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Wireless Network Expert

Date Posted
8th March 2017
Reference
VAC-25182
Sector
Information & Communication Technology
Job Type
Contract
Location
Haiti
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Chemonics seeks a wireless network expert for a two-week assignment under the USAID Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) project in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Job Description

IFMS helps to provide continued support to the Haitian government for the restoration, operation, and expansion of both the IFMS-related network infrastructure and financial management systems. The project is working to improve IFMS functionality, access, security, and accountability of the system; development of business continuity and contingency plans; and alignment of Haitian government business processes and technology. The wireless network expert will restore and upgrade the IFMS network, a Haitian government-owned microwave network consisting of 51 sites in the greater Port-au-Prince area. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world

 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Evaluate the performance of the Wireless Bridge Cisco 1532
  • Support hardware and software procurement and training across a broad spectrum of Haitian government financial functions
  • Review the current IFMS network layout
  • Calculate "link budget" (distances), path loss, and wave propagation principles for each wireless bridge model
  • Conduct testing of each wireless bridge model and resolve technical issues
  • Prepare report with recommendations detailing which bridges should be installed on each site and the configuration of each type of wireless bridge

 

Qualifications: 

  • Degree in computer science, telecommunications, or similar field.
  • Minimum five years of experience in telecommunication, analysis, installation, and optimization
  • Strong working knowledge installing, configuring, and supporting Cisco Wireless Bridge; experience with Cisco Aironet 1532 a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent English language skills required

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