Senior Database Programmer/Administrator

  Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 980
Date Posted:Aug 4, 2010
Reference:MACCA 2010/ 08/05
Closing Date:Aug 17, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:IT - Software
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan:


The Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) supported by the United Nations in partnership with the Department of Mine Clearance coordinates the activities of the Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA) including survey, mine clearance, battlefield clearance, mine risk education, and victim assistance activities throughout the country since 1989 and the mine action services reach almost every corner of the country.

Job Summary:

The Senior Database Programmer/Administrator under the direction of the Senior Information Management Officer is responsible to the Chief Information Officer for all assigned tasks as follows:

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Maintain a high standard for the information in the Mine Action Information System.
• Plan, design, develop and program all modules for IMSMA database, add-on databases tables, forms, queries and reports.
• Setup technical specification documents for new proposed modules to be linked to IMSMA.
• Programming the required tools and statistics reports as directed by the Senior Information Officer.
• Develop and maintain the user guides and the technical programmer references for all additional modules of the IMSMA.
• Assist the IMSMA Officer in the customization of IMSMA as per user requirements and update all customization documentation accordingly.
• Ensure routine monthly, weekly and daily back-ups of the IMSMA Server are performed and store monthly back-ups to for future reference purposes.
• Ensure back-ups include all components of IMSMA database, include all scanned imanges.
• Check the accuracy of field reports and data integrity in the Mine Action Information System including: weekly survey progress reports; monthly clearance completion reports; monthly progress survey reports; survey detailed reports and maps; and monthly mine awareness/education reports.
• Produce standard data and data quality reports from the Mine Action Information System as requested by the Chief Information Officer, Senior Information Officer and/or IMSMA Officer.
• Screen information received for data input, i.e. accuracy and completeness.
• Liaise with all AMACs and implementing partners on data errors, i.e. accuracy and completeness.
• On a periodic basis visit all AMAC offices to ensure a high level of functionality and quality of MIS work.
• Stay abressed of new developments within the programming field, including the latest development on IMSMA NG.
• Prepare all weekly and monthly reports on programming activities.
• Understudy the IMSMA Officer and Senior Information Officer in his/her responsibilities.
• Complete additional tasks assigned by the IMSMA Officer and Senior Information Officer.

Job Requirement:

• Secondary Diploma required (Bachelors Degree in the field of Information Technology, Information Management of Computer Science is an asset)
• At least 7 years of working experience in the filed if of Information Technology, Information Management or Computer Science.
• Advance skills in MS-Access, Visual Basic, SQL, and MS Office.
• Advanced knowledge of software engineering theory and applications.
• Advance skills in working with relational databases and knowledge of programming theory.
• Very good ability in topographical map reading.
• Good working knowledge of both written and spoken English.
• Flexible and adaptable to any situation.
• Ability to work under pressure and long hours.
• Posses good work habits with a willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment.

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