|Date Posted:||Apr 11, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Apr 24, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||Fresh|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
The Development Assistance Facility for Afghanistan (DAFA) is the Australian Governmentâ€™s mechanism to provide bilateral support to the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Funded by the Australian Agency for International Development, AusAID, DAFA supports key Government of Afghanistan Ministries by providing technical assistance and support to development Activities which build capacity in the supported Ministries.
DAFA works flexibly with Government of Afghanistan Ministries to identify development assistance needs and, in collaboration with Ministries, identify possible responses to those needs. DAFA Goals and Objectives are aligned with the Afghanistan National Development Strategy.
DAFA is located in Kart-e-Se and is managed by GRM International, a leading Australian overseas development assistance and project management company.
DAFA has vacancy for Adviser National-level Decentralisation Policy and Strategy
, who play a critical role in DAFA.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Principal Responsibilities: (Including but not limited to)
The Adviser Nationalâ€“level Decentralisation Policy and Strategy, as a team with the Adviser Provincial-level Decentralisation Policy and Strategy, will report to the Minister of Education and work closely with the MOE Directors-General. The National and Provincial level advisers working collaboratively will:
â€¢ Formulate policy options for devolving selected education management processes within core Ministry functions from the central to provincial, district and school levels;
o Key education management processes are likely to include: financial, recruitment, procurement, planning, supervision and audit processes;
o Policy options must take account of current programs and strategies as set out in the National Education Strategic Plan 2010-2014.
o Document selected devolution policy options to be tested in core Ministry functions;
â€¢ Advise the Ministry on devolving selected processes, also reflecting the considered approach to provincial roll-out;
o Assist with preparing executive orders and other administrative powers to facilitate devolution.
â€¢ Prepare ad hoc reports on other policy issues that may affect or have impacts on devolution initiatives in response to requests by the Minister;
â€¢ Role-model inter-departmental coordination for the phased implementation of selected devolution and the monitoring of implementation of the MOEâ€™s six (6) national programs;
o Prepare ministerial advice and actions with regard to departmental performance;
o Guide, support, and develop the capacity of departmental heads and personnel for coordination, management and monitoring.
Duration and Location
The Adviser National-level Decentralisation Policy and Strategy will be based in the MOE Office of the Chief of Staff in Kabul. The National Adviser will work as a team with the Provincial Adviser to produce consolidated reports containing the deliverables of each Adviser.
The position is for 18 months with a mid-term review conducted by DAFA.
The Adviser National-level Decentralisation Policy and Strategy will be responsible for the following deliverables. In collaboration with the Provincial Adviser consolidated reports containing the deliverables of each adviser will also be prepared.
1. Policy Options paper documenting possible options for devolution of selected education management processes within core Ministry functions.
2. Draft Devolution Policy and Strategy Paper for the selected policy option/s. The Policy and Strategy Paper should reflect the devolved processes that will be trialled.
3. Executive Orders and other Administrative powers for processes being devolved.
4. Other ad hoc reports requested by the Minister.
5. Quarterly Reports to DAFA produced every three months with respect to the devolution preparatory process and inter-departmental coordination capacity development activities.
All deliverable reports are to be available in English, Dari, and Pashtu.
â€¢ Bachelorâ€™s Degree in relevant field.
â€¢ Master degree is preferable.
â€¢ 5-8 Years of experience in relevant field.
â€¢ Ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels within an organization.
â€¢ Strong oral and written communication skills
â€¢ Strong analytical skills.
â€¢ Able to adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities
â€¢ Coaching, facilitating and training skills
â€¢ Analytical and problem solving skills
â€¢ Ability to operate both as a business partner and employee advocate
â€¢ Able to work independently or as a team member
â€¢ PC skills in Word, Excel and Power Point applications.
â€¢ Good interpersonal skills and a willingness to work with people from many nationalities and background
â€¢ Demonstrated experience of working to deadlines and achieving goals (Essential)
â€¢ Strong commitment to achieving results
Fluency in Dari/Pashto/ and English is required