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  • Job Location:
    Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Bamian, Daikondi, Farah, Faryab, Ghazni, Ghowr, Helmand, Herat, Jawzjan, Kabul, Kandahar, Kapisa, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Laghman, Logar, Nangarhar, Nimruz, Nuristan, Oruzgan, Paktia, Paktika, Panjshir, Parwan, Samangan, Sar-e Pol, Takhar, Wardak, Zabul, Badakhshan, , Afghanistan
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  • Funcational Area:
    Support and Specialist Functions
  • Industry:
    Industry Not Specified
  • Contract Type:
    Short Term
  • Contract Duration:
    0 Year(s) 0 Month(s)
  • Open Ended:
  • Salary Range
    As per company salary scale
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  • Years of Experience:
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  • Closing Date:
    Sep 30, 2011

Date Posted: Apr 07, 2011
Ref. UNOPS/AGOC/2011/VA/Roster

Various position with UNOPS (4871 Views)


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Afghanistan is responsible for implementing a number of projects on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the aid donor community. The Afghanistan Operations Centre (AGOC) has been set up as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the Implementing Agency.

The functional objective of UNOPS AGOC is to deliver its projects in an efficient and effective manner, so as to achieve the outcomes sought by the project and to assist in the development goals of the Government of Afghanistan. The stated goal is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. The adopted mission of UNOPS is to exceed the expectations of our stakeholders.

Job Summary

UNOPS AGOC regularly requires personnel in the support and specialist categories to perform assignments related to administration, project and programme management. For the Roster, the Office of Human Resources is establishing a pool of suitable candidates with substantial experience to be called upon when a position becomes available.

Duties and Responsibilities

Roster applicants must possess relevant qualifications and experience in the following areas:

support functions (LICA-1 to LICA-4)

For the support functions, secondary diploma is generally required along with certain years of relevant experience. Clerks, Assistants, Associates and other support functions are sought in the following areas:

• Human Resources (Support-01)
• Finance (Support-02)
• Procurement/contracts (Support-03)
• Information and Communications Technology (Support-04)
• Logistics (Support-05)
(Cleaners, Mechanics, Logistic clerks, assistants and associates)
• Transport (Support-06)
(Drivers/Senior Drivers)
• Security and safety (Support-07)
(Watchmen/guards, receptionists, radio operators, security assistants/associates, others)
Specialist Functions (LICA-5 to LICA-8)

Please note for specialist functions, Bachelor’s Degree (and preferably Master’s Degree in relevant field) is required. Specialists are sought in the following areas:

• Programme/Project Management (Specialist-01)
• Technical Advisory (Specialist-02)
• Engineering (Specialist-03)
• Construction Management (Horizontal and Vertical Structures) (Specialist-04)
• Design and Architecture (Specialist-05)
• Contract Management (Specialist-06)
• Finance and Budget Management (Specialist-07)
• Procurement (Specialist-08)
• Environment and Natural Resources (Specialist-09)
• Gender and Social Inclusion (Specialist-10)
• Customs and Trade (Specialist-11)
• Monitoring and Evaluation (Specialist-12)
• Business Development and Donor Coordination (Specialist-13)
• Transport and Fleet Management (Specialist-14)
• Security and safety (Specialist-15)
• Human Resources (Specialist-16)
• Finance (Specialist-17)
• Logistics (Specialist-18)
• Procurement (Specialist-19)
• Information and Communications Technology (Specialist-20)

Required Selection Criteria:

Core Values and Competencies

Core Values
• Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviors; acts without consideration of personal gain
• Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; shows pride in work and in achievements
• Respect for diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds; shows respect for an understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making

Core Competencies
• Communication: Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed; speaks and writes clearly and effectively
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
• Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
• Client orientation: Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect

Managerial Competencies
• Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction
• Leadership: Empowers others to translate vision into results; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions
• Managing performance: Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff
• Judgment and decision-making: Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; makes tough decisions when necessary


For Support Functions:

• LICA-1 (e.g. Cleaners, Messengers, Guards, Drivers, and more): No specific educational degree required; secondary diploma and/or relevant certificates desirable. 1-2 years’ experience relevant required.
• LICA-2 (e.g. Clerks, Secretaries, Receptionists, Radio Operators, Mechanics and more): Secondary diploma required. 2-3 years’ relevant experience required.
• LICA-3 (e.g. Assistants, Senior Technicians and more): Secondary diploma required/Bachelor’s Degree an asset. 3-5 years’ relevant experience required.
• LICA-4: Secondary diploma required/Bachelor’s Degree an asset. 5-7 years’ relevant experience required
• Fluent in both oral and written English

For Specialist Functions

• LICA-5: Relevant Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree an asset. Minimum 2 years relevant work experience
• LICA-6: Relevant Master’s Degree required with minimum 2 years relevant work experience. Bachelor’s Degree plus 2 years of additional relevant work experience may be considered in lieu.
• LICA-7: Relevant Master’s Degree required with minimum 5 years relevant work experience. Bachelor’s Degree plus 2 years of additional relevant work experience may be considered in lieu.
• LICA-8: Relevant Master’s Degree required with minimum 7 years relevant work experience. Bachelor’s Degree plus 2 years of additional relevant work experience may be considered in lieu.
• Relevant professional qualifications and certificates related to the area of expertise (e.g.: PMP, Prince2, ACCA, CPE, CPA, PHR, among others) will be considered a distinct advantage
• Excellent knowledge of office applications and productivity suites including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, knowledge of specific proprietary software and enterprise resource applications relevant to the selected area of expertise (e.g.: MS Project, CAD, Primavera, SAP, PeopleSoft, etc.)
• Fluent in both oral and written English


Submission Guideline

Candidates are strongly requested to carefully review the application guidelines below. Incomplete documents and/or submissions not meeting the application guidelines will not be considered.

Interested candidates must submit their application, including:
1. Letter of Interest
2. Complete Curriculum Vitae
3. Complete, updated and signed United Nations P.11 form (available at the UNOPS website)

All of the above required documents must be addressed to the AGOC Office of Human Resources via email to

The email subject line must be in the following format:
“UNOPS AGOC Call for Applications: [Area of expertise (Code)]”
For example: UNOPS AGOC Call for Applications: Human Resources (Support-01)

The body of the email must include the table below with responses in the exact format:
Last name:
First name:
Highest completed educational qualification:
Exact years of experience relevant to the area of expertise applying for:
Experience with the United Nations (Yes/No). If yes, specify name of Agency, Fund or Programme and exact years of relevant experience:
Professional qualification and/or certificates:

Additional Considerations

• Qualified candidates will remain on the roster for one (1) year from the date of advertisement and will be contacted as soon as the need for a post arises.
• Candidate evaluation may be in the form of a written test, a panel interview, or both.
• Only candidates who are under serious consideration and short-listed will be contacted.
• Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
• UNOPS reserves the right to disqualify a candidate application, and/or appoint a candidate at a level below the required level of the post.

For more information on UNOPS, please visit the UNOPS website at

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