Minimum 5 years’ IT system design (WAN and LAN) including communication systems networks data backup/restore physical and logical security experience with large and well established organizations.
Ability to mentor staff and facilitate learning by doing.
Good oral and written communication skills in English and Dari required.
Ability to work in and contribute to team building.
Good coordination and communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to plan own work and use time effectively.
Duties & Responsibilities
The objective of the consultancy will be to address the institutional weaknesses and strengths in the area of IT infrastructural resources within the Country Office and create a well-functioning IT and applications systems. AAA requires the services of an IT Consultant to advice guide and assist in setting up IT structures and systems to facilitate its work and enhance the work output of its IT staff.
The consultant will work in close collaboration with the AAA Senior IT Officer. S/he will report to the Head of HR and IT.
Assessment and review existing internal LAN/WAN design architecture make recommendations and close the gaps.
Assess the reliable internet connectivity.
Assess the control over field users and available remote support.
Ensure proper software licensing for Servers and clients.
Assess the Disaster Recovery capability and business continuity plans and make any necessary adjustments in line with Office needs.
Review data storage and data sharing(Share Drives) environment capacity and advice on any required uplifting in line with planned applications and data management requirements (backups recovery point objectives recovery time objectives and real time replications needs.
Assess the server room server’s functionality and usage.
List of Equipment to be checked and should be properly designed for IT Infrastructure:
Telephony - landline PBX system
Workstations and Peripherals
Desktop configurations and laptop computers
Printers and copiers
Software packages and cloud services
Server Room Equipment
Hardware checkup of all equipment
Network connectivity (servers and storage) Switches P2Ps APs Routers Vsat…
Backup option (which should include Hardware Software Connectivity’s Data
Power supply (main and backup)
Access Control System
Wired/wireless/ smart access control
CCTV cameras DVR card readers
Audio and Visual Sets
Projectors video screens and whiteboards
Assess the strengths and weakness of current IT staff.
Present all the above‐mentioned documents designs findings solutions recommendations and changes to Head of HR&IT and AAA Management.
Provide technical support to the Senior IT officer in filling the gaps of overall IT structure.
ActionAid International Afghanistan is Equal Employment Opportunity provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without any discrimination.
Interested Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the mentioned position and detailed curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three professional references (including telephone and email address) via e-mail [email protected] indicating on the Subject line the title of the position and vacancy number ( IT Consultant AAA-637).
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Only shortlisted candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for test/interview