Deputy Chief of Party, Anticorruption

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 214
Date Posted:Jan 8, 2011
Reference:1932
Closing Date:Feb 5, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Government Advisory
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
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:
MSI is seeking an experienced program manager who will serve as the Deputy Chief of Party responsible for Operations, helping to coordinate our support activities for the HOO across all components. In addition, this manager will be responsible for directing Component 2: to assist HOO in carrying out its priority functions. Thus, the candidate should have experience in analyzing and reengineering government processes and identifying the skills needed to accomplish these activities. Experience working in government at a managerial level and/or consulting with government agencies to improve their operations is critical.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:
• Manage and coordinate activities performed by the project in several functional areas in support of HOO to ensure collaboration and cross-training efficiencies;
• Monitor progress of activities to measure performance and results, making adjustments when necessary;
• Provide leadership in working with the HOO functional departments (Component 2) – assessing current procedures, identifying problems and obstacles to getting the government functions accomplished, determining more appropriate procedures, identifying the skills needed to accomplish these new procedures, conducting training to improve administrative processes, and coordinating effectively with government department heads.

Job Requirement:

Qualifications:
• Experience as manager and coordinator of staff and tasking on complex multi-dimensional programs;
• Demonstrated experience managing and reporting on USAID-funded projects;
• Experience in administrative reengineering of organizations and procedures;
• Experience in Afghanistan strongly preferred.

**Please note: This position is open to Afghan nationals only; non-Afghan citizens will not be considered.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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