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Software Engineer

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About National Statistics and Information Authority

Background
National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) 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, NSIA 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.
NSIA collaborates with national government agencies in collection, compilation and publication of statistical information including data and statistics derived from their activities. Also NSIA independently collects, compiles, analyses and publishes national commercial, financial, social, economic, environmental, information technology and in general the living condition of Afghan nation.

National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) supports and promotes the development of integrated social and economic statistics nationwide. NSIA 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, NSIA is mandated to introduce reforms in the area of organizational development. NSIA 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 NSIAs institutional capacity to adapt and utilize organizational development best-practices to adapt to fast-changing and required growth of NSIA.

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 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 NSIA. The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) is the leading national geo spatial science organization with a focus on both public good science 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 National Technical Assistance (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; NSIA is committed to hire below position based on NTA salary scale.

Job Summary

please refer to Duties & Responsibilities part.

Job Details

Date Posted: 15 Sep 2018 Reference: NTA 046
Closing Date: 20 Sep 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 5 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: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 1 Month

Duties and Responsibilities

KEY TASKS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
The individual would be responsible for the following activities:
• Develop high-quality software design and architecture following best-practices and standards.
• Execute the full software development life cycle by identifying, prioritizing and executing software development tasks.
• Develop flowcharts, layouts and documentation to analyze problem, identify requirement and solutions.
• Develop software, applications and reporting tools by producing clean, efficient, testable, well-designed and standard code.
• Perform validation and verification testing and review and debug existing and new software, application and tools.
• Design and implement stable, reliable and effective databases using relational DBMS and NOSQL Storage to meet performance requirement and solve database usage issues.
• Integrate software components into a fully functional software system.
• Perform unit tests, integration tests and deploy the software and application in testing environment and production environment.
• Document development phases and monitor systems and ensure the developed software and application is up-to-date with latest technologies.
• Assist in developing the technical capacity of relevant units in NSIA to support knowledge and skills transfer;
• Other key tasks assigned by the line manager.

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• A bachelor degree in computer science, information technology, computer engineering and related technology field with relevant 2-4 years experience in systems development.
• Experience in object-oriented programming languages and mobile applications development especially Java.
• Experience in developing and maintaining relational databases especially Java.
• Experience in developing biometric applications is a plus point.
• Professional certification in Java is a plus point.
• Good technical knowledge of web applications development, open source web frameworks, libraries and relevant tools.

Job Location

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

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should be sent their (CV including three references) to the email address below by no later than ،Thursday 20 September, 2018. Reference NSIA / Software Engineer must be quoted on subject line of the email, otherwise the application will not be considered.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW.
Females are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email

recruitment.cso@gmail.com

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