NAFASI YA KAZI- Fintrac, Information Technology Specialist

Information Technology Specialist 

Job Description
Fintrac, a leading US-based agriculture-consulting firm with long-term programs in Africa, Asia, and Central America, is seeking for the Information Technology Specialist for the Feed the Future Tanzania Mboga na Matunda activity.

Location: Dar es Salaam


  • The Information Technology Specialist will be based in Dar es Salaam and reports to the Operations Manager. In addition to the specific tasks stated below, he/she is expected to contribute fully as a program team member, conducting himself/herself in a proper manner at all times as a representative of the program, and is responsible for the safe-keeping and care of all program assets assigned to him/her. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Install, manage and analyze Local Area Network and prevent anyone from using excessive network bandwidth.
  • Troubleshoot any network related problem.
  • Troubleshoot any Internet-related problem, and if necessary work with the local ISP (Internet Service Provider) to resolve the issue.
  • Install security service pack and patches on every workstation in the network.
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot Network Printers, Scanner, projectors, etc.
  • Keep track of IT inventory (Software and Hardware).
  • Enforce Fintrac IT rules and regulations.
  • IT hardware/software procurement, that is, analyze the need, research and configure the right product, obtain quotes from multiple Reputable authorized vendors, and work with Office Manager to finalize the purchase.
  • Manage and maintain workstation backup.
  • Manage and maintain computer security using Bitdefender or Home Office IT approved virus scanner.
  • Troubleshoot and train end users on various software products, not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite, Bitdefender, Dropbox, CIRIS, QuickBooks, FTP, etc.
  • Install/uninstall Home Office IT recommended software and hardware on Fintrac Computers as needed.
  • Perform regular virus scanning on external drives, flash drives, servers, and workstations.
  • Encrypt end-user computers and external devices as needed.
  • Report any major issues to Home Office IT department in a timely manner.


  • Install, un-install CIRIS as needed on Fintrac Computers.
  • Troubleshoot any CIRIS related problem (if necessary get support from professionals).
  • Participate in CIRIS beta testing.


  • Enter, every IT request to the Helpdesk ticketing system, resolve and close on time.
  • Periodically analyze helpdesk tickets for recurring events and recommend corrective actions.

Qualifications and Characteristics;

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in network management and desktop support.
  • Familiar with firewall products, such as CISCO, SonicWall, etc.
  • Very good understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and PhotoShop.
  • Understanding of IT best practices and principles needed to solve computer and software problems
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communications.
  • Ability to explain complex IT topics to all employee levels.

How to Apply?
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:

Mode of Application; Candidates should submit a CV and Cover letter to
Deadline for submission is Friday, June 7, 2019. Candidates should indicate the position for which they are applying in the subject line.

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