OER-related Position at QFI

Qatar Foundation International has a new posting for an ICT Officer that mentions OER specifically. I know some of the people at QFI and they’re fabulous. This sounds like a great opportunity for someone…

Officer, Information Communications Technologies

A critical element of QFI’s developmental approach is to apply the best & most appropriate technologies to enhance our programs, e.g. OER, hybrid language translation, mobile APPs, etc. In addition, QFI has brought together several thought leaders in technology to form a Technology Program Advisory Group (TPAG). The organization seeks to acquire the internal staff capacity to analyze with honesty and intellectual rigor the effective application of ICT to its programs.

Position Summary

Type: Full-time
Reports to: Director of Programs
Start Date: December 2010
Location: Washington, D.C. / with possible move to NYC in Summer 2012
(with domestic and international travel)


– Serves as primary developer of QFI’s overall ICT strategy as it relates to our programs and communications among program participants
– Advises the Executive Director and Programs staff on the judicious and appropriate use of ICT to support the foundation’s program areas
– Coordinates with all QFI departments in identifying their ICT objectives and provides the necessary advice and support required to achieve these
– Interacts regularly with the TPAG
– Oversees the award of an annual technology prize
– Assists the Communications Manager with improving our website
– Helps with the preparation and vetting of project proposals, training documents, etc.
– Represents QFI at meetings, conferences & symposia
– Develops the annual ICT budget
– Keeps abreast of developments in the ICT field

Required Qualifications

– Minimum of 5 years ICT management experience
– Analytical, approachable and flexible professional with outstanding interpersonal skills
– Strong verbal and written communications skills
– Ability to work as part of a team, but with minimal oversight
– Commitment to high standards and to acting as a positive force in creating an engaging and supportive service-oriented environment
– Experience working in an environment with diverse culture and organizational needs
– Clear understanding of current technology platforms and devices, issues and trends
– Proven ability to translate educational needs into technical solutions
– Experience in Web design and content management systems
– Ability to deliver on short- and long-term objectives with measured results

Preferred Qualifications

– Knowledge of the Middle East (familiarity with other regions a plus)
– Other non-technical professional experience in relevant fields (education, healthcare, etc.) is highly valued
– A network of contacts in the technology community
– Arabic language
– Master’s degree or equivalent

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