Terms of Reference for the recruitment
Position: IT SOLUTION ARCHITECT
Smart Africa Digital Academy, Smart Africa
About the Smart Africa
Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government and a wide range of stakeholders including the private sector, international non-government organisations, and academia to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to Broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technologies.
The Smart Africa agenda is led by visionary Heads of State who believe in ICT’s power for the advancement and betterment of the African continent. This agenda will lead Africa to the 04th industrial revolution, using the transformative power of ICTs through a successful implementation and deployment of major ICT infrastructure, applications, services, and creating local relevant content for Africa while developing a vibrant ICT industry and creating jobs.
Smart Africa aims to put ICT at the centre of the National Socio-economic development agenda of member countries, improve access to ICT, especially Broadband, improve accountability, efficiency and openness through ICT. It promotes the introduction of advanced technologies in telecommunication while putting the Private Sector first, and leveraging ICT to promote sustainable development.
About the Smart Africa Digital Academy
Over the past decade, Africa has made great strides in enrolling children in school, with some countries providing free primary education for the first nine years. Despite this achievement, the average Human Capital Index (HCI) falls below the average, with one of the highest being 52 on a scale of 100 education being a major determinant factor.
With a population estimated to approximately 1.3bn people who are majorly youthful, ensuring quality jobs to leverage on the continent’s demographic opportunity is set to be one of Africa’s game-changer. An estimated 15 to 20 million increasingly well-educated young people will join the African workforce every year for the next three decades.
The Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) is the delivery vehicle of the Smart Africa capacity building and skills development activities across the various digital skills spectrum. It is a pan-African dynamic learning ecosystem in which African citizens of all ages and social classes can gain or improve their digital skills, gain qualifications, meet the emerging talent needs of employers, industry or be self-reliant.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Smart Africa Secretariat would like to recruit an IT Solution Architect to support the Smart Africa Digital Academy implementation.
Other responsibilities will include:
Education and Professional experience:
General experience and skills:
Duration of the assignment
The appointment will be for one (1) year and may be renewed subject to availability of fund, relevance of the position and successful performance assessment.
The IT Solutions Architect will report directly to the assigned supervisor under the Digital Infrastructure Department.
Please send the following application documents to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org:
The deadline for submitting applications is 20th May 2021 5:00 pm Kigali time.