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IT Manager needed at Creative Associates International Inc.




Location:      Abuja, Nigeria


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary: The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary: The IT Manager will be responsible for overseeing the installation, usage, and maintenance of the office IT system, as well as troubleshooting and being involved in ICT solutions.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Operations Manager and will work in close collaboration with HQ field office support and HQ Help Desk on office IT issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical set-up and needed support on all IT related issues, including installation and testing of workstations, printers, client software, upgrades, and configuration.
  • Implement and document network operations, processes, and procedures.
  • Deploy and implement office network according to HQ specifications.
  • Serve as the office Network Administrator.
    Identify and solve possible problems in the network.
  • Supervise installations performed by third parties such as cabling, Internet connection, etc.
  • Supervise and follow-up on equipment maintenance performed by other contractors.
  • Support and troubleshoot users in the Abuja office on their daily work.
  • Implement and enforce security on the network and prevent misuse of the IT resources.
  • Participate in writing IT office policy.
  • Responsible for IT inventory; work closely with the DCOP and procurement team to monitor distribution and location of IT equipment by performing a yearly inventory check-up.
  • Set up, implement, and maintain hardware firewall.
  • Keep the network healthy by applying all required security patches and monitoring the correct delivery of all antivirus updates.
  • Implement and document a disaster recovery plan and offsite storage of backed up data.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in ICT, Information Systems, or a related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in IT Systems Management.
  • Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred.

Note: There are no relocation allowances available (or this position.

Interested persons may send comprehensive resume with a brief cover letter as ONE MS Word document or PDF to recruitina@crea-neiDlus.com not later than Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. Please specify the position in the subject line of the email.

Only finalists will be contacted please. No phone calls.

Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women/Disability/Veteran.

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