Kindly read the Terms of Reference attached to know more about the role. This opportunity is open for individual applications and does not extend to applications from companies or firms. 


Location Philippines
Duration Eighteen (18) months
Closing date Tuesday 12 December 2023

Role overview

The use of information and communications technology (ICT) in the digitalisation of transactions and services is viewed as a key driver for the competitiveness of the government in providing better services. One of the main thrusts of the 2023 Philippine Development Plan (2023 PDP) is for the justice sector to “use digital technology and build a robust, efficient, and disaster-resilient ICT architecture for the justice sector.” 

One of the priority ICT programmes identified by the sub-chapter on Administration of Justice of the 2023 PDP is the National Justice Information System (NJIS). The NJIS is an Information and Communications Technology-based tool envisioned to facilitate the management and exchange of vital information across law enforcement and justice sector agencies in the discharge of their statutorily mandated public functions.  The NJIS has been included in the 2011-2016, 2017-2022, and the current 2023-2028 PDP.  

It is envisioned to be a seamless, knowledge-based and knowledge-driven interface and portal that will solve information gaps and address collaboration issues in the justice system. It is anchored on a secured platform that links justice sector agencies for a holistic approach to crime prevention and resolution. 

This mission will support the Department of Justice in implementing the following NJIS Projects by providing additional software developers:

  • NJIS Middleware Exchange Platform
  • Interoperability layer of each of the NJIS implementing agencies
  • Enhancements/ Refactoring of the Bureau of Corrections Inmate Management Information Systems that includes the updating of the Good Conduct Time allowance computation
  • Development of API of the Philippine Crime Index Research System (PCIRS) to accommodate public research and optimize performance on the system’s current features 

 Qualifications and Experience Required

Skills and Competencies

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Excellent analytical competence, technical skills, and detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Active listening skills and strong writing skills
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate with key stakeholders

Qualifications and skills

  • A college graduate with a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any related course
  • Fluent in English and Filipino.
  • Ability to prioritise critical tasks and work well in an output-driven environment
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Organisational abilities
  • Administrative skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to work independently and as a part of the team
  • Accuracy and good attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • A positive approach in a busy working environment
  • A good understanding of data confidentiality

 General Professional Experience

 At least five (5) years of relevant work experience as a Lead Systems Developer which includes experience in:

  • Ensuring that codes meet the technical specifications and are delivered on time
  • Directing other Systems developers in the design, development, testing, and debugging
  • Designing, building, and configuring applications to meet business process and application requirements
  • Writing testable, scalable, and efficient code and leading code reviews

 Specific Professional Experience

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in web development preferably with experience in Python: Flask framework
  • Knowledgeable with front-end Javascript libraries/frameworks such as ReactJS
  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems and experience in developing on the Linux platform
  • Strong knowledge in database technologies, SQL, ORM, and other relevant technologies
  • Experience in Git workflow is an advantage

How to apply

Send the following to by 12 December 2023; 11:59 PM Philippines time.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Pricing Approach (please use the template attached)