IT Engineer at Nigerian Red Cross

The Nigerian Red Cross, as part of its strategic plan to position itself as Nigeria’s leading humanitarian and disaster management intervention organization, is currently recruiting highly professional and mission-focused individuals to fill the key position below in the organization.
Successful candidates will be joining a visionary organization with an extensive network of local branches in every state and over 800,000 volunteers working closely with those in need of humanitarian assistance.

Job Title: IT Engineer  


  • Assist in maintaining new systems that the organization may acquire
  • Administer servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, personal digital assistants, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches.
  • Monitoring network traffic and bottleneck
  • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance upgrades
  • Responding to in house internet breakdowns
  • Investigating, diagnosing and solving computer software and hardware faults
  • Maintaining company networks
  • Working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD);
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
  • Obtaining replacement or specialist components, fixtures or fittings
  • Checking computer equipment for electrical safety
  • Maintaining records of software licenses
  • Create and maintain existing websites
  • Preparation of I.T budgets
  • Web content Management and development
  • Build and implement social media programs that ensure appropriate messaging is executed online, to support corporate goals, incorporating Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Slideshare, Instagram, Google+, etc
  • Creating email addresses
  • Maintain and ensure internet stability
  • Detect, analyze, and defend against network penetration: Execute Intrusion Detection/Prevention System
  • Configure and handle routers, Virtual Private Networks and Install Firewall
  • Propose, plan, experiment and implement robust authentication mechanisms - both network and host based.
  • Protect systems - servers and services from external and internal threat by
  • Analyzing and evaluating systems security vulnerabilities:
  • Updating security patches for servers (Web server, Mail, DNS, etc.)
  • Applying Access control List on serveer
  • Installation of OS and required service packages: both open source and proprietary.
  • Updating and maintaining OS and software to the latest releases, patches, etc
  • Implement security tools and practices across servers and applications/services.
  • Implementation, operaton and management of services like web, mail, DNS, etc.
  • Ensure configurations and data backup of services and implement recovery from disaster.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc in Computer Engineering /Computer Science or HND or any other relevant discipline
  • Minimum of three years relevant working experience
  • Experience with development and humanitarian sector would be an advantage
  • Professional Certification would be an added advantage
  • Server installation and configuration with Active Directory
  • System Administration/System Engineering in Unix or Microsoft Windows
  • IT Administrator Tools (Team viewer, NMS, IP Scanner)
  • Maintenance and repair of computer systems etc

Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria

Closing Date
23rd November, 2016.

Method of Application

  • Interested and qualified candidates should send a 1-page 4-year Vision Statement for the Nigerian Red Cross Society and CV as attachments to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


  • The CV must include the names and addresses of three (3) referees one of whom must be within the Directorate level.
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted


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