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Information Technology Officer

James Kimani MwaiMy 

PO BOX 28182 00100, 

Nairobi Kenya

16th June 2015

The Human Resource Manager

United Nations Environmental Programme

P.O BOX 61530-00200

Nairobi - Kenya

Dear Sir/Madam,


I'm a client-oriented Information Technology (IT) Specialist vast experience in network administration. Highly proficient in systems analysis, troubleshooting and problem solving. Accomplished skills in windows and linux systems administration, Held desk administration as well as IT policy enforcement. Exhibits excellent communication and interpersonal skills managing vendors and project teams ensuring project objectives are delivered on time and budget. A resourceful team player who is adaptable in multi-cultural settings. With outstanding capacity building abilities in both non-profit and for-profit sectors. Constantly keeps up-to-date with changes in the technology sector while seeking for opportunities to apply acquired knowledge.

I hold a BSc. (Bachelor of Science) in Information Technology degree and valuable IT vendor certifications, which include: MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). In addition, i have attended multiple on-job training courses that are relevant to this job, these include: IT Project management and Cloud Computing Essentials.

As an IT officer working with Concern World Wide, I successfully executed my responsibilities in provision of IT support and administration services; ensuring maximum reliability and utilization of the organization’s IT resources. In addition, i planned and implemented IT knowledge transfer programme for nationals. I’m also a competent trainer with 3 years in the private sector; where i delivered exceptional results in training youths on relevant IT skills for business. 

Over the past 6 years, I have been a freelance IT consultant providing services to various International Non-governmental organizations in support of their operations in the East, Central and Horn of Africa regions; enabling them to conduct operations efficiently and at minimal costs. These include: Mercy-corps, World Concern-Africa region and Norwegian Refugee Council-Somalia programme.

It’s in this regard that I wish to join UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) and enhance delivery of humanitarian services at this esteemed organization. 

Thank you for your time and do look forward to discuss further on how I can add value to UNEP.

Yours Faithfully,



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