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Aug 13, 2017

Nova Pioneer Academies IT Technology Associate Job in Kenya

Nova Pioneer Academies is looking for an outstanding IT Technology Associate who is deeply passionate about all things technology related! 

This role is tasked with the responsibility of managing and organizing the IT processes, receiving and scheduling IT support requests, maintaining the technology equipment, testing and reconditioning equipment for redeployment, tracking tech supplies and services, and other general duties as assigned by his manager.

 
About Nova Pioneer: Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. 

A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. 

At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. 

Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. 

Nova Pioneer currently has 6 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. 

To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.

About The Role:

As an IT/ Technology Associate you will be specifically responsible for the following:
  • Installing, maintaining and configuring hardware and software systems per company policies.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing network, hardware and software components, esp. Internet and printer issues!
  • Performing routine maintenance and inspection of network and server systems.
  • Testing network and server systems to verify functionality and performance.
  • Performing hardware and software upgrades to achieve optimum performance level.
  • Supporting staff with tech requests – general computer use, printers, projects, etc.
  • Supporting teachers during technology aided lessons or as needed.
  • General tech setup requests, especially during events and meetings hosted at the school.
  • Assisting with check in / check out of laptops for student use.
  • Administering school systems and helping to manage student / staff accounts.
  • Assisting with deployment, training and management of school systems.
  • Assisting with generation of report cards (grading) and other documents.
  • Assisting with setting up and maintaining an accurate list of student and staff accounts on all our systems.
  • Assisting with set-up of online tests as required by the school.
  • Managing and tracking tech assets.
  • Securely storing and managing all tech assets, including laptops, projectors, network equipment, etc.
  • Ordering and stock IT equipment and supplies when necessary
What makes you a great fit for this role:
  • Individual pursuing diploma/degree in an IT related field or a minimum of 2 years technical experience is preferred.
  • Able to demonstrate competence and comfort with PC/Linux/Mac based computer systems.
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and the ability to work independently is required.
  • Having a personality that demonstrates interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • Knowledge in computer networks- you don't need to have a CCNA certificate but you should be able to troubleshoot network issues.
  • Have a passion for a career in technology!
How to Apply
 
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now here
 
To apply, please complete the form on the right hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.
 
Please note: Where a copy of your resume is required, copying and pasting from a formatted document e.g. Microsoft Word may not result in the formatting transferring correctly to the final resume. You are encouraged to attach your resume in Microsoft Word® or PDF format to protect formatting.
 
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.

Working at Nova Pioneer
 
Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. “Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than at most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. 

We offer consistent and ongoing professional development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best. Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. 

We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). 

We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! 

We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principles here.

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