Aqaba- Building upon USAID’s commitment to employment generation for Jordanians, the USAID Jordan Mission Director, Ms. Beth Paige confirmed the importance of involving the citizens in developing their communities during the opening ceremony of “Sea Catch”, a project implemented by the Aqaba Fishermen Association. The project is co-funded by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) and USAID through its Aqaba Community and Economic Development Program.
During the ceremony, Ms. Paige met with association members who as a result of USAID assistance will manage a new wholesale distribution center to sell fish to local restaurants and hotels in Aqaba. This project is providing job opportunities to a new generation of fishermen in Aqaba.
The Aqaba Community and Economic Development (ACED) Program is a USAID-funded program, benefitting the people and businesses of Aqaba Special Economic Zone. The program is funding several projects such as the Neighborhood Development Activity to increase citizen participation, the Community Prosperity Initiative to combat poverty, and the Capacity Building program to support NGOs in Aqaba governorate, as well as technical support to ASEZA.
Thirty seven residents of Aqaba, all participants in Souk by the Sea, took part in the training, Financial Literacy – Budgeting for Success, this week. The training was carried out by World Associates allowing participants to grasp the importance of family budgeting and how to utilize profits generated from their sales at Souk by the Sea to help their families and also put money back into their businesses and products. The training was held at the Movenpick, Aqaba and given by Australian, Kate Davey. Souk by the Sea and its trainings are carried out in partnership with Aqaba Development Corporation and the Aqaba Community and Economic Development program of USAID. Souk by the Sea continues to promote local artists, handicrafts and entertainers allowing them to interact and sell to tourists visiting Aqaba.
The USAID/ACED Program is supporting ASEZA with the development of a new financial manual documenting the scope, objectives responsibilities, policies and procedures for fourteen main financial processes and around 65 sub-processes within ASEZA.
The manual’s procedures and policies will be used for the implementation of a new financial system within ASEZA. The manual will also serve as a functional guide for training at ASEZA.
With the support from the USAID/ACED Program, six training sessions were conducted during this quarter to train the entire Finance Directorate's staff on the new financial procedures developed by the USAID/ACED Program.
Business Analyst/Enterprise Architect Consultant
POST REF NO (AP/Com01/05)
The Aqaba Community and Economic Development (ACED) Program is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program, benefiting the people and businesses of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone. The ACED Program seeks to recruit a Jordanian short-term Business Analyst/Enterprise Architect. The assignment will be in Aqaba for a maximum of 120 work days over a period of six months.
·Gain detailed knowledge in ASEZA’s current business environment by researching ASEZA’s business functions, data sources, existing IT systems, corporate strategy, e-Strategy, and documented business processes.
·Conduct interview sessions with business owners to solicit business requirements.
·Develop detailed business requirement specifications for automating business functions, identifying gaps in existing systems, specifying e-Service requirements, and detailing integration requirements with existing systems.
·Utilize standard modeling techniques to model business requirements including business process modeling, use case modeling, and other artifacts to capture, communicate and document requirements.
·Analyze business requirements gathered and develop a detailed functional design for an IT solution that will achieve and integrated IT applications environment capable of automating entire ASEZA business cycle, putting in place a standard integration framework, and laying a foundation for an expandable e-Service platform.
·Provide recommendation on best techniques, practices, technologies, etc.
·Bachelor degree in Information Technology, Software Engineering, or other related fields as a minimum, a Masters degree is a plus.
·Minimum 10 years’ experience in the field of business Analysis or Enterprise Architecture.
·Experienced in developing software requirements specifications for highly complicated business environments.
·Experienced in developing functional design for sophisticated web enabled business applications and e-Service type applications.
·In depth knowledge in Service Oriented Architecture.
·Highly experienced in modeling techniques to capture and model business dynamic and static views
·Excellent communications, interviewing skills and able to solicit information from business owners.
·Strong analytical skills to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, decompose high level information into details, and distinguish presented user requests from the underling true requirements.
Interested applicants are to submit CVs and cover letters by email to HR@aced-jordan.com and email@example.com indicating the Post Ref in the email subject line by January 12, 2012. For further information and full scope of work please check our website at: www.aced-jordan.com