Senior Systems Development Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 427
Date Posted:May 13, 2019
Reference:014
Closing Date:May 23, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Information Technology
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 - 8 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

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:

Summary of the Position

The Senior Systems Development Specialist is responsible for development of the required systems for the organization and analyzing/ tracking system data and providing reports for functions

Skills Required:

Software Development

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Skills Description:


Specific Experience in statistical related field/functions


Information management systems development experience.


Exposure to systematic techniques, i.e. familiarity with software engineering principles.


Good programming abilities.


Good communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal skills).


High motivation.


Sound knowledge of fundamentals of computer science.


Ability to work in a team.


A broad understanding of current web standards & tools and the interest in and ability to quickly learn new technical skills is essential


Professional Competencies


Ability to exhibit strong commitment in the relevant disciplines


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


Strong communication, negotiating skills and good interpersonal relations.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

The individual would be responsible for the following activities:

1. Development of the information management systems

2. Exposure to systematic techniques

3. Good technical knowledge of web applications development, open source programming languages and database management systems.

4. Ability to analyze moderately complex receivable issues.

5. Ability to produce reports and analyze data.

6. Coordinates and supports the information technology needs of the department.

7. Analyzes and resolves issues and/or reports them to Information Systems, Vendors, System Analysts, and administrative team.

8. Designs, codes text and debugs documentation that are moderate in complexity, and maintains programs.

9. Uses dialer system specific analysis techniques to determine dialer work strategies including pool work schedule and configure the dialer to build pools.

10. Ability to adhere to time sensitive and financially critical timeline.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Qualifications and Experience: The Senior Systems Development Specialist would have the following qualification and work experience;


A Master degree with five years of relevant experience in technology related design, development, and integration of the systems positions.



A bachelor degree with seven years of relevant experience in technology solutions design, development, and integration


Specific Experience in statistical related field/functions


Information management systems development experience.


Exposure to systematic techniques, i.e. familiarity with software engineering principles.


Good programming abilities.


Good communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal skills).


High motivation.


Sound knowledge of fundamentals of computer science.


Ability to work in a team.


A broad understanding of current web standards & tools and the interest in and ability to quickly learn new technical skills is essential


Professional Competencies


Ability to exhibit strong commitment in the relevant disciplines


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


Strong communication, negotiating skills and good interpersonal relations.

Job Keywords:

NSIA
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