Chief of Quality Management

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 490
Date Posted:Feb 6, 2019
Closing Date:Feb 20, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC):

Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) is a government body working under Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA).

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.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & 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

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


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 Keywords:

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