Software Developer

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Position Announcement Reference  
Job Title Software Developer
Grade NTA Grade C
Ministry / Agency IARCSC
Job Location Kabul
Number of Jobs Two Position
Report To HRMIS Director
Duration of Contract One Year with possibility of extension
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The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) was established in 2002 as an independent budgetary unit in the government of Afghanistan charged with establishing and strengthening robust institutions of public administration, merit-based recruitment of civil servants, regulating civil servant’s affairs and training and professional development of civil servants. The Commission comprises an Independent Appointment Board and an Independent Appeals Board. The Civil Service Management department and the Afghanistan Civil Service Institute are the two other major departments in the Commission.

The IARCSC mission is: To lead the reform and professionalization of civil service administration and management and to recruit and develop civil servants on the basis of merit, through an impartial, transparent and accountable process.

The Tackling Afghanistan Government’s HRM and Institutional Reform (TAGHIR)

TAGHIR directly responds to the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF) – including its development priority on “Building a responsive and effective public administration system”.

The overall objective of TAGHIR is to strengthen the capacity of selected line ministries and agencies through merit-based recruitment of key positions, improved personnel management, and better HR planning.

TAGHIR is being co-financed by the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group. The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) will implement the project on behalf of the GoIRA.


The software developer will be primarily responsible for programming and developing new HRMIS modules and improving and maintaining the existing ones.

The software developer will plan his/her activities in accordance and close coordination with HRMIS Technical team and the HRMIS Director.


  • Develop and implement new software programs
  • Maintain and improve the performance of existing software
  • Clearly and regularly communicate with management and technical support colleagues
  • Design and update software database
  • Test and maintain software products to ensure strong functionality and optimization
  • Recommend improvements to existing software programs as necessary
  • Work with developers to design algorithms and flowcharts
  • Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications
  • Integrate software components and third-party programs
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting
  • Code and test software based on software specifications and design


  • Teamwork
  • Software Maintenance
  • Software Development
  • Work Well Under Pressure


  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management System or related fields.
  • With a bachelor’s degree 5 years’ experience in business analysis, management systems or a related field.
  • Programming Languages PHP, C#, JavaScript and CSS
  • Skills in designing and implementing algorithm
  • Proven experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineeror similar role
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of coding languages (PHP, C#, JavaScript) and frameworks/systems (e.g. AngularJS, Vue)
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Fluent in Pashto/Dari and English

How to Apply: Interested qualified applicant are requested to send their application along curriculum vitae to the following email addresses no later than the closing date indicated above.

Note: It is imperative to write the position title at the subject line of your emails and your applications must be enclosed with attested educational documents as well as certified working certificates/contracts to be considered for the post in view.



Announced Date:      23/02/2020

Expire Date:              08/03/2020