|Date Posted:||Feb 20, 2011|
|Closing Date:||Feb 23, 2011|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
The Embassy of Denmark to Afghanistan is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the broad range of Danishâ€“Afghan relations, which includes considerable work within state-building, particularly focussing on police-reform. The Embassy possesses a substantial development assistance portfolio in the areas of (1) primary education, (2) state-building, and (3) livelihoods improvement. Denmark is committed to promoting peace and development throughout Afghanistan and has a particular focus on Helmand province.
To strengthen the Embassyâ€™s political and development sections, the Embassy seeks a new National Programme Officer to assist with a range of state-building activities. The National Programme Officer will report to the Deputy Head of Political Affairs and Deputy Head of Development. The National Programme Officer will assume the following duties:
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Follow the work concerning police-reform in Afghanistan and the implementation of the District Development Programme.
â€¢ Assist with programme and project preparation, administration, monitoring and reporting as well as following up on outstanding accounts and audits.
â€¢ Help administer the project development database (PDB) and contribute to regular reporting on projects.
â€¢ Liaise with Afghan ministries and key political actors in Afghanistan with a particular emphasis on the Ministry of Interior and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance.
â€¢ Draft updates and reports within the area of responsibility.
â€¢ Attend and report from meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences and represent the Embassy in such fora when needed.
â€¢ Monitor and translate news items as well as reports in Afghan media of particular interest to the Embassy.
â€¢ Arrange programmes for visiting delegations and prepare background documents as required.
â€¢ Assist visiting delegations during their visits to Afghanistan.
â€¢ Oral and written translation between Dari/Pashtu and English.
â€¢ Any other duties as required.
â€¢ University degree in political science, economics, sociology, law, international relations or related field.
â€¢ At least 3 years relevant professional experience â€“ previous work with project management, dealing with accounts, reviewing progress reports, etc.
â€¢ Proven numerical skills.
â€¢ Very good knowledge of computer programmes such as MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point.
â€¢ Fluency in English, Dari and Pashto, both written and spoken.
â€¢ Proven interpersonal skills and a strong team-player