IT Officer Job Placements – Abt Associates

Job Title:  IT Officer
Organization:  Abt Associates
Duty Station:
About US:
Abt Associates, a major American business and government
research technical assistance, and consulting company manages the USAID-funded
Vector Control Task Order 1 Task Order 1 supports the U.S. President’s Malaria
Initiative (PMI) and USAID in planning and implementing an integrated vector
control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt
has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2010, delivering
high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control
entomological data in the world Under this contract, Abt will expand
entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated
mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of
malaria through RS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria
is endemic. 
Job Summary:   The IT Officer will support the project with
inventory management IT and data analyst support to the field office team. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordinate, update, and maintain the tracking
database for new and existing Inventory including asset identification tagging,
location identification, physical count, and departmental equipment custodians.
Conduct periodical and annual fixed assets
physical inventories, and coordinate assets physical inventories.
Coordinate transfer of equipment and update the
inventory list with each transfer. Provide assistance with the implementation
of processes in relation to fixed assets safeguarding.
Supply information for inventory reports as well
as other assets reports and records.
Provide cross training to relevant staff in
relation to fixed asset processes and procedures as required.
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.
Perform Window Server maintenance and
administration, including installing Windows 2003 patches and upgrades (Service
Monitoring server logs and perform necessary
operations to ensure the proper state of the systems
Monitoring of the Antivirus software and
applying updates. Perform File Server backup. weekly full backup, daily
incremental on file server, monthly backups of file server and user’s data.
Monitoring site firewall, managing VPN accounts,
if any, monitor File Server, Group Policy, NTFS permissions, EFS. LAN
Administration: creating and modifying user accounts and privileges/rights (for
network and exchange): managing disk space, printer queues, and internet
connection and updating antivirus software and definition files.
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. Monthly Conference call with International
IT Management Review monthly activity, articulate and implement Action Plans
relating to identified IT needs.
Perform hardware troubleshooting, including
identifying hardware failure for all hardware warranties: coordinating with
hardware vendors/manufacturers for the prompt replacement of any defective
components and working with the Project Internet service to solve any problems
accessing the internet and/or sending and receiving email
Support the M&E department in the following:
Collecting and collating data from the field
 Coordinating data collection and management in
the field
Ensuring daily entry of spray information from
the field into the database

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
At least 4-5 years’ experience in IT network administration
in small/medium Windows 2000/3 environments, including Internet access support.
Good interpersonal and communication skills,
flexibility, able team player, self-directed and ability to pay attention to
detail. Fluent in English (oral and written).
MCSE certification is a plus. Experience with
Windows SharePoint Services a plus. Fluent on Active Directory, DHCP, DNS,
Group Policies, Windows 2000/2003 server, Windows XP professional, software and
basic hardware troubleshooting skills, networking.
At least 
two  years of relevant
professional experience in Inventory Management.
Ability to assess problems and develop
Excellent interpersonal Communication skills and
excellent organization skills. Preference for candidates who have experience
that relates to USAID or other donor USAID experience and knowledge of FARs and
AIDARs is highly desirable.
English language proficiency
How to Apply:
All candidates should send applications with the position title in the subject
line of the email.

Documentation required to be considered includes a Cover
Page, CV, biodata form, payslip from the most recent position held, copies of
educational Certificates/degrees, and contact information of at least 3
references we can contact must include email addresses and phone numbers)

Candidates selected for an interview will be sent a more
detailed job description in advance of the interview.
Applications that do not follow these instructions, or that
do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements, will not be
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Abt
Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities and
female candidates are encouraged to apply. Any form of canvassing shall lead to
automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 13th
March 2020
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