CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 11/02/2020at 11:59 p.m. Kyiv Time
Solicitation 72012120R15 for IT Director/System Manager, Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractor (CCN PSC).
MARKET VALUE: Basic Annual rate (in U.S. Dollars): $53,055-68,966
In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and ADS 309, the Local Compensation Plan (in effect at the time) of the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine forms the basis of compensation. The LCP consists of the salary schedule, which includes salary rates, authorized fringe benefits, and other pertinent facets of compensation. Final basic compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. This salary range is not inclusive of other benefits and allowances.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Employment under any contract issued under this solicitation is of a continuing nature.
BASIC FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:
The IT Director/System Manager, hereafter referred to as Regional IT DIR/SM, is the USAID/Ukraine Regional Mission’s senior leading expert in information systems, responsible for supervising a team of three in the Information Technology section, within the Executive Office of USAID/Ukraine. The IT DIR/SM is delegated responsibility to provide leadership, direction, guidance, and management oversight to the Information Technology team and has full management responsibility for providing a technological vision through Information Systems Administration, Technology and Information Services Support for the Ukraine Regional Mission and Belarus Country Office, which together comprise approximately with 135 staff.
Reporting to the Regional Supervisory Executive Officer, the IT DIR/SM is directly responsible and accountable for the management and administration of the IT, human, and financial resources, systems analysis, programming, installation, testing, evaluation, monitoring capacity and performance on all platforms, maintaining security, operating systems and application programs. He/she oversees all day-to-day operations and maintenance of the computer and telecommunication systems and equipment, including the management of IT staff who provide support services, software development, and web design to effectively install, operate, troubleshoot and safeguard Local Area Network (LAN) components, which include, but are not limited to, Microsoft Windows network operating systems, various in-house and web-based applications, software and hardware components, telephone systems, and mobile devices. The IT DIR/SM is also the primary implementer of computer systems policies regarding information systems security and computer systems usage and recommends procurement of IT equipment and software. The IT DIR/SM provides back-up support and coaching to the USAID/Moldova Computer Management Specialist, as well as oversees IT Business Process Development projects for Ukraine/Belarus. The Job Holder may be expected to perform work-related travel. The IT DIR/SM Must be available “on-call” after-hours in case of urgent or emergency situations with the IT infrastructure/network.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
Education: Minimum of Bachelor degree (or U.S. equivalent) or higher in Computer or Electronic Engineering, Network\Information Systems Management, Computer Science, or a field relevant to the duties and responsibilities, is required. At least one vendor certification, such as Microsoft Systems Certified Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Hewlett-Packard Accredited Installation Specialist (HP AIS), etc, is required.
Prior Work Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in computer operations, development and programming, utilization of systems, and IT management of a technical or administrative nature, is required.
Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) of English-language speaking/reading capability. Fluency in both Ukrainian and Russian languages (speaking, writing, and reading) are also required.
For further details and instructions on how to apply, please see the full version of this Announcement at: https://www.usaid.gov/ukraine/work-with-us/careers