|Date Posted:||Feb 2, 2011|
|Closing Date:||Feb 12, 2011|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
The Budget Department within the Ministry of Finance (MoF) is responsible for the preparation of the national budget and for monitoring and reporting on its implementation. The national budget activities, at present, are largely donor/aid co-ordination function with considerable liaison and involvement of international partners. The budget is used as a major co-ordination mechanism of the Government through which it consults, agrees and articulates to all national and international stakeholders the expenditure programmes and priorities of the Government for the year ahead. The National Budget is also the primary instrument for the Government to allocate and manage its financial resources (both internal and external revenues) in a balanced, transparent and accountable manner within a short to medium term framework. The Budget Team is composed of Directorate General Budget, Budget Execution Sectors, Budget Policy, Coordination & Reporting Unit, Provincial Budgeting Unit and Program Budgeting Unit. In addition, the Project Management, Office Management and IT Units provide administrative support to the Budget Department including plan development trainings and office and logistics management. The Project Management, Office Management and IT Unit also coordinate and implement a public information strategy on the National Budget and develop mechanisms to measure and monitor the effectiveness of the delivery of Budget Department’s products and services to key stakeholders and clients.
Summary of Key Functions:
â€¢ Aid Related Data Information Management and Reporting
â€¢ Own Knowledge enhancement and self identified capacity building
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Aid Information Management and Reporting Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Aid Reporting Manager, and the overall guidance of the Aid Management Director, General Director Budget, and MBAW Project Manager. The responsibilities of the incumbent include:
Aid Related Data Information Management and Reporting.
â€¢ Analyzes, reviews and reports on aid related data;
â€¢ Serves as focal point/ contact point for the governmentâ€™s Donor Assistance Database (DAD)
â€¢ Ensures timely collection, tracking and dissemination of aid information t macro and project level through effective utilization and maintenance of the DAD, which aims to improve quality and coordination of activities among donor agencies and with the line ministries;
â€¢ Serves as the liaison between donors and the Finance Ministry/AMD on the DAD;
â€¢ Helps donors to understand DAD and enter data, when required;
â€¢ Performs data entry functions, when required;
â€¢ Reviews and analyzes DAD data and generates reports from DAD, including generation of relevant charts and tables for the Donor Financial Review (DFR);
â€¢ Assists in preparation of DFR report;
â€¢ Disseminates DFR Report;
â€¢ Liaises with Budget Departmentâ€™s Data Base Manager;
â€¢ Helps develop capacity of staff in AMD in data review and analysis when required
â€¢ Help organize and participate at Aid Effectiveness Working Group (AEWG), MoF-Donor Coordination Sub-Committee, Consultative Groups (CGs) and the Joint Monitoring and Coordination Board (JCMB) meetings representing Ministry of Finance; promote Government-donor/UN dialogue at all levels to achieve mutual understanding and facilitate information sharing;
Training and Capacity Building
â€¢ Participate in training events, and if requested by the MBAW management take part in the delivery of training modules to other stakeholders;
â€¢ Adhere to the Code of Conduct of MBAW;
â€¢ The human resources practices within MBAW are answered upon, interim reviews and staff annual evaluations are part of this process;
â€¢ Any other tasks and responsibilities as required for the implementation of the project and requested by Supervisor and Aid Management Director
Reports to Aid Effectiveness Manager, Aid Management Director and MBAW Project Manager.
Education and Experience:
â€¢ Masterâ€™s or Bachelor Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Political Sciences, International Relations or related field.
â€¢ With Master Degree Up to 3 years and with Bachelor Degree 5 years of relevant experience at the national level in providing financial management services, reporting services , data analysis or have policy development skills.
â€¢ Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
â€¢ Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
â€¢ Considerable experience in the field of data analysis and reporting and presentation. Experience of working with the Government agencies, donors, NGOs and United Nations is an advantage.
â€¢ Fluency in English (reading and writing) and proficiency in Dari and Pashto.