Information Technology Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia

City  Assosa, Ethiopia

Start Date Jan – Mar 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English


The Volunteer’s Role

Overall purpose: to support the capacity building of faculty, students and hospital staff in midwifery practice as part of the “Midwives Save Lives” project, that is being implemented in Ethiopia by Cuso International in partnership with the Canadian Association of Midwives. Ultimately, this position will work to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates, strengthen the quality of RMNCH services and to build institutional capacity to deliver these services.


As a volunteer, you will:

-Ensure the functionality of all IT machines in Assosa University

-Establish the computer network systems among the Assosa University

-Perform medical equipment maintenance

-Test the status of new medical equipment

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-BA in Computer Science or have diploma and Trained in Information Technology

-Experience in networking, maintenance

-Experience in delivering in-service training design and implementation

Essential Professional Background:

-Experience computer networking, maintenance and training facilitations    

-Experience in conducting needs assessment, and delivering in-service training   

-Able to work collaboratively with team

-Commitment to achieve results


Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months