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Database Developer

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About National Statistics and Information Authority

Central Statistics Organization (CSO) was established in year 1351 as an independent governmental administration to create an integrated scientific system for statistics, ensuring harmonization and coordination of all statistical and information management activities of Afghanistan. Since its establishment, CSO conducts population census and national statistical surveys and coordinates with partners including government institutions, international development partners, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and agencies other than state to prevent duplication of information and statistics. The CSO collaborates with national government agencies in collection, compilation and publication of statistical information including data and statistics derived from their activities. Also CSO independently collects, compiles, analyses and publishes national commercial, financial, social, economic, environmental, information technology and in general the living condition of Afghan people.
Central Statistics Organization (CSO) supports and promotes the development of integrated social and economic statistics nationwide. CSO also provides technical support to other agencies and facilitates standard procedures for conducting research such as sampling frames. To fulfil the requirement and need of modern statistical demands, CSO is mandated to introduce reforms in the area of organizational development. CSO coordinates and collaborates with partner agencies to establish standards and framework for unified data and information management. Currently on-going efforts are underway to further strengthen CSOs institutional capacity to adapt and utilize organizational development best-practices to adapt to fast-changing and required growth of CSO.
The National Geo-Informatics Center in Afghanistan is responsible for national level of Geo-Spatial activities, developing policies, Geo-Spatial standards, and the sustainable use of its extensive natural resources. In order to make informed decisions, the policy makers, technicians, scientists and others need timely and authoritative data and the means to analyze and understand this information and the conditions, trends and other insights it can bring. Most of the Geo spatial data that exists in Afghanistan is scattered across many organizations within the government, United Nations agencies and many other government, non-government and international organizations. The government has recognized the need to address this issue and has established a National Geo-Informatics Centre (NGIC) program within the Central Statistical Organization.
Based on the decree No (656), 2018 of His Excellency the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the GIS Coordination Deputy President General office was established. Currently the GIS is one of the important departments of CSO.
The Central Statistics Organization (CSO) is the leading national Geo spatial science organization with a focus on both public good sciences for government and geo-scientific research to understand earth and environmental processes.
To have harmonize, consistent and fair pay framework for all NTA in the country, to assure fiscal sustainability up to possible extend, to increase government control over deliverables of NTA including but not limited to strengthening the government ability to hire national contractors though the national budget of the country and to avoid competition with CBR and assuring transparency and accountability; Central Statistics Organization is committed to hire the bellow position based on NTA salary scale.

Job Summary

POSITION SUMMARY
Database Developer will work in the system development and information management unit to plan, code, test and implement required information systems for Central Statistics Organization and partner government institutions and assist in managing, modifying designing, developing and documenting software systems and applications throughout their life-cycle. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with concerned stakeholders to design, develop, test, implement and maintain new and existing databases and information management systems efficiently

Job Details

Date Posted: 12 Jun 2018 Reference: NTA 031
Closing Date: 24 Jun 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Government Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

KEY TASKS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
The recruited incumbent will support the work of Central Statistics Organization and will have the following key duties and responsibilities:
• Implement and develop data collection, data cataloging, data analysis and data reporting
• systems to increase efficiency and accuracy.
• Plan, develop, test and implement data and information management systems.
• Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications and user-requirement.
• Ensure the database development processes follow best practices and standards.
• Design and optimize stable, reliable and effective databases and modify databases according to requests.
• Design and implement databases using relational DBMS and NOSQL storage.
• Coordinate with other peer developers to improve databases performance and conduct data synchronization and migration when necessary.
• Provide data management support to users and develop necessary technical documentation and manuals.
• Research and suggest new database products, services and best-practices to deliver efficient data management.
• Assist in developing the technical capacity of relevant units in CSO to support knowledge and skills transfer.
• Other key tasks assigned by the line manager and/or team lead.
• Training and transferring knowledge, skills and experience to the staff of relevant department.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
• Ability to exhibit strong commitment and motivation in the relevant discipline.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and working knowledge of national languages i.e. Dari and Pashto.
• Ability to work with and be a partner of a team of diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to work efficiently and to meet deadlines.
• Ability to function effectively in a team environment inspiring trust and cooperation of other team member.
• Experience in statistical systems and information management related field.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• A bachelor degree in computer science or related field with four years of relevant experience.
• A master degree in computer science or related field with two years of relevant experience.
• Experience in developing and maintaining software systems, preferably using Python, PHP, Node, Java or C#.
• A strong background in relational databases and good knowledge of relational databases including Postgres, MySQL, SQL server and Oracle.
• Familiarity with NOSQL storage including MongoDB, Redis and Elastic.
• Good technical knowledge of web applications development, open source web frameworks, libraries and relevant tools.
• Training and transferring knowledge, skills and experience to the staff of relevant department.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

HOW TO APPLY
The interested candidates should fill the CSO Application Form and send it back to us by their emails as an attachment to the email address below by no later than Sunday 24 June, 2018. Reference CSO/ Database Developer must be quoted on subject line of the email, otherwise the application will not be considered.
Note: We will also consider CVs but the preference will be given to those who send us the filled application forms.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW.
Females are highly encouraged to apply.

Contact No: 0202106456

Submission Email

recruitment.cso@gmail.com

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