Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

  • Job Position: Information Systems Specialist
  • Job Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Job Description

  • Planning, coordinating and ensuring the autonomous implementation, maintenance, follow-up and monitoring of all IT and Telecom equipment, tools and services, as well as ensuring onsite technical support and training of users and Logistic experts in the mission, in accordance with MSF standards, policies and protocols, in order to guarantee the efficient use of all IT and Telecom services and infrastructure. Providing appropriate high-level ICT technical support to his/her Logistics Coordinator.
Job Responsibilities
  • Monitoring, maintaining and following up on all Information Technology (IT) and Telecom equipment, tools and services in the mission, in accordance with MSF standards, policies, protocols and procedures, as well as actual and future needs.
  • Adapting and ensuring compliance of general IT and Telecom policies, guidelines, and documents in order to meet mission’s specific needs, as well as ensuring their implementation to enable the development of the mission in perfect working conditions upon validation from the Logistics Coordinator.
  • Preparing and collaborating in the establishment of the annual budget of the IT and Telecom families. Providing his/her technical expertise in the local purchase process. Preparing all technical content related to national tenders for IT and Telecom deployment and participating in the selection.
  • Supervising, implementing and improving data security protocols (data saving, firewall, user access right, backup, equipment and software security, etc.) to ensure data security, availability, and immediate operational recovery and continuity in case of emergency (in case Information and Communications Technology(ICT) supervisors is / are not present in the project/mission).
  • Supervising, leading and delegating tasks to the ICT Supervisors. Participating in the recruitment process with the support of the HR Department, the Logistics Coordinator and the HQ Technical Referent(s).
  • Providing technical support and presenting MSF standards, policies, protocols and procedures to all users. Providing advanced technical support to logistics experts dealing with IT and Telecom systems. When needed, liaise with HQ Technical Referent(s) for 2nd line support, as well as with external providers, to ensure any incidents or problems that cannot be solved at the mission level are appropriately escalated;
  • Providing educational support (briefing, training and support, etc.) to all users. Providing advanced educational support (briefing, training and support, etc.) to logistics experts dealing with IT and Telecom systems;
  • Following up, participating in regular reports at coordination level in accordance with MSF guidelines and reporting on the work’s progress and on all IT and Telecom technical aspects of the work. Updating and archiving all user and ICT related documentation due to changes in the IT and Telecom infrastructures;
  • Planning, preparing and reporting the visits to the sites under his / her responsibility to ensure the preceding points.
  • Performing any other tasks specific to his/her area of specialty, as defined in his / her job description and according to the line manager.
Job Requirements
  • Degree in Computer Science or related degree. Certification in-network or server administration would be an asset.
  • Preferably 5 years of proven experience in IT or technical functions.
  • Expertise in latest version of Microsoft Operating System and business applications (Office365).
  • Understanding of Server Management (latest version of Microsoft Operating System, Active directory) and virtualization (Hyper-V).
  • Good knowledge in Network Administration (LAN, VLAN, network policies and protocols).
  • Good knowledge of computer hardware and maintenance process, IT security best practices and IT service management tools (ITSM).
  • Understanding of radio telecommunication concept (HF, VHF, GSM, satellite).
  • Teaching and supporting skills.
  • Results and Quality Orientation, Teamwork and Cooperation, Behavioural flexibility, Commitment to MSF Principles and Stress Management.
N300,000 – N350,000 monthly.

Closing Date
18th April 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: msfchbornorecruitment@gmail.com using the position as the subject of the email.

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