Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1199
Date Posted:Jun 12, 2018
Reference:NTA 034
Closing Date:Jun 23, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:4
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:

Software Developer will work in close collaboration with their peers in the system development and information management unit. The incumbent assist in designing, developing, testing, deploying and implement software applications and function within a full software development life cycle for CSO and relevant government partners.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Design, develop, write and implement software applications.

Function within a full software development life cycle.

Able to successfully and efficiently communicate both verbally and through written technical documentation.

Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of projects implementation and deployment.

Work closely with team lead to understand and implement project requirements.

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.

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 one years of relevant experience. (Candidates with more than one year experience will be preferred).

Experience in front-end developing using JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, frameworks like Bootstrap and AngularJS/ReactJS/Vue.JS.

Experience in developing software, preferably using Python, PHP, Node, Java or C#.

Knowledge in relational databases and familiarity with NOSQL data storage.

Mobile application development skills will be a plus point.

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

Sound knowledge of fundamentals of computer science.

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