ICT Officer @ European Centre for Election Support

ICT Officer @ European Centre for Election Support 

Currently, European Centre for Election Support is a member of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and is part of its Board of Directors.

European Partnership
for Democracy is a network of European civil and political society
organizations working on democracy assistance.  European Partnership for
Democracy advocates for a stronger presence of democracy support on the
European Union’s
agenda and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices in
democratic transformations around the world.  Furthermore, the other
partners are : Club de Madrid, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty
Democracy, DEMO Finland, Eastern European Studies Centre, People in
Need, Universidade Catolica Portugesa, European Association for Local
Democracy, Elbarlament, AWEPA, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, One
World, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the French Media
Cooperation Agency.  


ICT Officer

Job Location;

Abuja, Nigeria

Vacancy Reference Number;


Language Requirements:

Excellent working level of English language in both writing and speaking. Fluency
in French is considered an asset. Good knowledge of Hausa

Duty Station:

Reports to: Project Director, Administrative and Finances Manager


30 Months with a 3 Months probation period  

Project’s context

of the project EU-SDGN – The Support to Independent National Electoral
Commission of Nigeria is meant to complement the efforts of the
Government to improve and strengthen democracy, especially with regards
to the 2019 general elections. Similarly, within the 11th European
Development Fund (EDF), national authorities renewed their commitment to
cooperate in the pursuit and achievement of the objectives foreseen in
the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) 2016 – 2020
the project, EU-SDGN – Support to INEC is part of a broader EU
programme in Nigeria of five components as follows: Support to INEC;
Support to the National Assembly; Support to Political
Parties; Support to Media; and Support to CSOs. The project contributes
to the reinforcement of democracy in Nigeria through building strong,
effective and legitimate democratic institutions. In particular, the
projects aims to;
  • Enhancing the capacities of the INEC and other electoral stakeholders to deliver effectively;
  • Strengthening INEC’s strategic planning, policy framework and operational capacity;
  • Enhancing
    INEC’s internal communication and strengthening the institutional
    mechanisms to engage with stakeholders. The design of the EU-SDGN
    project was undertaken in close cooperation with all relevant electoral
    stakeholders in Nigeria, taking into account the findings and
    recommendations of the latest EU EOM, as well as INEC internal review
    and report on the 2015 general elections. Furthermore, the project is
    built upon European Response to Electoral Cycle Support Strategy. 
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Core Purpose of the job;

Purpose of the job is to Reports to Project Director, Administrative
and Finances Manager. Which is under the supervision of the Project
Director and of the Executive Director of ECES and under the guidance of
the Administration, Finance and Operation Manager, the ICT Officer will have the following responsibilities; 

Manage the overall technology project’s infrastructure including implementation and
management of the software applications and hardware infrastructure that support

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  • Ensure systems administration including
  • General computer support
  • Upgrades and updates of operating systems and user applications 
  • Software installations
  • License management
  • Server set up and management 
  • Network and printer support
  • Deployment of equipment
  • Setup and support audio/visual equipment for presentations and training’s on and off
  • Update and maintain the ICT equipment inventory
  • User support
  • Perform needs assessment for new applications and modifications to existing one 
  • Inform and train project staff in how to adhere to security ICT policies and train new and currently employees on computer software and ICT systems
  • Provide procurement assistance including, but not limited to, researching solutions,
    engaging with potential vendors, making recommendations for product purchases and
    assessing needs and developing terms of references
  • Assist with preparation of operating budgets based on estimated and actual expenditures for ICT systems and support needs.
  • Liaise with project’s experts to provide targeted support;
  • Perform all other working tasks as required


  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the ECES;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling ECES’ values and ethical standards.

Job requirement;

Applicant should be in possession of Bachelor Degree or higher within information technologies, or substantial working experience within relevant fields and have obtained and maintained relevant certificates
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Competency and Skill Requirements:

At least three (3) years within the ICT technical field;
  • Prior working experience in international organizations/not for profit organisations
  • Experience in handling servers and related access management control
  • Experience drafting reports  
  • Ability to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with results-orientation and efficiency in a multi-tasking Environment 
  • Flexibility, responsibility, integrity, team work, self-motivated, preparedness to work off-time
  • Ability to perform effectively under high pressure, hardship conditions and long working hours.
Project Accountant @ European Centre for Election Support



Salaries and Allowances are very encouraging for a Start 

Method of Application

and qualified applicants must submit their application along with a
copy of their updated CV’s in PDF format to: info@eces.eu and

Application Closing Date; 

12 August 2017

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