Chief of Party, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Capacity Building

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 254
Date Posted:Dec 15, 2010
Reference:1873
Closing Date:Jan 12, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Government Advisory
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:50 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Management Systems International (MSI):

 

Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.

Job Summary:

Project/Proposal Summary:
MSI is seeking a Chief of Party able to lead a team of international and local experts in building the capacity of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) under an upcoming USAID-funded project.

Position Summary:
The Chief of Party will build relationships and work closely with senior counterparts within the MOFA to develop ministry-level strategies for the development of a world-class Afghan foreign service. The project has three components: internal management, training, and information technology; and extends beyond the Ministry to Afghanistan’s diplomatic representations abroad. The Chief of Party will serve as the team’s expert on Foreign Service/MOFA operations, and advise on issues of management and operations and the recruitment and training of global personnel.

***This is an unaccompanied assignment and includes a competitive compensation package, including R and R/RRBs and danger pay.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:
• Work closely with MOFA counterparts to assess needs, develop strategies and implement plans to build the capacity of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
• Serve as the resident expert on issues related to Foreign Service/MOFA management, operations and staff recruitment and training;
• Lead the MSI team of expatriate and local experts in training, recruitment, ministry capacity building and IT/HRMIS systems;
• Coordinate with USAID, the U.S. Embassy, and the international community as needed.

Job Requirement:

Qualifications:
• Senior and substantial career experience in the US Foreign Service or foreign equivalent (Ambassadorial or senior management level preferred), and/or substantial experience in ministry capacity building with a focus on the foreign or civil service;
• Demonstrated expertise in large-scale personnel management, and in the selection and training of global personnel;
• Prior experience in Afghanistan or the region, and knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto desired;
• Must be willing and able to commit to a minimum of one year in Kabul.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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