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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 21, 2024
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    NIQS (The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors) is an independent professional body responsible for total cost and procurement management, for the achievement of client's objectives in all types of capital projects and developments, from conception to commissioning and maintenance, in all sectors of the economy, for the attainment of sustainable national development and goals.
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    Head - IT Unit

    Job Description

    • The Head IT Unit at NIQS is a senior IT professional in charge of the Institute’s technology strategy and responsible for advancing it.
    • The Head IT Unit also coordinates and leads the IT Unit and ensures the smooth running of our computer systems and IT infrastructure in general within the limits of requirements, specifications, costs and timelines.

    Duties and Responsibilities of Head IT Unit at NIQS

    • Coordinate and oversee the day-to-day functions and activities of the IT Officer (s).
    • Manage and coordinate all IT-related matters including data, wireless communications, mobile technology, telephony, security, internet infrastructure, and computer hardware and software.
    • Troubleshoot and solve problems related to hardware, software, and network problems.
    • Maintaining the Institute’s membership portal, online applications portals, e-library and e-journal portal management.
    • Installing and configuration of computer hardware, operating systems and applications.
    • Develop and implement IT strategies, policies, and procedures to support the Institute's goals and objectives.
    • Oversee the installation, configuration, and maintenance of IT systems and applications.
    • Conducting routine evaluations of the network and ensuring the security and integrity of the Institute's data and IT systems.
    • Provide technical support and training to staff.
    • Collaborate with other departments to identify and prioritize IT needs and projects.
    • Develop and manage the IT budget and all IT acquisitions.
    • Performing routine system audits, running routine system operations reports, and sharing them with the Deputy Executive Secretary.
    • Organizing and establishing deadlines for major IT projects such as system updates, migrations, upgrades, and outages.
    • Deployment and maintenance of online payment integration.
    • Looking for opportunities to train and build teamwork skills.
    • Build long-term relationships with outside vendors for IT-related products and services.
    • Any other duties as may be directed by the DES Compliance, Examination, and IT and/or the Executive Secretary.

    Requirements
    The ideal candidate should have advanced technical knowledge as a full-stack developer with a keen interest in adapting and implementing the industry’s best practice processes. In addition, he must have or be the following:

    • B.Sc / HND with a technical major, Computer Engineering / Computer Science.
    • Minimum of 5 years cognate experience.
    • Problem solver and critical thinker.
    • Analytical mind and research orientation.
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
    • Project and time management skills.
    • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • Microsoft Systems Administration/System Engineer certification will be an asset.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV to: hr@niqs.org.ng using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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