Application Programmer

Tue, Mar 17 2020 9:35 AM

Publish Date

Closing Date



Job Location:










Years of Experience:

5 years of relevant experience in information/data

Employment Type:

Full Time

Contract Duration:

One Year with possibility of extension


As per NTA Salary Scale



Vacancy Number:



At least Bachelor’s Degree in computer science/IT.

No. Of Jobs:


Close date:

31, March, 2020


The Mission of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) is to ensure the social, economic, and political welfare of rural society, especially poor and vulnerable people, through the provision of basic services, strengthening local governance, and promoting sustainable livelihoods. MRRD accomplishes this mission through donor funded national programs in the areas of governance, infrastructure and economic growth.

Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program (AREDP) over the years while working for overall Enterprise development in five provinces, has consciously involved more women in its program. The program has facilitated women to build on their economic security through participation in Savings groups, Enterprise Development, Village Level Savings Groups (VSLAs), SMEs, etc. The fact that the overall women participation in AREDP program is about 58% on a weighted index, it talks volume on its intervention strategies and approach for women economic empowerment.

With the Government of Afghanistan’s step towards strengthening WEE and thereby taking up WEE-NPP ( Women Economic Empowerment – National Priority Program ), which is much more inclusive and one of its pillar is WEE-RDP ( Women Economic Empowerment-Rural Development Program ), AREDP with its experiences and successes so far, looking forward to be more systemic in its approach and work in partnership at all levels of its intervention and strengthen the business service providers and institutions in general and those of Women focused in particular.  AREDP while transitioning to WEE-RDP, would be more of a facilitating agency and involve Implementing Partners (IPs) & Facilitating Partners (FPs) who have been strengthened by Citizen Charter for overall growth of the rural economy.

WEE-RDP is designed to be a more women centric program and it would be scaled up to 34 provinces with better institutional alignment with WEE-NPP objectives. The new project intends to build on the overall experience of AREDP and would simultaneously leverage the institutional platform of CDCs established & nurtured under ongoing Citizen Charter program of MRRD. Under WEE-RDP, greater emphasis is being given to collaborating with non-governmental institutions, private sector entities, service providers and organizations and civil society organizations (CSOs) in implementation of project activities while fostering partnerships with both the public and private sector to leverage technical resources and access to finance. Synergies will also be built among potential government organizations (e.g. MoWA, MoLSAMD, MoCI, MAIL etc) and non-government and civil society organizations. The project will follow a demand-driven/market-led approach to establish market linkages at the national, provincial and local levels and special emphasis will be given to identify & support women centric sub-sectors.  Women led enterprises   and its further aggregation to higher level institutions will be promoted under WEE-RDP.



MIS unit is intended to direct and support effective and efficient management of information in WEERDP, to bring in discipline in the project, transparency in processes, improve communication and increase efficiency of operations.

In general, Application Programmer will have the overall responsibility to develop, modify and maintain information/database systems at WEERDP. He/she will be involved in all phases of system development life cycle.

Job Description:

Job description/tasks/Responsibilities

Conduct information need assessment for each WEERDP unit
Collect system requirements and analyze business process of the WEERDP units under supervision of MIS manager.
Modify/add new functionality to the current available information systems as required by WEERDP
Assist the MIS unit to analyse, design, tune and optimize the database architectures
Prepare requirements, technical and user documentation for the MIS systems
Assist provincial MIS officers in determining and implementing information system technical practices, including data entry, data checking, data exchange, procedures, test plans, and methodologies.
Develop, monitor and implement security and off-site back-up procedures for MIS servers.
Oversee and execute database maintenance plan(s).  Make sure database works efficiently and accurately
Present trainings to field staff on information System(s) and disseminate technical knowledge to the team as and when required.
Develop new systems and upgrade existing ones.
Align data collection and reporting system with WEERDP data and information requirements.
Travel to field as required.
Perform other duties as assigned by Head of MIS.

Job Requirements:

Required Education/Degrees/Skills

Do not apply if you do not meet the MUST skills

Must: At least Bachelor’s Degree in computer science/IT
Must: Sound experience in .NET programming using C#, and ASP.Net (MVC), JQuery
Must: Strong Microsoft SQL Server skills (database development and administration, including SSRS and SSIS).
Must: Sound knowledge of data modeling and design.
Must: Sound knowledge of information system design
Very highly preferred: Angular/Angular JS
Highly preferred: Restful application developing using Web API/ WCF Services
Highly preferred: Android application development


Work experience

5 years of relevant experience in information/database developing using .NET and SQL SERVER. Irrelevant experience is not taken into account in shortlisting process.


Soft skills required:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Team building and teamwork
Proactive and self-starter
Cooperative and ready to go extra mile in assignments delivery
Be ready to assume responsibility

Language skills:

Fluent written and verbal communication in English and Pashto/Dari.  


Reports to:

Head of MIS.  


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 (1483/020/HRCSD/WEE-RDP/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.


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