There is a need for IT support for during an Orientation Course which is attended by new missionaries. The Orientation Courses are held 4 times a year. Each course hosts between 20 and 40 adults, with usually one or two computers per family.
In terms of IT support, there are a number of activities that need to be done to support participants including:
Security assessment of machines
- is the anti-virus software installed and working?
- is the firewall enabled and properly configured?
- is the machine free from malicious software?
- is the machine encrypted?
- is the machine properly backed up regularly?
General IT support
- is there configuration or setup work needed on the machine?
- are there any problems with the hardware or software?
Depending on the assessment, a number of activities may be required including:
- helping users purchase backup hard disks;
- re-installing the operating system to remove malicious software;
- installing encryption software;
- installing or enabling backup software;
- installing anti-virus software;
- various system configuration activities;
By the end of Orientation Course, all computers heading out into the field need to:
- be free of any malicious software;
- have adequate protection systems installed (anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall enabled, etc.)
- be properly encrypted;
- have an active backup plan in place.
The Serve Asia worker needs to have a background in Information Technology, preferably with experience working with various versions of Windows and MacOS. Many of the tasks that need to be performed are specifically documented (e.g. installing encryption, recommendations for anti-virus or backup, etc.), but some level of experience dealing with the re-installation of Windows and/or MacOS would be a great help, particularly if there are problems with machines that have been infected with malicious software.
The Serve Asia Worker needs to be
- a committed Christian willing to serve God's people
- able to adapt to a new cultural environment
- able to work in a team with both local believers and foreign team workers
- Patient and approachable
- Over 18 years
Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals are provided with the following exceptions: Serve Asia Workers need to provide for their own meals on Saturday and Sunday evenings because meals are not provided at the mission home. The guest rooms & offices are airconditioned.
October 26 - November 23, 2019
Feb 1-29, 2020
April 25 - May 23, 2020
July 4 - August 1, 2020
Serve Asia Workers pay $30 SGD per day for food, laundry, accommodation and administrative costs.