Head of Strategic Business Unit (SBU)

  Afghanistan Unspecified 107
Date Posted:Mar 30, 2010
Reference:AUWSSC/1065/IDA/IC
Closing Date:Apr 9, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:6
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Government
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About General Directorate Programs Design and Management:

Job Summary:

The Heads of SBUs will represent the Corporate at regional, provincial and municipal level events and discussions, as may be required, and they will use their best endeavor to respond to customers’ demands locally. They will act as the main link with the AUWSSC Headquarters and will be instrumental in getting the technical, financial and commercial targets for AUWSSC operations, as defined in their respective MoUs, met within their own jurisdiction. The Heads of SBUs will receive operations support from KfW/GtZ in Kabul and GtZ/KfW in Herat and Kunduz-Taloqan. Similar operations support will be extended by IDA to AUWSSC/SBUs in Mazar-i-Shariff, Jalalabad and Kandahar and to the Smaller Towns also.
There will be a total of 6 positions based in Kabul, Heart, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kunduz-Taloqan, Jalalabad and Kandahar.



Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

At the corporate level, the Heads of AUWSSC/SBUs will:

1. Ensure adequate staffing, manage staff and liaise with the Financial Manager in AUWSSC/HQ for any administrative matter.
2. Implement and report on the MoU signed with AUWSSC/HQ on a quarterly basis, with specific reference to the agreed set of commercial, financial and technical indicators. As mentioned earlier, the mechanism for the review of the MoU with AUWSSC/HQ will imply some face-to-face interactions with the General Manager, at least once in a quarter.
3. At the project level, the Heads of SBUs and the Operations Officer will ensure regular billing and collection to increase revenues, with particular attention being given to Institutional customers and to the effective management of public stand-posts.
4. Implementing the Financial Management System (FMS) in close coordination with the Financial Manager, and implementing the practice of continued chlorination and regular water quality controls in close coordination with the Technical Manager.
5. Implementing Monitoring and Evaluation activities, with a close involvement of local staff in the analysis of the information, and generating M and E reports, which should be used as a management tool to decide on actions to be taken during staff meetings, on a monthly basis for:

Results expected:


1. Existence of an organized reporting system
2. Revenue generation mechanism development
3. Existence of a comprehensive and useful monitoring and evaluation system

Job Location:

Afghanistan

Qualifications:

Minimum requirements:

Master degree in business administration and/or management with three years of experience in management of operations in public utilities. Specific experience in water supply sector will be an added advantage.
or
Bachelor degree in business administration and/or management with five years of experience in management of operations in public utilities. Specific experience in water supply sector will be an added advantage.
or
Degree in engineering (civil or sanitary or mechanical or electrical) with five years of experience in management of operations, with specific experience in public utilities and/or water supply sector, a degree in business administration and/or management in addition to the above engineering qualification, will offer advantage.
Proficiency in computer skills, especially on the basics of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, and Power Point, is necessary.
Good communications and presentation skills and fluent in English, Dari and/or Pashtoo.

Experience in coordination with Government and donor activities in the business area would be an added advantage.

Previous working or living experience in Afghanistan would be an added advantage.
Desirable Attributes:
1. The candidate must be an Afghan National,
2. Good negotiation and communication skills, with customer relation skills being an added advantage.
3. Previous working or living experience in Afghanistan would be necessary as a quick adjustment to the requirements of a field-based position is highly desirable.
4. Ability to coordinate government and donor activities in the sector.
5. Ability to manage a corporation unit with some level of autonomy. The Operations Officer should be able to decentralize the responsibilities rationally to all units with emphasis to achieving improved corporate operational and sustainability.
6. Payment is negotiable and will depend on qualification and experience of the candidate.

Job Keywords:

HR
This job is expired