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International Rescue Committee   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Senior Field Infrastructure Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Engineering, architecture
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Senior Field Infrastructure Engineer is to focus on the technologies and projects supporting field operations across the IRC’s global presence. Working closely with the Regional IT leads and in-country IT staff, this role will be responsible for implementing and upgrading network, server and endpoint solutions across the 40+ countries in which the IRC works. This role will also periodically inspect and audit field sites to ensure adherence to IRC infrastructure standards for quality and security. Frequent travel to field sites is an important aspect of this role, although remote work in partnership with IT staff located in the country program is the preferred model when applicable.


Provide technical infrastructure leadership and guidance to IRC international field offices

Work closely with HQ Infrastructure team on projects and operations impacting region, providing additional technical support as appropriate
Advise Regional IT Deputy Director in all operational service management
Provide support for IT infrastructure components of rollouts/initiatives
Support region with infrastructure duties (internet, telecommunications, servers, networks)
Support IT components of office openings, expansions, moves and closings
Establish and enforce IT equipment, software and operating standards in field offices
As needed, travel to and/or assist with all IT related matters, and project specific needs, in other country field offices throughout the region
When appropriate, travel in assistance of emergency operations to provide IT support
Look for ways to reduce IT costs through consolidations of purchasing and procurement of IT services such as bandwidth in region
Work closely with Regional IT Deputy Director and country program IT staff to develop regional IT strategy.
Stay current on all relevant technologies

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Engineering, architecture
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Project management; Strategizing; Operative management; Structural engineering; Procurement; IT support; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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International Rescue Committee

Non-profit, social work

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

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