25 Jun 2012

Full-Time National Consultant – IT

UN-HABITAT – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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Job Description

United Nations Human Settlements Programme
P.O. Box 345, Vientiane, LAO PDR
Tel: +856-21 267713, Fax: +856-21 267799
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Issued on: 20 June 2012
BACKGROUND
UN-HABITAT is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It was established in 1978, and is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-HABITAT’s programmes are designed to help policy-makers and local communities get to grips with the human settlements and urban issues and find workable, lasting solutions. In Lao PDR, one of its projects aims to strengthen pro-poor water governance in Lao PDR.
UN-HABITAT is looking to recruit a National Consultant – IT, Development of a database for water supply treatment plant designs. This consultant will work together with an International Consultant and a Database Research Assistant.
RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Define the database structure, software requirements, the level of detail and the types of files to be electronically stored on the database including the design prototype of the system;
2. Create an open database allowing for upgrades and adaptations in the future with user friendly data input interface and can be used with Windows and Mac operating systems;
3. Define the scope of data for entry in the database, and prepare a demonstration version for discussion with DHUP, UN-Habitat and concerned stakeholders;
4. Prepare the full database version;
5. Develop methodology and train relevant stakeholders from the public utilities on the use of the database, including developing user and training manuals.
EDUCATION
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or equivalent in IT
WORK EXPERIENCE
• At least 5-7 years relevant experience in IT, with strong understanding of the principles and practices associated with Physical and Logical Data modeling, as well as a working understanding of technologies such as Windows,
Oracle databases, TMS, PL/SQL, among other such technologies
• Proven experience in designing databases
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills;

How to Apply

The position will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR. For detailed ToR, requisite qualifications, evaluation procedures and submission requirements for the above position, please visit: www.unwac.org. To apply for the position, please prepare an application letter stating your expression of interest and qualifications. Send these together with a completed Personal History Form (available from UN-HABITAT website: http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?typeid=24&catid=435&id=3867) and financial proposals to:
The Regional Project Officer
Mekong Region Water and Sanitation Initiative
UN-HABITAT
P.O. Box 345, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Or to Email: joyce.mmaitsi@undp.org/joyce.mmaitsi@unhabitat.org
Closing date for receiving applications is: Wednesday 4 July 2012
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered.
You can reach the e-Roster through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

Job Categories: CONSULTANT, DEVELOPMENT, and INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. Job Types: Full-Time.

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