General IT Manager

  American University of Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2384
Date Posted:May 29, 2017
Reference:N/A
Closing Date:Jun 12, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:IT
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:4 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About American University of Afghanistan:

Founded:  

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer 4 undergraduate academic majors and a new MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy, and applicants from all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young, dynamic university with a student population of nearly 950 students and we hope to reach 1,100 students by the spring 2013 academic semester. Construction has recently begun on a new 75 acre international campus.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a General IT Manager to be responsible and accountable for the smooth running of our computer systems within the limits of requirements, specifications, costs and timelines. IT Manager will supervise the implementation and maintenance of AUAF’s current IT and future IT infrastructure.

The successful candidate shall have improved skills, a proven professional experience and a detailed knowledge of industry’s best practice processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The General IT Manager’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Accomplishes information technology staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures;

Manage computer systems and network;

Plan, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations;

Manage IT staff by recruiting, training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance;

Design, develop, implement and coordinate systems, policies, and procedures;

Ensure security of data, network access, and backup systems;

Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy;

Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time;

Audit systems and assess their outcomes;

Preserve assets, information security and control structures;

Handle annual budget and ensure cost effectiveness;

Maintain organization's effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies;

Directs technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects;

Complete projects by coordinating resources and schedule with internal departments and external parties;

Have a precise plan for a disaster recovery solution;

Oversee current projects and future projects, assure that they are meeting all defined standards; and

Lead projects from the beginning until the end with period reports given to direct supervisor and proper and timely documentation of projects should be maintained.

Job Requirement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


The position requires the incumbent to reside in Afghanistan

BCS/ BIT – Required, Master in Computer Science Preferred

Minimum 5-7 years of IT Infrastructural experience with international organizations

PMP/ Prince2 Preferred

Cisco CCNA R&S, CCNP R&S Required

CompTIA Server+, A+ Certifications Preferred

Microsoft MCSE 2008/ 2012 Certifications Required

A thorough knowledge and technical understanding of the following:
o Windows (XP, Win7, Win8, Win10, Server 20XX)
o Macintosh OS
o Linux
o Active Directory - AAA
o Cisco
o Dell/ HP
o VMware/ Hyper-V
o MySQL
o SAN/ NAS
o Networking
o Security

Leadership Skills and Problem Solving Skills

Accountability and Service Oriented

Quality Oriented, Initiative, Coaching, Integrity, Reliability and Result Oriented

Excellent verbal and written communication

Proven working experience as an IT manager or relevant experience

Leadership and team management

Ability to build relationships

Project Management and Implementations skills

Datacenters management and data governance

Disaster and Recovery Management

Operational Effectiveness

Support Services / Technical Assistance

PPP (Policies, Procedures, and Processes) development and management

Control and Manage IT Audit and control

Budgeting and Forecasting

Systems Monitoring / Reporting / Documentation

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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