Friday, August 31, 2012


IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies. IFES promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle in countries around the world to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries. Terms of Reference Quality Assurance Engineers The Expert Group of the System Development Support Team is engaging two full -time Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers to provide technical assistance to the Software Development Team (SDT). Under the guidance of the Senior System Developer, the QA Engineers will be tasked with the responsibility of implementing the QA program for all SDT activities. The QA Engineers will provide independent and objective evaluation of process execution and work product quality. The QA organization advocates open communication and interaction with all SDT members to ensure understanding and the achievement of the common objectives. Specifically the Quality Assurance Engineers will be asked to: • Monitor SDT activities and ensure the appropriate standards,processes, and procedures are identified and implemented by SDT program staff. • Conduct audits and perform objective evaluations of SDT processes and work products, based on defined criteria, to ensure they are in accordance with and conform to specified standards, processes and procedures. • Record and communicate results of audits and evaluations, which include identifying and documenting non-conformances. • Develop, collect and analyze QA activity metrics and report results to Senior System Developer and SDT program management as appropriate. • Assign, track and verify corrective actions resulting from audits, evaluations or monitoring. • Ensure continuous process improvement by participating in process teams, lessons learned, management reviews, etc. • Manage QA-related activities, as assigned, in accordance with the SDT program schedule. The Quality Assurance Engineers must possess the following knowledge and experiences: • Software Engineering Principles – General understanding of software life cycle and software work products. • QA tools and techniques – General and specific knowledge of QA techniques, tools and best practices. • IT tools and techniques – General and specific knowledge of MS Office tools or comparable spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, database,and project management solutions. The Quality Assurance Engineers will be engaged with the System Development Support Team for an initial period for 3 (three) months with possible renewal depending on funding. It is expected that the role will be conducted on a full-time basis in the System Development Support Team’s office in Jakarta. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your letter of application and detailed resume at the latest on *7 September 2012 to: Please put the position you apply on the subject of the email. Only application in English will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone inquiries.


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