St. Mary Dedication British International High Schools is a renowned educational institution known for its academic excellence and morally upright students. St Mary Dedication British international school challenges students to develop what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves. We are committed to nurturing an intentionally diverse, and inclusive community that encourages students and adults to inspire and respect one another.
At St Mary Dedication British Internation school our guiding principle is Education for Light, Through Knowledge. Our aim is to provide a richness of opportunity for our student to excel, nurture and explore their talents without limits. That is because education goes beyond exam results, its about the complete development of the child.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: IT Manager
Location: Benin City, Edo
Employment Type: Full Time
The role is responsible for overseeing the IT Services Department including, but not limited to, the following:
Respond optimistically and strategically to the changing ICT educational sector by providing advice to the Senior Leadership Team regarding ICT infrastructure improvement;
Investigate and implement hardware, software, and ICT infrastructure, in consultation with the Vice Principal Admin, that is sustainable and responsive to the needs of the school community and in line with the School’s ICT Strategic Plan;
Devise, document, and maintain ICT policies and procedures that ensure operational (business) continuity and compliance with relevant requirements.
Manage and optimize administrative systems – School information (TAS, TrackOne, Web portals, and Integrum), domain services (Active Directory and Azure) including SSO, security, printers, backup, analytics, communication, and business systems
Sustain a 1:1 technology program of managed endpoints for staff, junior and senior school students and a technology program that meets the needs of staff and students in Junior school;
Implement and manage the School's ICT infrastructure and systems within the approved budget and resource allocations;
Lead an environment in which high-quality services are delivered to staff, students, parents, and volunteers of the school;
Manage the appointment and relationship of strategic partnerships with ICT hardware, software, and service vendors;
Co-ordinate security and risk management for information managed by, and on behalf of, the School; Apply a management framework to IT Services projects;
Supervise IT Service Centre staff and their ongoing schedule of work;
Be an exemplary professional role model for staff and students;
Maintain a leadership position in ICT activities in the sector;
Initiate and access appropriate professional development for the IT Services team;
Communicate with staff, students and parents on any ICT queries that need to be addressed.
The IT Manager is responsible for the following administrative tasks, but not limited to:
Develop and present budgetary needs and expenses of the IT Services department to the Vice Principal Admin.
Manage the allocation and monitoring of ICT resources and prepare appropriate timely reports;
Manage third party vendors to organise warranty and repairs of ICT equipment, negotiating resolutions where appropriate;
Undertake high level planning and/or implementation of policies and programs relating to operating systems, storage and networks;
Build and create a professional development environment, enhancing the technical and client facing skills of the IT Services team to achieve strategic goals in line with the Support Staff Appraisal process;
Coach IT Services staff, priorities work to meet outcomes, monitor workloads, review progress of projects and provide feedback where necessary to staff.
Additional duties as allocated by the Vice Principal Admin, Principal or Senior Leadership Team.
This position requires an employee who has acquired a high level of skills and knowledge in order to provide professional advice in the role and area of expertise;
At least three years’ experience in a Senior Systems Administrator role;
Appropriate experience in the field;
Possession of IS/IT tertiary qualifications;
Current industry-based certificates that relate to the School’s system is essential. Essential
Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) qualification;
Experience in managing wired and wireless enterprise grade network topologies and firewalls;
Experience in managing Office 365 and the integration with onsite Student Information Systems or equivalent;
Understanding of server and client operating systems and applications used in school settings, including SSO, Exchange;
Experience in managing software deployment;
Demonstrated troubleshooting skills in networking, hardware & software;
High level of knowledge of School Portals; Possess a high level of organisational and interpersonal skills;
An effective communicator with all stakeholders;
An ability to lead staff and build capacity;
Have the ability to find solutions through creative thinking and collaboration;
Have a service ethic;
A willingness to be a member of a team and to work collegially with other staff members;