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INFORMATION SYSTEM ASSOCIATE

Job Category:
IT
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
National Environmental Information Management System Project
City/Location:
Muzaffarabad-AJK
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
23 January, 2011
Last Date to apply:
07 February, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

The Information System Specialist will provide professional support to EPA/ other Nodal Agencies and NEIMS Project in developing and implementation of sector-specific databases and system designs. Minimum 6 years of relevant experience. He/ she should have experience with building software projects in Pakistan.

Description:
 

Background:

Recognizing the need for development of a comprehensive system for developing, managing and utilizing environmental information for informed decision making, the Ministry of Environment has included “Establishment of Environmental Information Management System” as a key component of National Environmental Action Plan Support Programme (NEAP-SP) which is being implemented with the assistance of UNDP and donor agencies to support realization of the National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP). The Project has been designed to address issues relating to availability of timely and accurate environmental information in Pakistan. The NEIMS when implemented will facilitate informed decision making Environmental Management Information System for different areas of environment. EMIS will be a very powerful resource in planning different development projects of Pakistan, conducting the EIAs of new development Projects and will provide help to different departments including Forests, Agriculture, Communication, Climate, Town Planning and Industries etc. Web based EIMS application will be developed to provide useful information for planners and researchers in the Environmental and other related fields.

 

Scope of Work:

 

a.       Lead the development of EMIS in the concerned Agency/ Agency (ies) under the

direct supervision of the designated focal point (s) of the Nodal Agency (ies) and

under the guidance of NEIMS Project

b.      Coordinate with the EIS Coordinator, NEIMS for the analysis of project requirements, architectural design and implementation of EIS and providing progress reports.

c.       Provide leading role in programming EMIS application and implementing design architecture.

d.      Assist Nodal Agency (ies) in identification, analysis and collection of environment related data from different sources related to environment, provide descriptive information (metadata) where needed in coordination with the concerned agency, arrange datasets in the sector specific databases, and its integration with the centrally coordinated Inter-Sectoral database.

e.       Work with other development team members to develop application for EMIS.

f.       Analyzing environmental information management system needs as well as designing

         constructing, and maintaining computer applications software and specialized utility

         programs.

g.      Install and test database management systems and related systems by quality assurance.

h.      Provide guidance to buy hardware related to Local Area Network and establishment of databases for NEIMS.

i.        Design and establish LAN for EIMS.

j.        Manage hardware trouble shooting, software installation for NEIMS, Trouble shoot network related problems.

k.      Design monthly and weekly workflow plan for the development team of the NEIMS Project.

l.         Identify and manage resources, risks and procurement related to the project

·  m.  Manage and monitor implementation of Project activities and coordinate with the

         concerned partners to ensure timely completion and quality deliverables/ products.

m.    Making recommendations for process improvements and corrective actions

·  o.   Ensure effective management of funds (where applicable) to manage costs effectively

        

 

 


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 BachelorBachelors Degree (2-3 Years) candidate should possess at least a Bachelors Degree in Computer Sciences/Computer Engineering/Environmental Engineering or another closely related field preferably with specialization in GIS and remote sensing. A Masters degree is desirable.