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Senior Information Technology Officer

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About Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme

Job Summary

The Senior Information Technology Officer shall be responsible for: a) Managing and providing with the day-to-day IT needs and requirements of the AREDP HQ; b). Harmonizing and standardizing the use of IT systems and equipment; c); d) Provision of IT support the Provincial Field Offices as these are established; and, e) Providing advice regarding the procurement of IT equipment and systems.

Job Details

Date Posted: 21 Sep 2013 Reference: 654/HR-AREDP
Closing Date: 12 Oct 2013 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Male
Functional Area: IT - Software Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop IT usage policy and make sure all staff are aware and understand it;
• Develop and implement user training for all aspects of day-to-day IT work, including but not limited to MS Windows, MS Office products, email, internet, virus protection, and data backup;
• Produce monthly report, which includes activities for the month and future plans;
• Liaise with all the ISPs (Internet service providers) for all offices where there is internet connection;
• Maintain an up to date inventory of all IT and communication equipment in conjunction with Administration Department;
• Local network maintenance and installation including cabling, switches/hubs and NIC configuration TCP/IP, NAT, TCP/IP printing, windows network and domain services on TCP/IP;
• Make suggestions for network hardware and software system improvements;
• Work with the Database server and Document Management System Server;
• Maintain and repair the AREDP-IT equipment;
• Install O/S, Software, Database Applications and Hardware Resources;
• Maintain the satellite dishes in HQ and assist the Provincial Field Offices with the same;
• Check systems in order to optimize performance and to initiate recovery action after system failures;
• Prepare and implement an IT Disaster Preparedness Policy;
• Prepare and implement an IT security protocol
• Ensure proper and regular backups of the servers;
• Prepare a brief daily report of actions;
• Provide technical support to Provincial Field Offices IT personnel;
• Assist the Procurement Unit by providing specifications for purchasing IT Equipment;
• Ensure the quality and functioning of new IT equipment before distribution to staff;
• Travel to provincial offices as required
• Any other duties assigned by the Administration Manager;

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

• Must be self-starter with excellent demonstrated teamwork skills;

Qualifications

A. Qualifications/Skill
• Qualifications – a University Degree in IT/Computer Science/Hardware Engineering is essential;
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, Pashto/Dari;


B. Knowledge/Experience
• At least 3 years work experience in the field of IT maintaining and support hardware and networks;
• Experience of working with development agencies (NGOs/consulting companies/UN) is highly desirable;
• Knowledge of IIS and other web servers;
• Knowledge of Domain Environment and ISA Server;
• Certified in hardware A+, Net+, or MCSE;
• Familiarity with database administration;
• Experience of working with and maintaining CISCO system will be an advantage

C. Abilities
• Must be willing and able to work beyond office hours depending on requirement;
• Must be self-starter with excellent demonstrated teamwork skills;
• Ability to work in a high pressure environment;
• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
• Professionalism in appearance and demeanour; and
• Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative;

Job Location

Afghanistan AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

How to Apply
Interested nationals should submit their application comprises your CV and a one-page cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the post in writing (marked “Confidential”), clearly indicate the vacancy number on the envelope to:

Baseer Farahi
Human Resources Manager of AREDP, Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme, Darr-ul Aman Nila Bagh Ruod, MRRD Compound, Kabul, Afghanistan

But all applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply online to the below email address:
Vacancies.aredp@mrrd.gov.af

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (654/HR-AREDP) in Subject while applying online.

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