Reports to : ICT Coordinator
Location : Rabat, Morocco
Main purpose of position
The Help Desk Specialist is responsible for providing technical and functional support in the areas of Desktop Computing Services, Help Desk Services, Network Computing Services, Telecommunication Services, to all users in the ICARDA Office in Morocco as well as Inventory Keeping.
This includes but is not restricted to, routers, firewalls, switches, workstations, desktops, laptops, printers, and other related hardware.
The post holder is expected to provide excellent services to all staff based in Morocco. This includes anticipating needs and solving problems promptly and effectively while ensuring excellent communication with all involved throughout the process.
The position will involve investigation, diagnostics, testing, and repair / resolution of system, hardware, software, and infrastructure, coordinating with the Headquarters ICT team as needed.
This also could include support the provisioning / upgrading of ICT infrastructure in office locations.
The position holder will contribute to ensuring that information and systems security requirements are always enforced, including network security, business continuity, minimal downtime, and adherence to standards and ongoing developments.
The position reports to the ICT Coordinator based in Headquarters in Egypt. As the representative of the ICT Unit locally, s / he is a team member of the Corporate Services Team in Rabat.
This role may contain travel within Morocco to locations other than the main office in Rabat.
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change.
We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas.
ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector.
With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
For more information : www.icarda.org
1. Provide timely and effective support to users in the Rabat Office and other locations in Morocco in compliance with ICARDA IT technical and service standards,
f. Escalate to HQ IT as needed, and
g. Validate customer satisfaction with the service and follow up proactively on any pending issues.
2. Ensure that the IT infrastructure is optimally functioning at all times,
c. Coordinate with local internet and other service providers to supervise their work, and ensure accurate, timely, and documented service / product delivery, and support the planning and implementation of IT infrastructure projects in different locations in Morocco.
3. Manage the IT inventory in Morocco,
c. Carry out other inventory management tasks in coordination with HQ.
4. Contribute in other ways as a member of the IT team
b. Participate in ad hoc projects of the IT Team, serve as a proactive member of the Rabat Corporate Services Team.