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DAD Database Manager

Job Category:
Aid Coordination
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
15 December, 2005
Last Date to apply:
29 December, 2005
Experience in years
2 to 4

The candidate will have atleast 3 years of extensive and proven experience in database design, development and maintenance.

The candidate will be highly proficient in Visual Basic, web technologies, including HTML, and ASP. Knowledge of MS Visual Studio 6.0 is desirable.



The enormous loss of life and devastation caused by the South Asia Earthquake disaster of 8 October 2005 resulted in excess of USD 6 billion in pledges being received by the Government of Pakistan. The volume of resources, and the number of organizations now offering support, requires a high degree of coordination to be put in place if assistance is to ensure a timely and effective response during the recovery and reconstruction process.

The Government of Pakistan has requested UNDP support to augment its aid management capacity, including additional staffing to provide expert technical support and to train Government counterparts, as well as the introduction of an information management system to track resources and results.

A national on-line database – DAD Pakistan – is being developed and an experienced Database Manager is required to support Government in maintaining the database and to develop national capacity.

Main Responsibilities:

Manage the development and enhancement of the DAD system to meet the evolving needs of the EAD officials in ministries, and the assistance community more generally.

Ensure that the DAD meets the highest standards of user-friendliness, including by improving the reporting function and developing user guidance.

Manage the professional development of the Database and Web Assistant by directly providing and facilitating the high level technical training.

Receive high-level training, and use this to gradually assume direct responsibility for the further development and maintenance of the DAD system.

Supervise the transfer of the principal DAD system to an EAD or Pakistan ISP server.

Develop innovative ways of making the DAD data available to users who do not have Internet access, including by enhancing the existing MS Access database.

Enhance the GIS capabilities of the DAD system, working in collaboration with AIMS, and reinforce a constructive and mutually-beneficial relationship with AIMS, both in GIS and general data sharing.

In partnership with sub-contractors, Synergy directly assist in training EAD and other ministerial colleagues in using the DAD effectively. Prepare user guides.

Provide IT support to Aid Coordination Cell colleagues in EAD, including improving network functionality.

NOTE : This position needs to be filled on urgent basis, candidates are required to apply as soon as possible without waiting deadline. Shortlisting will be done on daily basis.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeComputer Science, IT related fields.