IT Specialist at The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD): (Deadline 31 January 2022)

IT Specialist at The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD): (Deadline 31 January 2022)

IT Specialist at The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD): (Deadline 31 January 2022)

Vacancies NCPD


NCPD is seeking a highly motivated IT Specialist with outstanding Information, Communication, and Technology skills to assist the NCPD in the development and implementation of the DMIS. This role requires IT capabilities to support on a day-to-day basis the development and implementation of the DMIS.

The DMIS IT Specialist will work in close collaboration with the DMIS Project Manager and NCPD national and local staff, MINALOC assigned staff to NCPD, RISA, and QT Software Solutions Ltd. The DMIS IT specialist will play a key role in the collaboration with key stakeholders in the disability sector in Rwanda including the Disability Coordination Forum.

The IT Specialist should have the technical IT skills to advise, oversee and support NCPD staff and other assigned staff for the development, pilot, and implementation of the DMIS including training, monitoring, and evaluation of data collection by enumerators and case-management by Disability Mainstream Officers (DMO’s) or other assigned staff.

The desired candidate must be able to multi-task effectively and have experience with IT project work streams. Candidates should have experience managing IT information systems and ideally will have worked in the field of statistics and data collection. Successful candidates must have a passion for results and a commitment to excellence. Knowledge of the disability sector is an added value. Being a person with disability will give you priority when equal in capacity assessment.

The IT Specialist will report to the DMIS Project Manager, is based in Kigali with some travelling to districts to support the data collection and implementation of the DMIS in the districts.

The total duration of the DMIS project will be around 3 years. The contract duration of this position will be 1-year renewable every year based on performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain data in the DMIS ecosystem
  • Ensure proper management of DMIS equipment
  • Ensure proper functioning of DMIS software after design and development by IT company – Train NCPD staff on new DMIS technologies
  •  Develop documents and information dissemination products as needed
  • Support the execution of a training, monitoring, and evaluation plan of the DMIS
  • Proactively identify and mitigate any risks that is related to this program
  • Become a member of NCPD team and actively contribute to the development of the DMIS
  • Identify areas where support is needed – Provide internal and external IT technical inputs on all DMIS program activities
  • Serve as the NCPD focal point for IT engagement in the DMIS environment
  • Develop, maintain, and facilitate strong working relationships with DMIS partners such as RISA, QT Software Solutions Ltd., and all relevant key stakeholders in the disability sector in Rwanda – Create an environment of continuous learning, where staff are encouraged, supported to grow and develop, and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments
  • Develop and maintain efficient and effective IT systems, and ensure compliance with GoR policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the NCPD Executive Secretary

Qualifications and experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or related technical field
  • At least 5 years of IT experience and master’s in computer sciences/information technology including software development and engineering

Other required skills

  • Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance to government institutions
  • Ability to multitask and to work independently and effectively in high-pressure environment
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications – Comprehensive knowledge of ICT practices, processes, and procedures
  • Proficiency with web development programming language (PHP, ASP, JAVA, XML, HTML, XHTML)
  • Proficiency in the use of web protocols including HTTP, HTTPS, WSFTP, SSL, SOCS, FTP, and TELNET
  • Highly organized with demonstrated IT projects experience – Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills to diagnose problems and determine steps necessary to achieve an effective solution
  • Experienced in debugging and troubleshooting
  • Experience with data warehouse platforms, data models, and database design development
  • Development skills in the area of CAPI technology and interactive dashboards with flexible KPIs (Kibana, PowerBi, Tableau, etc)
  • Advanced web development skills using tools including Typo3 CMS, JavaScript, VBScript, HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, macromedia Fireworks, Macro flash
  • Technical writing skills to document systems procedures and prepare reports.
  • Eye for detail and quality results driven.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively to users, including persons with all type of disabilities who have only fundamental levels of computer understanding
  •  Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English

When potential candidates have the same capacity, a person with a functional limitation will be given priority.

Interested candidates should send their application documents (in one PDF document) including application letter, CVs including a least 3 referees, copies of certificates, proof of experience, and copy of Rwandan ID to the email address of NCPD:

Applicants must describe the position applied for in the email subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The deadline for submission is on 31/01/2022.

Done at Kigali on 21/01/ 2022


Executive Secretary

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