Job vacancy IT Manager

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JobsinGhana
59 Okodan St, Blue Gate district, Osu, Accra near Papaye, Accra
  +233 0302 760143, +233 24 3925110

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Job Type
Employee
Job Status
Full Time
Announced
21 January, 2022
Job Title

IT Manager

Job Presentation

IT Manager to lead all IT-related issues related to USAID-funded project. 

Project Background

The Feed the Future Ghana Trade and Investment (GTI) Activity was initiated December 1, 2021, and will run for 5 years.  The activity will work closely with public and private sector stakeholders to improve the enabling environment for Ghana’s economic growth by (1) facilitating growth in export-oriented trade; (2) improving and developing product standards; (3) catalyzing investments in private enterprises related to high-value commercial crops; (4) promoting job creation, particularly among women and youth; (5) promoting economic diversification; and (6) increasing foreign exchange revenues from high-value export crops. GTI will facilitate investing in firms that trade goods across borders, spur innovation, and build the capacity of the entire trade sector. 

Purpose: 

The IT Specialist will report to the Finance and Administrative Director and will be responsible for providing IT and network support to the GTI project team.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Day to day management of the project’s computer systems, including networks, email accounts, and servers;
  • Foresee any issues that may happen to the IT equipment, system, and propose the solutions to the Finance and Administrative Director;
  • Troubleshoot any IT-related issues that project staff may have;
  • Regularly back up content and upgrade and extend features of the Project’s IT services, as may be required to facilitate smooth and efficient IT functioning, including regular anti-virus updates;
  • Support, update, and maintain the Project’s document management site;
  • Support the IT needs of the Project’s M&E staff;
  • Support STTA consultant(s) visiting the office with any IT-related requests; including connecting with wireless services, printers, and/or networks, as needed;
  • Liaise with Nathan home office IT department to ensure that all of the field office systems are consistent with Nathan’s procurement and IT strategy and procedures;
  • Assist project staff with the procurement of IT equipment and software as needed;
  • Undertake any other activities that may be reasonably assigned by the Finance and Administrative Director and Chief of Party.
  • Location and Reporting:

    The IT Specialist will be based in Accra, Ghana, and report to the Finance and Administrative Director.

    Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering or related field;
    • At least 5-7 years of professional IT management experience;
    • Demonstrated experience in IT help desk, setting up the server and IT system, and providing general IT start-up support for a new donor- project; experience with USAID as a client will be an asset;
    • Experience in Network Performance Tuning, LAN Knowledge, Network Design and Implementation, Knowledge of Cisco network hardware and software;
    • Sound knowledge of network LAN, WAN, computer software, hardware and security infrastructure;
    • Sound knowledge in IP telephony, Firewall, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 R2, Active Directory, MS SQL, Microsoft Office Suite, MS Exchange, antivirus software;
    • Good at Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, Email;
    • Discretion and maturity of judgment are required;
    • Ability to communicate technical/ICT concepts to non-technical staff;
    • Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt and be flexible;
    • Able to handle confidential information appropriately;
    • Discretion, trustworthiness, team work, independent, deadline-oriented and proactive.
    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
    Valid Till
    19 Feb, 2022


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