Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1123
Date Posted:Jun 12, 2018
Reference:NTA 033
Closing Date:Jun 23, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Government
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

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:

Senior Database Developer will work in the system development and information management unit. The incumbent is responsible to lead and contribute to development of information systems projects, working with and mentoring other developers. Senior Database Developer shall plan, code, test and implement required information systems for Central Statistics Organization and partner government institutions and manage, modify design, develop and document software systems and applications throughout their life-cycle. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with concerned stakeholders to assess and analyze their information systems requirement and data management requirement and provide technical insights and recommendations, and support the implementation of necessary data management systems.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:


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.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The recruited incumbent will support the work of Central Statistics Organization and will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Plan, develop and test data and information management systems.

Implement and develop data collection, data cataloging, data analysis and data reporting

systems to increase efficiency and accuracy.

Implement and develop workflow management systems, data management and visualization tools and similar related tools when required.

Handle software design, evaluate engineering, configuration management, statistical analysis and modeling.

Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications and user-requirement.

Ensure the developed systems follow best-practices and standards to support scalability, interoperability and maintability.

Ensure the software development processes follow the best practices.

Analyzes and resolves raised technical issues in developed systems.

Maintain proper documentation of the developed systems and applications.

Design and implement databases using relational DBMS and NOSQL Storage.

Design stable, reliable and effective databases to meet performance requirement and Solve database usage issues and malfunctions

Liaise with other developers to improve applications and establish best practices

Work with partner government institutions and provide technical assistance in analyzing,

developing and implementing their information management systems.

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.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



A bachelor degree in computer science or related field with five years of relevant experience.

A master degree in computer science or related field with three 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, Oracle.

Familiarity with NOSQL storage such as MongoDB, Redis, Elastic, etc.

Strong understanding of multi-threading, object-oriented design and asynchronous programming.

Familiarity with testing (unit/integration).

Familiarity with Agile and DevOps methodologies and best-practices.

Good technical knowledge of web applications development, open source web frameworks, libraries and relevant tools.

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