Network Engineer Job Vacancy

Network Engineer Job Vacancy

Network Engineer Job Vacancy

Vacancy Announcement ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY Position :

Network Engineer Term of Employment : One year with possibility of extension Duty Station(s) : Addis Ababa Required Number: One Salary & Benefits :

Competitive Application Deadline : June 27, 2020

BACKGROUND: 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 (MoA), 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. POSITION SUMMARY: The network Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, and managing the local and wide area networks of the organisation to ensure maximum uptime for users. The role can include designing system configurations, documenting and managing the installation of a new network, and maintaining and upgrading existing systems, as necessary. The role is also responsible to ensure installing, supporting and maintaining new server hardware and software infrastructure; A Network Engineer performs a wide variety of evaluation, maintenance, installation and training tasks to ensure the computer network performance meets ATA and user satisfaction. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Design, setup and configure complex switching environments. The successful candidate will have a strong technical background, including working knowledge of network management protocols, networking architecture, authentication practices and security administration. Design, setup and configure complex wireless networking that supports open or secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications. Maintain a thorough understanding of Local Area Networking. Assist in the design of multi-server environments including IP address schemes, DNS, WINS, Ether-Channel (Bonding), etc. Configuring and installing client and server network software for upgrading and maintaining network and telecommunication systems. Maintain a thorough understanding of the basics behind the Internet and its workings (DNS, Security, IP Routing, HTTP, VPN, Email Routing, SPAM, etc.). Configure and setup Cisco Firewalls, VPN Concentrators and Security appliances for access to vital business applications. Maintaining multi-site network operations and software applications, operating systems, and regular maintenance with both private and public facilities. Managing assigned projects and program components to deliver services in accordance with established objectives. Responding to inquiries from staff, administrators, service providers, site personnel and outside vendors etc. to provide technical assistance and support. Maintaining Detailed Documentation and Following a prescribed Configuration Management Process. General user support. Administration of systems and servers related network to ensure availability of services to authorized users. Troubleshooting malfunctions of network hardware and software applications, and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services. Establishes networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards. Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with network architects on network optimization. Others as requested by the supervisor. Educational Requirements: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor or preferably master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, statistics, information technology, computer engineering or other relevant field. At least 6 years (with BA) or 4 years (with MA) of relevant professional experience supplemented with relevant industry standard certifications. CCNP Certification required. Superior troubleshooting skills. Six (6) plus years of...

Required Experience: Senior Level (5+ years experience