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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 20, 2022
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  • Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil W...
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    IT Consultant

    Role Purpose

    • To have a competent individual for the provision of IT consultancy service Plan International Nigeria.

    Accountabilities

    • Support the Supply Chain Team in the process of engaging service providers for internet provision and live-streaming services during the upcoming SONGS conference and the Global Girls Summit, providing technical input.
    • Ensure that the selected internet service provider installs, commissions, and tests the internet link at conference locations at least two days before the meeting.
    • Ensure that the multimedia firm engaged in the provision of live-streaming service set up and tests the service one day before the conference start date.
    • Ensure alternative mobile internet connectivity modems (MiFi) with preloaded data to specific dignitaries.
    • Ensure all office locations have upgraded bandwidth to support the all-staff meeting with Plan International CEO.
    • Monitor to ensure all IT services are fully functional during all the meetings without fail.
    • Ensure backup for the internet service is provided in case there is a network challenge with the primary link.
    • Perform any other IT support that would be required during the conferences.

    Office Support:

    • Provide technical leadership to the IT team
    • Ensure ICT operational plans are in line with ICT objectives for the country program
    • Lead the design and implementation of ICT innovative ideas/solutions
    • Maintain and ensure ICT disaster recovery plans are aligned to the business continuity plan
    • Ensure deployed ICT infrastructure complies with the organization's policies and standards
    • Ensure adequate security and access control for data and network devices are deployed.
    • Support ICT capacity building in-country
    • Provide leadership in the implementation of the country's IT strategy
    • Lead the provision of technical support for corporate applications, including installation and upgrades
    • Co-ordinate closely with Regional and local service units to ensure proper implementation of equipment/systems
    • Manage ICT risks
    • Participate in system/project testing, rollout, and certification
    • Lead the provision of technical solutions and systems to meet local requirements
    • Ensure data and systems protection according to Plan’s standards and requirements
    • Coordinate the procurement of licenses, software, and the implementation of the systems
    • Provide efficient support to the IT needs of all field offices and country office
    • Provide alternative and efficient options on how to resolve in-Country issues on the communication facilities like the stability of internet connectivity

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

    • Bachelor's Degree in a Computer Studies discipline and a Master's degree would be an advantage
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the field of ICT, preferably with management responsibilities
    • Experience in implementing and supporting LAN, WAN, VSAT, Windows Server Infrastructure, Exchange Server/Office 365, Cisco Infrastructure, VSAT, and emergencies telecommunications equipment (BGANs, Radio, Sat phones,)
    • Good knowledge of Windows Server 2012/2016 including Active Directory added advantage.
    • Experience in managing and implementing information systems and supporting technologies
    • Training in management and/or project management is an advantage
    • Knowledge on ITIL
    • Work experience in an NGO is an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Note

    • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
    • Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on jobs.plan-international.org to apply

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