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Program Manager-TA

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About Integrity Watch Afghanistan

Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.

The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.

Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has approximately 90 staff members and 381 Local Monitors. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial programmatic outreach in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Nangarhar, Parwan, Baghlan, and Kunduz, Paktia.

Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.

Our research work is focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget and public finance management, and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new, ground-breaking empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, and bring to the public attention non-documented and non-explored issues.

The aim of our advocacy work is to enhance Integrity Watch’s pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Our advocacy work includes facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, and accountability. We advocate for integrity of justice sector, access to information; budget transparency, accountability, and participation; aid transparency and effectiveness; social accountability; and other issues related to anti-corruption.

Job Summary

The program manager will lead the operation of the newly established Transparency Afghanistan. Transparency Afghanistan is strategically designed to play a vital role in the right against corruption that can double the efforts along with other organizations of similar nature in Afghanistan. The planned efforts are assumed to be driven in mutual cooperation with national and international NGOs who are specifically determined to engage in the fight against corruption. Transparency Afghanistan intents to enhance public awareness, build social networking, and ensure systematic advocacy work which will pressurize government officials to create a just, accountable a corruption-free environment in Afghanistan.

Job Details

Date Posted: 30 Jul 2018 Reference: 028/18
Closing Date: 15 Aug 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Management Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Policy development and proposal writing
• In collaboration with Board of Directors develop a multi-year business plan for Transparency Afghanistan (TA) considering all factors that determine the organization’s success, development, management, reputation, and sustainability. The business plan shall be accompanied by quarterly and annual work plans for TA in consultation with the Board of Directors;
• Plan and conduct the organizational development agenda and strategy set by the Board in order to ensure that Transparency Afghanistan can attain its strategic objectives;
• Lead the process of developing internal systems, manuals, and procedures as a functional entity and formalize the governance structure and process;


Administrative and financial
• Lead TA and its operations as the key person ensuring good reputation for the organization, strong systems for the team, robust communication system and activities for the brand, clear and practical vetting process for potential new members, etc;
• Develop strong and proper financial systems for TA and ensure transparent and ethical use of project funds as per contractual arrangement of donors and investors as well as abide by principle of ensuring value for money in all aspects of the organization’s work;
• Be watchful of and manage any conflict of interest in the organization in different areas of work including vetting process, new memberships, allocation of business opportunities, etc;


Representation and public relations
• Build strong partnerships with key organizations such as donors, civil society, universities and etc. in order for TA’s work to succeed and have wider buy-in;
• Represent Transparency Afghanistan at relevant national and international meetings and conferences, and facilitate the presentation of research and monitoring findings by other Transparency Afghanistan staff, as appropriate; ensure that Transparency Afghanistan’s activities have an appropriate level of media coverage (in print, on radio and TV) both nationally and internationally;

Event management
• Plan and organize conferences and workshops on anti-corruption in Kabul and provinces.
• Carry out trainings for CSOs and communities on anti-corruption and good governance.

Skills

• Excellent knowledge of and proven capacity in communication, public policy and advocacy;
• Excellent knowledge of and proven capacity in communication, public policy and advocacy;
• Excellent oral communication in English and Dari and/or Pashto; Excellent writing and computer skills;
• Excellent management, strategic planning and leadership capacities
• Extensive knowledge of the Afghan institutions and social and political environments, actors and dynamics prevailing in Afghanistan;
• Ability to develop and manage professional relations, with outstanding interpersonal and coordination skills;
• Result-oriented and able to deliver within tight deadlines;
• Good knowledge of anti-corruption, governance, transparency and accountability issues in Afghanistan and internationally

Qualifications

• At least a master degree in political science, public administration, international development, policy studies, anthropology or any relevant field;
• At least 5 years of experience in a similar position with NGOs or international agencies;

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Masters Degree,

Submission Guideline

Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and education relate to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to below mentioned email. In the e-mail subject line please write “Program Manager-TA “ and your name.

The deadline for application is 15 August, 2018. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received.

Submission Email

hr@iwaweb.org

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