ICT Officer (Re-announced)

  National Procurement Authority
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2096
Date Posted:May 20, 2017
Closing Date:May 29, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:IT - Software
Salary Range:38000 - 49000 AFG monthly
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

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:

The ICT Officer will provide technical support in IT field to all NPA staff. The ICT Officer will report to the Administrative and Operation Specialist. The Senior ICT Officer should be committed to helping all NPA personnel and find new innovative approaches and apply new technologies. His/her duties and responsibilities will be but not limited to

Duties & Responsibilities:

Focus on analyzing problems, finding and delivering permanent solutions to problems occurring on regular basis.
To make sure all ICT equipment are functional.
To arrange to repair the ICT equipment in market in case it cannot be repaired in office
Filling the ICT item damage report.
Support implementation of modern information technology techniques to reduce ORGANIZATION technology cost.
Make sure quality INTERNET SERVICES PROVIDED to the all staff.
Upgrade existing technology with government level standards.
Prepare technical specification for procurement of new equipment.
Assist asset management team in managing existing IT assets.
To update and upload the DOCUMENTS to the websites of the NPA.
Regular service and maintenance of ICT Accessories in quarterly.
To provide hardware and SOFTWARE TECHNICAL SUPPORT to all NPA staff.
To INSTALL, set up and certify compliance with standards and specifications of new hardware and software in offices
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Job Requirement:

Bachelors Degree in ICT, Computer Science or any other related fields.

Work Experience
Must have at least 4 years of relevant experience working with INGOs or government organizations.
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)
Key Competencies

1. Must have Demonstrated knowledge and experience in IT.
2. Experience in designing and managing LAN, digital systems, wireless APPLICATIONS, website design, web casting, database design, and intranet.
3. Considerable interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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