Job Posting Details

Volunteer - Information Technology Administrator, Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada

Location:Ottawa, Ontario
Posting Date:September 17, 2018
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Temporary

WHERE: Myanmar

START DATE: November 5,2018

DURATION: 6 months

REPORTING TO: Project Manager of Myanmar

DEADLINE: September 21, 2018

Note: This is a voluntary assignment. Domestic and international economy airfare, ground transport, visa, travel insurance,
out of country accommodation, and a meal/incidental allowance ($1,500month) will be covered by CDF
Canada. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.


MyFINANCE is a 32-month project that will support the transformation of two township co-operatives to a new model
that is demand driven, and increasingly reliant on funds mobilized from the membership of primary co-operatives-
“township level savings and credit co-operatives (TSCCs)”. When it comes time to repay the Eximbank loans, we hope to
see them independent, sustainable and with increased capacity.

The IT Administrator maintains MyFINANCE project’s computing infrastructure; provides computer hardware &
software support and training to MyFINANCE employees; acts as a technical resource for and provides training
on the Open CBS management information system and works with the Country Managers to enforce the
Acceptable Use of Computers & Electronic Devices policy.
The position will have limited direct supervision. The incumbent has authority over scheduling minor upgrades
of computer hardware and software and dividing time between projects.


Software & Hardware Administration
• Deploys, maintains, monitors and upgrades (as necessary) computer hardware
• Deploys and maintains all software related issues such as updates or installation of new programs
• Records and maintains a list of software licenses and end users
• Tests and evaluates new technology when required
• Conducts electrical safety checks on computer equipment and other hardware

Troubleshooting & Help Desk / Training
• Supports employees regarding hardware and software related issues and/or requirements
• Provides training to employees (as directed) on computer software/hardware (including Open CBS)
through discussion, documentation and other media (i.e. videos, online training, etc.)
• Researches training opportunities that would enhance the skills and effectiveness of the MyFINANCE staff
• Collaborates with MyFINANCE Country Managers and TSC office Managers to resolve issues

OpenCBS Management Information System Advisor
• Acts as a technical resource and advisor at all stages of implementing the MyFINANCE OpenCBS MIS software
• Advises the Country Managers on OpenCBS system interface changes or additions that would make it more effective and enhance the productivity of staff
• When necessary, acts as a liaison between the OpenCBS development team, Country Managers and TSC office Managers

• Creates procedural documentation and relevant reports (when instructed)

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
• A minimum of two (2) years working in an information technology environment
• Experience with Windows 8/10 platform
• Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word & PowerPoint)
• Advanced computer troubleshooting skills
• Management information system and database experience
• Ability to work continuously on a task until satisfactory completion is achieved
• Prioritize and manage several open ‘cases’ at a time
• Test and evaluate new technology as required
• Ability to design business documentation (i.e. forms, policies) when directed
• Rapidly establish a good working relationship with Country Managers, staff, coop members and consultants

Please submit a resume and cover letter by September 21, 2018 to . You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Successful candidates will be required to obtain a police-check from their local police/RCMP detachment. No phone calls please. All applicants are thanked for their interest in CDF Canada; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada
Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada) is an international development charity that helps improve the lives of women, men, children and their communities through cooperatives. We envision a world where self-reliant communities flourish. CDF Canada is working with local partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and in Eastern Europe to establish and grow community owned co-operatives that help people achieve more prosperous, self-reliant lives. For over 70 years, CDF has been mobilizing financial resources, volunteers and knowledge — mostly from Canadian co-ops and credit unions — to make the world a better place. For much of that time, CDF Canada worked with partners to help communities move toward prosperity and create more secure lives through community-owned cooperatives. For more information about CDF Canada, visit