Serve as a IT Specialist MAF

IT Specialists support computer and software systems, and communications networks vital to MAF’s operations.


MAF Information Technology professionals help provide communications to relief and support staff around the world.

Here are just a few of the things our IT technicians are doing:

  • Administering networks of all sizes including geographically distributed networks
  • Participating in creating hardware and software standards for local programs
  • Participating in planning, development and implementation of new IT systems and services
  • Supporting communications networks that provide Internet to remote peoples
  • Using their technical skills for cross-cultural ministry
  • Training non-technical people including teaching indigenous people basic computer skills

In addition to the general requirements for all MAF overseas staff, consideration will be given to those applicants with …

  • A thorough understanding of computer basics and troubleshooting of hardware and software
  • A working knowledge of Win 8/10, Linux/Unix, WAN, internet protocols, connections, and administration
  • A Thorough knowledge of MS Office and internet e-mail programs
  • The ability to train non-technical people
  • A willingness to upgrade their skills to stay current in the rapidly changing IT field
  • IT related post-secondary education and experience

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Current Information Technology Needs:

Information Technology Papua New Guinea

IT Manager

Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 per cent of its people live in urban centers and the rest live in very remote areas with no option of transport being available due to the tough terrain. In locations such as PNG, we require good IT services and infrastructure to operate safely and effectively.

To help implement and develop good IT services and infrastructure we are looking for an IT Manager to join our PNG program. Our IT function covers a wide portfolio from program development to customer support.

This is a great opportunity to be part of the PNG team and make a difference to the isolated communities we serve.

Responsibilities
As the IT Manager in our PNG program, you will be managing the operation and maintenance of server and network infrastructure necessary to best support MAF’s internal needs, as agreed with the Country Director and MAF International IT Support Department.

You will also be involved in upgrading our hardware and software, ensuring they are up to date. This role will involve some travel to our other bases in PNG to implement new infrastructure.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Qualifications or training in a related field or 3 – 5 years IT or equivalent experience
  • Management experience preferred in the following: Microsoft Windows Servers, Linux Servers & Network architecture, security and maintenance Microsoft Windows Servers, Linux Servers & Network architecture, security and maintenance
  • Solid understanding of IP networking: Ethernet and Wifi (LAN and extended area)
  • Working knowledge of Windows Domains, Policies and WSUS
  • Able to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms to clients and staff
  • Ability to diagnose Cat5 cabling faults
  • Good communicator in conceptual terms and detailed specifics; written and spoken
  • Good people manager and team builder
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously

Desirable:

  • Exposure to or experience in non-profit/missions environment (ideal, but not essential)

General Requirements for MAF Applicants

We’re missionaries first. In addition to any specific technical qualifications that may
be required, we also require that all applicants and their spouses (if applicable) . . .

Have growing, personal relationships with Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, including a certain amount of Bible training

Have personal commitments to serve cross-culturally based on a clear understanding of God’s command to make disciples of all nations and serve those in need

Be team players
with servant hearts

Be affirmed by other mature Christians of their spiritual maturity and suitability for missionary service

Have a history of active involvement in a local church and/or Christian service

Be in good health, possessing physical stamina, and perseverance

Be willing and able to help raise financial support for MAF programs and present the ministry of MAF wherever possible (after acceptance, MAF will train you on partnership development)

Be Canadian citizens and/or Canadian residents. If married, at least one of you must be a Canadian citizen. If neither of you are Canadian citizens, please contact the MAF support country nearest you (click here for a full listing or contact us toll-free at: 1.877.351.9344)

A word or two about the process of applying for an overseas posting:

Considering a career with MAF isn’t like changing jobs here in Canada.

The very nature of our work, and