Main purpose of position
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Manager has the overall responsibility for the effective management of the ICARDA IT Department.
The IT Department ensures that ICARDA has a secure and fit-for-purpose IT infrastructure and provides effective and efficient ICT services to managers, employees and visitors in all ICARDA’s locations.
The IT Department is responsible for the development and performance of ICARDA corporate IT infrastructure and applications (hardware and network management, communication software, ERP, CRM, support to website and social media).
It also provides technical advice and support to the developments and use of IT tools and capabilities by research programs (GIS tools, Monitoring and Evaluation platform, field data collection, etc).
The IT core team is based in Cairo with external support contracted in certain locations. ICARDA is a decentralized organization and the IT team provides support to staff deployed in 17 countries.
The ICARDA ICT Core Infrastructure is supported by the CGIAR (a community of 15 different research Centers) IT Shared Services Infrastructure and it operates fully on a cloud environment.
The ICARDA ICT Manager is a member of the CGIAR IT Community of Practice.
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change.
We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas.
ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary
Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.