Sr. Database Development Specialist

Activation Date: 04 Jul, 2017   Announced Date: 04 Jul, 2017   Expire Date: 08 Jul, 2017



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Employment Type:

Full Time


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Planning / MRRD

Years of Experience:

Master 5 years and Bachelor degree with 7 years of

Contract Duration:

End of December, 2017




Master 5 years and Bachelor degree with 7 years of relevant experience

Close date:

08 Jul, 2017


About Planning / MRRD:

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) is  Sector Strategy, contributes to the reduction of poverty through the establishment of good local governance, access to rural infrastructure, economic regeneration and the provision of a nationwide disaster and emergency preparedness system.  This strategy directly contributes to the achievement of Afghanistan’s Millennium Development Goals. 

The Management Information Systems Unit (MIS) is providing Information Management and Technology services to MRRD departments and programmes. The Senior Database Developer will be mainly responsible for the overall supervision of the Database Development team within the MIS unit. He will be responsible for the management and smooth operations of the subunit. He will assist the MIS Manager in day to day operations. The Senior Database Developer will bring strong technical skills to the team. He/she would have solid technical knowledge and experience in the field of databases, IT, web development and in general MIS related activities. Specifically he/she is expected to have strong knowledge of MS Access, SQL Server 2008/2012, and ASP.NET using C #. The Senior Database Developer should poses strong managerial and System Analysis and Design (SAD) skills. 

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervise and manage the database development activities and the team of the project which the incumbent has taken the lead on.
Analyze the organization business processes and identify the system requirements
Define data flow methodologies, processes and propose the required resources
Plan, coordinate and closely monitor database development activities within the team
Provide technical support and oversight to database reporting officers
Develop new software / databases if required and restructure the existing databases based on requirements (web based and desktop);
Supervise the development of the web related data exchange routines;
Maintain, administer and troubleshoot existing databases under MIS
Provide technical support to all relevant departments as well as programs within MRRD;
Provide training to all MRRD department staffs in the relevant software
Prepare training material for different packages; and provide training
Provide the system with in-code and technical documents as well as user manual
Ensure that reports are produced precisely, timely and regularly. Also assist in the development of the periodic and ad-hoc reports;

Any other task assigned by MIS manager

Job Requirements:

Qualifications/ Experience, Skills & Abilities Required:

At least Master Degree or its equivalent degree with 5 years of working experiences OR having Bachelor degree with 7 years of relevant experience .
Expertise of the following technologies required

SQL server database development and administration
SQL server integration services (SSIS) and reporting services (SSRS)
Microsoft .NET framework
C# (as the main application development language)
ASP.NET Web form and MVC technology
CSS, HTML, JQuery core, JQuery UI and JQuery Ajax
Knowledge of IIS and other web servers
Good command over the accepted principles of software engineering

Mobile application development using .NET or Android platform a very plus point.
Knowledge of GIS/Remote Sensing is a super plus point.
Knowledge of principles and techniques of management and supervision;
Excellent inter-personal and general communication skills;
Extensive experience in the design, development and implementation of complex database systems;
Must be self-starter with excellent demonstrated teamwork skills;
Fluency in English, in speech, writing and comprehension;
Ability to articulate verbally and in writing MIS concepts and possibilities




Follows through with commitments and fosters mutual trust with fellow employees.
Assumes additional responsibility without being asked.
Encourages fellow team members to make innovative contributions and embrace new ideas.
Ability to prepare documents in the field and represent from it in related meetings.



Proactively initiates, develops, and maintains effective working relationships with team members.
Recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of each team member.
Demonstrates the ability to cooperate with a variety of people and achieve results.

Professional Development

Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen knowledge base and proficiencies.
Shares acquired skills with team members through formal and informal channels.
Encourages more junior employees to take responsibility for their development within the company.



Reports directly to his/her immediate supervisor.


Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced. Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (524/017/HRCSD/Planning/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.  


The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.


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