National Statistics Office

ICT Officer

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  09 Aug, 2022
  • Job Ref:  KMP-74559

Job Description

The National Statistics Office (NSO) is looking to recruit an ICT Officer to join its team on a full-time indefinite basis. The prospective employee will be assigned to the Data Resources, IT and Methodology Directorate or to other Directorates to meet the exigencies of the Office.

This position is an excellent opportunity for prospective candidates seeking to attain a career in Information Technology.

The successful candidate will be expected to

  • Accomplish software requirements, by developing and maintaining applications and databases;
  • Have sound knowledge of software development methodologies, data handling skills and storage techniques;
  • Have a good command of data structures and algorithms;
  • Be technically competent, organised and able to deliver on time.

The duties of an ICT Officer include

  • Coordinating specific IT projects;
  • Examining organisational and procedural practices and carrying out feasibility studies to establish the advantages and disadvantages of computerisation;
  • Specifying system requirements, designing the system according to user requirements, carrying out system testing, and modifying system design as necessary;
  • Specifying the structure for software design and implementing programs by converting logical specifications to a language that can be processed by a computer;
  • Creating and applying the testing phase to programs and modifying the programs as necessary, eliminating program errors;
  • Writing documentation of program development, and subsequent revisions;
  • Writing reports, program descriptions, interpretation of test results and user guides of the developed software;
  • Implementation of system backup procedures;
  • Reviewing and documenting software failures and taking corrective action as directed;
  • Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all systems and data;
  • Troubleshooting any problems related to software malfunctions and installation problems;
  • Undertaking any other related duties as assigned by superiors;
  • Adherence to internal policies, and if necessary, support in the implementation and monitoring of internal policies.

A detailed job description can be obtained from the Head of Unit – Human Resources and Staff Development, at the NSO.

Working conditions
The position carries a starting remuneration of Eur 26,969 for the year 2022, which remuneration increase annually subject to provisions of the Collective Agreement 2017-2022. This remuneration excludes qualification allowances and any overtime pay, which is reimbursed separately on an ad hoc basis, as the need arises.

The NSO also thrives to offer

  • A friendly working environment;
  • Family-friendly measures and a work-life balance;
  • Health insurance covers;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Opportunities for pursuing further studies including scholarships.

Applicants for this post must:

  • Be in possession of a recognised Certificate at MQF level 6 or higher in a relevant subject area;
  • Demonstrate a good command of the English language, together with Maltese or another official European language.

Candidates who have not yet formally obtained the qualifications specified hereinabove will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they are in the final phase of their course leading to such qualifications.

Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications.

To apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to send their:

  • Recently updated curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter;
  • Recent clean police conduct (issued within the last 6 months);
  • Filled in a scanned document of the Malta Statistics Authority Consent form, available from the following link;
  • A copy of their official academic qualifications, including the transcript of results.

Jobsplus permit number: 847/2021.

Jobsplus vacancy number: 377902.

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The National Statistics Office (NSO) is the executive arm of the Malta Statistics Authority. It is responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, and publication of a wide range of statistical information and related matters.