IT Manager at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems.

The University offers an American-style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. The University started on temporary buildings at the AUN Academy located directly opposite the AUN campus. In seven years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

At AUN Enrolees are provided with the tools to achieve personal growth and material success. AUN is a completely wireless University, which is highly focused on IT. Computers, the internet and other critical IT facilities are key tools in teaching. These facilities are deployed in classes and completion of course assignments. With great emphasis on small classes, AUN’s main goal is to graduate well-educated and qualified students in both general knowledge and specialized disciplines. Having acquired first class American education right here in Nigeria, AUN students can remain in the country or Africa and contribute as entrepreneurs, corporate business people, government leaders, scientists and good citizens. AUN offers a complete academic string ranging from elementary, through secondary, to undergraduate to graduate school.

The AUN Academy across from the main campus, operates the elementary school, a Charter School, and a high school with American and international tracks. Since 2009, AUN has consistently graduated four classes. Many of these alumni have either enrolled into top graduate schools abroad, taken up jobs in key organizations or have established personal businesses around the country and abroad. AUN has a sprinkle of international students from around the world ranging from UK, USA, Niger Republic, Ghana, Cameroun and Rwanda. The biggest foreign enrolment ever is from Rwanda where seventeen students have enrolled for the fall 2012 semester.

Resulting from AUN’s unique approach to teaching and community service, the University receives accolades from international organizations and institutions. In 2011 the American Peace Corps, while celebrating its 50th anniversary, conferred on the AUN Founder the first ever Harry Wofford Global Citizenship award for his uncommon generosity and unusual support to higher education. Also in 2011 the AUN President Dr. Margee Ensign won the African Leadership award in Educational Excellence in the UK. In October 2012 AUN was also conferred with another prestigious award in Atlanta Georgia titled Africa Leading University Award 2012.Location: Maiduguri-Borno or Yola-Adamawa
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Supervisor: Report to the Project Director

Position Background

The IT Manager will have the primary responsibility of maintaining a functional project IT equipment, software and system, assisting staff in developing and effectively using information technologies.
S/he will assist in setting up and managing the project IT systems.

Primary Responsibilities

Coordinate and maintain the setup of a secure, fully functional computer network in the project states offices.
Ensure that necessary hardware and software as well as communication equipment are acquired, installed and maintained.
Ensure real time backups of project databases (including project website and intranet) to effectively manage programs and administration of information need.
Design file-sharing system on the project and/or AUN website to allow for effective and efficient sharing of files within the project and ensuring that business forms are updated regularly.
Remotely support and troubleshoot users across project states on their daily work.
Implement and enforce security on the network and prevent misuse of the IT resources
Ensure regular updates of all office software, including anti-virus soft wares.
Keeping the project up to date with new advancements in information and communication technologies.
Training of Project staff to improve their computer skills (as required) and providing regular IT supports.
Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

Master/M.Sc. in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
Must have 5-7 years of specific experience in desktop support, ICT, Information Systems, or a related field
Previous experience working as IT Manager with INGO or Donor funded projects is preferred
High level knowledge of Spoken and Written English required

Description of Benefits

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

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