System Administrator

 Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society (SARC)

SARC is a leading humanitarian organization in Syria, working in emergency health and first aid, primary health care, humanitarian assistance/relief, water and sanitation, and protection.

Vacancy Opening Date: 25/10/2020

Vacancy Closing Date: 31/10/2020

Interested candidates should send their updated CV’s in English and must be Word file or PDF file only, otherwise will be rejected.

To E-mail,

Subject “System Administrator”.

Any resume without subject will be automatically rejected.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position title: System Administrator


Location:        SARC HQ in Damascus Abu Remmaneh.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Design and implement SARC servers from scratch and orchestrate the IT servers and services to provide the best performance and availability for current and future needs.
  • Restructure SARC server’s to work in a flexible and centralized virtualization environment.
  • Configure and install Domain controller, DHCP, DNS and file servers on Windows server 2016 and set all required users and computers security and use policies.
  • Install and deploy IT administration software to monitor, audit and manage the server operating systems using Linux, Windows and third-party applications.
  • Create daily, weekly and contingency backup plans for servers and services.
  • Enhance internal system administration documentation and procedures.
  • Manage HP, QNAP and Netgear NAS storages.
  • Manage Office 365 Users, SharePoint, Drive, Teams, and Security.
  • Work with Ansible, Docker and any on-demand technologies and environments to serve any project’s needs.
  • Deploy, maintain and manage servers as follows:
    • Virtualization Servers: VMware ESXi 6.5 and VCenter 6.5
    • Infrastructure Servers: AD, DHCP, DNS, File servers, Audit.
    • Backup Servers: Veritas backup exec and Duply.
    • Web servers: IIS, Apache, Nginx, and Tomcat.
    • Database servers: MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL.
    • Antivirus server: Kaspersky Security Centre.
    • Data Collection: Open Data Kit (ODK).
    • Monitoring Servers: OPManager and Zabbix.
    • Other Servers: Ticketing Systems, Dameware remote support, Al-Ameen, and Access Control.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or equivalent experience required.
  • At least 3-5 years of system administration experience
  • Manage time effectively with minimal supervision
  • Analytical skills to define and solve problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to interact with IT stakeholders and senior leadership.
  • Manage time effectively with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of virtualization, VMWare ESXi, Hyper-V, or equivalent
  • Knowledge and understanding of standard Infrastructure technologies, in particular but not limited to: SAN, NAS, Backup, Virtualisation, Thin Client computing, High Availability techniques.
  • Familiar with Linux.
  • Ability and willingness to multi-task and work in an often high-pressure environment with deadlines.
  • System administration and IT certifications in Linux, Microsoft, or other network related.
  • Very Good in English skills, oral and written.



PS: Syrian Arab Red Crescent Does Not Provide Any Transportations For Employees.



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