IT Consultant

Vacancy Number:AAA-637
Title: IT Consultant
Category:Information Technology (IT)
Exp.: 2019-01-19-(3 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:4000- 4500 AFN /Per day.


Organization: Action Aid International Afghanistan | About Action Aid International Afghanistan
City: Kabul
Country: AF


Education:A degree in Computer Science or IT.
Work Experience:Minimum 5 ’ IT system design. Years

Academic Qualifications:

  • A degree in Computer Science or IT.

Professional experience and other skills:

  • 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.

Specific Activities:

  • 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:

  1. Communication systems

  2. Telephony - landline PBX system

  3. Workstations and Peripherals

  4. Desktop configurations and laptop computers

  5. Printers and copiers

  6. Software packages and cloud services

  7. Cabling

  8. Server Room Equipment

  9. Hardware checkup of all equipment

  10. Network connectivity (servers and storage) Switches P2Ps APs Routers Vsat…

  11. Backup option (which should include Hardware Software Connectivity’s Data

  12. Power supply (main and backup)

  13. Temperature regulation

  14. Access Control System

  15. Wired/wireless/ smart access control

  16. CCTV cameras DVR card readers

  17. Audio and Visual Sets

  18. Projectors video screens and whiteboards

  19. TV sets

  • 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.

Submission Guideline

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

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