IT Coordinator

  Counterpart International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 493
Date Posted:Feb 8, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 27, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:IT - Software
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Counterpart International:


Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions. Counterpart has done groundbreaking work in more than 65 nations worldwide. Today we are widely regarded as an international development pioneer and leader – known best for our unique approach to partnership and capacity building, a commitment to learning and continuous improvement, and a reputation as a responsible steward of funder resources. In all we do, our ultimate goal is to have enduring impact– empowering every community we serve with the ability to create lasting change and build true self reliance.

Job Summary:

The IT Coordinator is responsible for the smooth and safe operations of all IT activities of Counterpart International and I-PACS, including assessment of Counterpart’s IT and Management Information Systems (MIS) needs, developing operational plans to address these needs and overseeing the reliability and maintenance of exchange and file servers, computer network and IT equipment. The IT Coordinator is also responsible the provision of IT technical assistance and training to Counterpart staff and partners on an as needed basis. S/he is also responsible for inventory of all IT equipment and procurement of new IT equipment in coordination with the Administration Department.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Perform new installations and updates for all IT equipment, including desktops, laptops, printers, etc.
• Maintain and Backup Exchange, MIS and File servers.
• Maintain inventory list of all computers and related equipment, in consultation with Administration Department.
• Identify and test new software and hardware for improving and upgrading system performance, install any technology upgrades as required.
• Maintain all Operating System, commercial, business and anti-virus software, ensuring compliance with registrations and upgrades.
• Create/Delete official email accounts.
• Provide staff training on all hardware, software, files management/maintenance and LAN/WAN systems; carry out periodic computer skills surveys to determine end user knowledge of applications; and identity training requirements and propose cost effective measures to upgrade staff skills.
• Conduct an IT Assessment of ISOs and CSSCs.
• Provide training to ISOs and CSSCs on MIS and other Databases.
• Provide technical assistance to the Communications Department in the maintenance of I-PACS Website on an as needed basis
• Provide Quarterly reports on activities of the unit to the Supervisor.
• Assist the Administration Department in purchasing of IT equipment and software.
• Supervise work of IT Officer.
• Any other responsibilities related to IT, as required and assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirement:

• Degree in Computer Engineering or equivalent, with min of 3 years experience in the relevant field.
• Experience with national or international NGO preferred.
• Proficiency in English language, both spoken and written, in addition to two main local languages, Dari and Pashto.
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
• Ability to trouble-shoot and brainstorm solutions to problems.
• Strong coordination and planning skills
• Excellent cross-cultural skills, ability to work in diverse, multi-cultural NGO environment, with respect, professionalism and gender sensitivity.

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