a passion for sharing their knowledge with students

  • Experience with vulnerable children/community development

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Extremely high attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational, project and time-management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong computer skills including experience with programming coding (JavaScript, Python, Java, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • All Kenya positions are based in the Nanyuki office and subject to occasional interruptions in power and/or internet access

  • A significant (8 hour) time difference is acknowledged and generally accommodated for scheduled and unscheduled communications with US-based colleagues and leadership.

Please note that The Leo Project will be open from Monday to Friday from approximately 11am-7pm and Saturdays from 9am-5pm. Depending on the time of year and classroom schedules, these hours are subject to change so applicants must be flexible.

* The statements contained in this job description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary at the discretion of the organizational leader.

Please send your cover letter and CV to Jess Danforth at jessica.danforth@gmail.com.