Job at Chemonics International
Posted on: 16 June, 2016
Deadline: 21 June, 2016
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Chemonics is an international development consulting company that helps governments, businesses, civil society groups, and communities promote meaningful change so people can live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.
- Chemonics seeks an information technology (IT) consultant who will be responsible for providing effective support to the USAID-funded MARKETS II project as it pertains to information technology.
- This includes troubleshooting problems that arise with hardware such as computers, printers, and the network, as well as issues that arise with software being utilized in conjunction with hardware.
- The IT consultant will address any challenges that may arise with the existing IT infrastructure within MARKETS II head office and the regional offices in Kano and Lagos.
- This is a temporary, full-time position based in Abuja, Nigeria with periodic travel required. It is anticipated to be a six-month assignment with the option of extension.
- The IT consultant will be expected to work a 40-hours workweek during this period. The IT consultant reports to and is directly supervised by the MARKETS II Finance and Administration Manager.
- We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Set up and configure new machines in conformity with the project’s/USAID’s standards
- Promptly setup new users in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and administer backend proprietary mail server
- Oversee the physical internet setup of the office to ensure maintenance is provided as necessary to ensure continued optimal service
- Manage active directory server, firewall, and a complex local area network (LAN)
- Oversee network security by making sure all computers have anti-virus/internet security software; run regular scans to keep systems and local area network safe
- Ensure that the server is functioning properly and back up of the shared drive is made each day and bi-weekly on the offsite back up drive
- Administer the shared drive to ensure access controls are in place for various folders
- Track and monitor help desk issues and time to respond to each request to ensure and document adequate client service
- Coordinate with existing ISPs for Abuja, Lagos, and Kano offices on quarterly subscriptions and commitments to 99.9% uptime service
- Support the IT needs for different meetings or conferences by setting up laptops and projectors for PowerPoint presentations
- Oversee the IT systems in place in Kano and Lagos offices so that their IT systems are effective and allow for a productive work environment
- Provide IT support for MARKETS II staff at Enugu State Government ADP Enugu office and PIND Warri Office
- Produce work products in conformity with Chemonics’ and clients’ standards
- Uphold confidentiality of all project internal documents on the server
- Other duties as assigned
- Four-year degree or certificate in field related to information technology required
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in an IT position required
- Excellent working capabilities with MS Office
- Certification from Comptia (A+), CISCO (CCNA) or Microsoft (MCSE) is preferred
- Good interpersonal skills, honesty, and commitment to excellence
- Ability to establish and maintain effective, sustainable relationships with project staff, USAID Mission personnel, and the general development and business community
- Experience with donors and USAID is preferred
- Strong organizational and work prioritization skills, attention to detail
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Demonstrates leadership, versatility, and integrity
Method of Application
Applicants should send a cover letter, updated CV's, and the names and contact information for three recent professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include “IT Consultant” in the subject line.
Note: No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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