Home to more than 160 million people, Nigeria has the largest population and the second largest economy in Africa, and has a major influence on the continent’s political agenda.
However, Nigeria has a history of political instability, corruption and mismanagement of public resources, and has recently seen religious and ethnic conflict. As a result, more than half of Nigeria’s population still live in poverty.
Despite four peaceful transitions of power since a return to civilian rule in 1999, Nigeria’s politics continue to be characterised by patronage, ineffective opposition, low voter turnout and voting along ethnic and religious lines.
Most of Nigeria’s wealth is held by a tiny economic and political elite and many people feel powerless to challenge the current system, campaign for their rights or hold their g
Locations: Abuja, Nigeria, Harare, Zimbabwe, Juba, South Sudan, Lilongwe, Malawi, Nairobi, Kenya, Ouaga, Burkina Faso, Tshikapa, DRC
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 1 year
Department: Corporate Services
Reports to (Job Title): Senior Applications Support Analyst
Salary Band: E mid
Competency level: 2 Role definition
About the Role
The Helpdesk Analyst role is a new position within ICT, providing first-line support to all Christian Aid staff, regardless of location. The team will comprise three post holders, all based in Christian Aid / Change Alliance offices outside of the UK.
The creation of this role, and the implementation of a new Service Delivery function within ICT, is an attempt to standardise support to all Christian Aid staff globally, by providing consistent first-line interactions: through the Jira portal, telephone and Email.
The majority of support requests raised by CA staff are expected to be dealt with at first-line level, and – working with the Lead Support Analyst, based in London – the post holders will work to define processes for standard requests that are currently escalated to second line support on a regular basis.
Role Context and purpose
To provide first line ICT support, as part of the Service Desk. Role purpose:
Contribute to the provision of an effective and efficient ICT support service to Christian Aid’s global staff, in line with customer service standards.
Respond to technical support calls/enquiries (regardless of origin); determine appropriate solutions and implement them, working to resolve as many calls as possible upon first point of contact within agreed procedures.
Deliver effective and efficient administration of user network and systems accounts and set-up, installation and configuration of hardware & software.
Diagnose, document and escalate issues to other support teams within ICT as needed.
When necessary, act as part of the Emergency Response Team within region of employment.
When necessary, assist with elements of office setup and closedown within region of employment.
Assist with the translation of instructions or procedures.
Issues are attended to (by telephone, Email or through Christian Aid’s helpdesk software) professionally and competently.
A high number of problems and requests are resolved “first time” by following standard procedures and the appropriate use of initiative.
Escalated issues are passed to other ICT teams in an appropriate way, having first been triaged and diagnosed as far as possible.
Internal customers are highly satisfied with the level of support provided.
Changes are well managed.
Expected national travel per annum: Occasional travel
Expected international travel per annum: Occasional travel
On call/unsocial hours: No
Note: In order to respond to ever changing demands within the environment, Christian Aid operates within an agile framework (both in workforce and operational) that requires from all employees, a high level of responsiveness and adaptiveness to processes and structures making flexibility and a project based working approach the norm. To sustain this system, managers may/will agree further details of specific tasks and duties as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility, and employees may be required to change the focus of their role from time to time.
Applied Skills / knowledge and expertise:
A+ Certification hardware and software support skills or equivalent.
HND in IT Technology or Computer Science.
ITIL procedures and LAN and WAN principles.
Proven substantial computing experience in a technical environment of delivering effective support for current Microsoft Windows and Office products; network administration of user accounts using Active Directory and Exchange mail server; hardware and software installation and troubleshooting; use of remote desktop support tools.
Substantial experience of tracking work and meeting deadlines, including the use of helpdesk system
ITIL foundation or customer care certification
MCP or MCSE certification
Experience of working in the charity sector
Digital/IT competencies required:
Word, Excel, PowerPoint: Advanced
Web content design & development: N/A
Internet based collaboration tools and video calling: Advanced
Social Media N/A
Data Visualisation N/A
External: Third party suppliers
Internal: All internal customers, other ICT staff
Acts as a primary interface between ICT and the rest of the organisation in respect of support calls.
Responds to technical support calls/enquiries, determines appropriate solutions and implements them, working to resolve as many calls as possible upon first point of contact within agreed procedures. Has technical responsibility for work performed and decisions taken. Has access to secure systems and information. Replaces faulty equipment from stores and is responsible for liaising with 3rd party suppliers as necessary. Initiates requests for new hardware or software Contributes to ICT projects as required.
Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise. Develops job knowledge and expertise through continual professional development. Shares expertise and knowledge with others. Uses technology to achieve work objectives. Demonstrates an understanding of different organisational departments and functions
Developing self and others:
Works to maintain and extend skillset through ongoing professional development. Shares knowledge with others. Willing and able to learn from colleagues and experience
Number of direct reports: 0
Overall people management responsibility: 0
Role related checks:
DBS clearance Not required Counter terrorism screening Not required.
Salary Range for Nigeria
N7,044,862 to N8,114,406 yearly