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Data Management/I.T. Assistant

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Sustainable Land management Project (SLMP)
Posted On:
28 January, 2008
Last Date to apply:
09 February, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4

At least 4 years of relevant experience in database management and IT related tasks. The incumbent should have experience in designing and maintaining websites and capacity to manage Local Area Network (LAN). A good working knowledge of MS Office applications notably MS Access and MS SQL is essential.


Ministry of Environment is launching the first phase of a UNDP-GEF & GoP funded project on “Sustainable Land Management to combat Desertification in Pakistan”. The overall goal of the project is to combat land degradation and desertification in Pakistan in order to protect and restore ecosystems and essential ecosystem services that are key to reducing poverty. The main objectives are to strengthen institutional capacity, create an enabling environment, and demonstrate good practices – all in an effort to help remove key barriers to Sustainable Land Management (SLM).
Duties andResponsibilities
The project requires services of a Data Management/I.T. Assistant who could assist the Project in maintaining office network, project website and developing Sustainable Land Management (SLM) database. He/she will work under the guidance of the GIS Expert/Coordinator SLM Information System (SLMIS).
Scope of work
-           Providing technical and operational support to the GIS Expert for establishing GIS based SLMIS with special and numeric database (RDBMS);
-           Preparing and maintaining database, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary;
-           Ensuring data storage and conducting data recovery procedures;
-           Providing operational support in IT related tasks related to computer hardware and software;
-           Maintaining LAN of the Project Office, including trouble shooting LAN, hardware and software problems;
-           Carrying day-to-day database management, including integration with GIS datasets, security and application environment;
-           Planning and implementing database upgrades while ensuring continuous monitoring and evaluation changes;
-           Regularly maintaining and updating the SLMP website related assignments;
-           Ensuring security, integrity and backup of the database;
-           Any other task assigned by his/her immediate supervisor or the National Project Coordinator.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesBachelors DegreeBachelors Degree (4 Years)Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences or the field closely related database/IT management

Must Title Level Description
YesMisc Excellent  He/she must have strong problem-solving skills and results orientation and sensitivity to gender issues. Good writing and communication skills in English and Urdu.