CNFA is an enterprise development organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, expand exports and develop skills in the rural workforce. By generating higher incomes for farmers, processors, entrepreneurs and distributors, CNFA helps improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.
CNFA implements the five year $15 Million Agro-Inputs Project (AIP) in Bangladesh. The goal of AIP is to increase smallholder production and productivity in order to reduce poverty and improve food security in Bangladesh’s southern delta. Over the next five years, CNFA will deliver training, improved inputs, and related services across 20 southern districts, to a network of 3,000 agro input retailers, serving over 1 million smallholders, impacting more than 5 million individuals, and generating more than $100 million in sales.
Agro-Inputs Project invites applications from qualified candidates for the following position:
Working under direct supervision of the Operations Director, the IT Specialist is responsible for maintain all project computer based management information systems.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The main duties of the IT Specialist are to:
- Install and ensure maintenance of computer system and servers in Dhaka and Khulna offices.
- Ensure security and integrity of all program computer systems.
- Evaluate and provide recommendations for improving system performance and devise new systems or programs (conducting feasibility studies as appropriate).
- Provide guidance to staff in the use and maintenance of computer-based management information system.
- Prepare computers for use by staff and trouble-shoot computer software and hardware problems.
- Assist in the preparation of reports on the progress and impact of program activities.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field. Master’s preferred, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant competency area.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience managing server and network for donor funded projects.
- Proven knowledge of USAID’s rules and regulations governing IT procurement and inventory processes.
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
- Strong communication skills.
- Fluency in English is required.
Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs with a photograph and a cover letter explaining the desire and qualifications to work for the aforesaid position to Chief of Party, USAID, Agro- Input Project, on or before 25 November 2012. Position applied for should be clearly marked on the top of the email.
Applications are preferred via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only short-listed candidates will be called for interviews.