Senior Information Technology Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan Full Time 1996
Date Posted:Sep 21, 2013
Closing Date:Oct 11, 2013
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:IT - Software
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, Pashto/Dari;

About Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme:

The Mission of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) is to ensure the social, economic and political welfare of rural society, especially the poor and vulnerable, through the provision of basic services by strengthening local governance and promoting sustainable livelihoods. MRRD accomplishes this mission through donor funded national programs in the areas of governance, infrastructure and economic growth. The newly formed Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme (AREDP) is aimed at harnessing the potential of the private sector for inclusive economic growth and sustainable job creation in rural Afghanistan over an anticipated 10 year time period. The program aims at building on the social capital gained under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) and transforming it into economic capital. AREDP is to start full operations in January 2010. The initial stages have included a Project Preparation Facility (PPF) which is funded by the World Bank and is facilitating the preparation of the project and implementing the initial activities which include the establishment of functional and programmatic units at the project management office (PMO), in Kabul. The PMO is developing compliance manuals and operational procedures; hiring national and international staff and consultants; purchasing equipment; implementing a Pilot Project Initiative in Parwan Province; conducting training and workshops for skill development and generally building a solid base from which AREDP will grow. Initially the first phases are funded through the World Bank’s IDA facility and bi-lateral donors including DFID and others with a focus on particular regions of the country.

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.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Must be self-starter with excellent demonstrated teamwork skills;

Duties & 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;

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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;

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