Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Technical Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Technical Manager Jobs in EthiopiaJob Id
: 199621 Category
: Information Technology, Natural Sciences Location
: Addis Ababa Career Level
: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director) Employment Type
: Full time Salary
: CompetitiveJob Description
Vacancy AnnouncementEthiopian Agricultural Transformation AgencyPosition
: Technical Manager -Infrastructure and systems Term of Employment
: One year with possibility of extensionDuty Station(s)
: Addis AbabaRequired Number
: OneSalary & Benefits
: CompetitiveApplication Deadline
: March 04, 2019Background
The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is a strategy and delivery oriented government agency created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector.
The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.
The agency focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation. First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda.
Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.
Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects.
Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sector partners across the country.Our Culture
We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.
Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results.
At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.
We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training. We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals. Purpose of the Position
Evaluates, designs, documents, installs, implements, tests, and performs problem isolation and resolution on Local and Wide Area Network, server, storage and operating systems.
Maintains a complex range of computer network components and server systems. Plans and coordinates major information technology initiatives. Researches, evaluates and recommends new technologies.
Utilizes monitoring, performance analysis, infrastructure management software and hardware equipment to troubleshoot and isolate problems, gauges performance and trace data and protocol activity.
Devises solutions to complex operational problems within the capacity and operational limitations of installed equipment. Develops and executes contingency plans for network, software and hardware system failures including isolated and major outages.
Provides internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to application developers, computer operations, workstation support, company management and users. Assists in internal training programsEssential Duties and Responsibilities Continually improves the network and server systems by monitoring and evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
Secures the networks by developing and implementing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation systems; maintaining documentation.
Administers servers, virtual servers, NAS, SAN, HCI, routers, switches, firewalls, PABX, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches.
Design and deploy functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN)
Monitor network performance and integrity
Resolve issues tiers of support have escalated
Automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness
Mentor team members on technical issues
Create, oversee and test security measures (e.g. access authentication and disaster recovery)
Communicate with users when needed
Suggest improvements to network performance, capacity and scalability
Design, install and configure internal and customer facing servers, network devices and firewalls.
Administer and support core Microsoft, Cisco, Hyper -V and VMware technologies
Develop and implement project plans, risk assessments and contingency plans
Design and implement monitoring, configuration management and reporting functions that will make a hands-off environment
Manages the data center and computer host systems including hardware, software and equipment such as air-conditioning system, UPS (uninterrupted power system) and fire protection system.
Define and document best practices, support procedures and complete technical documentation with business critical systems
Effectively plan for after-hours support for Infrastructure related emergencies as well occasional weekend maintenance
Maintain inventory and asset configuration documentation
Assist with hardware, firewall, telecom and software vendor evaluation, recommendation and negotiations Mentor / cross train team members on existing and new technologies
Carry out special tasks at Management's direction
Interact with customers and staff at the technical level, as required.
Ensure best practices in implementations and revise existing implementations for compliance with best practices.
Ensure compliance to internal SLA
Other duties as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Required qualifications and experience
At least 8 or 6 years of relevant experience for Bachelor’s and master’s degree respectively or above in computer science, information technology, mathematics, statistics, engineering or related fields with significant relevant experience and of which at least 4/3 years as a technical team lead.
Industry standard certification (MCSE), MCSA or equivalent certification is desired.
Industry-related experience as a Senior Network Engineer or system Administrator
Cisco certification at least CCNA, CCDP
Solid background in network administration and architecture
Hands on experience with Microsoft SharePoint / office 365,
In-depth understanding of communication protocols (mainly TCP/IP) and routing protocols (e.g. BGP, OSPF)
Familiarity with access control models and network security
Managing in excess of 50 Windows Server infrastructure
Managing server virtualization technologies like VMWare Server/ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V/Virtual Server
Group Policy design and configuration Microsoft IIS administration and configuration
Migration of Exchange 2010 to office 365
Linux/UNIX administration ,Active Directory/LDAP user and group administration
Ability to troubleshoot network issues including back bone infrastructure issues
LAN Routing and Switching design, configuration and troubleshooting (VLANs, IP Sub netting, 802.1Q trunks
Strong communication and documentation skills
Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
Must be organized and have the ability to manage projects of varying length
Positive, self-motivated individual who can complete tasks independently
Must be a team player
How to Apply
We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to send (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages), and (iii) a completed ATA Application Form at http://apply.ata.gov.et or Please email (i) cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages) to Recruitment@ata.gov.et
Please note that CVs, cover letter and other application materials WILL NOT be considered unless accompanied by a fully completed ATA Application Form. Also, please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application form.
Women are highly encouraged to apply.
NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Technical Manager Jobs in Ethiopia