Advisor (MCN National Drug Action Plan)

  Colombo Plan
Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1423
Date Posted:Jun 13, 2017
Closing Date:Jun 29, 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:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Colombo Plan:


The Drug Advisory Program (DAP) is part of the Colombo Plan for Cooperative, Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific, an international organization established in 1951 to promote the socio-economic development of its member states. DAP is responsible for the development and implementation of programs in the field of Drug Demand Reduction in Afghanistan.

Job Summary:

The Advisor will work independently while consulting frequently and receiving guidance from the Deputy Minister of Counter Narcotics for Policy and Coordination, who is the leading member of the Permanent Committee on Counter Narcotics.

Duties & Responsibilities:

To Consult the senior management and expert staff of the Ministry of Counter Narcotics and/or the respective officials from related Afghan governmental bodies, including, but not limited to, the National Security Council and the Ministry of Interior; and the participating foreign donors and foreign and domestic experts in order to enhance and improve effectiveness and efficiency of the NDAP;

To work with experts on metrics, performance measurement, monitoring and evaluation, proposed revisions, (if relevant), targets and timelines, as well as the proposition of “milestones,” in the NDAP;

To participate in internal and external meetings, discussions and conferences pertaining to full range of objectives ascertained in the NDAP. These objectives include, but not limited to, public information, drug demand reduction, alternative development, eradication, interdiction, illicit financial flows, and cross-border cooperation;

To develop recommendations following the consultation with the U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics, Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s representation in Afghanistan, the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency accredited in Afghanistan, and with other relevant parties and donors in preparing these recommendations;

To submit weekly activity reports according to the template provided by Colombo Plan and approved by INL to the Colombo Plan.

Job Requirement:

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social or political sciences.

A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the fields of policy making, leadership or change management role is preferred;

An experience in advising and supporting executive management is essential;

In-depth knowledge in drug demand reduction’s best practices,

A working knowledge and/or understanding of concepts and programs on relevant measurements;

Similar working experience in international organizations or MCN, locally or overseas, is preferred.

Excellent knowledge of English and Dari (written/oral/comprehensive).
Strong business acumen, analytical and management skills (especially in change management); proven leadership qualities, including the ability to influence senior management and exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; proven ability to work in complex and ambiguous environment as well as ability to prioritize and delegate is a must, ability to work independently and in a team.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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