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Software Developer Officer-Quality Assurance

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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

Under the supervision of Software Development Manager, incumbent will be responsible for the assuring the quality and accomplishment of software development team activities, as well as the quality of data in the live systems. Main duties and responsibilities are discussed next.

Job Details

Date Posted: 12 Feb 2019 Reference: NPA/FSP-C 04,05,06
Closing Date: 21 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 3 Gender: Any
Functional Area: IT - Software Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 38000 to 43667 AFG
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

● Work in close coordination with a software development team and verify each and every task they perform on daily basis, and report on the same.
● Continuously monitoring the data of live systems to find detect the problems and abnormalities and report them.
● Continuously checking the quality of code the software development team members write.
● Perform the quality assurance of APIs to connect the systems, either the internal or external.
● Build a good understanding of how the system they perform the quality assurances of work, this can include but not limited to through reading the business analysis documentation and attending their meetings.
● Strictly follow the inplace and future developed rules and procedures within the department, and willing to bear the consequences otherwise.
● Effective utilization of team collaboration and task management mechanisms and tools.
● Participate in software development team capacity building.
● Assisting in the operational management of the department, such as reporting.
● Participate in researches proposed by the Software Development Manager.
● Perform any other duties and responsibilities, assigned by Software Development Manager.

Skills

d) Key Skills and Competencies:
Having good knowledge and skills in software quality assurance.

Qualifications

a) Education:
● At least Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or any other relevant fields.

b) Work Experience:
● At least 4 years of experience in similar fields

c) Language Requirement:
● Must have a good skills in writing, reading and speaking in English.
● Must also have strong communication, reading and writing skills in one of the national languages (Dari or Pashto).

Job Location

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

Education:

Bachelors Degree, IT - Software

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: (Software Developer Officer-Quality Assurance – NPA/FSP/C-04,05,06). 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, All the applicants should fill in the following forms in PDF:
https://ageops.net/static-urls/system-administrator-software-development-application-form.pdf

Submission Email

Careers@npa.gov.af

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