Overview

POSITION: IT OFFICER

The Public Private Partnership Commission (the PPPC) is seeking to engage a visionary, dynamic, self-motivated, highly innovative and suitably qualified person to fill the position of IT Officer.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The PPPC was established by an Act of Parliament; the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Act, Act No.27 of 2011, to support and facilitate the development of public infrastructure and services through public private partnership (PPP) arrangements.

Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), seeking to improve access to services, are primarily responsible for initiation, screening and selection of infrastructure projects for development as PPP projects within the framework of Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) managed by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs.

In this regard MDAs as project sponsors, are the Contracting Authorities in a PPP contract.

THE POSITION

The IT officer shall report to the Director, Finance and Administration and the position is tenable at the PPP Secretariat in Blantyre.

The position requires a mature, multidisciplinary professional with a demonstrable track record of unquestioned integrity, agility, resilience, creativity and a sworn devotion to the cause of private sector involvement in the development of public infrastructure and services in the country.

Accordingly, the IT officer shall work closely with Directors at the PPPC, and will be responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions for the PPPC. This includes researching and planning for the implementation of the most recent technologies in the industry and providing the vision and leadership for designing, developing, and implementing IT initiatives that create value for the commission. Maintaining PPPC’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.

KEY ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

The IT officer must:

  • have knowledge in configuration, administration and maintenance of windows and Linux server platforms on both physical and virtual machines;
  • have experience in configuration of Active Directory- Directory Services, DHCP and DNS servers;
  • have experience in Configuration and administration of Microsoft Exchange server;
  • have technical expertise in networking configurations including Ethernet, WI-FI Access Points configuration, IP addressing, Natting, VPN. etc;
  • have experience working with CISCO firewalls;
  • configuring and administrating Network Attached Storage (NAS) and ensuring remote access of shared drives for employees;
  • have proven experience in web administration and provision of support on internet and intranet;
  • have experience maintaining and repairing general Computer equipment;
  • must clearly demonstrate his/her understanding of different software packages and hands on experience;
  • demonstrate the ability to implement ICT related projects;
  • demonstrate experience on deploying ICT security network solutions- ensure protection of the Commission from Cyber-attacks;
  • demonstrate the ability to provide user training on a one on one basis on the use of computers and other software packages;
  • developing strategic partnerships with key IT suppliers, vendors and consultant organizations;
  • managing the system hardware, operating systems, software, and procedures in a manner that adhere to the PPPC’s values and goals;
  • provide overall IT governance for the Commission;
  • managing IT budgets:
  • agreeing costs, timescales and standards to be met and monitoring these throughout projects;
  • creating a budget for each project as well as managing the financial aspects of the entire IT section such as purchases and ongoing budgeting;
  • accomplishing financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; •scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective action;
  • keeping up-to-date with the most recent technologies and advising on what new technological solutions will meet business and systems requirements;
  • ensuring software licences are up to date;
  • configuring server-based Antivirus software and ensuring the antivirus solution is up to date and monitoring any malware attacks to the network;
  • implement both local and remote disaster recovery and back-up procedure;
  • lead and coordinate selection, installation, operation, support, and maintenance of PPPC information technology infrastructure; and
  • develop and update ICT policy.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology or similar field obtained from a recognized institution
  • A Bachelors ’s Degree or its equivalent in any computer related fields will be an added advantage
  • Certifications in Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) / Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or CISCO Networking Certified Engineer will be an added advantage
  • At least five years of hands on experience in the IT field
  • Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis and of computer hardware/software systems
  • Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration and network installation.

REMUNERATION

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to a suitable candidate.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested persons who meet the minimum requirements outlined above should forward their applications in person, by post or email to the address indicated below, to be received no later than close of business on Tuesday, 5th July 2022.

Applicants should send their applications together with complete curriculum vitae with at least three traceable referees to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Public Private Partnerships Commission

2nd Floor, Livingstone Towers, Glyn Jones Road

P.O. Box 937

Blantyre.

Email: info@pppc.mw

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.