|Date Posted:||Jul 1, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jul 9, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||22000 - 24000 AFG monthlyAFG|
|Years of Experience:||2 Years|
|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 Procurement Information Management System Manager. He/she will provide technical advice, management support and technical inputs required to allow NPA to achieve its target of establishing a fully functional PMIS system 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 designs.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Conduct the case studies for the GUI of the software applications developed in order to fully gather the user needs in term of GUI, in assistance with software and business specialists and PMIS and system development manager.
Design the new concepts in draft in design software such as Illustrator or Photoshop, or on the paper based on the need, in assistance with software and business specialists and PMIS and system development manager. Design the draft prepared in HTML, CSS and JS code, possibly with the use of the frontend framework.
Fix and/modify the existing designs to meet the new requirements, enhance the user experience or bug fixes in HTML, CSS or JS. Analyze and test graphics of the developed application to find bottlenecks in terms of UI and UX Strictly follow the policies and standards documented and followed by PMIS. Learn and do the research on the new emerging technologies and keeping knowledge up to date. Assist to generate weekly activity reports regarding the status, condition and performance of the entire website functionalities.
Assist to create and maintain software documentation. Support PMIS team to provide training and workshops for beneficiaries.
Perform any other related duties requested by PMIS Manager. Build their capacities over time with the goal of developing a web application from start to end, from requirement analysis to coding backend and database.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or any other relevant field.
Must have two years of experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other relevant field. Language Requirement:
Excellent communication skills in at least one of the national languages (Pashto or Dari) and in English.
Key Skills and Competencies:
Expert in CSS and HTML
Expert in PHP, object oriented.
Expert in jQuery.
Expert with frontend design frameworks, Preferably Google Material Design.
Familiarity with Google Angular framework is preferred.
Familiar with sketching the design in Adobe Illustrator of Photoshop.
Familiar with a PHP backend framework such as Laravel.
Preferably familiar with Git
Preferably familiar with MantisBT
Preferably familiar with frontend charts, e.g. highcharts
Preferably familiar with Agile methodologies
Keen to learn new technologies and techniques is highly emphasized
Good team player capabilities
Good communication skills
Good planning skills
Willing to work under pressure.
Good interpersonal and communication skills