Logistics/ Information and Technology (IT) Coordinator - Regions (Mek'ele, Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa)

  • Mek'ele, Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa, et
  • Full-time

Company Description

Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms.  EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

Job Description

The Logistics/ Information and Technology (IT) Coordinator will perform a broad range of clerical, secretarial and reception duties and be responsible for providing technical support to all IT related issues for the regional office including but not limited to installation and testing of workstations, client software, upgrades, and configuration. S/he will provide timely staff services and efficient office operations in the areas of: voice communications, mail, inventory management, supplies and equipment maintenance.


The Logistics/ IT Coordinator will report to the Regional Finance Coordinator and coordinate with the Logistics Manager, IT Coordinator, and Procurement Officer in the Addis Ababa office.



    • Conducts coordination of vehicles and drivers.
    • Provides oversight of vehicle logs, vehicle maintenance; identifies vehicle needs and reviews driver timesheets.
    • Coordinates transportation and delivery of procurement and inventory.
    • Responds to procurement/logistics requests related to supplies, materials for project activities.
    • Handles all email, mail and phone general inquiries and requests for information and materials.
    • Collects departmental logistical updates for monthly organization report.
    • Assists with ordering supplies and inventory, as needed.
    • Assists with trip expense reports, photocopying, ordering books and materials as needed.
    • Assists staff with mailing projects and provides support assistance.
    • Other tasks as assigned.

    Information and Technology:

    • Implements and documents network operations, processes, and procedures.
    • Deploys and implements office network according to HQ specifications.
    • Serves as the office Network Administrator.
    • Identifies and solves possible problems in the network.
    • Supervises installations performed by third parties such as cabling, Internet connection, etc.
    • Supervises and follows-up on equipment maintenance performed by other contractors.
    • Supports and troubleshoots users in the office on their daily work.
    • Implements and enforces security on the network and prevent misuse of the IT resources.
    • Participates in writing IT office policy.
    • Responsible for IT inventory; work closely with the IT Coordinator and procurement team in Addis Ababa to monitor distribution and location of IT equipment by performing a yearly inventory check-up.
    • Sets up, implements, and maintains hardware firewall.
    • Keeps the network healthy by applying all required security patches and monitoring the correct delivery of all antivirus updates.
    • Implements and documents a disaster recovery plan and offsite storage of backed up data.
    • Other tasks as assigned.




    • Bachelor’s degree is required;

    Skills and experience

    • Must have at least five years of general work experience;
    • Must have at least three years of specific experience in desktop support, ICT, Information Systems, or a related field;
    • Knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations, previous experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred;

    Language requirements

    • Fluency in English is required

    Additional Information


    Please specify in your cover letter the location for which you are applying (Mek'ele, Bahir Dar and/or Addis Ababa).

    Deadline for application submission is March 21st, 2018 at 5pm Ethiopia Time.


    Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.

    EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring a highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.