Head of IT
Professional volunteer position

Mission and Activities:

  • Take a leading role in the planning and design of the web based software tools and infrastructure used by the management system,
  • Devise and establish IT policies and systems to contribute to the implementation and validation of the software tools needed according to management,
  • Provide support for the users of the system to ensure problems are fixed as soon as possible new features are provided as resources allow,
  • Contribute and supervise management of the servers running, services for systems, identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new system and report to the management,
  • Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency,
  • Coordinate with IT specialists and other professionals to provide guidance,
  • Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost efficient contracts.

Candidate Profile:

  • MSc in computer science, engineering or relevant field,
  • Good knowledge of technical management, information analysis and of computer hardware /software system and networks,
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Fluency in French and English, spoken and written.
  • Interest in the Himalayan region and people.
  • Evidence of good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to network effectively, with the ability to develop a wide range of relevant contacts.
  • Comfortable working within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team. Good knowledge of and affinity with the Himalayas are a definite asset.

The Centre for Women in the Himalayas offers:

  • The opportunity to play an active role in bettering the life of vulnerable populations in the Himalayas.
  • Working in an enthusiastic, motivated and cohesive team.
  • The opportunity to work with a high degree of autonomy, a great sense of responsibility, and a spirit of initiative.
  • Rewarding NGO experiences.

Duration and work time:

Minimum 12 months at 30% or more


Weekly presence at Geneva office; partially home-based work
Application process: Please apply by sending your cover letter and recruitment@centre-women-himalayas.org ref.HIT 

Expected start date:

As soon as possible 

This part-time, long-term volunteer position is not paid and an applicant must have right to volunteer in Switzerland 

We thank all those who apply, however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.