Resume

APURWA SINGH
Madhyapur Thimi | Cell: 9869086397 | Email: apurwa at gmail dot com | Website: apurwa.com.np

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
A versatile Information Technology professional possessing sound experience of 17 years along with a mix of strong technical skills, excellent presentation and documentation skills.
Specializes in system administration preferably in Unix like systems.
Has in-depth experience of working with Drupal Content Management System.
Has experience of working in the development sector for more than 6 years.
A quick learner who has no issues with learning about new technologies and possesses a problem solving attitude.
Currently looking forward to working as an IT manager.

CORE SKILLS
Extensive knowledge and experience on:

Server Technologies

  • apache
  • nginx
  • mysql
  • mariadb
  • sqlite
  • samba
  • iredmail
  • zimbra
  • BIND

 

Scripting Technologies

  • php
  • mysql
  • html
  • css
  • python
  • jquery
  • MVC Framework
  • Object Oriented Programming

 

Operating Systems

  • Ubuntu
  • CentOS
  • Raspbian    
  • Windows
  • Mac OS

 

Virtualization

  • VMWare
  • Docker
  • VirtualBox

 

Multimedia

  • Cool Edit Pro
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • GIMP

Version Control

  • GIT

 

Data Science

  • Machine learning algorithm
  • Unsupervised clustering algorithms

Networking

  • Cisco Networking

 

Miscellaneous

  • Mobile Data Collection Tool (kobo toolbox)
  • Google Tools and Google Script
  • BASH
  • Raspberry PI
  • Microsoft Office

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
IT Consultant | UNDP Nepal | November 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Duty Station: Provincial and Local Governance Support Programme (PLGSP), Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA)

Major responsibilities:

Continuation of support to existing systems such as web servers, mail servers, database servers, official websites of local governments and provincial governments, local government profile survey server, mobile applications and GIS portal.

Provide training on local government profile to local government officials
ICT Coordinator | UN Volunteers Nepal | April 01, 2014 - October 31, 2019

Duty Station: Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP), Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA)

Major responsibilities:

Coordination
Maintained coordination with National Information Technology Center, vendors, regional IT experts and government officials regarding development and maintenance of various ICT products. Maintained communication with Internet Service Provider regarding internet service continuity in LGCDP and MoFAGA.

Configuration
Configured and maintained operating system, web server and database server in government cloud system for new local level websites.
Configured file server in private network of LGCDP.
Configured digital display system in MoFAGA.
Configured Kobo Toolbox for local government profile (login.lgprofile.gov.np).


Web Development
Developed websites for various government organizations such as lgcdp, mofaga, 753 local governments and provincial governments.


Content Management
Managed content for MoFAGA and lgcdp’s official websites.


Graphics Designing
Designed brochure for UNV Nepal in English and Nepali.


Documentation
Prepared various documents for virtualization details, server setup details, server security and optimization details, website user manuals, video tutorials. Prepared TOR for local level websites.


Maintenance
Maintained security settings in web server and database server by applying various security measures against well known threats such as denial of service. Also maintained website update mechanisms.


Reporting / Data Collection
Designed survey forms for data collection from local levels using various tools such as google forms, kobocollect and custom survey forms. Prepared analytical reports in form of textual summary and GIS maps.


Backstopping
Provided tier 3 technical support to regional ICT Experts of LGCDP regarding local government websites, data portals, mobile apps and mail service.

Presentations/Training
Provided training sessions on various technical matters to ICT volunteers, regional ICT experts, local level officials and government officials. Gave presentations to ministers and senior government officials regarding work done in the field of ICT.
Junior Executive | Kantipur Publications | May 16, 2004 - April 13, 2013
Managed content for ekantipur.com, the official website for Kantipur Publications. This included working with content of Kantipur Daily, The Kathmandu Post, Nepal, Nari and Saptahik.
Performed video editing for news of Kantipur Television.
Performed audio editing for news of Kantipur FM.
Designed content management system for Nepal magazine based on PHP MYSQL, which was previously based on static html.
Managed Google adwords for the website.
Provide technical backstopping support to office staff on a daily basis.

EDUCATION
Master of Science in Computer Science | Ongoing
Nepal College of Information Technology, (NCIT), Kathmandu
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering | 2011
Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Kathmandu
Intermediate in Science | 2003
Vigyan Adhyayan Kendra, Janakpur

CERTIFICATIONS
Database and automation in e-governance | 2016
Result Based Management in Local Governance | 2015
IT Infrastructure Training | 2015
Geographic Information System | 2014
IT Security Audit Course based on Security Standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013 | 2014