The support to Centre for Poverty Reduction and Social Policy Development (CPRSPD) is a five year initiative of UNDP and Government of Pakistan. CPRSPD is based in Planning Commission of Pakistan and is mandated to undertake; Poverty Research and Analysis, Advocacy to influence public policy for pro – poor growth, and capacity building of staff (esp. public sector) to sustain project efforts. These objectives will be pursued in consonance with the GOP development strategy envisaged in Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDF) 2005-10, PRSP and Vision 2030.
Terms of Reference:
The IT Assistant will work under the overall supervision of National Project Manager and will be responsible for the following tasks:
§ Server Hardware & Software – Support, maintain and administrate server hardware and software systems. Provide input in procurement of hardware and software keeping cost factor and new trends/technologies in the mind;
§ Documentation – Assistance with the creation, format and maintenance of network and information-systems documentation;
§ Network Security – Pro-actively administrate the security of server systems, messaging, mail server, firewalls and hosted systems against any kind of threats which can destroy the data;
§ Monitoring & Logging – Review and maintain network logging and monitoring (i.e. server performance monitors);
§ Information and research gathering – stay current with technology changes, applicable systems, industry trends and developments especially in Networking Infrastructure and new wireless networking trends coupled with third party power tools to optimize the performance of remote access;
§ Training and Facilitation – Transfer of necessary knowledge to the project staff to increase the broader understanding of Information Technologies potential;
§ Handling all Internet connectivity issues with ISP to provide 24*7*365 hours internet access and availability to project staff;
Demonstrated ability to plan and administer the deployment of software products in a heterogeneous environment with an objective for standardization of all software and hardware which can provide the best solutions to streamline the internal operations;
§ Proven ability to work in a high pressure environment with multiple tasks, changing priorities, and changing resources;
§ High exposure to Microsoft Windows (XP Pro, 2000/2003 Server), Intel based desktops, laptops hardware and computer peripherals like printers, plotters and photo copiers;
§ All additional technical or non-technical responsibilities and duties assigned by Management within IT/IS domains.