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Information Expert

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
National Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management
Posted On:
25 December, 2007
Last Date to apply:
07 January, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4

At least 5 years of experience working with system/technology experience to meet IT needs.
At least 3 years of experience of IT Systems Development in large organizations is essential.
At least 4 years of proven project management experience.
Experience of developing and managing IT Management, Assessment and Processes.
Experience of developing and delivering information systems and programs
Experience with continuous quality improvement methods and tools.
Proven strong process analytical skills
Demonstrated experience identifying & quantifying problems and providing effective resolutions.Working knowledge of internal control and audit techniques of IT and MIS
Excellent communication skills.


1.      Background
The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit (CPRU) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the Government of Pakistan in establishing policy, legal and institutional arrangements for disaster risk management. The purpose of UNDP support is to develop and strengthen capacities of the Government of Pakistan at national, provincial and local levels to adopt strategies for reducing threat of disasters and minimizing the impact of disaster events upon communities.
The Government of Pakistan has established policy and institutional mechanisms at national, provincial and district levels. A National Disaster Management Ordinance has been issued by the President on 21st of December 2006. Under the Ordinance a National Disaster Management Commission (NDMA) and a National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has been established. The National Commission has notified the provincial, regional and state governments to established disaster management authorities at provincial and district levels.
In order to develop capacities of the newly established national, provincial and district authorities, the UNDP is working closely with the National Disaster Management Authority. A Program Document has been signed to support implementation of the National Disaster Risk Management Framework. 
In this regard, the Information Expert will be attached with the NDMA to manage its information activities e.g. databases, websites, emails etc.    
2.      Reporting
Under overall supervision of the DRR Advisor, the Information Expert will report to the Chairman NDMA.
3.      Duties and Responsibilities
Support and supervise the establishment of the ICT setup of the National Disaster Management Authority. This might include the following.
  • Plan, establish and manage I.T system of NDMA and support zonal/remote/ offices/establishments e.g. website, email, databases etc.  
  • Execute I.T related tasks of NDMA
  • Select / induct appropriate human resources for NDMA I.T department.
  • Continuously seek to broaden network of relationship to seek information;
  • Promote the image of NDMA, Teamwork, Cross-Teams collaboration and plans for the future.
  • Take action to respond to NDMA needs.
  • Provide strategic direction to NDMA I.T department.
  • Leadership in thinking and integrating efforts with stakeholders internally and externally
  • Act as advisor on all I.T matters.

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMaster DegreeMasters DegreeMasters degree in I.T, Computer Sciences or Information Technology Management from a reputable university.