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Information Technology Support Officer at Save The Children

Save The ChildrenBorno, Nigeria Networking and Tech Support
Full Time
Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Please give monthly and support our mission. Save the Children is working to strengthen health systems and support maternal and child health in four northern states. Much work needs to be done for Nigeria to deliver its promises on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (which aim to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health) before 2015. Facts About Nigeria More than 173 Million people live there The average girl stays in school only until she's 9 123 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday A parent earns an average of just $4 a day Our Work Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. We're helping to improve health systems in northern Nigeria to delivery maternal, newborn, and child health services, including the revival of routine immunization.


To provide IT support services to the Maiduguri field office staff and visiting staff from other field/country office(s), regularly reporting relevant activities to the BAY area IT coordinator. S/he will ensure timely resolution of all IT related issues in the Maiduguri office, escalating issues that s/he is not able to resolve to the IT coordinator. S/he will provide all needed IT services to and act as a part of the SCI Nigeria IT team during an operation request.


The Information Technology Support officer shall be accountable on the following key areas in Maiduguri field office of Save the Children International program in Nigeria:

Network Management

  • Setup Office IT infrastructure, with support from the IT coordinator
  • Manage network in Maiduguri field offices
  • Troubleshooting, ensuring an effective network connection and maintaining the entire local area network installed at the Maiduguri field office
  • Install, troubleshooting and maintain networked devices e.g., printers, scanners, etc.
  • Maintain record of the local network, VPN connection and the wide area network installed and terminated in Maiduguri field office
  • In consultation with the IT Coordinator, ensure that staff visiting from other field offices/country offices, ERPs and consultants have the necessary IT assistance to enable them carry out their official assignments during their stay

Hardware Support

  • Configure and install systems and set up new users.
  • Carry out routine preventive maintenance/checks and troubleshoot problems with assigned field offices.  Ensure all IT hardware equipment and computer accessories/peripherals are maintained effectively
  • Ensure all IT issues in Maiduguri field office are resolved in a timely manner. 
  • Perform IT hardware inventory update as necessary

Telecommunications Management

  • Ensure the Maiduguri field office has a functioning voice network (IP PBX). All devices are functioning and the service is cost effective
  • Troubleshooting technical problems with mobile subscriptions and IP Phone.
  • Ensure radio and satellite equipment is operational. Ensure satellite phones are working and SIM cards are activated at all times

Asset Management

In collaboration with the assets team and the IT coordinator

  • Ensure good asset management at the Maiduguri field office through maintenance of an accurate and up to date asset register and inventory tracking system, in close collaboration with the Logistics and Administrative support teams
  • Responsible to make sure that all assets (IT and office equipment) are correctly used
  • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff and record all asset movements and disposals of IT equipment

Incident Management

  • Providing first level support to Maiduguri field office
  • Communicating any service disruptions to users, opportunities and other relevant policies 
  • Carry out any other tasks required by the IT coordinator

Security and Backup

  • Keep the network and all computer systems safe, secure, and virus-free.
  • Report any alleged or suspected misuse of IT systems/equipment, lapses of security and major violations of organizational standards to the IT coordinator  
  • Ensure proper backup of all staff information, files, and folders

Power Backup

  • Monitor installation of independent power backup system (solar), for communications equipment in Maiduguri field office
  • Supervise regular maintenance of independent power backup system (solar), for communications equipment in Maiduguri field office

Software Management

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge of power apps/SharePoint
  • Working knowledge of programming and software development

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength



  • At least 2 years working in a similar position.
  • Proven knowledge of hardware maintenance and ability to solve simple hardware problems; this includes set-up and management of network devices e.g. printers, scanners, etc. 
  • Solid experience in maintaining, trouble-shooting and administering a Microsoft Windows-based (local area) network
  • Solid background maintaining, trouble-shooting and administering a Microsoft Windows server 2008.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7, Windows 10, and Window 11, and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously; have strong interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of people.
  • Level of Education – Degree in Computer science, Computer engineering or related disciplines - IT certifications included 
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level - Excellent
  • Language Requirements – English – Excellent
  • Level of IT Expertise Required – Good

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