International Sr. Technical Advisor to Private Sector Development and Economic Governance Cluster

  Afghanistan National Development Program
  Afghanistan Unspecified 442
Date Posted:Oct 28, 2010
Reference:ANDP/MoF/09/029 (Re-Advertise)
Closing Date:Nov 4, 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:

Described Bellow;

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of Key Functions:

• Provide senior technical support to the Cluster strategy
development, program and project analysis and design as
well as other planning and implementation work of the
Clusters, with particular support provided to the Cluster
Coordinator (H.E. Minister Ahady).
• Maintain a close working relationship and coherent
coordination with cluster line ministries.
• Undertake consultative missions and meeting with partners
to determine needs, identify areas of cooperation and
support and inform them regarding economic and private
sector priorities and programs;
• Provide technical advice and guidance to enable economic
and private sector members to define priority action
programs and projects which will address economic and
infrastructure development in Afghanistan;
• Provide technical assistance to the cluster secretariat
and ministry focal points to facilitate planning of the
clusters process in support of the program proposal
• Collect and analyze information on economic and private
sector Cluster matters and politico-economic data;
Coordinate the development of up-to-date thematic and
country files;
• Supervise information packaging and clearly and concisely
communicate data to the economic and private sector.
• Analyze progress in sub-working groups as the basis of
sustainable development of ECONOMIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR ;
• Contribute to a dynamic process that assists economic and
private sector participations to think outside of the
box, encourage difficult choices if needed, and assist in
developing and implementing cutting edge programs.
• Ensure consistency of Cluster concepts and planning
approach among Clusters by helping to identify linkages
between Cluster objectives, and facilitating technical
coordination within and across the Clusters.
• Provide facilitation for Cluster strategy and planning
sessions as well as technical working group meetings
focused on implementation, when appropriate.
• Assist in developing programs and their projects that
have been outlined by the Cluster, including costing
portions of the programs, developing budgets, indicators,
• Liaise, as appropriate and desired by the Cluster
Coordinator, with various donor governments/organizations
to solicit tentative feedback on Cluster plans; provide
information on donor activities to the Cluster when
relevant, and maintain donor interest and buy-in of the
Cluster process.
• Support the Cluster Manager in ensuring the proper and
efficient flow of information between the CCC Secretariat
and the Cluster.
• Provide technical support to the program teams at
individual ministries/ agencies as requested by the
Cluster Coordinator or the Cluster Manager.

Reporting to:

H.E. Dr. Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady- Minister of Commerce and Industries, H.E. Deputy Minister – Humayun Hamidzada, the Cluster Secretariat and ANDP Project Manager.


• Ensure that the Cluster’s National Priority Programs are
implemented in an integrated manner with the larger
national plan and the plans of other Clusters.
• Provide technical assistance to the Cluster secretariat
and ministry focal points to facilitate planning and
implementation of the Clusters process and identified
national programs in support of the envisioned objectives.


• Professionalism: Demonstrated competence in programme
design and management, policy making, planning and
monitoring. Conscientious and efficient in observing
deadlines, achieving results. Takes accountability for
goals and challenges.
• 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:

• Demonstrated expertise and experience in the Private
Sector Development and Economic Governance, particularly
as it relates to Afghanistan.

• Direct senior-level experience in Afghanistan interacting
with GoA officials and ministries.
• Proven expertise and experience in translating policy
directives into practical application through ministry
National Priority programs / projects.
• Proven skills to facilitate linkages with donor
governments and organizations and share knowledge of non-
GoA aid programs and activities related to the Cluster.
• At least eight to ten years of progressively responsible
experience in a field relating to sustainable
development, post-war recovery and/ or Public
Administration of which five years should be at the
international level. Knowledge of the Government system
is an asset, and a track record of diplomatic
• Skill in translating policy directives into practical
application through ministry bankable programs.
• Possess linkages to donor governments and organizations
and be knowledgeable of non-GoA aid programs and
activities related to the Cluster.

Language Requirements:

• Proficiency in English Language.•

Job Location:

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