Operations Director

  Afghanistan Unspecified 488
Date Posted:May 6, 2010
Closing Date:May 11, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

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Job Summary:

Based in Kabul, the Operations Director (OD) will assist the CAWSA Chief of Party (CoP) in managing CAWSA operations including administration, human resources, logistics, procurement, facilities, training, IT and database oversight. The OD will ensure that program implementation is in accordance with ICMA and USAID regulations and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties And Responsibilities:

S/he will supervise the day-to-day office presence in all
areas of support operations for CAWSA operations in
Afghanistan including:
Procurement - In procurement, OD will ensure that all
procurement processes are perceived as transparent by
beneficiary communities, and assure fair and transparent
procurement processes. The OD will ensure that the most
reasonable, fair, expeditious, and appropriate procurement
procedures are made pursuant to the Procurement Manual;
assist with review and update as possible of procurement
files with respect to past procurement actions in
with ICMA and USAID regulations.
Facilities and Equipment- supervise landlord
relationships, operations and maintenance of the project's
facilities such as office space, residential space,
equipment and project vehicles. Direct and supervise any
changes in office/residential space location or use;
supervise maintenance of current audit-ready inventories
controls on proper use and disposal of project property in
accordance with USAID regulations and ICMA policy.
Administration/HR—responsible for HR, logistics,
procurement, IT related to ICMA operations. S/he will
supervise time sheet recording, reporting to the CAWSA COP
on the financial aspects of the project’s operations
including daily monitoring of obligations, budgets, and
expenditures. S/he will also investigate and identify new
ways of achieving project efficiencies. S/he will oversee
flight, accommodation and reservation for traveling
and international staff. S/he will ensure issuance of
communication/IT equipment for the staff. The Operations
Director Will also oversees the Provincial Water Supply
Departments (WSDs) staff's quarterly incentive payments.
Ensure orientation, timely provision of ICMA email, office
equipment for the new hires.
Security- supervise day to day security operations
and serve as ICMA field interface with the ICMA security
contractor to ensure that the contract is properly carried
out in the field; advise and assist COP communications with
the security contractor and vice versa for effective and
flexible response to changing security conditions and
requirements; assist with preparation and/or reviewing of
security- related procurements.
Training and Mentoring - Responsible to train and
mentor ICMA national operations staff in all aspects of
setting up, managing and operating systems related to
operations support.

Home Office Operations Support - The OD will provide
important field knowledge and support to the Home Office
Director of Contracts and Grants and the Field Operations
Officer to develop and/or improve field operations manuals,
policies and procedures.
Audit follows up – S/he will be responsible to work with
the heads of department to implement the audit

Job Requirement:

Qualifications required:

•Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business,
or related field (Master’s preferred) from an accredited
•Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience with a
minimum of 3 years working experience on USAID-funded
projects in a related role with demonstrated supervisory
•Familiarity with USAID or other international donors;
•Experience with grants or small grants under contract
programs and prior work experience in security challenged
•Experience with USAID policies and procedures in regards to
procurement processes, systems, and grants management;
•Demonstrated diplomatic, communication, and interpersonal
•Organizational acumen and cultural sensitivity and
Fluency in oral and written English, Dari and
Pashto Languages.

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