USAID - APIK Project Job Vacancy: IT Specialist - Jakarta, Indonesian

USAID-APIK IT Specialist position opening: IT Specialist DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technica... thumbnail 1 summary
USAID-APIK IT Specialist position opening:
IT Specialist

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.

DAI seeks an Information Technology (IT) Specialist for a 5-year, $19 million USAID funded “Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan (APIK)” Project. The purpose of APIK is to support the Government of Indonesia to strengthen climate and disaster resilience, working in an integrated manner from the national level down to the community level. APIK will help to mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into national and sub-national governance frameworks, build the capacity of local communities and the private sector to address climate change and weather-related natural hazards, and support the use of information for climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.

The IT Specialist will be based in Jakarta but will travel to APIK regional offices to set up and deconstruct local area network.  S/he will also travel to the regional offices trouble shoot when required.

Summary of Primary Duties
The Information Technology (IT) Specialist is responsible for the IT needs of the project, including system installations, maintenance, support and technical consultations to clients. S/He is responsible for ensuring that standards set by the DAI home office are followed and project solutions are the most efficient and cost effective. Responsibilities also include assisting in the setup, maintenance and troubleshooting of the LANs (Local Area Networks) at the various project offices.  Responsible for the setup, maintenance and troubleshooting of client computers and peripherals such as printers and scanners. S/He will ensure that proper back up, anti-virus and disaster recovery procedures are identified and followed and that end users have access to shared files, printers and to email. Other duties as assigned from time to time by the Director of Finance and Operations. 

Essential Duties
  • Oversee the establishment of robust information technology systems throughout project locations, including regular travel to project office sites to oversee the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of individual and networked computer systems.
  • Develop and oversee compliance with written operating guidelines and maintenance schedules.
  • Quickly respond to problems or interruption in network access.
  • Help all APIK Project staff with computer-related problems, requests, or questions.
  • Work with appropriate administrative staff to resolve problems with network connection caused by factors outside the office space.
  • Stay on-call when out of the office to help staff with problems or questions related to the network.
  • Establish strong IT support systems through staff training.
  • Establish regular communication with the Home Office OIMT IT Operations team regarding network, system hardware and software changes/issues/updates and user registration, updates and termination.
  • Train and supervise regional staff on basic server maintenance.
  • Supporting installation, configuration DAI Email on Smartphone (Android, Blackberry, and Apple).
  • Support the communications team to maintenance expire time APIK website to webhosting provider.
  • Support the communications team to upload APIK website content.
  • Coordinate management and upkeep of Information Technology Systems, as well as requesting access or deleting access to project systems.
  • Setup new staff on the active directory and establish Lotus Notes accounts; Remove staff access to the active directory and terminate their lotus notes email account.
  • Maintain email accounts for all staff and confidentiality of all passwords and other restricted information.
Procurement/Inventory Management
  • Where appropriate, work with Administrative Officer to establish agreements with local vendors.
  • Verify the adequacy of power supply, grounding, cabling, telephone line wiring, connectors, and other system infrastructure.
  • Verify the completeness of delivered software, including adequacy of licensing, and ensure that licensing and registration is completed for all project procured software.
  • Maintain tracker of software licenses within project TAMIS.  Maintain copies of licenses and request the purchase of additional licenses from the Home Office Project Coordinator.
  • Maintain warranties for IT related products.
  • Install LAN hardware and all procured software, including, but not limited to, the LAN operating system, Windows, Lotus Notes, TAMIS, Microsoft Office and Suite components, antivirus and backup software. 
  • Install network and personal firewalls.
  • Uninstall all software, including, but not limited to, the LAN operating system, Windows, Lotus Notes, TAMIS, Microsoft Office and Suite components, antivirus and backup software back to the original.
  • Dismantle Local Area Network.
  • Working with DAI System Administrator on cleaning the data of the server and create the back up for HO record.  
  • Ensure that all IT systems are well-protected against viruses, power supply fluctuations and other threats to the systems.
  • Properly maintain all computer and multimedia equipment in the APIK project office.
  • Ensure the safety of the server and other equipment in the computer room by locking the door at the end of each day.
  • As required, verify the completeness and functionality of delivered computers, hubs and switches, modems, UPS machines, printers, scanners, and other hardware accessories, and take remedial replacement or repair action if needed.
  • Back up project servers with a frequency as determined by the DAI/W Systems Administrator. 
  • Remove backup tapes from server and store in a secure location.
  • Backup all project electronic records and clean equipment prior to disposing to other partners.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in related field
  • 4 year Diploma received
  • PC and Server support experience, especially with Windows Server & Windows Client operating systems
  • LAN, WAN and VSAT knowledge and experience
  • MS applications, MS Office, MS Project
  • Common client applications such as Adobe Acrobat
  • Basic IT troubleshooting skills and experience
  • Experience or basic knowledge of Lotus Notes Client Administration, and replication within a WAN preferred
  • VSAT setup and maintenance preferred
  • Cisco administrative experience preferred
  • Good working knowledge of English
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV to DAI will be conducting interviews until December 18. Please send applications as soon as possible.

Applicants are instructed to write “IT Specialist Application – NAME” as the Subject line of their email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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