Advisor for Administrative and Financial Affairs –National

  Afghanistan Capacity Building for Results Facility (CBR)
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2611
Date Posted:Jun 7, 2017
Reference:CBR -96-008
Closing Date:Jun 19, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Adviser
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan Capacity Building for Results Facility (CBR):


CBR is a new project under development that intends to increase the capacity of government to deliver essential services.

Job Summary:

Capacity Building for Results “CBR” Project, started since January 2012, aims to support the government’s effort to improve the capacity and performance of core line ministries responsible for national priority programs. The CBR project’s development objective is to assist the government in improving the capacity and performance of select line ministries in carrying out their mandates and delivering services to the Afghan people. This will be achieved through the implementation of specific capacity and institution building programs, which include systematic monitoring of and reporting on results.
Capacity Building for Results (CBR) Project Support Unit of the Ministry of Finance would like to recruit a qualified Advisor for Administrative and Financial Affairs – National – MoFA to provide professional administrative and financial advisory services to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Summary of the Position
The Advisor will provide technical advice and support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) by assisting in developing and implementing strategies for improving budget planning, development and reporting and improving budget execution processes and procedures and financial issues. The advisor will also assist with the development of management performance and related organizational reforms, as well as supervision of the work of short-term experts hired for delivering specific aspects of the respective work programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities
The Advisor will provide technical assistance on a wide range of PFM areas including:

Provide analytic support and policy advice to the Deputy Foreign Minister on all issues related to administrative and financial issues;

Providing support and expert opinion on financial management and financial transaction to be in alignment of the GoIRA approved laws and regulations Contributing to policy notes, regulations, procedure, standards, studies, and reports on a range of infrastructure planning and finance issues and the development of infrastructure as an asset class;

Participate in the design, preparation and dissemination of analytical work and reporting, including financial analysis, policy and project analysis, and report writing; and internal audit;

Contribute to the interpretation of analytical findings, formulation of key messages, and identification of evidence-based policy implications and recommendation.

Providing the legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for budgeting and public financial management;

Work closely with similar organization desks in other ministries to ensure that complementary activities are undertaken;

Coordinate with Ministry of Finance and other entities/ embassies to work towards developing the most useful data bases for financial issues.

Upon request of the Deputy Foreign Minister, participate in meetings abroad related to the work with international organizations and embassies;

Other tasks and responsibilities requested by the MoFA leadership.

Conduct a gap analysis in determining the pros and cons in financial management system and administrative/operational support in the related area

Develop and/or enrich further financial management system both for internal payment procedures and payments to diplomatic missions overseas

Establish a mechanism in knowing the productivity of the assignment to the MoFA and its stakeholder and to leave footprints behind for the efficient usage of the relevant staff

Job Requirement:

Qualifications and Experience: The successful candidate for the position of Advisor for Administrative and Financial Affairs will meet the following requirements:

University Degree in Economics or equivalent qualification (Master’s level with 5 years relevant working experience or 7 years relevant experience with Bachelor degree respectively);

Good knowledge of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and work experience with diplomatic missions abroad is desirable

Experience in design and implementation of various policies;

Experience in development co-operation at the international/regional and senior level is an added advantage;

Experience in dealing with a range of stakeholders, particularly international organizations and development agencies, as well as ability to develop mutually beneficial working relationships with such groups.
Duration: The duration of position(s) would be for one year with a 3-month probationary period.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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