Component 4 Manager: Public Outreach and Communications Strategies, Afghanistan

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 226
Date Posted:Nov 9, 2010
Closing Date:Dec 8, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Government Advisory
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
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:
The overall objective of the Assistance to Afghanistan’s Anticorruption Authority (4A) Project is to build the capacity of the High Office of Oversight (HOO). The five components of this USAID program seek to improve upon the laws and procedures that already exist, implement them, and find ways to ensure that the progress achieved is sustainable over the long term. The 4A Project will help the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) strengthen the HOO – making it a strong, effective institution able to lead, monitor, coordinate, and report on efforts to combat corruption across the country. In particular, MSI will:
 work with the HOO to plan and implement a program of institutional development and sustainability for the HOO;
 support the HOO in carrying out its priority responsibilities in asset registration and verification, complaints management and case tracking, and coordination and monitoring of anticorruption performance across other government agencies;
 provide support in establishing a sub-regional presence for the HOO;
 assist in publicizing the HOO’s activities; and
 provide needed facilities and equipment.
Afghanistan faces daunting challenges with corruption, whose corrosive effects are recognized as detrimental to economic development, political legitimacy, social stability, and countering anti-government elements. A principal innovation of the 4A project is that it is strongly demand-driven; the HOO is an active participant, not the mere recipient of technical assistance.

Position Summary:
Assist HOO to successfully publicize its work, promote improved public perceptions of the Afghan government’s anticorruption efforts, and engage stakeholders from Afghan civil society and the private sector in formulating and assisting anticorruption efforts.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only Afghan nationals are eligible to apply.**

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Develop and support implementation of a communications strategy for HOO;
• Engage civil society and the private sector in workshops to identify their priorities and ideas for Afghan government anticorruption initiatives;
• Identify and support ways for civil society and the private sector to work on joint programs that reduce opportunities for corruption;
• Work with the media to conduct public awareness and information campaigns about anticorruption efforts.

Job Requirement:

• Experience developing and implementing communication/outreach strategies for government agencies on public policy issues and citizen rights-using a range of media channels;
• Experience mounting public awareness and information campaigns;
• Experience managing and coordinating project activities;
• USAID-funded project experience strongly preferred;
• Fluency in Dari and Pashto required. Professional level fluency in English required.

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