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Web Design Assistant


About National Procurement Authority

After several decades of wars and civil strife, building an effective state - one that can provide security and services to the people - has been at the heart of the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. The government has made significant progress in many areas such as primary education, basic health services, irrigation, rehabilitation, and rural development. In spite of the Government’s best efforts to improve the service delivery in priority sectors like health, education and infrastructure, corruption remains a major obstacle in effective governance and thus efficient service delivery to the people of Afghanistan. The Government has taken many steps to ensure that corruption is dealt with a firm hand and is contained in the medium term and completely eradicated in the long term. One of the main area of corruption is procurement.
Till now, the procurement system in Afghanistan was fragmented across Procurement Policy Unit under the Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services (ARDS) under the Ministry of Economy and the Special Procurement Commission (SPC) under the chairmanship of the Minister for Finance, apart from the procurements handled by individual line ministries and other sub-national entities. As part of the ongoing system reforms by the present Afghanistan Government, these three entities have been amalgamated into one single agency called National Procurement Authority (NPA) to act as the apex procurement organization, to formulate policies related to public procurement and to regulate the public procurement function in the entire nation. The NPA will consolidate the functions of above mentioned entities into a single central organization to oversee and facilitate all national procurement (goods, works and services) above a certain threshold and which are vital to economic development of Afghanistan. In addition, it will look after the policies and procedures to strengthen the procurement system and start e-procurement in Afghanistan, to bring about a completely transparent public procurement system. Other objectives of this directorate are to enhance budget execution, ensuring efficiency in public procurement system, recruitment of professional and honest procurement civil servants at different levels and various capacities.

Job Summary

The incumbent works under the overall guidance and supervision of PMIS Manager. He/she will provide technical advice, management support and technical inputs required to allow NPA to achieve its target of establishing a fully functional PMIS system mainly website which will be capable of supporting and servicing the information system needs of the entire NPA and Ultimately, should be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts and transform them into interactive, intuitive, and functional designs.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Oct 2016 Reference: NPA/AF/C-56/57/58
Closing Date: 20 Oct 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 3 Gender: Any
Functional Area: IT Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist to prepare site design plans by clarifying goals; designing functionality.
Updating content and graphics; monitoring performance and results; identifying and evaluating improvement options; maintaining links.
Develops site content and graphics by coordinating with copywriters and graphic artists; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc.
Assist to determine appropriate architecture, and other technical solutions to maintain the appearance of the website.
Maintain regular website backup programs.
Assist to generate weekly activity reports regarding the status, condition and performance of the entire website functionalities.
Assist to create and maintain software documentation.
Implementing the quality assurance plan to ensure continuous functionality of website and PMIS for efficient use.
Provide technical support to administer and maintain the PMIS.
Support PMIS team to provide training and workshops for beneficiaries.
Perform any other related duties requested by PMIS Manager.


Good conceptual skills e.g. for decision making and other analysis is highly preferred.
Working knowledge of CSS (2.0 and above), HTML, HTML5.
Working knowledge of Java Script, JQuery, and AJAX.
Expert in web standards and rich user interfaces design tools like Flash, Adobe Photoshop.
Dreamweaver, Illustrator and all Adobe family.
Knowledge of W3C web standards is required.
Ability to learn new technologies and be able to apply these to the application development process as applicable.
Ability to multitask effectively as well as to work under pressure.
Ability to exercise a significant degree of initiative and to work effectively with stakeholder organizations.
Ability to work under pressure and for highly tight deadlines.
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge of government, GoIRA rules and regulations would be an advantage.


I. Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or any other relevant field.
W3C Certification is preferable.
ASP.NET Certification is preferable.

II. Work Experience:
Must have two years of experience in Computer Science, Information Technology, Web Design Development, or any other relevant field.
Portfolio of the previous graphic design work is highly required.

III. Language Requirement:
Excellent communication skills in at least one of the national languages (Pashto or Dari) and in English.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, IT

Submission Guideline

Interested individuals are requested to send their updated CVs and APPLICATION to e-mail mentioning the vacancy title and number in Subject line. Subject: (Web Design Assistant - NPA/AF/C-56/57/58) Only short listed candidates who meet the above criterion will be contacted for written test/ Interview.

Note: CVs not mentioning the vacancy title and Number in subject line will not be considered.

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