African Guarantee Fund (AGF) – IT Internship Opportunity

Internship

African Guarantee Fund (AGF)

AGF IT Internship Opportunity

Join Us in Driving African Growth

Position Title: IT Intern

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting: Group IT Officer

About Us

Africa Guarantee Fund (AGF) is a dynamic Pan-African financial institution with a strong mission to support SME financing across Africa. Founded in 2011, AGF is a collaboration between several governments and international organizations, including the African Development Bank, aimed at bridging the financing gap for African SMEs.

AGF’s Mission: Fueling Prosperity, Stability, and Poverty Reduction in Africa

Why Join AGF?

  • Impactful Work: As an IT Intern at AGF, you’ll contribute to supporting African businesses and promoting economic development.
  • Market Leader: AGF is a commercially viable venture with operations in 40 African countries, offering you exposure to diverse markets.
  • Global Recognition: AGF is rated ‘AA-‘ by Fitch Ratings, reflecting our financial strength and stability.

Position Summary

As an IT Intern at AGF, you’ll play a pivotal role in providing IT support to our dedicated team. Your responsibilities will include:

Major Roles and Responsibilities

  • Problem Solving: Responding to user requests, troubleshooting problems, and devising effective solutions.
  • System Maintenance: Installing and configuring computer hardware and applications, ensuring smooth operations.
  • Support: Providing support through procedural documentation, reporting, and assisting with new application roll-outs.
  • Efficiency: Prioritizing and managing multiple open cases, recording activities, and maintaining inventory records.
  • Technology: Staying up-to-date with the latest tech advancements and testing new technologies.

Academic and Professional Qualifications Required

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology.
  • Certifications: Relevant certifications like CCNA, Microsoft Certifications, CompTIA A+, Network+.
  • Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Windows Operating Systems.
  • Networking: Strong skills in networking systems and computer problem-solving.

Desirable Skills, Knowledge, and Experiences

  • Organized: Good planning and organization skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently.
  • Detail-Oriented: Attentiveness to detail in all aspects of work.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team Player: Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Analytical: Must possess strong analytical skills.
  • Responsiveness: Ability to respond effectively to inquiries and issues.

Eligibility

This position is open to bilingual French and English speakers from any African country.

Terms of Offer

AGF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. We foster a collegial, supportive, and gender-sensitive working environment. We encourage women candidates to apply.

Applications

Please send your application, including your resume and cover letter summarizing your relevant work experience, and provide the names and contact information of three referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience to: recruitment@africanguaranteefund.com.

Please clearly state “Application for IT Intern” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until 20th October 2023 or until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates meeting the requirements will be contacted.

Make your first impression count – Join AGF and be part of our mission to drive African growth.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Customize Your Application: Tailor your cover letter to highlight how your skills and qualifications align with AGF’s mission and the specific job requirements mentioned in the posting.
  2. Showcase Your Achievements: Use concrete examples from your previous experiences to demonstrate your problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills.
  3. Research AGF: Familiarize yourself with AGF’s work and values by visiting our website (www.agf.africa) and incorporate relevant insights into your application to show your genuine interest in the organization.
  4. Professionalism: Ensure your application is error-free, well-structured, and professionally presented. Proofread it thoroughly before submission.
  5. Network: Reach out to current or former AGF employees or network with professionals in the industry to gain insights and advice on the organization and the role.
  6. Follow-Up: After submitting your application, consider sending a polite follow-up email to express your continued interest in the position. This can help you stand out from other applicants.

Make your application shine, and you’ll increase your chances of becoming a valuable member of the AGF team. Good luck!

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@africanguaranteefund.com


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