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System Administrator Specialist - DBA


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 System Administration Manager, incumbent will be responsible for the successful implementation of the developed systems by software development teams, by the means of addressing and fixing the issues related to the e-GP database reported, as well as administering the database in all manners.

Job Details

Date Posted: 12 Feb 2019 Reference: NPA/FSP/C-14,15
Closing Date: 21 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Any
Functional Area: IT - Software Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 76000 to 83111 AFG
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

● Provide technical support to end users via NPA ticketing system, email, IM or phone
● Generate the requested custom report by the team leader using SQL from the database
● Fix the data at database level
● Investigate and find database bottlenecks, and points of performance degradation in queries
● Optimize database queries in order to increase overall performance of the system
● Work with database indexes and database monitoring tools and functions, such as "explain"
● Work and manage database replication, clustering and failover
● Work with trigger, function and procedure (PL SQL)
● Research and pilot implementation about the new technologies to be used by the department.
● Perform any other duties and responsibilities, assigned by department manager


d) Key Skills and Competencies:
Having strong knowledge and skills in database administration and help desk.


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

b) Work Experience:
● 5 years of experience in similar fields

c) Language Requirement:
● Must be proficient 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


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: (System Administrator Specialist - DBA – NPA/FSP/C-14,15). 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:

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