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GIS/Database Specialist


About Afghanistan SUPPORT-II Project

SUPPORT directly assists USAID/Afghanistan Program and Projects Development Office (PPDO) with information management services and provides the PPDO and USAID/Afghanistan with a number of key services, including information management and reporting products and performance monitoring plans and related activities. SUPPORT is seeking well qualified Afghan candidates for a newly established field monitoring unit which will provide periodic reviews of specific activities on behalf of USAID/Afghanistan.

Job Summary

The objective of SUPPORT II is to support and strengthen the USAID/Afghanistan Mission’s monitoring and evaluation and performance management systems. Additionally, it provides support services such as facilitating workshops, conferences, and meetings for USAID and its implementing partners.

Job Details

Date Posted: 07 Jan 2019 Reference: 042
Closing Date: 14 Jan 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

• Possess technical knowledge of geographic based information and planning activities; complex problem solving skills in mapping projects;
• Possess in-depth knowledge of GIS principles, concepts, and techniques including coordinate systems, transformations, projections, Geoprocessing, 3-D and Spatial Analysis using ESRI ArcGIS extensions
• Obtain solid command on digital data input methods including digitizing, scanning, coordinate geometry and georeferencing procedures and techniques
• Have sound knowledge of topological data models and relational databases.
• Have experience in basic web development techniques and practices, and be able to work under pressure
• Use ESRI’s GIS software and the ability to produce quality cartographic products and other presentation materials with high accuracy
• Perform geospatial data quality assurance and quality control functions in improving baseline data quality and accuracy
• Process descriptive data into spatial products (Maps) for a variety of purposes in a deadline-driven environment
• Assist with any database design efforts when required, and perform any other tasks assigned
• Design and deploy data table structures, forms, reports, and queries upon request by the M&E team
• Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.
• Applying third party upgrades to existing databases.
• Coordinate and work with other technical staff to develop relational databases and secondary databases (i.e. Access).
• Identify inefficiencies in current databases and investigate solutions.
• Diagnose and resolve database access and performance issues.
• Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems.
• Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases.
• Development and maintenance of the database stored procedures, views and functions for hosted web applications.
• Ensure all database systems meet business and performance requirements.
• Produce ad-hoc queries and develop reports to support business needs.
• Creation and maintenance of technical documentation.
• Development and maintenance of Data Warehouse.
• Implementation of data dashboards to display data in differing formats.
• Assist with any database design efforts when required, and perform any other tasks assigned

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


• University degree in information technology or similar fields;
• Previous experience in developing databases, GIS, mobile application etc. for surveys, assessment etc.;
• Excellent English language and writing skills, and
• Be willing to travel as required by the assignment to specific provinces.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Data Management

Submission Guideline

Please send your CV and a cover letter that explains your suitability to the position along with the Bio Data Form. Female are highly encourage to apply.
Write clearly in the subject line of your email the job title and number.
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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