Monday, May 30, 2011

IT and Database Specialist

IT and Database Specialist

The Foundation for Civil Society

Date Listed: 23/05/2011
Phone: N/A
Area: Dar Es Salaam
Application Deadline: 06/06/2011

Position Description:

The IT and Data base Specialist is responsible for the management and support systems for the Foundation. The Incumbent will work under supervision of the Executive Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

To support Windows PCs (XP or above)

• To ensure Windows and other software is maintained and that patches are promptly applied.

• To ensure anti-virus software is kept current.

• To ensure information is backed up and maintained in accordance with Foundation policies and procedures.

• To provide user support on hardware, networking and software related issues.

• To configure and troubleshoot laptops / desktops / printers
• To support Windows 2003/2008 Servers

• To ensure Windows Server and other software is maintained and that patches are promptly applied.

• Ensure To ensure anti-virus software is kept current.

• To maintain spare parts and perform hardware repairs and restoration

• To maintain network infrastructure including ISP, Cisco /router/adaptive appliance/wireless access point, Ethernet switch, PABX; perform routine Moves, Adds, and Changes whenever needed.

• To set up, maintain and support the IT infrastructure of offices as they are established.

• To assist with technical specifications, budget, and forecast the IT requirements for the offices and coordinate the procurement for the same.

• To supervise the performance of any IT firms or service provider hired to support the programs.

• To ensure compliance with Foundation Information Security policies, procedures and standards

• To maintain and document location of equipment

• Be prepared to distribute them quickly to other departments as needed.

• To maintain and to update Foundation website and other CSOs website

• To ensure that the Foundation team is assisted with data entry at peak grant application periods

• To test computers and ensuring that computer systems are functioning properly

• To physically set up computers and software system installation for various computer applications and programs

• To maintain and upgrade computer systems or offering recommendations on upgrades needed

• To maintain other computer peripheral devices such as printers and solving printing problems if they arise

• To carry out any other duties as you may be directed by the Director

Required qualifications and Experience

• Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Computer Engineering or another related field plus three years of relevant experience • Knowledge, Skills and abilities

• Must have at least three years experience supporting and troubleshooting Windows PCs,servers,Printers and networks or similar work environment

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team oriented setting

• Competency in Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 server

• Competency in Microsoft Office 2003/2007

• Competency in Mail Programme (outlook) Microsoft Exchange and Internet software connection by radio link to ISP

• Competency in Database software

• Advanced skills in computer networks and use of routers, switches and security appliances

• Result oriented individual

• Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English

• Problem solving and decision making

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should send their CV, Cover Letter, copies of relevant certificates, full contact details, including telephone numbers and e-mail address, the names and contact details of three (3) professional references to or by post to:

The Executive Director
The Foundation for Civil Society
Haidery Plaza, 5th Floor
Upanga/ Kisutu Street
P. O. Box 7192
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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