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Job Title: West Africa IT Regional Manager                                          

Location: Dakar, Senegal, or Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Job Category: Local    

Travel Required: Yes                                                                   

The West Africa IT Regional Manager performs four primary functions for the Seaboard Overseas Division:

  • Monitor, support & escalation of technical infrastructure for regional affiliates
  • Provide support, guidance, and training to affiliate staff in compliance with corporate policy, regulatory and other compliance requirements
  • Deliver project management to regional affiliates technical infrastructure initiatives
  • Primary liaison for communication of technical infrastructure between regional affiliates and SOTG corporate office

Infrastructure

  • Assists in the planning and implementation of networks
  • Implements network security
  • Oversees the administration and maintenance of the company’s infrastructure, assists, and directs local IT staff to meet the administration needs of the local business
  • Recommends hardware and software systems and other infrastructural needs
  • Procures regional equipment where needed
  • Ensures proper troubleshooting, systems backups, archiving, and disaster recovery meets the SOTG Best Practices and provides expert support when necessary to meet those objectives
  • Responsible for ensuring all locations are meeting the Seaboard Overseas Best Practices and Security Policy (including local compliance)
  • Co-Manages Office 365 tenants
  • Support existing and recommend advancement to AWS & Cloud computing environments
  • Participate in IT Security Initiative rollout team for the Africa region
  • Assist in developing a local infrastructure plan for the subsidiary- implementing the infrastructure upgrades needed

Governance & Management

  • Responsible for working with Africa affiliate companies to meet the SOTG Security Policy standards
  • Responsible for ensuring the local affiliates understanding of the Security & Procedural Policies
  • Facilitate security penetration & attack scans and remediation follow ups with affiliate companies
  • Assist executing the SOTG IT Audit plan for all subsidiaries
  • Assist/Ensure local affiliate companies properly remediate vulnerabilities

Skillset

  • Must be bilingual in French and English
  • Active Directory, MS Exchange, 0365, SQL Server
  • Networking: DNS , Domain & SSL certs
  • Server Hardware & Infrastructure (Firewalls, Switches)
  • Basic Security background or experience in these preferred areas:
  • Qualys, Kaseya VSA, Symantec EPP, Sophos EPP, Identity Management software, Network Software Segmentation concepts, DR planning all a plus
  • Knowledge of Dynamics Business Central a plus
  • Ability to manage small to medium size IT projects
  • Must be willing and able to travel approximately 25-35% of the time throughout West Africa

*Location of position will be either Dakar, Senegal or Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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