Development & Program Specialist-Reform

  Ministry of communication and IT
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 465
Date Posted:Dec 1, 2019
Closing Date:Dec 8, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Business Administration
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,English & pashto

About Ministry of communication and IT:


The Mandate of Ministry of Communication and IT (MCIT) are to Provide high Quality Communication, IT and Postal Services for the Afghan People at Affordable prices. The Ministry has been Actively Advocating for a Positive change in the Society by Connecting the Afghan People to Knowledge and Resources, which will enable them to Improve the quality of their lives. The Afghan Government aims to establish a stable and Democratic Political Environment, rule of law, and a Favorable Regulatory Environment for Business.

Vision :

The vision of the Ministry of Communication and IT is to transform Afghanistan into technology Information Society.

Priorities of MCIT:

To deliver the Telecom and IT services to remote areas throughout the country 

To supply high speed internet to the people in Afghanistan 

To design, develop and deploy the technical platform of the National Identity Card (NID) and provide ide technical assistance to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on the successful implementation of project"

To extend the fiber optic network in the country 

To replace the existing analogue television (TV) broadcasting systems by digital TV broadcasting systems in the country and tighten regulations for broadcasting companies 

To enhance the capacity of the Afghan government by introducing the concept of e-Government and encourage all the ministries to integrate ICT within their main work 

Job Summary:

The Development Programs and Reforms Specialists will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff at Ministry of communications & IT and will provide technical & clerical support to the stated office on managing the ministry’s development budget programs and establish a reforms implementation group from the available resources to create a realistic reforms agenda for this ministry in its way. The Specialists will coordinate, communicate and report MCIT development engagements and commitments with senior management of MCIT on regular basis and seek their inputs in its effective execution with defined timelines and indicators to report against.

The Specialists will be based in MCIT and providing technical support within the framework laid down by the office of the Chief of Staff & will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Support Chief of staff office in institutionalization of the stated reform agenda.

 Prepare a mechanism/tools to record action points and track its progress with relevant stakeholders with regular reporting and updates.

 Establish/develop national and sub national portfolio on development programs.

 Develop and Maintain ICT sector development engagements matrix with relevant stakeholders and update periodically.

 Develop a way forward in establishing a Public Private Partnership unit at MCIT to be justified and included in MCIT’s FY 1398 Budget.

 Prepare briefings to the leadership on the subject matters, maintain record, and follow up on regular basis.

 Following and keep track of H.E Minister MCIT’s high level domestic meetings & commitments on the reform agenda.

 Support the Chief of Staff office in establishing & designing IT High Council in close coordination with AoP & CSO.

 Provide technical and advisory support to the chief of staff office on developing monitoring, evaluation and reporting mechanism in close coordination with the relevant departments.

 Support the Chief of Staff Office different units in their daily work and develop their capacity accordingly.

 Any other program related tasks assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirement:


Bachelor degree .


Minimum 5 years’ working experience in managing public program development, Reforms implementation & Development Budget areas at senior level with both national and international organizations.

Ability to lead, manage and take decisions

Having enough knowledge of Public relations.

Skills in Professional communication with international institutions and missions.

Be able to use MS Office package (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Enough Knowledge of programs coordination and donor relation.

Be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative and be able to work with a minimum of supervision

Strong written and oral communication skills in English and local languages both.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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