Provincial Council Consultant

Doctorate   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 791
Date Posted:Jan 2, 2019
Reference:MSI/AMANAT 18-026
Closing Date:Jan 14, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Consulting
Nationality:Any
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About MSI-AMANAT:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com. Project Summary: “Afghanistan's Measure for Accountability and Transparency” project (AMANAT) is a USAID activity focused on supporting Afghan government and non-government institutions to reduce and prevent corruption in the delivery of public services. The project will work closely with local counterpart agencies to identify public services that are particularly vulnerable to corruption, develop mitigation strategies, implement those initiatives, and monitor their impact. Examples of AMANAT’s reforms will include administrative streamlining, improved internal controls, e-governance applications, more open data, and establishing ethics units in government agencies. The project will also promote better communication of these reforms to generate more public trust in government. In addition, civil society, business and the media will play major roles in AMANAT by conducting robust monitoring and oversight of these institutional reforms and their impacts.

Job Summary:

The Consultant is expected to provide technical support to Provincial Councils in Herat, Balkh and Ghost provinces to counteract corruption in Council proceedings and strengthen the capacity of Council members to conduct anti-corruption oversight. The primary approach will be to support establishment of Provincial Council Anti-Corruption Committees (PCACC) with the assistance of the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Caucus (PACC) in the National Parliament. AMANAT may hire one or two consultants to conduct these tasks.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Consultant’s tasks include the following:


Consult with AMANAT and the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Caucus to discuss what they know about the three provinces to be supported in the establishment of PCACCs. Based on PACC’s experiences, identify one good practice of an effective PCACC to serve as a case study.

Prepare a briefing note with justifications for the proposed provinces, to be discussed and agreed with AMANAT (2-3 pages).

Plan and carry out fact-finding meetings in Herat, Balkh and Ghost provinces to identify their needs for such an Anti-Corruption Committee and existing good practices (10 to 15 interviews per province).

Write up notes from interviews

Write a fact-finding report based on meetings carried out, with recommendations for future technical support to be delivered (5 to 10 pages).

Write a case study on the establishment and functioning of an effective PCACC, for sharing with stakeholders in Herat, Balkh and Ghost provinces (3-5 pages).

Write step-by-step guidelines on how to establish and operate the PCACC

Provide technical support to Herat, Balkh and Ghost provinces to draft charters for PCACCs

Carry out consultation meetings with government entities on a regular basis to support the establishment of the PCACCs

Participate in meetings with AMANAT project field staff as required in Kabul.

Participate in briefings of USAlD staff in Kabul.

Deliverables:

Briefing note, 2-3 pages

Interview notes

Fact-finding report, 5-10 pages

Case study, 3-5 pages

Guidelines to establish and operate PCACCs

Draft charters for PCACCs (3)

Level of Effort

We estimate that it will take no more than 40 person-days to conduct the proposed tasks

Period of Performance

4 months from the award date.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:


Doctorate Degree with three (3) years of relevant experience; or Master’s Degree with five (5) years of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s Degree with ten (10) years of relevant experience;

Experience working with or analyzing government institutions;

Must have legal and/or public administration experience; and

English language proficiency is required

Job Keywords:

Consulting
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