IT Manager Vacancy

Today’s job submission/ vacancy is for an IT Manager position at The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The closing date for this application is June 18, 2008.

THE ORGANIZATION:

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist organization that works to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women’s rights advocates, organizations, and movement worldwide. AWID has offices in Toronto, Cape Town and Mexico City as well as part time staff in other countries.

JOB SUMMARY:

AWID is looking to hire an IT Manager to work out of our Toronto office. The incumbent is an IT generalist with a strong technical background, advanced skills in database and web programming, and a good conceptual and practical understanding of the role that IT plays in an organization. She or he will provide both day-to-day technical support to the Toronto, Cape Town and Mexico City offices, as well as provide overall IT oversight and strategic IT planning for AWID. The incumbent will also work frequently on specific projects involving database and Web work with AWID’s various strategic initiatives.  The ideal candidate is a creative self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision, enjoys problem-solving, and is highly
organized and able to be effective in an environment that often presents many competing demands. She or he has both a strong technical background with “hard” programming skills (particularly in database development), complemented by “softer” skills such as the ability to do strategic planning and general IT oversight. The incumbent is also someone who is able to work well with non-technical people, and able to communicate complex technical issues in language that is easily understood by the lay person.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical support to staff in the AWID offices and those working from other locations; troubleshoot hardware and software issues;
  • Purchase computers, network devices, video and audio devices and other equipment, and liaise with vendors;
  • Do yearly work planning, including plans for the replacement of equipment and suggestions for new purchases, as well as cyclical strategic planning on IT issues;
  • Do strategic thinking with a growing organization on how to make the most effective use of IT to further our work and constituency;
  • Liaise with Internet service provider re. connectivity, hosting and collocation systems, and overall email services;
  • Supervise contractors involved in various IT projects like database development, purchase of software packages, maintenance of licenses and recovery devices.
  • Maintain existing FileMaker databases, add new features to current solutions and build new database solutions in FileMaker Pro, including connectivity from the website for event registration, membership payment, and other purposes.
  • Administer current database server, the website, email, and any other server that might be added in future;
  • Manage user access, accounts and passwords for various applications;
  • Periodic maintenance and backup of computers in the Toronto office, setting up of automatic mechanisms for backup, and coordination of backup procedures for other offices and staff
    members;
  • Perform periodic virus scanning, maintain anti-virus software.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in database development, including linking databases with website for online payments, event registration, online surveys and other purposes: FileMaker Pro, FileMaker php API, FX.php, or
    other systems (including Access);
  • Experience in and knowledge of website development, in particular HTML, JavaScript, CSS, php, MySQL, content management systems;
  • Knowledge of database server administration: FileMaker Server, FileMaker Server Advanced;
  • Knowledge about computer and network hardware and software: printers, scanners, routers, switches, local network setup, DHCP, FTP, HTTP, SSL;
  • Knowledge about operating systems: Windows XP, Mac OS X, other software: Microsoft Office, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, QuickBooks, Norton Antivirus, Skype,
    Nero;
  • Knowledge in IT planning, management and strategizing
  • Knowledge of server administration an asset: Windows 2003, Linux;
  • Web, database, mail and DNS server administration an asset:
  • Apache, IIS, MySQL, php, postfix.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Allison Jack by email at: ( [email protected] )

Website: http://www.awid.org

4 Responses to IT Manager Vacancy

  1. BRIAN YUSUFU October 30, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    BRIAN YUSUFU (MCSE + MESSAGING, MCSE, MCDBA, MCSA + MESSAGING, MCSA, A+, N+ & MCP ID #3725930 CERTIFIED SINCE 2006)
    P.O Box 20134,
    Kawale, Lilongwe 2.
    CELL: +2655472179
    E-MAIL: [email protected]
    [email protected]

    Personal Details
    Surname: Yusufu
    First Names: Brian
    Date of Birth: 03 March, 1977
    Passport Number: MW 146230
    Nationality: Malawian
    Home Language: Chichewa
    Other Language: English; Speak Read and Write.
    Health: Excellent
    Key Skills
    • 2003 ACTIVE DIRECTORY, NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE.
    •TCP/IP SUBNETING, ADDRESSING & INTERNET SHARING.
    • SQL 2000 DATABASE IMPLEMENTATION, DESIGN & ADMINISTRATION.
    • EXCHANGE SERVER 2003 IMPLEMENTATION AND DESIGN.
    • VPOP3 INSTALLATION, ADMINISTRATION, EMAIL TRACKING & FILTERING.
    • LAN/WAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING.
    • SNA
    • ROUTING AND REMOTE ACCESS SERVICES.
    • INTERNET INFORMATION SERVICES.
    • INTERNET AUTHENTICATION SERVICES THROUGH RADIUS SERVER.
    • INTERNET SECURITY & ACCELERATION SERVICES.
    • INTERNETWORKING & WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS.
    • DOMAIN NAME SYSTEMS.
    • MIKROTIK ROUTERS, CISCO SWITCHES CONFIGURATION BOTH WIRED & WIRELESS.
    • ADSL
    • MS OFFICE 2003 PROFESSION EDITION
    • ANTIVIRUS SUCH AS TREND, KASPERSKY, NORTON & MCAFEE
    • WEB SERVERS

    Professional Qualifications
    SIX MICROSOFT & TWO CompTIA INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS;
    • MCSE + MESSAGING
    • MCSE
    • MCSA + MESSAGING
    • MCSA
    • MCDBA
    • MCP
    • A+
    • N+
    BOSTON CITY CAMPUS & BUSINESS COLLEGE DIPLOMAS:
    • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEER
    • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR &
    • I.T NETWORKING SECIALIST
    IT BUSINESS CAMPUS
    • PC SERVICE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE [A+, N+, CCNA, MCDST, SERVER +, WINDOWS XP & 2000]
    INTEC COLLEGE
    • BASIC ELECTRONICS CERTIFICATE
    SALIMA SECONDARY SCHOOL
    • MALAWI SCHOOL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION {MSCE}
    SUBJECTS:
    • MATHS
    • ADDITIONAL MATHS
    • BIOLOGY
    • ENGLISH
    • PHYSICAL SCIENCES
    • GEOGRAPHY
    • CHICHEWA
    • AGRICULTURE

    Work Experience
    • I worked for Skyband Corporation (Internet Service Provider in Malawi) for 5 months as Network Technician.
    • I have over 3 years IT Experience.
    • Currently working for Nurses & Midwives Council of Malawi as I.T Officer.
    Duties
    Database Admin on Sql 2000 server, I.T helpdesk, Indexing Nurses and Electronic Register Receipting, Web content Manager, PC repairs and all rounder I.T Training for staff members.
    Availability
    One month notice.
    Salary Expectation
    I will prefer salary according to company I.T salary chart and minimum of US $3000.00 per month + benefits.
    Achievements
    • 2006 Top Overall Student of the Year in Information Technology at Boston City Campus.
    • 2007 Top Computer Student in Software Category at Boston City Campus.

    Hobbies & Interests
    • Reading Tech Books
    • Wildlife Adventure
    • Soccer Fan

    References
    • Mr. Manning Masano of Skyband Corporation. CELL : 00265 9557 656
    • Mr James Nkhata of NICO Insurance Company. CELL : 00265 8313 763
    • Mr. Rashid A Muhammad of Design Studio Architects. CELL : 00265 9302 870

  2. BRIAN YUSUFU October 30, 2008 at 10:28 am #

    Dear Sir,
    I am a Malawian and hereby would like to apply for the above mentioned job.
    Attach is my recent resume and should you require more information please email me on the given email addresses.
    Kind regards,
    Brian

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  4. Anonymous July 6, 2011 at 3:56 am #

    It is a good job opportunities that IT Manager position at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) in Toronto. IT manager has a bright future and there are so many scope for the future. 

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