Manila, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICT Office) is hiring 32 project managers to fast-track the implementation of several medium to large scale eGovernment projects inline with the eGovernment Masterplan (eGMP) and the Medium Term ICT Harmonization Initiative (MITHI).

eGovernment allows for more efficient, transparent and effective governance and delivery of public services through the use of ICT. With eGovernment, more government services will be available online and will minimise the tedious need to queue for government services that usually take hours of citizen’s valuable time.

Among the essential e-government projects to be implemented by these Project Managers are those under the Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil) project, which aims to interconnect government agencies and automate processes for faster and more efficient public service. The project itself is composed of interconnected projects that include infrastructure, systems and applications, and shared services. At least 10 of these projects are either complete or nearing completion. These are the fiber optic network, data centers, cloud computing, government email, public key infrastructure, forms generator, online payment system, document and record management system, government web hosting, and project tracking and management.

Among the IT projects in the pipeline outside iGovPhil are the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS), the National Payroll System, and the Human Resources Asset Management and Procurement. These Project Managers shall form part of the corps of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who will be deployed in frontline Government agencies managing vital eGovernment services.

Applicants need to have minimum of three years experience in managing medium to large scale ICT projects in the public or private sector. They must also be willing to be assigned to government agencies other than the DOST- ICT Office. Interested professionals may visit the ICT Office website for details.

About DOST-ICT Office – The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology is the Philippine Government’s lead agency on ICT related matters. Its primary thrusts are in the ICT Industry Development, eGovernment, ICT policy development, Internet for all and Cybersecurity.

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