Director General, Policy and Promotion

  Ministry of Mines
  Afghanistan Unspecified 297
Date Posted:Jul 14, 2010
Closing Date:Jul 26, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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About Ministry of Mines:


Job Summary:

Overall purpose

The Ministry of Mines is mandated to formulate and implement policies relating to Minerals and their development in Afghanistan, including policies for the promotion of private sector investment in mining operations. The Director General, Policy and Promotion will lead and manage the operations of the Policy and Promotion General Directorate in support of the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Mines.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Within six weeks of appointment, assesses current performance and capacity and defines clear, actionable, medium-term strategic plan in the areas of policy-making, investment promotion, legal issues and strategic communications. Ensures that the strategic plan supports the Ministry of Mine’s mission and vision, objectives and priorities and drives day-to-day behavior of all employees within the General Directorate Policy and Promotion.

2. Contributes to forthcoming Pay and Grading reform process.

3. Guides Directors and ensures that all operational work plans, activities and programmes (including donor projects) are well defined and fully aligned with the organizational strategy and linked to a limited set of quantified, output-focused and demanding performance targets.

4. Ensures that all Ministry of Mines policy proposals are in accordance with the established standards, are consistent with the law and the government’s business program and overall policy directions.

5. Oversees the production of quality investment promotion materials in coordination with AGS. Ensures effective planning and implementation of sector promotion activities in Afghanistan and abroad.

6. Ensures that the Minister/Deputy Minister is properly briefed on any issues requiring resolution with Government Ministers or in response to specific matters for discussion with the President;

7. Advises the Minister/Deputy Minister, as appropriate, on any emerging policy and promotion matters, particularly as they may impact on established sector policy positions;

8. Ensures that the General Directorate Policy and Promotion has solid financial planning and budgeting. Oversees regular monitoring of the General Directorate’s performance-to-budget and ensures that robust systems and controls governing all financial operations are in place.

9. Ensures that the General Directorate Policy and Promotion’s office, technical and technological infrastructure is adequate to its needs.

10. Ensures that the General Directorate Policy and Promotion fulfils all of the reporting and administrative requirements of the Ministry of Mines, and complies with the national legislation.

11. Advises the senior management of the Ministry of Mines on international best practice in the fields of mineral, hydrocarbon and groundwater policy and promotion.

12. Builds and maintains strong relationships with variety of relevant stakeholders, including national and international government and non-government organizations.

Results expected

1. A Proper medium – term strategic plan for AGS is established and implemented.
2. Significant contributions have been made in pay and grading reform process.
3. A standardized system of policy proposals is established.
4. An effective mechanism for sustainable transfer of capacity is developed within the department.
5. An appropriate recording, filing and reporting system is established.
6. Functional and appropriate mechanisms for developing policies, legislative documents and promotional materials are in place.
7. A number of policies, legislative documents and promotional materials are developed.

Reporting obligations

The Director General Policy and Promotion shall report to the Deputy Minister Policy and Programs.

Job Requirement:

- Minimum requirements

1. Master’s degree in, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy or any other related fields with 3 years of relevant experience.
2. Bachelor degree in the mentioned subjects with 5 years relevant experience.
3. Have good Communication skills both written and verbal in Dari or Pashto and English languages.
4. Computer skills in MS. Office are required.

- Desirable attributes

1. Possesses political and analytical skills of a high order, as well as the ability to organize and delegate responsibility
2. Excellent report writing and communication skills
3. Possesses good personal management skills particularly to be able to bring organisational and cultural changes into the office over time.

Notice of revision:

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

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