National Technical Advisor for Human Resources Development Cluster, GoA

  Afghanistan National Development Program
  Afghanistan Unspecified 239
Date Posted:Sep 7, 2010
Closing Date:Sep 22, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan National Development Program:


Job Summary:

Described bellow

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of Key Functions:

Liaison, Capacity Building, and Coordination

• Assist the International TA and the Cluster Coordinator
to effectively work with ministerial working groups to
develop elaborate operational plans, reform agenda and
capacity enhancement activities.
• Follow-up with the working groups on tasks assigned and
ensure that the deadlines are met and tasks fulfilled.
• Assist in coordinating across HRD ministries to ensure
realization of the joint initiatives (e.g., Reform of the
Monitoring and Evaluation systems; reform of the
curricula, reform of financial management systems) as
well as collaborative projects such as reform of Islamic
Education (MoE-MoHE), school health (MoE-MoPH).
• Assist the international and national TAs in writing up
and development of documents and conducting other
pertinent activities
• Liaise between the HRD Cluster Secretariat and the MoF-
based Cluster Coordinating Committee.
• Coordinate and liaise with other clusters as well as
civil society and private sector organizations.
• Assist the International TA, Cluster Coordinator in
establishing partnership and working closely with the
private sector and civil society organizations.

Administration and Management

• Organize and keep files, folders (both hard and soft) and
other HRD Cluster-related documents and assist working
groups in assigned ministries to do the same.
• Work in two to three ministries as assigned by the HRD
Cluster Coordinator, but will be based at the HRD Cluster
Secretariat the Ministry of Education.
• Serve in key roles for note taking, editing, and
formulating draft and final planning products for the
respective Cluster.
• Act as a Secretariat for Cluster team meetings, and
facilitate communication and information sharing among
team members.
• Organizing meetings, workshops, conferences,
consultations, information sharing and presentation
events including preparation of the agenda, presentations
and organizing of the minutes and reports.
• Organize meetings and working sessions for the Cluster,
liaising with other ministries as appropriate to ensure
proper coordination at the working level.
• Serve as the lead logistical organizer for the Cluster
Secretariat in organizing meetings of the Cluster, in
coordination with the Cluster Manager.
• Undertake any other activities as assigned by the Cluster
Coordinator or the Cluster Lead

Reports to:

The HRD Cluster Coordinator 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:

• A university degree in organizational structure, program
and project design, business administration, economics,
or public administration

• Experience in the design of large-scale programs and
• Experience in the implementation of-large scale programs
and projects

Language Requirements:

• Fluency in written and oral English is a must and
proficiency in Dari and Pashto.

Job Location:

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