Technical Support Specialist

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  • Career Level Specialist
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Both
  • Industry Administration
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor
  • Job Type Full time

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Support Specialist

Department: Customer Finance

Reporting: Head of Customer Finance  & IT

Location: Kampala

Job grade: 15

 

About ENGIE Energy Access 

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE Power Corner; and develops innovative, offgrid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.19 per day and the Mini grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), almost 1.5 million customers and over 7 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.

www.engie-energyaccess.com

www.linkedin.com/company/engie-africa

 

Job Purpose/Mission 

The Technical Support Specialist role will ensure the provision of superior customer service throughout the business, through the maintenance, enhancement and efficient operation of IT functions. Additionally, the role will include responsibility for ensuring the security and integrity of IT operations and systems.

The Technical Support Specialist will work closely with the Global Digital & IT team where escalations are required, including issues of a security nature or where additional expert advice and assistance is required.

 

Responsibilities 

 

  •  Provide first point of IT Support contact for Uganda staff, covering all computer workstation hardware, software and associated peripherals.
  • Deploy computers and associated peripherals including new installations and redeployment of existing equipment to defined standards.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues to resolution and/or escalate to colleagues, suppliers or partner organizations as required.
  • Log all incidents and service requests in EEA’s designated service desk system, where necessary log issues on behalf of EEA staff. Manage service desk tickets, planning and prioritizing systematically to minimize backlog and ensure operational efficiency.
  • Be a part of the distributed IT Specialists team across all EEA markets and provide this service for the other countries should the need arise.
  • Review vendor contracts and coordinate IT-related purchased (hardware, software and services) to ensure effective deployment or solutions aligned with both user needs and EEA standards.
  • Direct and coordinate the local implementation of EEA Uganda IT operations, projects and programs, ensuring alignment of IT services with the business needs of the area(s) and adherence to established project management principles and best practices.
  • As a key member of the distributed EEA IT team, lead security initiatives, education and resolution programs to enhance and maintain EEA’s security profile within the overall ENGIE group.

Technical: 

  • Security: Ensure system and data security is maintained at a high standard, ensuring the integrity of the EEA network is not compromised.
  • Monitoring: Work with colleagues to monitor performance of EEA systems, ensuring that issues are appropriately escalated and resolved.

Interpersonal: 

  • Customer Service: As the internal customer-facing IT representative, work with all users to ensure that they have the tools to do their work effectively and are knowledgeable in the use of those tools.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate with Uganda staff at all levels to keep them abreast of news and events related to IT services and how they may be impacted.

 

 Knowledge and skills  

 

  • At least 4-6 years relevant IT/industry work experience.
  • Relevant Microsoft or equivalent certification
  • Excellent technical knowledge of PC/Mac hardware
  • Software and hardware troubleshooting
  • Network infrastructure experience, including routers, switches and firewalls
  • Active Directory administration
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Excitement about EEA’s mission and a deep desire to make an impact on off-grid and financially underserved customers in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Ability and drive to work independently
  • Thrives on teamwork
  • Endless curiosity
  • Leadership and project management experience: we are looking for entrepreneurial candidates who have started or contributed significantly to a particular project, team, or new company and we especially value candidates who have seen projects through from start to finish, from design to scale up phase.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Degree or Masters in a relevant field from a recognized institution

 

 Language(s):   

  • English
  • Any other local language

                            

 Technology: 

  • Detailed understanding of Cloud Security, specifically in Azure and SaaS collaboration products (M365, G-Suite a plus).
  • Detailed understanding of Identity and Access Management, modern authentication / SSA and authorization.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

 

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths! 

Business Unit:  GBU Flexible Gen & Retail
Division:  Energy Access
Legal Entity:  FENIX INTERNATIONAL UGANDA LIMITED COMPANY
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full – Time
Professional Experience:  Junior (experience < 3 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor’s Degree

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