Cowater Sogema International Inc. Terms of Reference for Network, Data Center Optimization and IT Security Consultant (Firm or Individual/s) Jobs in Ethiopia

Cowater Sogema International Inc. Terms of Reference for Network, Data Center Optimization and IT Security Consultant (Firm or Individual/s) Jobs in Ethiopia


Introduction

  • MoR Information Technology Center (MITC) is responsible for designing, implementing and providing an effective, efficient, reliable and secured IT services for all functions of the Ministry.

  • The center is also responsible for managing and administering corporate wide IT infrastructure, which includes managing network and Internet connections for domestic tax and customs branches spread all over the country in addition to a head quarter.

  • Currently MoR has one active primary datacenter which provides services for both customs and domestic tax systems.

  • A recent report made after detail IT assessment stated one of the challenges on resource management and usage as; “the number, type and advancement of servers and storage available at the datacentre is comparable to Sub Saharan Africa standards.

  • However, the use of these resources is not optimal. While virtualization is introduced, it’s on a server level (as opposed to datacentre) and does not lead to a more optimized and highly available environment”, which clearly shows resource optimization should be one of our focus areas.

  • In addition to this, lack of disaster recovery site for business continuity, lack of up-to-date security policy and adherence to policies and lack of complete current network design documentation are the main challenges of the MITC.

    Job Requirements

    Consultant’s Qualification

    Firm applicants must meet the following criteria

  • At least 5 years of experience in IT

  • At least 5 projects of similar nature (network design, datacenter implementation and IT security upgrade) in organizations of similar size or IT complexity.

  • For individual applicants or for experts under a firm, the required qualifications are detailed below.

    Network Infrastructure Expert

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in IT/Computer science/electrical /software engineering or any equivalent degree

  • A minimum of 10 years’ technical work experience out of which 5 years’ experience on network design, deployment and administration

  • Experience on low level design and implementation of largescale distributed network design and management. (at least 2 projects where
    the consultant has the key role in designing and implementation phase)
    Understanding of communication and routing protocols

  • Proven experience in configuring and troubleshooting router, switch, and firewall devices

  • A minimum of professional level cisco certification (CCNP) and

  • Other system and network design and administration certification is desirable

    Data center Infrastructure Expert

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in IT/Computer science/electrical /software engineering or any equivalent degree

  • A minimum of 10 years’ technical work experience out of which 5 years’ experience in system and datacenter design and administration

  • Experience in design and implementation datacenter hardware and system software. (at least 2 projects where the consultant has the
    key role in designing and implementation phase)

  • Understanding of communication and routing protocols

  • Experience on server configuration and administration including configuration of disaster recovery sites

  • A minimum of professional level cisco certification (CCNP Data Center) or other parallel certification and

  • Other system and network design and administration certification is desirable

    IT Security expert

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in IT/Computer science/electrical /software engineering or any equivalent degree

  • A minimum of 10 years’ technical work experience out of which 5 years’ experience on IT security area.

  • A minimum of professional level certification (CCNP, CISP).

  • Expert level CCIE certification is desirable.

  • Experience on Fortigate firewall configuration

  • Proven skills on Implementing Cyber security and ISO 27001 standard

    Selection Criteria

  • The Ministry would like to receive applications from both Firms and Individual Consultants.

  • The Ministry may opt for a Firm, Individual or both for different subsections of work.

  • All legal documentations (business registrations, Tax certificates, proficiency licenses (if applicable)

  • Detailed summary of relevant work experience

  • Detailed CV of staff who will be fully dedicated to work on this assignment.

  • Complete payment proposal

  • Applicants should submit latest CV along with necessary documents.

  • In addition, payment proposal should be submitted for each deliverable outlined under section 4 of this ToRs.

  • The selection of consultant will be based on both technical capability and payment proposal.

    How to Apply

  • To apply, please send your CVs and necessary document to to hanna.getahun@ttpethiopia.com

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