Saturday, January 20, 2018

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences,Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst), Teacher Training Program



We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Gh
ana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.
Each AIMS Centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry.  The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.
If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…
Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst), Teacher Training Program, Rwanda
The Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda is a five-year blended (face-to-face and online) training Program seeking to enhance the capacity of secondary school teachers (in-service and pre-service) in the teaching of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics with the use of information technologies as a key component in teaching and learning.  In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the Rwanda education board (REB) and the University of Rwanda college of education (UR-CE), the Program will equip teachers with skills, tools and resources to implement the competency based curriculum (CBC) using the Mathematics and Sciences for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) approach adopted from the World Bank.
In this role and Reporting to the Program Manager, the Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst) is responsible to support the Program’s IT needs – primarily training and the provision of technical support.  Essentially, the IT Analyst will troubleshoot and/or perform systems diagnostics to identify issues and effectively respond to them in order to ensure a smooth delivery of teaching and learning service and materials across all the schools of the Program.
As a qualified technician, the Information Technology Analyst will perform IT maintenance specifically install, manage, maintain, configure, monitor, repair and enhance the IT equipment in use in the Program by teachers, students and IT service providers.
This is a full-time opportunity based at the AIMS Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda.
Do you have what we need?
  • A degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline, a Master’s degree is an asset
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a systems analyst, IT administrator or technical support provider is required
  • Experience with use of IT for education is an added advantage
  • Demonstrate experience in each of the following:
    • Installation of operating systems clients such as Linux/Ubuntu 14.04 or later
    • Installation, configuration and administration of operating systems server such as Linux/Ubuntu 14.04 or latest versions with all the key services like Firewall, Proxy,DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Print, Backup etc.
    • Use of system and network monitoring tools
    • Diagnosing and resolving PC problems in a networked environment
  • Have experience working in a similar role providing IT Analyst services
  • Experience with virtualized infrastructure
  • Experience in supporting users on Sage 300 ERP (Formerly ACCPAC), FOSS, LaTex, Phython, SageMath, MS Office and Google Apps
  • Proven experience and ability to work hands on in a predominantly Linux/Ubuntu and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) platform as well as Windows server and desktop operating system
  • Knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda is essential; A knowledge of French would be an added advantage
  • Experience working in an NGO is an added advantage
Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?
Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “IT Analyst TTP RWA” in the subject line).  Applications will be accepted until February 2, 2018.
Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.
AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

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