Regional IT Support Officer

Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 25, 2020
Category IT / Information Technology
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

The PATH Regional IT Support Officer (RISO) is a position unique to PATH’s country and program offices outside of the United States. This position will provide users with first and second level technical support and problem resolution for hardware and software issues.

The Regional IT Support Officer will work independently or/and under the guidance of more experienced PATH information technology (IT) personnel to act as technical liaison with local or network systems providers, analyze PATH user requests, perform system and PC moves/adds/changes, track and monitor local hardware and software inventory, install IT hardware and software, prepare reports, schedule and perform new hire orientations, perform basic application training, and act as a ‘remote hands’ resource for more various technical implementations. The position will fulfill these responsibilities at the employee’s home office, as well as shadow the Regional System Administrator when need be under their instruction.

There could be occasional travel of not more than 15% on need basis.

Specific Duties And Responsibilities Include

    • Serves as a liaison between regional users and regional IT through regular communications, site visits and assessments.
    • Coordinates with IT and local staff on the IT components of office openings, moves and closings, including vendor selection and oversight, equipment selection and coordination with on site management.
    • Assists in the successful installation and operations of desktop operating systems, desktop software and IT accessories of the offices in their region.
    • Troubleshoots diagnoses and resolves help desk requests for the region.
    • Ensures that data backups in all field sites are successful and data is protected.
    • Monitors PC inventories and staffing levels in the regions to ensure that PCs are up to date and adequate inventory levels exist to support new staffing.
    • Coordinates IT support with local IT support and handle Tier 1 and other overflow support requests; report outages and escalate to network engineering team as necessary.
    • Advise leadership on matters related to IT
    • Participates in pilots, rollouts and vendor meetings of new and existing technologies in country and make recommendations.
    • Conducts small group and one-on-one training sessions on a variety of IT-related topics to improve the technical capacity of PATH staff.


Required Skills

Required Experience

    • Four years’ training at an accredited school, with a concentration in systems or information technology courses, with certification or degree as proof of program matriculation.
    • CCNA certification desirable.
    • Regional experience or demonstration of work experience with diverse cultures.
    • Four years' experience in systems administration and troubleshooting/maintaining PC, system, or network hardware and software issues at an organization of similar technical complexity or size.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft PC operating systems, Office 365, Windows Server Administration and networking technologies, such as VPN, firewalls, and various LAN technologies.
    • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking sufficient to design, implement and troubleshoot small- medium networks.
    • Meraki knowledge/ experience desirable.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal and the ability to work with all levels of staff within the organization.
    • Strong customer-service work ethic. Ability to explain technical concepts and procedures to non-users.
    • Ability to work independently and within a team with little direct supervision.
    • Able to work with PATH employees and contractors of various cultures and nationalities.
    • Strong learning and excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
    • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task.


Applying Instructions

Candidates must have legal authorization to work in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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