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Information Technology (IT) Specialist, PNG Electrification Partnership (PEP) Activity

Information Technology
International Development Group
200YI Requisition #

RTI International is requesting applications for an IT Specialist on a USAID-funded energy project in Papua New Guinea. The goal of the USAID PNG Electrification Partnership (PEP) Project is to contribute significantly to achieving the goal of 70% electrification by 2030.  This position will be based in Port Moresby, PNG.  



  • Manages the use and maintenance of technology required for day to day operational support of the PNG Electrification Partnership Project staff and implementation, including first level of support Windows PCs and Windows Servers and maintain network infrastructure ISP, router, Ethernet switch and PBX phones, maintain spare parts and hardware repairs and restoration. 
  • Sets up, maintains, and supports the IT infrastructure and equipment for PEP offices in Port Moresby and regional offices.  
  • Ensures Windows and other software is maintained and properly usable.  
  • Ensures information is backed up and maintained in accordance with RTI policies and procedures.  
  • Configures and trouble-shoots servers, laptops, desktops and printers.  
  • Supports the m-Health/e-Health/Information Communication Technology (ICT) Specialist in the integration of appropriate technologies (such as mobile phones, tablets, GIS, etc.) into PEP activities and maintenance of project website (as needed).  
  • Work under the supervision of Chief of Party for daily operations as well as under the supervision of RTI ITS Asia Pacific Regional Support Manager for any technical or compliance matters.   

Minimum Education and Experience: 

  • Master’s degree in information technology or other relevant field and 1 year of experience or Bachelor’s Degree in information technology or other relevant field and 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience  

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting and troubleshooting a wide range of IT Infrastructure systems (Windows PCs, servers, printers, scanners, backup devices and networks or similar work environment in Papua New Guinea). 
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and MS Office 2007/MS Office 2010 (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point). 
  • Having skills and knowledge in developing and maintenance website and database system  
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting network issues.   
  • Knowledge of Symantec Backup Exec is considered an asset.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.  
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

Due to the urgency of project need, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The shortlist of candidates may be finalized prior to the closing application deadline. Therefore, candidates are urged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Ethics Notice: No one at RTI may ever demand payment for anything of value in exchange for anything related to the hiring process (including, for example, for applying for, interviewing for, or receiving any offer of employment).  If any such request is made, please report this request confidentially to RTI’s Ethics office at HRethics@rti.org.  Any payment made will disqualify any applicant from future employment at RTI.  Please only use the HRethics@rti.org email address to report ethics concerns; any job applications sent to this email address will not be processed.

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We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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