The ICT for Programs (ICT4P) unit under the Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) sector supports livelihoods programs in Lebanon focused on conditional cash programming, job and legal counseling, job referral and employment services, and access to short term skill and on the job training. The program has field offices in Deir Dalloum (Akkar) and Mt Lebanon.
The ERD sector has created a custom-built, Django/Python-based CRM system that facilitates the work of the field offices. The primary focus of the Senior ICT4P Officer’s role will be maintenance and continuous improvement of this system through business requirements and analysis and aiding reporting by the Monitoring & Evaluation team in general.
The Senior ICT4P Officer will apply innovative uses of technology that directly help beneficiaries and improve program quality and delivery. In addition to strong technical skills, this position will require a person with superb business process analysis and interpersonal skills. It will require the ability to understand the ERD sector’s business needs and directly make changes to the software system. The ability to extract data and contribute to the analysis of patterns and related trends is needed, with the subsequent ability to synthesize the data into information consumable by program leadership.
The Senior ICT4P Officer will report directly to the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and will also be expected to work closely with the Regional ICT4P Coordinator based in Amman; the Information Technology (IT) department; and ERD’s technology advisor to coordinate all program activities of the unit with new and existing ICT initiatives.
ICT Development and Support
Support data gathering and information management activities, to include:
Maintenance and creation of electronic surveys using tools like ODK Collect and Ona.io.
Generation of maps and data visualizations using ArcGIS
Maintain and support all information management systems related to ERD programs, including (but not limited to):
Client management systems at two (2) Livelihoods Centres in Akkar and Mount Lebanon as well as maintaining access at the Beirut office
Unique ID generation and ID Card creation
Serve as main focal point with any external vendors developing and supporting any technology systems in place for programs with the support of the Regional ICT4P Coordinator
Manage the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC): Consult with program staff on information and application needs; maintain specification documents and project plans; and lead application and tool development against those plans
Train ERD data analysts, officers, and assistants in use of systems
Build and maintain strong relationships with internal departments and cultivate a deep understanding of the ICT4P engagement model and offerings across the agency
Create project proposals in coordination with business stakeholders, including requirements and use cases; deliver clear documentation for execution, including project scope, key stakeholders, assumptions, budget, and functional requirements
Coordinate maintaining a roadmap of short- and long-term ICT4P initiatives within ERD Lebanon programs
Monitor quality, activity timelines and due dates for deliverables to ensure staff meet internal and/or external requirements and deadlines
Reporting and Communications
Complete projects that require data mining, analysis, and presentation
Identify relevant trends, do follow-up analysis, prepare visualizations
Develop reports and dashboards as needs within ERD sector arise using tools such as Tableau
Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or equivalent experience in software development
Demonstrated experience with LinuxDemonstrated experience with the Python programming language; Django framework preferred
Experience managing databases including with SQL required; spatial databases (PostgreSQL + PostGIS) strongly preferred
Working familiarity of other programming languages such as PERL, Java, Ruby or .Net preferred
Demonstrated experience analyzing data with SPSS, Stata, or R Programming preferred
Working familiarity with tools like Zoho Reports, Tableau, Qlikview, Excel
Experience training staff on the use of technologies including translating technical terms into common language
Self-starter – must be productive with minimal direction and flexible to sudden changes in requirements
Excellent visual design sense regarding clear and accurate presentation of data
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and travel as required to project field sites
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to successfully work in a fast-paced environment within and across departments/functions/geographic locations, and develop positive relationships with locally and remote based staff
Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic language skills r