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MIS/GIS Specialist

Job Category:
Governance
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Quetta
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
13 July, 2006
Last Date to apply:
27 July, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

The candidate should have at least 7 years of similar work experience. The candidate should have a good understanding of ICTs, MIS, GIS, land revenue/record management system, digital surveying and local government, participatory development programmes, devolution and project planning, management and monitoring. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and be fluent in English, Urdu and preferably local languages. He/She should have excellent reporting and research skills.

Description:
 

Background:

The Assistance to Governance Reforms and Practices in Balochistan (AGRP-B) project is a key governance initiative of UNDP and the Government of Balochistan, implemented by the Planning and Development Department, GoB. AGRP-B interventions evolve around three main components: Strengthening provincial and LG institutions for effective implementation of devolution and related reforms; improving access to information for effective planning, implementing and monitoring of development activities and establishment of participatory mechanisms for effective community participation. Replication and up scaling of successful pilots such as Participatory Information Systems (PIS), District Management Information Centres (DMICs) and Balochistan Land Records Management Information System (BLRMIS) constitute majors project interventions. 

The project strategy envisages the integration of project interventions with other GOB, UNDP and donor assistance to develop synergies and avoid duplication; the adoption of participatory process to ensure that targets groups, including concerned line agencies, local government institutions, elected local representatives, civil society partners and communities are fully involved in the design and implementation of project outputs to ensure ownership and sustainability; the adoption of gender sensitive strategies and actions to address specific gender concerns related to the project areas of intervention; cross-thematic linkages with Millennium Development Goals (MDG) related sectors, particularly concentrating on poverty and gender issues in areas to be addressed under the project; consistency of project outputs with the provincial policies and programs for improving the public services delivery mechanisms and support the achievement of MDGs and the promotion of learning and exchange of experience with similar initiatives in the country.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A full time MGS will assist the Project Manager to manage and implement the E-Governance component of the project in an effective and efficient manner.  The MGS will be responsible for ensuring high quality advisory and implementation support to achieve the objectives and outputs of the project in relevance to the E-Governance.  The MGS will work under the supervision of the Project Manager for meeting the objectives of the project.  The MGS will work at least five days of his/her time monthly in the districts. 


The MGS will work closely with the PM, CDS, HRD, RPAs and the District Governments for the development of the District Management Information Centers and replication and utilization of GIS based PIS in the Project districts
 
He/She will develop information collection tools in collaboration with the concerned stakeholders and implement in the field

He/She will work closely with the CDS, RPAs, HRD, Computer Programmers and District Governments for capacity building of DMIC’s staff and concerned government officials on operation, maintenance and utilization of PIS and DMICs
 
He/She will provide technical assistance to the field teams for ensuring the collection of reliable data for PIS
 
The MGS will facilitate the RPAs, CDS, GovS and District Governments in ensuring the proper utilization of PIS and DMICs in planning and monitoring of public services

The MGS will be responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of all Project activities focusing the PIS

The MGS will develop the ICT Policy and Action Plan of GoB for introducing E-Governance in the Province

The MGS will develop and implement the BLRMIS on pilot basis with urban land management module for land revenue and land record automation. He/She will facilitate the development of policy reforms package for implementation of BLRMIS and formulation of replication strategy in collaboration with Revenue Department GoB

The MGS will prepare and implement plans for the capacity building of District IT Department for effectively undertaking its responsibilities under the District Government Rules of Business

The MGS will develop and implement the training modules for capacity building and operationalization of DMICs in the Project area

The MGS will be the overall responsible for supervising and ensuring the effective functioning of DMICs

The MGS will prepare and implement plans for strengthening of IT Department GoB and facilitate the institutionalization of the training interventions of the Project related to his/her component

The MGS will be responsible for monitoring of field activities related to his/her component

The MGS will prepare and submit regular monitoring/progress reports to the Project Coordinator related to his/her component

The MGS will be responsible for the preparation of the work plans related to his/her component and ensure its proper implementation

The MGS will be responsible for identifying special policy issues related to his/her component for research and analysis for drawing lessons for replication and sustainability


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 MASTER'S DEGREEMasters Degree The candidate should hold at least a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with good understanding of GIS tools and technologies