|Date Posted:||Jan 4, 2020|
|Closing Date:||Jan 17, 2020|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyAF|
|Years of Experience:||4 Years|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About MAIL (CDRRP, CBARD & CCAP):
Agriculture is the foundational basis of Afghan society. Approximately 80% of the population is engaged in agriculture directly or in secondary or tertiary activities. It is in this sector that the future of Afghanistan’s wealth and potential for capital accumulation resides. While some of Afghanistan’s former agricultural infrastructure have been restored, considerably more, remains to be done. Lack of agriculture technology, infrastructure, and difficulty in accessing markets by farmers still remain as challenges in the sector. This is in spite of the enormous potential of agriculture as the sector that can drive economic growth.
These challenges and dependence of rural households on low-value crops on scarce arable land and their vulnerability to increasingly severe droughts and floods due to climate change adversely contribute to viability of opium poppy cultivation as an easily marketable and drought-resistant option. Having said this, it also presents an opportunity as farmers, producers, and processors and traders are demanding increased support from the government, realizing the potential of agriculture as a viable economic option if provided with the requisite technologies and infrastructure.
The Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development (CBARD) project funded by the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) aims at supporting improved household income reducing dependency on illicit cultivation / production in 170 selected communities in Nangarhar, Farah and Badghis provinces. The project objective is to prove the viability of high-value agricultural-based interventions in improving local economies of Nangarhar, Badghis and Farah as a sustainable alternative to illicit crop cultivation. The project has two outputs; (i) Local production of, and market for, high-value crops improved; (ii) Community-based agro-business infrastructure are built, developed, and/or strengthened. The project will be implemented by MAIL. The Programme supported by UNDP, provides a framework for increased cohesion of policies, strategies, and results of the ongoing and future joint interventions between MAIL and UNDP.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
Provinces to travel:
Duties & Responsibilities:
Confirm compliance with laws, regulations and Government Guidelines mandated by the approved framework documents for PROJECT, as well as the normal financial;
Confirm documents’ compliance, approval and validity before final approval;
Ensure that the sub project disbursement made are within approved budget and are authorized by delegated officers and according to the Project contract condition, procurement law and PROJECT rules and regulations.
Determine the accuracy, correctness and validity of all financial transactions;
Ensure that the financial and operational procedures are adhered to for adequacy and effectiveness of all financial and non-financial transactions;
Ensure that assets are adequately safeguarded against loss;
Ensure high level of compliance with PROJECT guidelines, policies and procedures;
Ensure compliance with the government laws and regulations on all procurement and financial transactions;
Ensure that proper controls are incorporated in the PROJECT's electronic information and processing systems and review major modifications to ensure the inclusion of all necessary controls;
Review specific processes such as cash collection, payroll, procurement etc;
Perform ad hoc reviews on financial, , , program and procurement systems for adherence to accepted guidelines and standards;
Co-operate with the External Auditors to facilitate their tasks and ensure that audit recommendations are implemented
Report to the project manager
Any other tasks assigned by the Project Manager
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
The Candidate should have bachelor’s degree in Economics or social science with 4 years of relevant experience, Master’s degree is an advantage.