3 Fresher IT Assistant and Administration Specialist USAID ICAN Project Job Opportunities – Abt Associates

Organisation: Abt
Project Name: USAID/Uganda’s
Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Director
of Finance, Compliance and Administration
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an
international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who
provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training
services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project
funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).
About USAID ICAN Project:
Abt Associates is
implementing the USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and
Nutrition (ICAN) Activity, which will aim to sustainably enhance the resilience
of vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor
households, improving nutrition with a focus on women and children, and
strengthening community and local governance.
Job Summary: The
IT Assistant and Administration Specialist will establish, manage and maintain
ICAN’s computer network and support the finance and administrative team. This
may include, but is not limited to the following:
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure the smooth operation of the office internet connection and
    regularly check the flow provided by the ISP to enable staff to work in
    optimal conditions
  • With the Administration and Finance Officer, create and update a
    Workstation Inventory List to manage physical inventory of all equipment
    and software
  • Provide technical support for major and/or urgent problems with LAN
    or any of its components (server crash, virus attack, hard drive failure,
    etc.). Provide on-call assistance to individuals as needed
  • Supervise File Server backups (weekly full backup, daily incremental
    on file server, and monthly backups of file server and users data)
  • 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 Windows Office products
  • Support the finance and administration team with administrative
    support as needed
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the IT Assistant and Administration
    Specialist  USAID Project job
    placement should hold a two-year post-secondary school technical diploma
    or Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or computer engineering
  • Two years of professional experience in IT network administration in
    a Windows NT environment, including internet access support. Three years
    of experience and high school diploma OR the equivalent combination of
    education and experience
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational, and computer
  • English language fluency
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 10th August 2018
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