Director General Policy and Planning

  Afghanistan Unspecified 364
Date Posted:Mar 20, 2010
Closing Date:Apr 1, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Legal
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Sarey:


Job Summary:


Duties & Responsibilities:

• Within six weeks of joining he/she shall develop an action plan for revamping the system for better quality services delivery and also a work plan in agreement with his supervisor

• Responsible for policy development, operational and financial planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation relating to the functions of the General Directorate. These functions are:
(a) Coordinate the development of health policies to meet current and future challenges
(b) Review current health strategies and design future plans;
(c) Monitor and evaluate performance;
(d) Formulate laws and regulations, and
(e) Draft budgeted strategic and action plans.

• Coordination of the development, implementation and review/evaluation of MoPH policies and strategies in the HNSS and ANDS.

• Establish proper reporting system to Government on progress relating to the proposed strategies in ANDS and HNSS, and to the Executive Board regularly relating to an agreed GDPP work plan.

• Provide advices to the Minister and the Executive Board on MoPH policies and strategies, and on reviews of their implementation, efficiency and effectiveness.

• Responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient management (including budget planning, implementation of required activities, and monitoring) of five entities: Planning Department; Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Assurance Directorate; Foreign Aid, Coordination and Health Care Financing Directorate; and the Health Management Information System (HMIS) Unit.

• Negotiation, consultation, and collaborations with key stakeholders, regarding policy development, drafting of health laws and regulations.

• Responsible for determining sources of funding, drafting MOUs and documenting agreements with donors. This includes drafting specifications, progressing tenders, conducting negotiations and documenting grant agreements, and service contracts, with service providers - in accordance with MoPH policy.

• Ensure that he/she transfers knowledge and skills to other individuals and working teams in an effective regular manner in order to improve technical ability, motivation and confidence

• Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Results expected:

• Action plan implemented.

• Policy, Procedures, Financial Planning, and Operational Planning for directorate under control developed.

• Proper policy implementation coordination system and mechanism established.

• Proper reporting system established.

• Advices and consultation provided and documents exist.

• Documents regarding the supervision and control of activities of under supervision departments exist.

• Reports on negotiation, consultation with stakeholders and donors exist.

• Documents of proposal for fund raising, tendering , services exist.

Reporting Obligation:
The Director General of Policy and Planning will report to Deputy Minister,Technical Affairs or Minister.

Job Requirement:

Minimum requirements

1. A Master degree in Law, Management, social policy, Health management with 4 years of relevant experience in related positions at national and international organizations.

2. A Bachelor degree in the mentioned subjects with 6 years of relevant experience.

3. Written and spoken in Dari, Pashto and English languages.

4. Computer skills, MS office packages, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desirable attributes

 Ability to formulate strategies and policies, and create innovative approaches.
 Ability to translate general corporate strategies into time-bound strategic action plans and specific operational work plans and field activities.
 Strong ability to prioritize workload and meet simultaneous and competing deadlines.
 Strong communication and organization skills.
 professional demeanour and exhibit a strong sense of responsibility, reliability and ethical posture
 Ability to use Microsoft office applications and the internet

Notice of revision

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

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