Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 614
Date Posted:Jun 27, 2020
Closing Date:Jul 2, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Information Technology
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:1 - 4 Years
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
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:

Senior Technical Expert will work in close collaboration with the senior technical team in coordinating and managing cross-sectoral technology initiatives and projects. The incumbent will assist in assessing, reviewing and developing strategies, guidelines and concepts for technology solutions; conducting processes mapping and integrating technology in the new and/or existing processes; and design information systems.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

The recruited incumbent will support the work of National Statistics and Information Authority and will have the following duties and responsibilities: 

●     Support and strengthen systems development and integration and introduce innovative technologies, approaches and best-practices;

●     Engage in requirements engineering processes of developing new systems including system and software specifications, project timetables, software documentation and testing criteria;

●     Assist in conducting processes listing, processing mapping and innovative technology integration;  

●     Consult, liaise and assist in developing standards, guidelines, concept documents, project proposals and a scale up strategy for technology integration;

●     Provide technical recommendations and technical support in improving the performance of relevant initiatives and projects;

●     Assist and collaborate with the technical directorates of NSIA to strengthen institutional capacity and provide support to the technical directorates in assessing and documenting partner government institutions’s technology solutions; 

●     Support organizing and conducting capacity building programs for relevant technical units of NSIA;

●     Support and promote the use of innovative technology solutions in NSIA; ● Any other tasks assigned by the line manager and/or team lead. 

Job Requirement:

●     A Master's degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering or a related field of study;

●     At least 4 years of strong technical experience including a minimum of 1 year experience in managerial level positions in technology solutions design, development, and integration;

●     Experience in advising senior government officials on strategic and policy level;

●     A broad understanding of current technology developments, solutions and tools;


●     Strong commitment in working with the public sector;

●     Ability to exhibit strong qualification and professional experience in the relevant disciplines;

●     Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and 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 to meet deadlines and work overtime when required;

●     Ability to function effectively in a team environment inspiring trust and cooperation of other team members;

Strong communication, negotiating skills and good interpersonal relations

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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