Program Manager

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1185
Date Posted:Jan 9, 2019
Closing Date:Jan 21, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Government
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:6 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Ministry of Economy:

وزارت اقتصاد یکی از نهاد های کلیدی دولت جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان بوده که ماموریت عمده آنرا انسجام فعالیت های اقتصادی، هماهنگی پالیسی های اقتصادی در سطح کشور، پلانگذاری بسطح ملی، طرح و ترتیب پالیسی اقتصادی و پلان انکشاف اقتصادی و اجتماعی میان مدت (5-ساله)، نظارت و ارزیابی از روند تطبیق برنامه ها و فعالیت های اقتصادی در سطح کشور تشکیل میدهد. وزارت اقتصاد مسئولیت دارد تا از تاثیرات و نتایج متوقعه پالیسی ها، و استراتیژی های اقتصادی کشور با استفاده از میکانیزم ها و سیستم های تعین شده نظارت و ارزیابی نموده، گزارش تحقق اهداف پلان شده را ترتیب و به کابینه دولت شریک سازد.

Job Summary:

General: The incumbent will support the Executive Director in managing the MoEC EZ-Kar core component implementation, outside of M&E. As such, the execution of the regulatory reforms, gender mainstreaming, media/external and public relations/ communications, as well as field coordination will fall under this position.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Managerial and leadership capacity

Working fluency in English

Fluency in Dari or Pashto

Working fluency in MS Office (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Ability to work under pressure and with frequency changing priorities

Ability to work with minimal supervision and be self-motivated

Ability to work with teams both as lead and as member

Willingness to travel to all of the Program cities

Duties & Responsibilities:

Guide the legal and governance staff in studying and compiling lists of all procedural, policy and legal frameworks related to the business establishment, registration, taxation, market infrastructure, employment/ labor laws, import/ export, trade unions, etc at the national level and make brief case studies on their implementation success, timelines, challenges, gaps, delays etc.

Use this analysis to propose a set of reforms divided into quick impact procedural changes, short to medium term policy reforms or new policy guidelines, and longer term revisions to related laws. Oversee the team in drafting these proposed regulatory reforms, and where they meet with the MoEC leadership’s approval, help steer it through the negotiation and presentation stages with the approving entities.

Oversee the procurement of a firm (or firms) to study the potential for business service centres in the select EZ-Kar coverage areas.

Review the proposed regulatory reforms proposed by the other EZ-Kar implementing agencies and provide feedback on behalf of the MoEC.

Guide the team in preparing and implementing a sound communication strategy, targeting a wide range of stakeholders. The strategy would cover the whole of the EZ-Kar as well as MoEC’s specific component. The stakeholders to be covered should include, at the least, the wider Government, the media and the public, the target beneficiaries (especially IDPs and returnee populations and their host communities), and the donor community.

Review the inclusion and participation of women in all aspects of the EZ-Kar, both in staffing and as beneficiaries. Support the gender specialist in promoting gender mainstreaming through the program’s structure and implementation.

Review the Project implementation for adherence to the agreed Environmental and Social Safeguards Management Framework (ESMF). Ensure deviations are highlighted and addressed in a timely manner.

Support the leadership in responding to external/ internal audit queries/ observations on any program related aspects of the MoEc EZ-Kar implementation.

Periodically compile lessons learned, gaps, challenges, ambiguities in the interpretation and use of the EZ-Kar Operations Manual (OM) on the ground through workshops. Address the urgent clarifications needed through responses in a set of “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)”. Process the rest through annual revisions to the OM (to be disseminated only with prior approval of the World Bank).

Conduct trainings for the provincial EZ-Kar coordinators and support their work in the field.

Directly manage the legal/governance, communication and gender/ESS staff of the PIU. This includes support in their recruitment, work planning and supervision, mentoring and capacity building, performance evaluations, and quality assurance.

Prepare short, medium and long term work plans for the program functions of the PIU, and with the approval of the leadership, ensure that these are executed in a timely manner.

Together with the other two Managers of the PIU, undertake secretariat functions for the Project Technical Committee

With the Executive Director of the project, undertake secretariat functions for the Government/Donor Coordination Platform

Any other responsibilities that may be reasonably required by the Executive Director and/or Deputy Minister.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


IV. Key Qualification Requirements:

A Master’s Degree in Law, Public Administration and/or Economics is preferable. A Bachelor’s Degree in one of the stated disciplines or similar is required. (Note: Exceptionally a Bachelor’s Degree in other disciplines will also be considered provided the work experience of the candidate(s) is considered ideal).

Work Experience:
A minimum of 6 years of overall work experience, of which a minimum of 3 full years post-completion of the Bachelor’s Degree is required. Also required is a minimum of 4 full years working in positions with similar/ directly related program functions, and a minimum of 2 full years with managerial responsibilities included.

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