|Date Posted:||Jan 19, 2011|
|Closing Date:||Feb 17, 2011|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||10 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||false|
About Management Systems International (MSI):
Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.
FAIR is a major USAID program to help improve the structure and capacity of the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The project consists of organizational development, institutional reform, improving human resource management, foreign policy analysis, and operational and information technology in support of the ministry and its links to embassies and consulates abroad.
The Gender Specialist will work with the objective coordinators to ensure integration of gender into program activities.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Identify MOFAâ€™s priorities and expectations regarding gender mainstreaming approaches and policies;
â€¢ Develop and implement an action plan in consultation with MOFA to integrate gender infrastructure of MOFA;
â€¢ Identify issues and develop solutions regarding gender participation in foreign placements and travel;
â€¢ Propose mechanism to institutionalize the gender mainstreaming process at the MOFA;
â€¢ Work with objective coordinators to develop comprehensive capacity building program for gender mainstreaming and gender sensitization;
â€¢ Prepare monthly progress reports on the planned activities;
â€¢ Perform any other duties as required.
â€¢ University degree in development, human rights, public diplomacy, or other related fields;
â€¢ Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in capacity building, gender mainstreaming, and training programs;
â€¢ Working experience at the ministry level is highly desired;
â€¢ Experience with USAID funded projects is preferred;
â€¢ Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate;
â€¢ Fluency in Pashto, Dari, and English is required;
â€¢ Proficiency in MS Office and ability to use the internet is required.
**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Afghan citizenship will be considered.