IT Specialist
Abuja, Nigeria
2d ago

Main Purpose of Job

The IT Specialist role is responsible for oversight of IT needs for the project main and state offices, including system installations, maintenance, support, and technical advice.

The IT Specialist is responsible for ensuring that MSH established standards set by MSH home office are followed and that proprietary project solutions are fully functional, efficient, and cost effective.

The IT Specialist provides user support and manages relationships with outside system support companies (as needed).

General Responsibilities

Responsibilities also include the management and maintenance of LANs (Local Area Networks) in MSH country office Abuja and PMI-S eight state offices.

IT specialist will ensure that proper backup and restore procedures are followed, maintain network security (antivirus and communications devices), and that end users have access to shared files, printers, and email.

When needed, IT specialist will also be responsible for conducting IT assessments and preparing reports for grantees and project partners per MSH IS standards to ensure that appropriate solutions (equipment, software, and services) are proposed and provided to beneficiaries.

File incoming help requests from end users via both telephone and e-mail in a courteous manner.

Document all pertinent end user identification information, including name, department, contact information, and nature of problem or issue.

Build rapport and elicit problem details from users

Prioritize and schedule problems. Escalate problems (when required) to the appropriately experienced Manager.

Record, track, and document the help desk request problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to final resolution.

Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.

Access software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and frequently asked questions resources on the Internet to aid in problem resolution.

Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the organization.

Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, installing hardware, implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications.

Make sure the phone on every desk is working at all times.

Install anti-virus software.

Performing preventative maintenance, including checking and cleaning of workstations, printers, and peripherals on a monthly basis (monthly report of the work done submitted to the Operations Manager)

Prepare the Projector and other presentation materials for quality presentations.

Test fixes to ensure problem has been adequately resolved.

Perform post-resolution follow-ups to help requests.

Develop help sheets and frequently asked questions lists for end users.

Travel to site offices whenever there is a need to, and resolve issues independently as much as can be achieved.

Send a weekly Status report and Time Sheet to IT Operations Manager

Ability to travel 40% of the time to various state offices.

Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract / award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.

Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract / award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures

Monitor and ensure compliance.

The responsibilities and duties are indicative only. The responsibilities and duties are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

The responsibilities and duties are indicative only. The responsibilities and duties are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

Required Minimum Education

University Degree in Information Technology or Computer science

Required Minimum Experience

Knowledge of computers and relevant software application

Knowledge of customer service principles and practices

Keyboard skills

Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure

Verbal and written language skills in English required.

MSCE, N+ or A+ , CCNA (industry standard professional qualifications)

Ability to work with a switchboard

Exceptional interpersonal skills

Must possess a user first mentality

Experience with Google Apps

Exceptional motivation to learn on the job

Extensive Windows, Mac and iOS or Android experience

Experience with Python, Dart or GO a plus

Familiarity with computer networking, TCP / IP a plus

Familiarity with Symantec Altiris a plus.


  • Strategic Management;
  • Project Management;
  • Architecture;
  • Information Security;
  • Design, Development, and Maintenance;
  • Operations and Support;
  • Generic Skills.

    MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.

    MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status.

    In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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