Afghan Electoral Commission VCA National Consultant.

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 828
Date Posted:Oct 29, 2018
Reference:MEC
Closing Date:Nov 11, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Research/Survey
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee(MEC):

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Joint Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of Anti-Corruption. An Afghan organisation operating since May 2011 in order to help Afghanistan wtih its efforts to fight corruption.

Job Summary:

The primary responsibility of the National Consultant will be to support MEC’s Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment (VCA) examining the Afghan Electoral System in Kabul and selected provinces. This is an exciting, groundbreaking study on a difficult but crucial topic, which is hugely impact governance across the country. The analysis is being conducted with the full support of Electoral Commissions.
The MVCA will be the first comprehensive analysis of the corruption vulnerabilities across the entire Electoral System in Afghanistan, including an assessment of the corruption vulnerabilities in the provision of election laws & policies, services, legal and institutional frameworks, key functions, interaction with the main stakeholders of the election sector, human-resources systems, handling electoral complaint system, internal oversight and audit regime, information-management systems, and management and leadership – all with a focus on corruption and practical measures to mitigate such corruption. The VCA will also look at ways to improve transparency in the electoral system via reduced corruption, enhance integrity in the election system. The work will mostly proceed via semi-structured interviews, but will also involve analysis of the institutional, policy and legal arrangements of the Electoral System, investigating the experiences of donors, and desk research on the many corruption issues that have happened in the Electoral System,

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:


The Consultant will bring high caliber expertise in electoral system, practices and reforms into the project

The Consultant will work closely with and support the data collectors

The exact roles of the team members will be decided based upon the experience of the chosen candidates.”

The consultant will assist on set up the interview and analysis methodologies. He or she will also assist in the analysis phase.

The overall project duration is expected to be 9 months, starting in Oct 2018 and completing in June 2019

The engagement of the National Consultant is expected to be about 150-170 days in total; the final number of working days will depend on the agreed-upon timeframe and schedule of the International Consultant and MEC team.

The National Consultant is expected to contribute substantially to the methodology that will accurately assess Electoral system vulnerabilities to corruption.

Assist in writing the final In-Depth Report (in English) and proposing recommendations to address problems identified therein.

The National Consultant will not be expected to complete, nor be reimbursed for, any tasks performed outside of his or her expected work-days.

The format, content, and length of the VCA can be changed at any time with the approval of the MEC Executive Director.

Support the International Consultant and team in designing tools to collect information from the IEC/IECC staff via interviews, document analysis, and the review of quantitative data.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

The National Consultant must have the following qualifications:

University degree in project management, sociology, development or a related field;

Five years of experience in the electoral system.

Knowledge of research methodologies is a significant plus.

Ability to work in a politicized environment on a highly sensitive topic

Ability to effectively work in a team environment in a challenging, multi-cultural and fast-paced environment;

High quality report writing skills in English.
The Senior Consultant will report formally to the project manager and MEC Technical Director.

Job Keywords:

Afghan Electoral Commission VCA National Consultant.
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