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Regional Information Technology Manager

Open Development Cambodia - Expires on Oct 28, 2014
  • Country
  • Location
  • Job Type
  • Experience
  • Eligibility
  • Cambodia
  • Not specified
  • Permanent - Full Time
  • Not specified
  • Expat and local
Function
IT
Job Category
Information Technology / IT
Salary
Not specified

Job Description

Key Responsibilities
  1. Maintain the regional level platform, including ensuring that the site's server and other supporting systems are optimized for both back-end and front-end efficiency and security.
  2. Monitor the performance of the regional site and establish/meet benchmarks in comparison with national sites.
  3. Design technical improvements to bridge the various national sites, specifically to enhance: user-friendliness (both internal and external users), data visualization, functionality of Geoserver and other web-mapping applications, and crowd-sourcing.
  4. Train, guide and monitor country-level IT staff, in regard to their technical performance. Provide feedback on technical performance of country IT managers.
  5. Develop, revise, and update training materials, tools, templates and guides to support country-level IT managers, as needed or requested. Contribute to the development of similar material for non-technical staff, as needed.
  6. Facilitate the uploading and updating of data sets via graphical interface or other method that user-friendly for non-IT staff.
  7. Coordinate with and act as liaison to country-level IT managers to determine ongoing technical needs; understand overall site objectives to match technology with data/content priorities.
  8. Advise on technical feasibility of project targets, specifically relating to time expenditure and coding methods.
  9. Troubleshoot issues that arise in regional website maintenance and advise country-level partners in managing their technical setup. Identify areas in which additional technical support is needed and possible providers of such expertise.
  10. Supervise interns and volunteers contributing to technical work.
  11. Promote the OD Initiative and OD Mekong at outreach events, as assigned.
  12. Other tasks, as needed or directed.

Job Requirements

Requirements: 
  • Cambodian, Vietnamese, Thai, or Burmese nationals.
  • Degree in computer science or equivalent skills in coding, website development, and server management.
  • 5 years commercial or international development experience with large-scale website and database management, especially platforms such as CKAN, MySQL/PostgreSQL, WordPress, Linux, and Git as well as languages such as JavaScript and Python.
  • Strong (IT) teaching, advising, and monitoring skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in mapping and data visualization a plus.
  • Proven ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems and learn/teach new technologies as needed, especially for geospatial data.
  • Familiar with open data concepts and the associated community.
  • Self-motivated worker, who can operate effectively in a virtual workplace.
  • Willingness to travel regionally and ability to work effectively with other cultures.
  • Strong English language skills, including writing (technical documentation, user manuals, etc.).
  • Preferably, native or equivalent competency in one or more regional languages (Khmer, Thai, Lao, Burmese, Chinese).
  • Preferably, understanding of and interest in regional development, economic, and/or environmental issues, and/or interest in open data. 
  • Preferably, experience with user-centered site design and API/mobile development.
Application information

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including a detailed CV with two references using the contact details below. Deadline for submitting applications is on 8 September, 2014 at 5:00pm. Women are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information, please visit www.opendevelopmentcambodia.net/jobs

About the recruiter

Open Development Cambodia

Open Development Mekong (ODM) is the upcoming regional expansion of Open Development Cambodia (www.opendevcam.net), which provides access to environmental and socioeconomic information in various ...

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