OLPC Afghanistan/Job descriptions

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Job descriptions of each position

Following are concrete job descriptions of each position within Technical operations.

  • Position: Technical implementation manager

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinating whole technical side of OLPC
  • Communicating with Project manager at the MoE
  • Monitoring and evaluation of technical aspects of OLPC implementation
  • Coordinating of reporting to Project partners (Roshan, ASMED, MoE)

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  • Position: Deployment technician
  • Team: Deployment team
  • Responsible Persons:

Main responsibilities:

  • Deploying computers to schools
  • Checking mesh network created automatically by XO laptops
  • Checking and installing basic electrical work for laptops
  • Connecting computers to internet via GPRS

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  • Position: Deployment intern
  • Team: Deployment team

Main responsibilities:

  • Assisting Deployment technicians with laptop deployment to schools
  • Checking mesh network created automatically by XO laptops
  • Checking and installing basic electrical work for laptops
  • Connecting computers to internet via GPRS

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  • Position: Tech trainer
  • Team: Training team

Main responsibilities:

  • Training of teachers – technical aspects of using OLPC (basic usage, troubleshooting etc.)
  • Training of Deployment teams – technical specifics of deploying of OLPC
  • Training of User services officers – usage of OLPC, troubleshooting

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  • Position: User services director
  • Team: User services team

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinating work of User services team
  • Assigning placements for members
  • Communicating with MoE regarding new activities (applications) development
  • Overseeing documentation creation
  • Overseeing incident database and Support line
  • Overseeing fixing laptops and linked logistics
  • Overseeing development of new activities (applications)
  • Review of content materials and communicating it to MoE for approval

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  • Position: User services officer
  • Team: User services team

Main responsibilities:

  • Writing documentation for use of activities (programs)
  • Helping to write specification for new applications for OLPC
  • Creating Help pages/manual for teachers
  • Operating Incident database
  • Remote support for laptops
  • Checking/fixing laptops that arrive
  • Checking diagnostic programs
  • Answering support line

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  • Position: Developer
  • Team: User services team

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop / Adapt activities (programs) for Afghan Curriculum
  • Support training university students
  • Develop and finalise standard OLPC images for deployment (client & server)
  • Developing community web applications

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  • Position: Dari language translator
  • Team: Localisation team

Main responsibilities:

  • Translations of software content from English to Dari

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  • Position: Pashto language translator
  • Team: Localisation team

Main responsibilities:

  • Translations of software content from English to Pashto

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  • Position: Community Development Liaison

Main responsibilities:

  • Community Building for OLPC Afghanistan, i.e community promotion of OLPC AF around the world, manage and update Facebook & other related groups, send news mails, update blogs etc.
  • Update OLPC Afghanistan Website
  • Send news around OLPC forums (grassroots, wiki and other online related sites...)
  • Deputy for the Economic Development of OLPC Afghanistan.

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  • Position: Economic Development Officer

Main responsibilities:

  • Generating ideas, collecting data about trainings, research etc.
  • To provide with relevant information to parents and which would help them with education and most importantly to increase the family income.

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  • Position: Media / graphic designer

Main responsibilities:

  • Design and editing of publicity materials such as videos, guides, leaflets, cards, photos, CDs etc.
  • Coordinate the layout and design of internal and external communication materials (banding), including newsletters, reports, pamphlets, posters, website stories, brochures, reports etc.
  • Oversee publishing of designed document such as printing (quotations, communication with printing services, quality check up etc.), website updates, distribution of documents psychically and over email / mailing lists and similar.
  • Other duties as reasonably delegated
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