ICT Specialist at Rijk Zwaan

Description
Rijk Zwaan is active worldwide as a vegetable breeding company that focuses on the development of high-quality vegetable varieties for professional growers. Mutual respect, a strong sense of responsibility and a high degree of employee involvement are the important starting points for our company. Rijk Zwaan is active in Tanzania in seed production and breeding support (Rijk Zwaan Q-Sem, in Tengeru Arusha) and in breeding and product development (Rijk Zwaan Afrisem, in Usa River, Arusha). Currently we have more than 300 employees and as we continue to grow we have the following vacancies for dedicated diligent Tanzanians:

Job Title: ICT Specialist
Reports To: Managing Director
Job Summary:
The ICT professional will be responsible for maintaining and developing the ICT infrastructure and applications of Rijk Zwaan in Tanzania and occasionally other subsidiaries. The ICT infrastructure is connected and highly integrated with the global ICT-infrastructure of the Rijk Zwaan Group. It is important that our future colleague is capable to find the right balance between being highly self supporting and the obligation to comply to the central ICT solutions and policies of Rijk Zwaan. We will facilitate an introduction and training programme at our headquarter in the Netherlands.

Qualification:
A minimum of Bachelor Degree in IT or Computer Science
Experience: At least four (4) years working experience in IT

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Support and maintenance of local IT Infrastructures (hardware, network, telephony, etc.)
Support and maintenance of local users of IT facilities (end-users)
Assist local RZ employees in using applications
Participate in international projects and activities
Communication with / point of contact of IMS department in The Netherlands
Contact point for local (IT) suppliers
Create and maintain (IT) documentation
Support implementation of new versions of the standard business applications for Breeding, Production, Logistics, Finance and HR
Other activities necessary to support the growth of Rijk Zwaan
Required Capabilities
Able to work on his/her own, coordinate and communicate properly (both internally as externally)
Broad ICT knowledge and experience
Multi-tasking. Hands on experience in Windows as (both server and client OS), Citrix and Lotus Notes
Experience with HP and/or Cisco UCS (server), Cisco network technology or similar products
Preferable experience with mobile devices and climate computers
Being able to make yourself clear (both verbal as non-verbal) in English
Enthusiastic and inquisitive
Willing to travel

Background and education
• Education: Bachelor degree or comparable level
• Experience: minimal 3 years working as an IT professional
• Living near to the Rijk Zwaan sites in Tanzania (Arusha)

Salary Scale: Staff salary rank according to Rijk Zwaan Scheme of Services.
Tenure: Permanent contract.

Application Instructions
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application letter with a detailed CV attached with relevant academic certificates to, Q-Sem via ajira@rijkzwaan.com To be considered your application must be received by April 15, 2017. Rijk Zwaan is an equal opportunity company everyone is encouraged to apply

Source: The Guardian 23 March 2017
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