International consultant for Project Proposal Preparation of Energy for Rural Development in Afghanistan (ERDA)

  Afghanistan National Development Program
  Afghanistan Unspecified 293
Date Posted:Oct 11, 2010
Closing Date:Oct 16, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan National Development Program:


Job Summary:

Decribed bellow;

Duties & Responsibilities:

Scope of Work

The consultant needs to prepare a detailed Program project proposal for scaling up existing programme to the national level. S/he should be work together with MRRD, ERDA official for developing the proposal. The proposal should comply with the well defined and agreed template for project proposal preparation of National priority program.

The work will include but not limited to off or onsite work comprising of desk review, field visits, national consultative process, interview with private, public and other stakeholders. The program deliverables, implementation and monitoring framework should be well defined along with the project proposal with logical framework analysis.

The team will work in coordination and consultation with MRRD, MEW, MOF and other stakeholders of ARD cluster whenever deemed necessary. The mission will be started with preparation of inception report and detailed mission plan for completion of the assigned work.

Summary of Duties and responsibilities:

There is a need to develop a concrete project proposal with identification of activities and deliverables that could be implemented by ERDA in coming three years for effective implementation of the program. The projects should be designed to be completed in the fast track basis, so that immediate benefits could be distributed to the rural people of Afghanistan. The need for the human resource development depending upon the existing capacity and need for reinforcement in its capacity to deliver the project outputs is to be defined. The capacity building needs and institutional structure required at the various level of governance for implementation of the program is to be identified in the project document. The consultant will prepare a detailed project document for ERDA to meet these requirements which will form a basis for project implementation in short, medium and long term.


Under the general supervision of the HE Deputy Minister programmes (MRRD) and Programme Manager of NABDP and direct supervision of ERDA manager and in close coordination and consultation with ERDA energy advisor, the international consultant will carry out;

• Review existing programme document of NABDP and ERDA.
• Review the documents of Kabul conference specially the
ARD cluster for better understanding of clustering
approach of government of Afghanistan
• Interact with various stakeholders including, MRRD, MOEW,
UNDP, USAID, GTZ that are working in the renewable
energy sector for better understanding of the approaches
that are taken by different organization in the country.
• Carry out assessment of different kinds of renewable
energy technology potential and development efforts in
• Carry our assessment of gaps in existing working modality
of ERDA in various sector and technology promotion.
• Define strategic framework of ERDA for short, medium and
long term of programme implementation and identify short
term, medium term and long term goals and objectives of
the programme.
• Draft a detailed project proposal for next three years
for ERDA to be implemented as per the objectives of ARD
cluster. The type of renewable energy technology, its
modality, budget analysis, risk and challenges should be
identified during the proposal preparation.
• Design results framework including intended outcomes,
output indicators, Indicative activities, responsible
• Design and elaborate major components of the project
• Suggest suitable institutional structure at centre,
province, districts and community level for
implementation of programme.
• Identify the capacity building needs and human resource
requirement for implementation of the programme. Develop
TOR for key positions
• Present draft project proposal to the ministry, cluster
secretariat, NABDP management team and other related
stakeholders to have get it reviewed and feedback through
a national consultative process.
• Address sustainability issues of institution and
renewable energy technology implemented in the community
• Incorporate feedback received and prepare a detailed
project proposal for implementation of the programme.


Three Months

Recipient of Services:

Ministry of Finance, Government of Afghanistan

Reporting to:

Reports to the ERDA manager, NABDP Program Manager and ANDP project manager


• Professionalism: Demonstrated competence in program
management, policy making, planning and monitoring.
Conscientious and efficient in observing deadlines,
achieving results. Takes accountability for goals and
• Communication: Effective and distinct communication
ability with excellent written and verbal communications
skills. Ability to defend, explain with tact and
diplomacy difficult positions addressing key policy
• Teamwork: Demonstrated team building and team leadership
skills; Ability to work collaboratively with and to
establish and maintain effective working relationships
with colleagues of different nationalities and cultural
backgrounds, in order to achieve organizational goals.
• Planning and Organizing: Ability to identify priority
activities and assignments within the areas of
responsibility consistent with agreed strategies and
organizational goals; Track record of excellent time
management and ability to meet tight deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to plan, budget, coordinate and
manage complex projects.
• Leadership: Ability to develop strategies and empower
others to accomplish objectives and solve problems,
ability to evaluate performance and mentor; Ability to
take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives
into substantive work and commitment to the goal of
achieving gender balance in staffing.
• Judgment/Decision-making: Good judgment initiative,
imagination and resourcefulness; ability to identify key
issues in a complex situation, and come to the heart of
the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before
making a decision, makes tough decision when necessary;
proposes a course of action or makes recommendations
based an all available information.

Job Requirement:


• Consultant should have advanced degree preferably P.hd.
energy management, rural energy or natural resource
management or any other related field.

Experience and Skills:

• At least 10 years’ experience in designing and developing
project proposals of international and multilateral
donors in the sector of energy and other development
• Demonstrated experience on energy policy issues,
renewable energy technology, financing issues.
• Extensive experience in undertaking assessment of
economic, environmental, technical and social aspect of
different programmes.
• Extensive experience in review of program design and
monitoring and evaluation for bilateral and multilateral
donor agencies.
• Prior experience in Afghanistan will be an advantage;
• Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills;
• Previous experience with the UN or government
institutions would be an asset;
• Maturity, initiative, cultural sensitivity and tact.
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software
packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);

Language Requirements:

• Fluency in English; Dari / Pashtu language skills are

Job Location:

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