Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Abt Associates Inc,IT Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

IT Specialist, AIRS-Rwanda
Organization Overview
The USAID-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying 2 (AIRS 2) Project supports the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), as well as USAID Missions and Bureaus with malaria programs outside the PMI focus countries, in planning and implementing IRS programs with the overall goal of redu
cing the burden of malaria in Africa by enhancing USAID’s ability to implement IRS programs on the ground through cost-effective commodities procurement and logistics systems, access to technical expertise, and implementation of IRS in countries affected by malaria.
Under the supervision of the Rwanda Senior Finance and Administration Manager, the IT Specialist manages the project’s computer network at all locations.
Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
  • Provide technical support for major and/or urgent problems with LAN or any of its components (server crash, firewall, virus attack, hard drive failure, etc.).  Reimage and join laptops to the domain.
  • Provide on-call assistance to individuals as needed.
  • Work with Tier2 support (Abt IT) to resolve issues as required.
  • Perform Window Server maintenance and administration, including installing Windows 2008 patches and upgrades (Service Packs).
  • Monitoring server logs and performs necessary operations to ensure the proper state of the systems.
  • Monitor that the Symantec Antivirus software and virus definition updates are being deployed to the server and client PCs.  Ensure that any PC deployed to the field has the project standard antivirus protection and is configured to receive virus definition updates via Internet/Symantec LiveUpdate. Run a weekly antivirus status report from the Symantec Antivirus Console.
  • Perform File Server backups (weekly full backup, daily incremental on file server, and monthly backups of file server and users data). Using Symantec BackupExec 2010, confirm scheduled backup jobs are successful.  In conjunction with International IT, perform quarterly data recover validation from backup.
  • Monitoring site firewall, managing VPN accounts, if any.
  • Monitor File Server (Group Policy, NTFS permissions, EFS).
  • LAN Administration: creating and modifying user accounts and privileges/rights (for network and exchange); managing disk space, printer queues, and internet connection; and updating antivirus software and definition files.
  • Perform desktop and laptop computer support, including performing routine preventive maintenance (disk scan, deleting temp files, defragmentation, etc.); installing software patches and upgrades, troubleshooting hardware or software problems; and ensuring users are backing up their data files on the server.
  • Provide basic training of MS Office 2007/2010 products.
  • Monthly conference call and written summary report (format to be provided) with Abt Associates International IT Management.  Review monthly activity, articulate and implement Action Plans relating to identified IT needs.
Qualification requirements include the following:
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming, or other IT-related field.
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in IT network administration in a Windows NT environment, including internet access support.
  • Ability to manage and provide technical oversight to junior programmers and consultants.   
  • A comprehensive ability to work in collaboration with high level managers and technical advisors.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently. 
  • Fluent in English.
How to Apply:  Candidates who meet the above minimum requirements should submit application letter and detailed CV with contact information (including telephone & email) indicating the Title of the position they are applying for to irsprojectrwanda@gmail.com on or before August 30th, 2016. Canvassing or calling will lead to your automatic disqualification.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
“Abt Associates is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages qualified women to apply for this Position”.

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