IT Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Competitive ZMW / Month
  • Applications have closed


Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42 -year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview

Pact Zambia is currently seeking a self-motivated, highly competent and outcome-oriented individual to fill the position of IT Assistant and support the PACT Zambia ICT department.

Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The IT Department contributes to realizing this by providing quality ICT related support to all ZIH project staff and the Country Office.

The IT Assistant is responsible for providing technical support and assistance to the organization’s IT infrastructure and end-users. This role involves maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software systems, assisting with network administration, and ensuring the efficient operation of IT resources.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely and effective technical support to ZIH project staff, resolving hardware and software issues.
  • Install, configure, and maintain computer systems, printers, and other IT equipment.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
  • Deliver user support for the ZIH Project, whether in-person or remotely.
  • Occasionally provide support outside of regular working hours.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining the organization’s network infrastructure, including switches, routers, and firewalls.
  • Monitor network performance and security, ensuring the network remains stable and secure.
  • Assist in setting up and managing user accounts, permissions, and access control.
  • Install, update, and configure software applications on user computers.
  • Assist in maintaining the organization’s cybersecurity measures, including antivirus software, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems.
  • Help educate end-users about security best practices.
  • Maintain accurate records of hardware and software inventory.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Proven experience in providing IT support and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and network systems.
  • Familiarity with operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux).
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • IT certifications (e.g., CompTIA A+, Network+, Microsoft Certified Professional) are a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role with limited supervision, demonstrating an understanding of health information systems within a fast-paced environment.

Instructions On How To Apply:

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a Curriculum Vitae online via email describing why you are the right candidate for this position detailing your experience and three (3) professional referees from your previous and current place of employment. Please send the application through Email: [email protected] and indicate the position title you are applying for in the subject line. Only the applications sent by email will be reviewed.

The deadline for receiving applications is 10th July 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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