Associate, IT Operations

October 28, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

NewGlobe

NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society. With a comprehensive system transformation platform and data-driven educational services, NewGlobe delivers rapid and dramatic improvements in learning outcomes at state and nationwide scale. Through building impactful partnerships and programmes, NewGlobe ensures that all children have access to an education that will develop their full potential and create a foundation for growth and prosperity.
NewGlobe leverages more than a decade of educational experience and proven impact in integrated school management, teacher professional development, instructional design innovation, technological system support, child-centered classroom practice, and parent engagement –  all grounded in learning science – to ensure each teacher is empowered to engage children in transformational learning, and all children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Every day, NewGlobe supports governments to solve what were once seen as intractable problems, and by doing so, ensures this generation will be able to grow up to lead more fulfilled lives, while simultaneously building economic prosperity for themselves, their communities, and the globe.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Associate, IT Operations
Location: South South, Nigeria
Background
Technology Group:

Technology plays a critical role enabling us to provide transformative education at massive scale in highly resource constrained environments.
This is one of the key elements that gives us the ability to deliver radically impactful programmes, creating brighter futures for a generation of children across the world each day.
Technology spans several key functions, including product management, business intelligence, software development and IT operations. 
Working with us, passionate technologists have a chance to directly change the world. No kidding.

IT Operations Department:

IT Operations is responsible for last mile delivery of technology, ensuring that everyone from school staff to executives, all have the functioning technology they need to excel at their jobs.
It also oversees the technical infrastructure that supports and connects all of our global offices, as well as the back-office systems that power our customer care centres, finance teams, warehouses, and more. 
Within the technology group, IT Operations also holds the distinction of being the only department with a dedicated presence in each of our operating territories, meaning that is also the key conduit and primary advocate for all aspects of technology at our, ensuring the work done by the other technology departments delivers on its potential.

Responsibilities
What You Will Do:

Provide first line technical support to school staff, assisting them to diagnose and resolve hardware and software problems remotely and in person
Visit operational sites to assist school staff by deploying academy technology, including both new installations and redeployment of existing equipment
Provide technical support for teaching accessories including smartphones, teacher tablets, power banks, and any other assets that may be made available
Ensure the efficiency and reliability of Internet service and computer environment in the support office
Install and configure operating systems and software to agreed standards under the direction of the IT Manager
Maintain existing equipment to standards determined by the IT Manager, by performing upgrades, new installations, and carrying out routine procedures
Maintain a high degree of customer service support for all support queries and adhere to all service management principles and policies
Maintain a record of any software or hardware problems detected, escalate when appropriate
Use data provided by reports to detect and even anticipate problems in the field so as to drive resolution before the issue is even reported
Fix teaching technology hardware issues like broken charging ports, depleted batteries, screens etc.

Requirements
What You Should Have:

Candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree in IT, or related Information Technology field of study
Minimum of three years of work experience in the ICT environment
Ability to use tools like soldering irons to fix hardware issues
Experience in troubleshooting hardware and performing tasks like changing batteries, screens, motherboards, and other working equipment in order to fix broken devices like tablets and smartphones
Working technical knowledge of current protocols, operating systems and standards
Excellent technical knowledge of PC hardware
Software and hardware troubleshooting
Basic experience with routers, switches, and firewalls
Experience with Microsoft suite applications and exposure to basic troubleshooting 
Understanding of TCP/IP and Local Area Networks
Excellent writing and oral communication skills
Good research skills, including the ability to identify and propose solutions to issues/crisis
Knowledge of Android operating system and smartphones
Vendor neutral industry certification such as: Cisco CCNA, CompTIA Network+, A+, or MCTIP certification.

You’re also:
A detailed doer:

You have a track record of getting things done.
You’re organized and responsive.
You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details.
Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.

A networking mastermind:

You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.
You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.
You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation.
Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.

A creative problem-solver:

Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges.
On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems.
You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.

A relentless advocate:

The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind.
You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).
You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. 
Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.

A malleable learner:

You believe you can always do better.
You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.
You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.

A curious investigator:

You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it.
You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different.
You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

To apply for this job please visit boards.greenhouse.io.

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