IT Assistant

  FINCA Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 382
Date Posted:Nov 2, 2010
Closing Date:Nov 9, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:IT - Software
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About FINCA Afghanistan:


Job Summary:

The IT Assistant will provide support to the IT Manager in areas of IT systems and functions across all branches of FINCA Afghanistan. This will include administration, management, upgrading, and trouble-shooting of all hardware, software, and network facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

MIS Maintenance
• Training and support to FINCA’s Management Information System (MIS).
• Oversee the conversion of accounting data and client information from existing systems to the SIEM system. Liaise with SIEM technical-support staff to ensure smooth transition to the new system.
• Assist with maintenance and trouble-shooting for the SIEM MIS to ensure the flow of accurate and timely information.

IT Systems Management and Network Administration
• Assist with the installation of new hardware and software.
• Assist in management of the server, computers, printers, UPS, software, other hardware and the network.
• Maintain the integrity the network, database, and file storage.
• Administrate the security of the system and ensure that the users are provided with passwords.
• Supervise the provision of the preventive and corrective maintenance services.
• Maintain an up-to-date inventory list of all the computer equipment that would include the location for each item and the name of a person responsible for the equipment.
• Assist with the design and oversee a procedure for archiving of electronic information and ensure that the users back-up files regularly.
• Maintain internal and external communication systems. Ensure that there is constant Internet and telecommunications access (including email, WorldWideWeb, telephones, facsimile and printers)
• Identify improper use of passwords and equipment; propose disciplinary measures. Make sure FINCA Afghanistan hardware is not used for personal purposes or files.

Technical Support and Training for Users
• Provide the users with support in the event of a system failure.
• Provide ongoing guidance, trouble-shooting, and responses to user questions/problems with software or hardware.

Hardware/Software Upgrading and Procurement
• Assist IT Manager to identify and propose any changes in software and equipment for the inclusion in the strategic/operating plan of organization.
• Assist with the procurement of all hardware, software, and IT support services. Schedule all major purchases of office commodities and equipment with the Office Manager.
• Ensure that all fixed asset purchases are documented according to the procurement policy in the FINCA Afghanistan Finance Manual.
• Monitor suppliers in Afghanistan to ensure that FINCA Afghanistan is knowledgeable as to the available providers of high quality IT solutions.

Job Requirement:

• Diploma in Computer Engineering or related field
• Certified courses of Network Engineering and/or Administration (Novell and/or Microsoft)
• Any certificate in the field of Database Management Systems desirable
• Minimum two years of work experience in IT related position
• Experience designing and/or maintaining the architecture for MS Windows based Office and Network systems
• Database administration experience
• Internet/Clients/Services/Proxy/Mail configuration
• Fast learner with a good work ethic
• Fluent Dari and English


• Knowledge of TCP/IP/networking implementation
• Knowledge and administration of Relational Database Management Systems (MS SQL server)
• VPN and Visual FoxPro installation and configuration
• Administration of financial/accounting database

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