(Planning) Donor Coordination Adviser

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1478
Date Posted:Jun 13, 2018
Reference:NTA 039
Closing Date:Jun 23, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Government
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About National Statistics and Information Authority:

Background National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) was established in year 1351 as an independent governmental administration to create an integrated scientific system for statistics, ensuring harmonization and coordination of all statistical and information management activities of Afghanistan. Since its establishment, NSIA conducts population census and national statistical surveys and coordinates with partners including government institutions, international development partners, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and agencies other than state to prevent duplication of information and statistics. NSIA collaborates with national government agencies in collection, compilation and publication of statistical information including data and statistics derived from their activities. Also NSIA independently collects, compiles, analyses and publishes national commercial, financial, social, economic, environmental, information technology and in general the living condition of Afghan nation. National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) supports and promotes the development of integrated social and economic statistics nationwide. NSIA also provides technical support to other agencies and facilitates standard procedures for conducting research such as sampling frames. To fulfil the requirement and need of modern statistical demands, NSIA is mandated to introduce reforms in the area of organizational development. NSIA coordinates and collaborates with partner agencies to establish standards and framework for unified data and information management. Currently on-going efforts are underway to further strengthen NSIAs institutional capacity to adapt and utilize organizational development best-practices to adapt to fast-changing and required growth of NSIA. The National Geo-Informatics Center in Afghanistan is responsible for national level of Geo-Spatial activities, developing policies, Geo-Spatial standards, and the sustainable use of its extensive natural resources. In order to make informed decisions, the policy makers, technicians, scientists and others need timely and authoritative data and the means to analyze and understand this information and the conditions, trends and other insights it can Bring. Most of the Geo spatial data that exists in Afghanistan is scattered across many organizations within the government, United Nations agencies and many other government, non-government and international organizations. The government has recognized the need to address this issue and has established a National Geo-Informatics Centre (NGIC) program within the Central Statistical Organization. Based on the decree No (656), 2018 of His Excellency President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the GIS Coordination Deputy President General office was established. Currently the GIS is one of the important departments of NSIA. The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) is the leading national geo spatial science organization with a focus on both public good science for government and geo-scientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. To have harmonize, consistent and fair pay framework for all NTA in the country, to assure fiscal sustainability up to possible extend, to increase government control over deliverables of National Technical Assistance (NTA) including but not limited to strengthening the government ability to hire national contractors though the national budget of the country and to avoid competition with CBR and assuring transparency and accountability; NSIA is committed to hire below position based on NTA salary scale.

Job Summary:

Summary of the Position:
To facilitate the CSO different units with the standard work processes planning. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing organizational plan in order to be in communication with the internal and external stakeholders throughout, prior, during and post process to ensure clarity of steps, areas for engagement and outputs.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

B. Professional Competencies:

Ability to exhibit strong commitment in the relevant disciplines

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and working knowledge of national languages i.e. Dari and Pashto

Ability to work with and be a partner of a team of diverse backgrounds

Ability to work efficiently and to meet deadlines

Ability to function effectively in a team environment inspiring trust and cooperation of other team member

Strong communication, negotiating skills and good interpersonal relations

Duties & Responsibilities:

General Duties and Responsibility:
The Planning Advisor will have the role on implementation of the tasks:


Develop process improvement recommendations and facilitate quality improvement efforts; throughout developing work processes.

Develop, apply, and validate operational metrics and performance assessment Plans for the organization.

Advise on planning, design, reconfiguration, maintenance, and alteration of equipment, buildings, and facilities.

Track sources of information relevant to policy development process.

Draft and develop work plan to assist planning and policy directorate of CSO to revise CSO strategic plan, to develop implementation plan and National Statistics Plan to ensure cross-ministerial coordination in the area of statistics.

Ensure CSO plans and policies and national statistical system are consistent with overall objectives of Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS)

Main Duties and Responsibilities.

Assist and support preparation of plans and frameworks for the fundamental reform of statistical systems in CSO and partner ministries.

Develop strong working relationship with partners to support activities of CSO and collaborate in coordinating planning activities with donor community and partner ministries and government institutions.

Ensure partnerships are established with relevant stakeholders and identify potential areas for coordination and collaboration to avoid duplication of data and research studies.

Maintain relationships with current and potential funding sponsors to create productive working relationships.

Any Other Task assigned by supervisor

Training and transferring knowledge, skills and experience to the staff of relevant department.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Qualifications and Experience:
A bachelor degree in the area of public administration, business administrations, social sciences, political science or related field of study.

At least 5 years of relevant experience in managerial level and/or advisory positions in planning areas

A broad understanding of using organizational assessment tools, approaches and methods
to develop framework and standard work plans

Project management skills, including demonstrated competency in both guiding and contributing expertise to interdisciplinary teams

Job Keywords:

CSO
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