|Date Posted:||Jul 2, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jul 10, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||76000 - 83000 AFG monthlyAFG|
|Years of Experience:||Fresh|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
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.
The incumbent works under the overall guidance and supervision of System Development Manager. He/she will provide technical support and technical inputs required to allow NPA to achieve its target of establishing a fully functional e-GP system, mainly system development which will be capable of supporting and servicing the information system needs of the entire NPA and Ultimately, should be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts and transform them into interactive, intuitive, and functional system.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Contribute in development of a comprehensive strategic plan for system development.
Conduct a comprehensive cost & benefit and feasibility analysis of system development per modules
Review and analyze the interoperability of modules being developed with other governmental system, and the possibility of the potential integrations through API.
Identify options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability.
Communicate and work closely with colleagues, developers, testers and a variety of end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction.
Development of required UML diagrams, such as Data Flow Diagram.
Contribute towards monitoring the work against the schedule closely, provide progress updates, and report any issues or obstacle to System Development Manager on a regular basis.
Assist seniors to gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
Contribute to the development of relevant standards and guidelines.
● Ability to work well in a team environment and brainstorm with other system analysts on ideas, workflow and technologies.
Provide regular trainings based on need to the team.
Based on need, contribute in software development and design to PMIS team to develop different modules of the system in coding level.
Perform any other related duties requested by System Development Manager.
Qualifications & Experiences:
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or any other relevant field.
3 years of professional experience as system analyst, system engineering, or any other relevant field.
Excellent communication skills in at least one of the national languages (Pashto or Dari) and in English, written and spoken.
The system analyst must have the following six skills:
Technical Skills: to understand the organization’s existing technical environment, the new system’s technology foundation, and the way in which both can be fit into an integrated technical solution
Business Skills: to understand how IT can be applied to business situations and to ensure that IT delivers real business value
Analytical Skills: to solve the problems at the project or organizational level
Interpersonal Skills: to communicate effectively, to deliver presentations
Management Skills: To manage people, pressure and risks associated with unclear situations
Ethical Skills: to deal fairly, honestly, and ethically with other team members, managers and system users and to maintain confidence and trust (not to share confidential information)
Expert in PHP and its framework Laravel.
● Expert in object oriented design and programming.
● Expert in Microsoft SQL server and MariaDB.
● Expert in UML.
● Expert in API development and documentation.
● Good at Linux server and its administration.
Good at software security analysis and implementation.