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Information Technology Systems Specialist
|Location :||Kuwait, KUWAIT|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jun-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Under the framework of the “Institutional Capacity Development for Implementation of the Kuwait National Development Plan (ICDI/KNDP)” project, UNDP and the State of Kuwait, represented by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development (GSSCPD), strive to enhance the human and institutional capacities at various government agencies to support them in implementation of the Kuwait National Development Plan. This is achieved by providing them with necessary technical expertise that is responsive to their needs and demands in line with the KNDP.
The Central Statistics Bureau is mandated as the sole official statistical reference for the state of Kuwait. It aims at building integrated national statistical systems that effectively meet the needs of users and continuously seeks to develop its statistics and systems in line with international standards. Within this context, the CSB is seeking to recruit an Information Technology Systems Specialist. The assignment of the Specialist will contribute to the following:
Related KNDP policy: Continuation of modernization of CSB including building institutional and IT infrastructure, development of information systems, indicators, databases, templates and statistical surveys, transition to the Register Census and developing economic researches.
Related KNDP policy: Integration and exchange of data between CSB and related entities, including the private sector and CSOs and enhancing the IT link with different entities.
The assignment will also contribute to the following ICDI/KNDP project outputs:
Purpose and Objective:
The main purpose of the assignment is to provide support to CSB on building information systems and IT solutions for all surveys and to support the IT infrastructure preparation of the 2020 Census. The specific objectives are:
Duties and Responsibilities
The main responsibilities and tasks of the specialist are as follows:
Based on the guidance of the Head of the CSB, coordinate with the various departments within CSB to understand their IT needs and assess the existing programmes/systems
Develop specific programmes that correspond to the requested surveys needs in a timely manner
Provide timely ad-hoc IT solutions to arising issues or problems
Upgrade and enhance the IT systems at CSB in implementation of the national plan’s IT projects
Assist/provide input to the CSB in coordination and follow up with the GSSCPD on the automated systems for monitoring projects implementation in the annual plans.
Assess and provide advice and solutions on the IT systems linking CSB with government entities in preparation for the 2020 register census.
Perform additional IT related tasks as requested by the Supervisor
Assess the training and support needs of IT staff at CSB
Work closely with IT staff at CSB and provide guidance to them on developing IT software/solutions customized and responsive to statistics production and management needs.
Conduct workshops on IT standards and best practices
Link the CSB IT Departments to other IT Departments nationally as well as in other statistics offices in other countries especially the GCC countries.
As indicated above, a key objective and approach in this assignment is to develop national capacities through facilitating learning from other countries experiences, training and knowledge and skills transfer to the IT staff of the CSB. The specialist would thus be required to submit a capacity development/expertise and knowledge transfer plan based on an understanding of the needs of the Department.
Roles and Coordination Requirements
The Specialist will work under the direct management of the Head of the Central Statistics Bureau. The Specialist will also report to the Project Manager of the ICDI/KNDP project based with the Technical Cooperation and Development Support Department at the GSSCPD by submitting regular reports on progress and impact of the assignment.
Coordination is required with all CSB departments to get an understanding of their IT requirements.
Conceptual Innovation in the provision of technical expertise
Promoting organizational change and development
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Advancing a policy oriented agenda
Promoting organizational Learning and knowledge sharing
Required Skills and Experience