International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Helpdesk Support Technician (Nairobi).

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Requisition ID: req24130

Job Title: Helpdesk Support Technician

Sector: Information Technology

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Nairobi, IHUB, Kenya

Job Description

The Information Technology department supports the organization’s work by providing reliable and scalable application development and infrastructure for the IRC’s offices in the US and around the world, including many technologically challenging locations.

 Job Overview/Summary

The Support Technician will be primarily responsible with providing support for our internal users on the use of their desktops and laptops.  Through our ticketing system and the telephone they will provide users with solutions to questions and issues with their computer hardware and software. 

 Major Responsibilities

 Customer Service and Communication

• Professionally, respectfully and effectively represents IT Team members, and IRC services to the users. 

• Keep accurate notes of issues and troubleshooting steps taken within our ticketing system.

• Take ownership of incidents assigned to ensure issue resolution and user satisfaction.

• Adhere to internal audit responsibility policies and procedures and communicate the same to the end-users.

 Technical Skills – Level I Help Desk Support

• Provide Tier 1 & 2 help desk support for technical assistance in person, via phone chat using ServiceNow ticketing system, and follow up with customers and users to ensure complete resolution of issues

• Configure, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and support Windows 10 and PCs Macintosh workstations and, laptops, printers, mobile devices, phones and other computer and telecommunications equipment. 

• Create and maintain user accounts in AD Manager and O365 (user, computer, security objects). 

• Filter HelpDesk calls and provide support and troubleshooting, such as password resets, toner replacement, break/fix, and escalation to higher level support. 

• Follow standard help desk procedures, apply knowledgebase to problems and provide assistance to users: problem identification, instruction, and resolution of problems.

• Install anti-virus software and ensure virus definitions are up-to-date.

• Perform post-resolution follow ups with end user and team members as required.

• Evaluate documented resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent future problems; alert management to emerging trends in incidents, identify and escalate situations requiring urgent attention.

• Perform other duties as required.

 Administrative Tasks & Record Keeping

• Validate and create knowledgebase articles and user documentation.

• Assign tickets and monitor/attend to the unassigned queue(s) in ticketing system.

• System administration and maintenance.

• Close tickets within established service levels.

 Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to:  Senior Manager Service Desk

Position directly supervises:  N/A

Indirect Reporting: 

Team Leads

Other Internal and/or external contacts: The technician will work independently and in a team setting is on daily bases. He/she/they will interact with vendors    as needed. 

Internal: Team Leads, Technicians, System Engineer, Desktop Engineer, Network Engineers, Knowledgebase Manager

External:  Vendors: Phone vendor, Printer Vendor, MAC support, Microsoft Support, and other as needed.

Job Requirements 

 Education: College degree or equivalent certification

 Work Experience:  

• 1-3 years of experience in help desk/desktop support position

• Experience with Active Directory, and O365, Azure and SCCM

• Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

• Knowledge of advanced computer hardware, including desktops, laptops, smartphones, and networking equipment

• Experience with Microsoft and MAC Operating Systems

• Working knowledge of a range of software and hardware diagnostic tools.

• Experience working with ITIL, and service desk best practices.

• Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening and questioning skills.

• Strong documentation skills.

• A genuine desire to patiently help others solve technical issues

• Microsoft Visual Studio a plus

 Certificates or Licenses: A+ Certification, SCCM, ITIL


Working Environment:  The position will work in the Nairobi and is expected to be on-site and flexible to remote working. Standard office work environment.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.




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