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About Afghanistan International Bank

Afghanistan International Bank (Incorporated in March 2004) is the first private bank in the country promoted by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and some of the prominent business houses of the country headquartered at Kabul. Within 15 years of commencing business the Bank has grown rapidly throughout the country. AIB believes in developing its people through continuous investment in training and giving larger opportunities to those who grow with the bank. With professional management team ensuring high standards of corporate governance and a professional work environment where every manager is committed to train and develop his people is what makes AIB an employer of choice.

Job Summary

The DR (Disaster Recovery) site officer oversees the overall IT/DR program. He monitors DR capability and reports to senior management on the DR program and recovery capability. He takes the lead in ensuring that senior management understands the needs and risks associated with the current state of DR resiliency and advocates for adequate resources.

• He is also in charge of the detailed program, testing, recovery, and architecture responsibilities outlined in the organization’s DR standards and policies.

• Finally, the DR officer creates and maintains an overall DR site roadmap that outlines the organization’s priorities and needs, as well as how they will be implemented.

Duties & Responsibilities

1.      Ensure that all the applications, database, servers and devices are active and synced with the head office data center in terms of data, setup and configuration.

2.      Keep the record of every changes/maintenance done in HO and make sure the same is deployed in DR site.

3.      Ensure each and every server, devices and cables (source to destination) are properly labelled.

4.      Ensure to update and maintain the resources and data center items labelling repository.

5.      Ensure to visit DR site daily and check data center, UPS room and their temperature.

6.      Ensure to keep up to date and maintain the organization DR standard and policy.

7.      The DR officer should ensure that all DR switchover manuals for applications, database, servers and devices are up to date and functional.

8.      He should check and confirm each application, database, server and devices with the team who are in charge regularly and make sure that these resources are synced and up to date with HO data center.

9.      He should set the DRP into motion after the Disaster Recovery Lead has declared a disaster.

10.  Determine what systems and processes have been affected by the disaster

11.  Determine what first steps need to be taken by the disaster recovery teams.

12.  Keep the disaster recovery teams on track with pre-determined expectations and goals.

13.  Get the secondary site ready to restore business operations.

14.  Ensure that the secondary site is fully functional and secure

15.  Create a detailed report of all the steps undertaken in the disaster recovery process.

16.  Notify the relevant parties once the disaster is over and normal business functionality has been restored.

17.  Ensure that the standby facility is maintained in working order.

18.  Assess, or participate in the assessment of, any physical damage to the primary facility.

19.  Ensure that appropriate resources are provisioned to rebuild or repair the main facilities in the event that they are destroyed or damaged.

20.  Present to the Management Team on the state of the disaster and the decisions that need to be made.

21.  Notify the relevant parties once the disaster is over and normal business functionality has been restored.

22.  Create a detailed report of all the steps undertaken in the disaster recovery process.

23.  DR Officer should check and compare all the resources of HO and DR site regularly and maintain the DR report.

24.  DR Officer should develop a software/application or interface if required to have a good trace of changes and maintenance of DR sites.

Job Requirements

1.        EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS        Minimum of Bachelor Degree in the Computer Science.

Should have at least 3 years of experience in data center and server administration. Knowledge and experience in application management and software development are considered advantages.


1.        Proven working experience with server administration, application management, application and software development expertise, and network fundamentals.

2.        Excellent Written and Verbal Communication

3.        Interpersonal Communication

4.        Problem Solving, Decision Making

5.        Critical Thinking & Teamwork

6.        Attention to Detail & Analytical Thinking

7.        Time Management and ability to work under Pressure

8.           Ability to work independently

Submission Guideline

Important Application Information:

AIB is committed to a diverse workforce and encourage all eligible local applicants, irrespective of gender, disability, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Internal Applicants to fill AIB’s Internal Application Form, sign, get it signed by supervisor and send it to jobs@aib.af in order to apply for this position. Applicants should clearly indicate the position and vacancy number in the subject line of their emails.

Direction for external candidates: To apply click on Apply Now on jobs.af page and apply online by answering the questionnaire. Please note that filling up the questionnaire can be considered as an indirect assessment; please fill it carefully and in accordance to the instructions given in each question.

Failure to comply with above guidelines or sharing incomplete information will lead to disqualification of your application.

Short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for written test and interview. If you did not receive a response within two weeks after closing date, it means you are not shortlisted

We are highly encouraging qualified and eligible disable candidates to apply.


Afghanistan International Bank (AIB) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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