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Cultural Affairs Specialist (Grants Management Specialist)

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About U.S. Embassy

U.S. Embassy Kabul Afghanistan

Job Summary

U.S. Embassy Kabul Afghanistan

Job Details

Date Posted: 03 Dec 2018 Reference: KABUL-2018-077
Closing Date: 16 Dec 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer of Academic Programs, the Grants Management Specialist will assist with the development and implementation of Embassy programs, including grants and cooperative agreements. The Grants Management Specialist will work closely with the ACAO, as well as other staff and officers in the Public Affairs Section (PAS), to monitor, coordinate and administer grants and cooperative agreements in support of Mission objectives. He or she will advise potential grantees in completing applications, review proposals to ensure they are accurate, realistic, and meet U.S regulations. The Grants Management Specialist will serve as a Grants Officer Representative (GOR) responsible for overseeing, assessing the potential of grant applications, evaluating, and monitoring the performance of grantees and multiple complex cooperative grants. The Grants Management Specialist will receive and review financial and narrative reports, confirm appropriate use of granted funds, and may be called upon to draft grant amendments. He or she also will assist in the preparation of reports on grant effectiveness and grantee performance.

Skills

Self-motivated and able to work in a team. Proactively identify potential problems and issues and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills. Ability to scan, comprehend, analyze, and summarize quickly. Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and focuses. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain excellent contacts and working relationships with representatives of educational institutions, local and national government, international donor organizations, NGOs, and civil society organizations. Ability to translate local languages into English quickly and fluidly. Excellent organizational and writing skills and ability to work effectively under pressure. Strong computer and accounting skills. Proficient with databases and database management.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.

Education Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in business, accounting, financial management, liberal arts, or international relations is required.

EXPERIENCE: At least three years of professional-level work experience in one of the fields above is required. At least one year of program development and management experience.

LANGUAGE: : Level (4) Dari or Pashto is required with fluency in the other languages common in Afghanistan a plus. English competence of 4/4 or better with good writing ability.

This may be tested.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:
In-depth understanding of Afghan society, government, history, and culture. Specific knowledge of key leaders and institutions in Afghanistan. Knowledge of databases and database management. Understanding of public diplomacy strategies and U.S.G policy objectives.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Self-motivated and able to work in a team. Proactively identify potential problems and issues and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills. Ability to scan, comprehend, analyze, and summarize quickly. Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and focuses. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain excellent contacts and working relationships with representatives of educational institutions, local and national government, international donor organizations, NGOs, and civil society organizations. Ability to translate local languages into English quickly and fluidly. Excellent organizational and writing skills and ability to work effectively under pressure. Strong computer and accounting skills. Proficient with databases and database management.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance. To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified. To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (https://af.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/).

Required Documents:
•university degree
•Proof of Citizenship (Tazkira)

Next Steps: Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul.

Submission Email

U.S Embassy Website

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