Director of Operations

  Afghanistan Unspecified 448
Date Posted:Sep 13, 2010
Closing Date:Sep 24, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About CARD-F:


The Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development Facility (CARD-F) works on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GOIRA) to deliver sustainable economic development in the rural economy at the district level. CARD-F seeks to provide a means of designing, coordinating, funding and implementing high-impact interventions through an integrated Economic Development Package (EDP) for targeted districts. EDPs address issues of markets, agricultural production, processing and infrastructure in an integrated manner to promote growth and build on- as far as possible- existing programs and projects. CARD-F functions under the auspices of an Inter-Ministerial Committee comprising: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN). CARD-F has successfully completed its Phase 1 and its Phase 2 will last until the end of 2018 and during this time CARD-F plans to cover all Provinces in Afghanistan. CARD-F is also a sub-component of the National Priority Program 2 (NPP2). While presently externally funded by the Government of United Kingdom (DFID) and the Government of Denmark (DANIDA), other donors such as USAID, European Union and JICA have shown keen interest in funding CARD-F beyond its Phase 2.

Job Summary:


Duties & Responsibilities:

• Management responsibility for timely design and development of EDP instruments for selected target districts across Afghanistan in accordance with the CARD-F’s Business Plan;
• Support to the Executive Director in business planning and design of the overall CARD-F roll out strategy
• Leadership and management of the CARD-F Operations Team (OT) at national, provincial and district levels. The Operations Team in turn is responsible for the design and oversight of implementation of EDPs (implementation of which is done in conjunction with line ministries such as MRRD and MAIL).
• Support the Executive Director to develop the strategy and work plan covering all operational activities and regularly monitor progress to ensure CARD-F objectives are being met, and in addition, ensure the quality of OT outputs and their consistency with the overall objectives of the CARD-F;
• Work collaboratively with CARD-F Monitoring and Evaluation staff to ensure that the OT outputs are consistent with good intervention design to ensure accountability and effective performance management of EDP interventions;
• Ensure the development of CARD-F methodologies, policies and procedures that relate to the development of EDPs and their subsequent management;
• Advise, support and guide operational teams and staff on the implementation of CARD-F activities in an approach which develops their capacity and skills;
• Coordinate EDPs for presentation to the Executive Director for approval and subsequent submission to the CARD-F Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC);
• Supervise external technical assistance and short term consultants that is mobilized to support development of EDPs;
• Ensure appropriate resources and logistical support arrangements for the operational teams to effectively undertake their roles;
• Prepare progress reports, briefings as agreed with the Executive Director for Government and key Donors;
• Support the Executive Director in meetings and presentations with Ministers and Donors in and promoting the CARD-F;
• Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities which may be reasonably expected of the role and as necessary, including travel throughout Afghanistan

Job Requirement:

• Masters degree in Business Administration, Economics, Agriculture or related field from a recognized university
• 5-10 years of relevant work experience including five years in a supervisory/management role.
• Good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and ability to motivate others.
• Must be fluent in English, Dari, and Pashto.
• High level of computer literacy.
• Willingness to travel through out Afghanistan

Note: Only applicants who meet these requirements need apply.

Reporting to:

CARD-F Executive Director

Job Location:

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