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Diakonia is looking for an IT strategist

Diakonia is looking for an IT strategist who wants to work primarily strategically but also operatively in leading and developing the IT area in a global aid organization. We offer you an exciting job in an international environment where you, together with our talented employees and partner organizations, will change the world!


We at Diakonia know that it is possible to change the world. But we also know that it takes time and requires stubbornness, persistence and courage. We support projects that allow people themselves to get out of poverty and oppression, through 350 local organizations in over 25 countries in four continents. Our principals are the Christian denominations the Swedish Alliance Mission and the Uniting Church in Sweden. Diakonia has 23 offices in the world with more than 250 employees. The IT strategist will join the Administrative Department which consists of the functions of Finance, Administration and IT, and reports to the Administrative Director.

The IT strategist will work independently but also in close cooperation with the IT administrator for business systems as well as the focal points with responsibility for IT issues at Diakonia's regional- and country offices. The focus of the position is new within the organization, which means that you have the chance to participate in designing it from start.


Role & responsibilities:

Lead and coordinate the strategic IT work and develop Diakonia's global IT infrastructure

Responsible for making sure that the IT environment meets the needs of the organization

Follow and keeping abreast with the latest development and future trends within information technology

Develop and follow up on IT policies and steering documents

Responsible for making sure that IT support functions are in place and accessible for all staff 

Develop and implement a global IT security plan

Lead the organization’s transition to Microsoft Office 365

Cooperate and coordinate with the operational IT support center at head office

Responsible for the contact with suppliers and consultants within the field as well as, when necessary, lead requirement, procurement and contract procedures

Actively contribute to the organizations learning and development within the area.


You have:

Relevant academic degree (or equivalent skills obtained in another way) - A minimum of 5 years of documented experience of similar assigmnents

Good strategic capability - Good pedagocical skills

Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Swedish.  French, Arabic and/or Spanish is a merit

Excellent knowledge of and experience from IT security and Microsoft 365

Experience from working in a global structure


You have the ability to:

Work in a structured and result-oriented way  

See the big picture and at the same time pay attention to details 

Communicate – especially with colleagues from different professional areas

Take initiative and act decisively


We offer:

With us, you become part of a culture that is characterized by commitment and openness. We offer you an exciting job in an international environment where you, together with our colleagues and partner organizations, will change the world!

Permanent position with start date as soon as possible.

Location: Alvik, Stockholm with travels to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America


Send us your application before 28 October 2018

This recruitment is managed by Lyttkens & Partners

Please apply here.

If you have questions regarding the position or the recruitment process, please contact our consultant: Ann-Kristine Lyttkens, phone 070-871 06 75

Union representatives:
Akademikerföreningen: Robert Törlind, 08-453 6927
Unionen: Annika Andersson, 08-453 6920