ICT Support Technician at IITA

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Carryout installation and ensuring proper functioning of voice network (IP PBX);
  • Constantly monitor the internet system operation to detect potential problems;
  • Assist in installing, upgrading and maintain all LAN items, support LANs & WANs, network segments, internet and intranet systems;
  • Assist in maintaining system efficiency and ensure design of system and allow all its components to work properly;
  • Configure and install system and set up new users;
  • Setup projectors, printers, photocopiers, digital cameras, etc for everyday office use and as necessary for meetings;
  • Troubleshoot technical problems with mobile subscription and IP phone;
  • Ensure satellite phone are working and SIM cards are activated at all times;
  • Ensure good asset management of ICT equipment’s at the offices and update asset register and inventory tracking system with the Logistics and Administrative Officers;
  • setup/configure new user E-mail;
  • Install antivirus and maintain its upgrade with staff;
  • Ensure availability of LAN for all offices, determine platform, interface and bandwidth needs;
  • Assist in installing and troubleshooting all hardware problems following designs or installation specification and resolve IT issues for staff remotely and on Mac, Windows and Linux OS;
  • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff and record all asset movements and disposal of ICT equipment;
  • Make recommendations for future upgrades of network systems, equipment/gadget;
  • Assist in maintaining network management platform and ensure Lan security integrity and system security ensuring frequent software updates, antivirus update and patches;
  • Administer servers, desktop and laptop computer, printer, routers, switches, firewall, personal digital assistants, smartphones, software deployment;
  • Assist in training staff on new software and application when necessary;
  • Provide activity/progress report to Station Manager on all aspect of ICT operations;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • National Diploma in Computer Science or related field with minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Ability to troubleshoot ICT equipment problems and repair accordingly.
  • Considerable knowledge of networking.
  • Good knowledge of software installation and maintenance.


  • We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

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