Test and Assurance Architect, PIU at National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) established by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007, the NIMC has the mandate to establish, own, operate, maintain and manage the National Identity Database in Nigeria, register persons covered by the Act, assign a Unique National Identification Number (NIN) and issue General Multi-Purpose Cards (GMPC) to those who are citizens of Nigeria as well as others legally residing within the country.

Applications are invited from interested Public / Civil Servants and individual consultants (private sector) for the position below:

Job Title: Test and Assurance Architect, PIU

Location: Abuja

Introduction

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the World Bank, French Development Agency (AFD) & European Investment Bank (ETB) and intends to apply part of the proceeds to increase the number of persons with a National II) number, which would he issued by a robust and inclusive foundational ID system to facilitate improved access to public services.
  • The National identity Management Commission (NIMC) – based in Abuja is responsible for the implementation of the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) Project. The project is comprised of four components: (1) Strengthen the Legal and Institutional Framework (2) Establish a Robust and Inclusive Foundational ID System (3) Enable Access to Services through. IDs and (4) Project Management and Stakeholder Engagement. The governance arrangements for project implementation consist of three structures: (a) Project Ecosystem Steering Committee (PESC); (b) Ecosystem Coordination Strategic Unit (ECSU); and (c) the Project implementation Unit (PIU).

Objectives of the Assignment:

  • The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) situated in NIMC, will oversee the project implementation, of Component 2, 3 and 4, namely, (i) regulate data collection for foundation ID (ii) regulate ID credential offerings and (iii) project management and coordination of the Nigerian ID ecosystem in collaboration with the Ecosystem Coordination Strategic Unit, located at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
  • The Project is now desirous of filling key vacancies within the PIU and is by this notice inviting candidates who may be (1) qualified public/civil servants within the Federal Public/Civil Service structure or (2) interested qualified individual consultants/technical experts from the private sector to submit their expression of interest for the position listed above.

Reporting, Location and Commencement

  • The candidates shall report to the PIU Coordinator who shall report to the Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Abuja. The commencement of the services shall come into effect on the date of the notice to the recruited personnel instructing the recruited personnel to begin carrying out the services.

Requirements
The Test and Assurance Architect shall have the following minimum educational qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant degree in IT Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in testing management.
  • Experience in defining, delivering and managing the overall end to end testing and assurance lifecycle and experience in the production of key test artefacts (test strategies, plans, approaches, schedules), in the identification, mitigation and closure of product risks, providing assurance and governance across all testing phases, and stakeholder management at all levels and driving best practices;
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering progress reports, including risk mitigation, as directed, third party outsourcing, preferably business services and application support, and in managing geographically dispersed suppliers consisting of technical specialists;
  • Ability to understand interoperability standards, risk models, privacy and liability policies, requirement and accountability mechanism for an identity ecosystem; and
  • Experience working with internal stakeholders; including senior leadership, IT teams, solutions architects, other operations managers, and the wider business.

Application Closing Date
4pm 18th August, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Expression of Interests clearly marking the position applied for with a detailed CV as well as a not more than 300 words statement matching their qualification and experience with suitability for the particular position applied for, to: did-ecosystem@osgf.gov.ng and a copy to: nimcid4d@nimc.gov.ng

Expression of Interest should also be accompanied with:

  • Cover Letter; and
  • Copies of certificates for professional and academic qualifications

Further inquiries can be made via email or in writing to the address below.
DGM/Head of Procurement,
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC),
11 Sokode Crescent, Off Dalaba Street,
Zone 5 Wuse, Abuja – Nigeria.

Email: nimcid4d@nimc.gov.ng

Detailed Terms of Reference for this position is available for review and download from OSFG, OHCSF and NIMC websites: www.osgf.gov.ng ; www.ohcsf.gov.ng and www.nimc.gov.ng/adverts-tenders

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