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Provincial Technical Specialist

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About ASERD/MRRD

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) within the Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Sector Strategy, contributes to the reduction of poverty through the establishment of good local governance, access to rural infrastructure, economic regeneration and the provision of a nationwide disaster and emergency preparedness system. This strategy, however, directly contributes to the achievement of Afghanistan’s Millennium Development Goals.

The project will contribute significantly to increasing the access to thermal energy and electricity through a technology neutral approach, in 19,500 households in 194 rural communities in Afghanistan. This will result in increasing the access to electricity, clean cooking and heating options and will contribute to a tangible reduction in the pre-mature deaths of women and children due to indoor air pollution. The project will pilot seven innovative financing models which once successful will be mainstreamed. The project will also establish conducive policy and regulatory frameworks and capacity development of key stakeholders. It is envisaged that, the project will establish a sustainable rural energy supply approach which can be scaled up beyond the project period.

The ASERD program plans to establish sustainable rural energy services in 194 rural communities in 5 years, providing both electrical and thermal energy services. The efforts will bring sustainable energy to over 19,500 households providing health, economic and social benefits. Most significantly, the major contribution will be the establishment of delivery models that are technology neutral, leverage additional local and international resources, mobilize communities, engage the private sector and financiers to establish a self-sustaining delivery model. The program will also aim to establish the right frameworks for policy, regulation, environmental protection, quality and incentives and develop human and institutional capacities for these delivery models to continue to increase access to energy in Rural Afghanistan.

The Border Electrification Projects aims at providing basic electricity access to border areas adjacent to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran through the provision of a variety of Solar Home Systems (SHS). A total number of 3,000,000 beneficiaries would benefit from the project encompassing 55 districts in 13 provinces.

The main aim of the project is to provide ample stimulus to entice economic growth, health improvement, education gains and other socio-economic benefits in the target areas.

Job Summary

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Job Details

Date Posted: 01 Jul 2018 Reference: 752/018/HRCSD/ASERD/MRRD
Closing Date: 15 Jul 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

The Provincial In charge (Technical Specialist) will be responsible for the successful management of the provincial projects.
The Provincial In charge (Technical Specialist) may travel to the different districts, province, where the projects are running.
He/she will provide periodic work plan, monitoring plan and progress reports to the Project manager.
He/she will be responsible for the follow up and monitoring of the implementation of projects.
Have coordination with PRRD and the related organizations regarding Projects activities in the province.
Facilitation, Supervision and Monitoring of all stages of the project cycle in the targeted districts of the province.
Represent the Projects in meetings, discussions and technical working groups.
Keep record of provincial project implementation.
Developing & Maintaining Relationships with PRRD and Other key stakeholders.
Facilitate all the relevant field visits.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Identify all relevant stakeholders and engage them during project implementation.
Provide status and performance reports to the management.
Review all payment request from implementation partners and advise the project on payment.
Regularly monitor project implementation and ensure that project activities are carried as planned.
Ensure all deliverables are acquired and acceptable.
Develop audit and monitoring system to ensure smooth implementation.
Any other tasks assigned by project manager.

Skills

Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively;
Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member;
Ability to think and communicate clearly with others, motivate and lead people;
Professionalism in appearance and demeanor;
Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative:
Full understanding and up to Date knowledge of oriented project Concept/Cost For-Work projects

Reporting line: The Provincial Technical Specialist will be reporting directly to the Head of Technical Department in Kabul office and also to the provincial ASERD in charge.

Qualifications

University degree in Engineering faculty or other related fields.
Fluency in English , Dari and Pashto languages
Minimum of 5 years working experience in program, management and technical field.
Ability to travel to all relevant districts and villages on regular basis.
Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening;
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate and influence;
Computer skills, including extensive experience using Microsoft Word and Excel. Internet and e-mail skills required.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kunar
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through below email
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (752/018/HRCSD/ASERD/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email

vacancies.hrcsd@mrrd.gov.af

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