The IT Officer -

The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-for-profit organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike.

ECEWS is seeking applications from qualified young and dynamic persons for the below positions:

The IT Officer will provide support and maintenance to ECEWS computer and network infrastructure to ensure stable operations. S/he will implement new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity and will maintain/support implemented systems to ensure high end-user satisfaction.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitor and troubleshoot Server Systems and Networks, automated backup and restore operations and mission critical applications such as email, file/print services and other line of business applications to allow IT respond proactively to emerging problems and perform ongoing IT “housekeeping” functions.

Perform installations of operating systems, layered products, and third-party products for multi- user computer systems that host corporate applications, databases and websites.

Assist and perform software installations and upgrades as required.

Provide IT training on a periodic basis to ECEWS staff.

Perform daily and periodic backups of all data on the servers, ensure timely updates to Server and Client Systems, Study and apply Security patches and other updates or service packs as required.

Make periodic visits to field offices to provide troubleshooting support, advice and build the capacity of field level staff in order to maintain their computers at a reasonable level of operation.

 Work closely with developers and end users to ensure implementations match requirements.

Provide on-going training to end-users and update of user manuals. Design, code and debug applications in various software languages.

Perform software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, and software reliability analysis.

Perform software testing and quality assurance

Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.

Communicate effectively with all levels of personnel on hardware and software needs.

Advanced knowledge of Windows Server administration and Networking including Active Directory, Network Services – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS) etc.

Advanced knowledge and experience with backup/restore, email and performance monitoring applications.

Advanced knowledge of Software Engineering, Software Development, Analysis, Project Management and Database development.

Strong Competency in developing and debugging applications in languages/platforms including but not limited to C#, ASP.Net, PHP, Microsoft SQL, MySQL etc.

Advanced knowledge and experience of web based, client/server and mobile applications.

Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.

Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.

Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

BS/BA degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or its recognized equivalent with at least 5 years post National Youth Service relevant experience.

Or MS/MA Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or its recognized equivalent, and not less than 3 years post National Youth Service relevant experience.

Candidate must possess Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications.

Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage. Experience with a multi-site network (at least 3 sites) with a minimum of 200 users is highly desirable.

Note

This vacancy will close on the 22nd of July, 2022

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one-page cover letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Human Resources Unit through this email address: career@ecews.org

APPLICATION MUST EXPLICITLY STATE YOUR FULL NAMES, THE POSITION OF

INTEREST & LOCATION as subject of the email.

Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply.

ECEWS has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

ECEWS does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted