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National Database Developer


About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO's Sub-regional Office for Central Asia, SEC is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing sub-regional food, agriculture and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with sub-region-wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). It assists the FAO Representations (FAORs) in the sub-region with addressing sub-regional food security, agriculture and rural development issues at country level.
The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

FAO works with three counterpart ministries – the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). The FAO Representation is based in Kabul with regional offices in Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kunduz and provincial offices in Badakhshan, Bamyan, Kapisa and Parwan.

Job Summary

The overall goal of the HFLS project is to contribute to household food security address malnutrition and deprivation. The immediate objectives are: (I) to promote and enhance sustainable and resilient livelihoods among the most food insecure and vulnerable households in 50 districts of 5 Provinces, and (ii) to enhance institutional capacities and market linkages.

Under the overall supervision of the Budget Holder/FAO Representative (FAOR) in Afghanistan and the direct supervision of the NPM (National Project Manager), and under the operational supervision of the Director of Agricultural Statistics in MAIL, the National Database Developer shall perform the following activities

Job Details

Date Posted: 16 Feb 2017 Reference: FAO/KBL/PRJ/SC/02-2017
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: IT Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 1570 to 1915 USD
Contract Type: Service Contract Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

 Develop a database interface for data collection using a notepad application;
 Develop a web-based database system in MAIL Statistics Division;
 In collaboration with other project staff and relevant MAIL staff, field test the mobile/notepad application and survey forms for data collection;
 Test the data storage, server and web-tools as part of the database system in MAIL;
 Ensure that the data is accessible through several statistical packages, including, SPSS, STATA and others;
 Ensure that the web-based tools are capable of preparing statistical tables, graphs, maps and other information outputs;
 Ensure that all data stored in the server are fully checked for accuracy and coverage;
 Ensure that the GIS codes used in the survey data are in line with national codes;
 Regularly maintain and update the information as it reached from the field and ensure that missing data are completed and shared at central level;
 Make data available to the main stakeholders on a regular basis;
 With support from other project staff, prepare regular agricultural statistics reports and information products;
 Ensure that all equipment (notepads, computers, server, GPS and others) are regularly maintained and in perfect operational condition;
 Liaise and coordinate information systems with other entities, in particular the Central Statistics Office (CSO), NRVA and others;
 Prepare specific database interface for data collection, storage and analysis in support of specific sample survey data. The sample surveys may relate to specific projects and topics;
 Perform any other tasks as requested by the NPO and the Director of Agricultural Statistics in MAIL;

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


Database Development, GIS, Web-Designing and MIS


Minimum Requirements
 University degree in one relevant subject (e.g. information technology, information system management, computer science, or related fields) and, preferably, training certificate in one or more of the other subjects;
 At least five (05) years of relevant work experience in applications of Information System Management, Database Development, GIS and Web-Designing or closely related fields;
 Extent and relevance of experience in management of agriculture projects and programmes and working experience in relevant sector with MAIL (Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock) or entities closely working with the mentioned ministry.
 Previous work experience with UN is an advantage;
 Strong interpersonal and communication, reporting and presentation skills;
 Excellent knowledge of English and local languages, both spoken and written;

 Results Focus
 Teamwork
 Communication
 Building Effective Relationships
 Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, IT

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghan nationals should complete the FAO Personal History Form (PHF) and submit it along with their application letter and CV to the email address below, clearly mentioning the vacancy number and post title (National Database Developer_FAO/KBL/PRJ/SC/02-2017) in the subject line of the email, otherwise your email will not be consider for further process.

NOTE: Applicant who failed to attach the FAO Personal History Form (PHF) their Application will not be considered for further process.

The above required documents can also be submitted in writing (marked “Confidential” and clearly indicating on the sealed envelope the Vacancy Announcement number & position title) to: the Assistant FAO Representative (Administration), FAO Representation, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mina, Opposite Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan.

The FAO PH Form can be downloaded using the following internet link:

The last date for receiving applications is February 28, 2017. Please note that applications received after closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for test/interview.

 Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview/test.
 Application received after closing date will not be given consideration.
 Please make sure to sign the first page of your PHF while applying for the vacant post.
 Do not forget to write the post title and VA number on subject of your email.
 Regret letter will only be sent to interviewed candidates.

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