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Chief of Quality Management

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About Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC)

-The Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) is a regulatory body for humanitarian Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA). Through its headquarters in Kabul and its seven regional offices, DMAC manages, coordinates and oversees the humanitarian mine action activities that are implemented by national and international non-governmental organizations and commercial companies. Mine Action has five pillars including Demining (survey, mapping, marking and clearance), Mine Risk Education, Stockpile Destruction, Victim Assistance and Advocacy. DMAC is being supported by the GIRoA and International Donors.

Job Summary

The incumbent will be hired by DMAC under the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) pay-agent support project and, will be stationed in the Headquarters. He/she will serve as Chief of Quality Management in Kabul (HQ) office.

Job Details

Date Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Reference: 001
Closing Date: 21 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Management Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 12 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Chief of Quality Management reports to DMAC Director. He/she leads the DMAC’s Quality Management Department. The Chief of Quality Management duties include but are not limited to the following:
• Provides advice to the DMAC Director on quality management strategies, goals and objectives for the Programme
• Manages accreditation process of mine action organizations and systematically reviews it
• Develops and maintains, in close consultation with the DMAC various departments, Regional Offices and mine action organizations, the National Mine Action Standards
• Monitors and evaluates the works of mine action organizations and ensures their products and services are in line with national standards
• provides guidelines for monitoring and evaluation of the MAPA organizations;
• Prepares and implements the M & E plans and tracks its implementation
• Manages the process of DMAC various departments internal audits and provide inputs to external auditors and to DMAC Director about the findings of auditors
• Prepares and Provides monthly and quarterly QM statistics to relevant MAPA stakeholders
• Ensures DMAC QA and QC visits are conducted effectively and it can lead to further improvement of Implementing Partners’ performances
• Provides guidance on any specific corrective actions to be taken by mine action organizations, e.g. following an inspection, which finds a critical non-conformity;
• Reviews all documentation for inspected land prior to be entered into the information management system;
• Develops and implements plan for the review of national mine action standards (AMAS)
• As Chairperson of AMAS Review Board, manages amendments in national mine action standards and timely communicate the revisions to IPs
• Ensures all mine action standards are endorsed by the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA)
• Takes active part in the development and maintenance of the Standard Working Procedures (SWP) for various DMAC departments
• Conducts Quality Management Circles for specifying solutions to mine action challenges and complex technical issues and ensures the recommendations of QMC are observed
• Coordinates QMS ISO trainings for relevant personnel of DMAC and IPs
• Manages the DMAC “Board of Inquiries” for investigations of critical demining incidents and oversees the post investigations actions
• Coordinates ISO QMS trainings to DMAC eligible staff.
• Conduct follow up on agreed preventive/remedial actions.
• Identifies training needs, establishes and implements training Programmes for DMAC personnel

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in social sciences, Engineering or other relevant fields with Five (05) years of progressive experience in Quality Management; or Bachelor Degree in the above-mentioned fields with (07) Seven years of progressive experience
• Excellent communication skills in English, Pashto / Dari oral and written
• Having completed the Demining trainings including Manual Demining, Battle Area Clearance, knowledge in EOD is desirable
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
• Sound analytical and problem-solving in regard to technical issues in mine action;
• Proficiency in MS Office products, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook
• Sound knowledge of, and exposure to, a range of mine action issues, including the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Masters Degree,

Submission Guideline

While sending your resume/CV & Cover letter, please mention the vacancy number and position title in the subject of your email. Application received after the closing date and without mentioning the vacancy number and position title in their email subject will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for the test and interview.

Interested candidates should submit their applications to the following email addresses

Submission Email

dmachr@dmac.gov.af, sadafa@dmac.gov.af

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