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  • Posted on: 18 September, 2013 Deadline: 24 September, 2013
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    Avis Nigeria is recruiting to fill the position of:

    IT Manager


    Job summary

    • The IT Manager s role is to ensure the streamlined operation of the IT Department in alignment with the business objectives of the organization.
    • This individual will plan, coordinate, direct, and design IT-related activities of the organization, as well as provide administrative direction and support for daily operational activities of the IT department.
    • The IT Manager will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.
    • This person will also define and implement IT policies, procedures, and best practices.


    Strategy & Planning
    Lead IT Department operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.

    Acquisition & Deployment

    • Benchmark, analyze report on, and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and IT systems.
    • Manage financial aspects of the IT Department, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget review.
    • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
    • Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
    • Develop requests for proposal.
    • Negotiate and administer vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.

    Operational Management

    • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, and peripherals.
    • Oversee provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services.
    • Work with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations.
    • Direct research on potential technology solutions in support of procurement efforts.
    • Keep current with the latest technologies.
    • Approve and oversee projects and project portfolio.
    • Practice asset management for IT hardware, software, and equipment.
    • Manage IT staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions.
    • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization s executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities.

    Position Requirements

    • Formal Education & Certification
    • University degree in the field of computer science and 7 years related work experience. Professional Certifications in other technology as a core component preferred.    Project management and other technology certifications may be advantageous.
    • Certifications in ITIL, A+, S+, CISCO, PRINCE2, MCITP, MSCE, MCSD etc

    Knowledge & Experience

    • Strong technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including computer hardware, virtualization, Active directory, Google Apps for business etc.
    • Ability to develop and implement business workflow and Process management for automation
    • Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards, including SQL databases, crystal reports etc.
    • Extensive application support experience with SAGE ACCPAC ERP, Web Design etc.
    • Proven experience in IT infrastructure planning and development.
    • Excellent understanding of the organization s goals and objectives.
    • In-depth knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
    • Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.
    • Strong understanding of project management principles.
    • Proven expertise in using project management tools such as Microsoft Project, Basecamp, Primavera)
    • Knowledge of database development, including MySQL and/or MS SQL Server.
    • Strong understanding of Internet programming languages, including .net, PHP,HTML5 and C#.
    • Thorough understanding of application development methodologies.
    • Knowledge of User Interface design
    • Comprehensive experience with structuring, developing, and implementing interactive corporate Web sites.
    • Proven experience in maintaining web servers
    • Proven experience in LAN, WAN and Infrastructure Management
    • Understanding of cloud computing

    Personal Attributes

    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products as required.
    • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
    • Ability to perform general mathematical calculations for the purpose of creating business cases, budgets, and so on.
    • Highly self-motivated and directed.
    • Keen attention to detail.
    • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    • Exceptional customer service orientation.
    • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

    Work Conditions

    • On-call availability for remote support during unsociable hours.
    • Sitting for extended periods of time.
    • Attending relevant meetings such as Marketing, Strategic, Management and others as requested to attend/participate.
    • Supporting staff nationwide
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
    • Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings.
    • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.

    Work experience

    • Minimum of 7 years experience in a technology environment, including at least 3 years proven project management experience.

    Other Requirements

    • Delivery focused
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Integrity
    • Enthusiasm
    • Ability to function under pressure
    • Team building skills
    • Problem solving and analytical skills
    • Organized
    • Analytical yet pragmatic
    • Empathetic
    • Work Conditions (sitting for extended periods of time)
    • Out of hours work
    • Cross-functional project team management
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Method of Application

    Interested applicant should send their resume and cover letter to:

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