Director , Afghanistan Central Business Registry

  Ministry of Commerce and Industries
  Afghanistan Unspecified 308
Date Posted:Dec 14, 2010
Closing Date:Dec 26, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Economic Growth
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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Job Summary:

The Director of the Afghanistan Central Business Registry (ACBR) will oversee the process of businesses establishing themselves as legal entities either as partnerships, limited liability companies or corporations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Within six weeks of joining he/she shall develop an action plan for revamping the system in accordance with rules and regulations for better quality services delivery and also a work plan in agreement with his/her supervisor (Minister or Deputy Minister).
2. Continue efforts to extend the Central Business Registry’s geographic coverage of its service delivery to cover Kandahar, Kunduz and Khost.
3. Revise and improve the Company Law of Afghanistan (the legal basis under which the ACBR operates).
4. Provide strategic guidance to the ACBR team to devise a system of incentives which will encourage rapid growth of registration.
5. Manage the development of a plan to update the Central Business Registry’s IT and records management systems.
6. Work with the Provincial Coordination Directorate to continue efforts to extend the Central Business Registry’s geographic coverage of its service delivery to cover additional provinces.
7. Devise a systematic approach to enhancements that will encourage rapid growth of registration and a more ‘customer’ focused service.
8. Oversee the maintenance of all public records pertaining to the official status of each business in the Central Business Registry records management systems
9. Provide information on business registration in compliance with the laws of Afghanistan.
10. Give strategic guidance to the development of a communications campaign aimed at the private sector to ensure that they are aware of the benefits of the services offered by the ACBR.
11. Engage with the Divisional Deputy Minister and Directorates on mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation (M and E) to include data gathering, analysis and reporting, that meet the needs of the Division.
12. Ensure that he/she transfers knowledge and skills to other individuals and working teams in an effective regular manner in order to improve managerial ability, motivation and confidence.

Results expected
1. An appropriate action plan is developed and implemented.
2. The Central Business Registry’s geographic coverage of its service delivery extends.
3. Strategic guidance to the ACBR team provided.
4. Proper reporting, analysis and briefing mechanisms are established.
5. An effective system of information flow and documentation is developed.
6. An effective internal and external coordination system is in place.
7. A proper system of transfer and maintenance of skills and knowledge within the directorate is in place.

Reporting obligations

The Director of the Afghanistan Central Business Registry will report to the Deputy Minister for Administration.

Job Requirement:

– Minimum requirements

1. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Management Financial Administration, and Commerce, or any other related fields with 3 years of relevant experience. Or a Bachelor degree in the mentioned subjects with 5 years relevant experience.
2. Excellent Communication skills both written and verbal in Dari or Pashto and English languages.
3. Computer skills in MS. Office are required.

-Desirable attributes

1. Knowledge and understanding of records management and business registration in Afghanistan and familiarity with international best practices in this field.
2. Strong analytical skills and ability to suggest a range of possible solutions to problems.
3. Good verbal and written communication skills.
4. Strong and proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate and lead a team or a group of professional staff.
5. Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations.
6. Planning and organizational capabilities – able to set priorities and monitor work plans against objectives.
7. Able to produce reports and other documents up to a professional standard.
8. Ability to use Microsoft office applications and the internet.
9. Must be reliable, honest, objective and hard working.

Notice of revision

These terms of reference may be revised subject to operational needs.

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