Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Information Technology and Security Specialist for the USAID Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) Project. This position will be based in Erbil, Iraq. This position will play a critical role in establishing and maintaining the project’s IT and security needs.
Works with project team members to ensure that computer and other information system hardware needs are met
When required, builds the capacity of partner organizations in the area of IT and information security
Ensures availability of necessary computer hardware and parts, diagnostic and repair equipment, and general maintenance supplies for field offices, coordinating as needed with the home office
Supports the operations department in maintaining a detailed inventory list of IT equipment and that all end users are recorded in compliance with donor rules and regulations
Recommends, designs, and implements anti-virus and information security strategies as needed, and assist staff as needed in use of anti-virus software and protocols for computers. Monitors network traffic and recommend necessary upgrades and/or system improvements to ensure both functionality and information security
Conducts staff training on IT and data security as needed
Troubleshoots and maintains internet connectivity, e-mail delivery, monitor bandwidth usage, and recommend upgrades when required
Manages user permissions, software installation, CD Rom, Zip drive and other IT resources usage
Provides guidance to staff and/or grantees in developing specifications for IT-related supplies or equipment that will be procured through activities
Actively participates in discussions of programmatic IT needs and provide solutions for IT issues related to working in Iraq.
Participates and provides input into the development of the program strategic framework, objectives.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; postgraduate degree is preferred.
Minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in IT management in complex operating environments.
Demonstrated knowledge of local IT service providers and IT infrastructure requirements in Iraq.
Demonstrated experience and extensive knowledge of IT network system management and maintenance.
Experience with data security tools and protocols.
Experience in training staff of varying levels of IT capabilities.
Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, visitors, partner institutions including international and local NGOs, governmental entities, support organizations, and the general public.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, a professional judgment that communicates the established message of the program.
Working proficiency in office computer applications, including MS Word, and Excel.
Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; written and oral fluency in Kurdish and other local languages is a plus, but not required