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IT Manager


About Internews – Afghanistan

Internews Network is an international media development organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard. Internews has worked in Afghanistan since 2002 to further the development of independent media and access to the information

Job Summary

The Information Technology (IT) Manager is responsible for the oversight of all IT related activities at the Internews Kabul office, including but not limited to systems installation, maintenance, support, and network services and engineering. She/he is also responsible for ensuring that Internews IT office standards and guidelines are followed.

Job Details

Date Posted: 07 Aug 2018 Reference: IN - 265
Closing Date: 16 Aug 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: IT Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Design and oversee local data security on all computers
• Oversee the distribution and collection of IT equipment to and from staff
• Track and ensure compliance with software licensing regulations and policies
• Comply with and help enforce standard Internews policies and procedures
• Initiate and implement improvements in all areas of IT related activities including VSAT
• Troubleshoot systems backups, archiving, and disaster recovery and provide expert support and recommendations when required
• Supervise the LAN, WAN, VSAT and telephone systems
• Conduct maintenance of computers, servers and software as directed
• Interact with staff on all levels to help resolve IT-related issues in a timely manner
• Coordinate with Internews HQ IT teams to help implement internal systems
• Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions accordingly
• Resolve and/or report IT issues in a timely fashion
• Coordinate all IT related issue with Internews HQ IT team as required
• Any other duties as assigned by supervisors(s) and Country Director.


Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor of Computer Sciences or diploma in IT or similar field with emphasis on network computing and services. Relevant experience and university degree in another field may be accepted in lieu of the aforementioned
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an equivalent position. Experience working in a similar position for an NGO or an international organization is preferred. USAID funded project experience is a plus
• PC and Server support experience, especially with Windows Server & Windows Client operating systems, cloud computing and network services
• Ability to undertake point to point and point to multi point Wireless configuration and installation
• LAN, WAN, and VSAT knowledge and experience
• Knowledge of MS applications including MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio, MS Teams and of network management software and common client applications such as Adobe Acrobat
• IT troubleshooting skills and experience
• Expert knowledge of VSAT setup and maintenance, and wireless bridge and access point set up and configuration
• Ability to gain understanding of Internews IT systems and applications
• Good communication skills (oral and written) in Dari, Pashto and English
• Able to work overtime as well as provide remote support on evenings, weekends or holidays, as required by supervisor(s) or Country Director.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, IT

Submission Guideline

Interested candidates meeting the qualifications should forward a cover letter and resume to the following email.
Please make sure to put the vacancy # in the subject line in the subject line.
Please name your attached documents in the following format: “LastName_cv” and “LastName_cover”.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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