Parliamentary Analyst, FEFA

  Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan organization
Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2381
Date Posted:Jul 3, 2017
Closing Date:Jul 9, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan organization:

FEFA, as a civil Society Organization is committed to work for consolidation of democracy in the country through active participation and advocacy for inclusive, ore democratic and participatory processes in Afghanistan.

Job Summary:

Under the guidance of the Head of Parliamentary Monitoring program and in close coordination with the Data Analyst Officer, the Parliamentary Analyst monitors, assesses and report the work of parliament in line with their internal rules and regulations, the scope of work of parliament based on their mandate, and parliament commitments for a well representation of citizen, and their engagement in the legislation process. He or she also would be responsible to monitor other aspects of the parliament, such as parliament responses to the citizen problems/needs, interaction about the minorities, women issues, and interaction with other issues as are relevant to them.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Cooperate with the Parliamentary Monitoring Team in identification and establishment of priorities, as well as assist Program Manager, Data Analyst Officer and other staff in formulating the draft project proposals and project documents during the programming process; 

Provide inputs into the process of developing program action plans, and program reporting to ensure consistency between the planned program activities and what have been accomplished; 

Support the team manager and organization leadership for promoting program quality and effectiveness. Monitor the implementation of FEFA’s observation process from the work of parliament, prepare the report and recommendations with the goal of improving the programming process, timely identification, elimination and mitigation of potential risks in the programming process and implementation of program activities; 

Identifying, researching and purposing subjects to the leadership of FEFA that should be monitored, assessed, and reported to the public and other stockholders and writing background briefing notes.

Attending and observing the plenary and committee sessions of MJ and WJ on the daily basis.

Follow and analyze the debates and key issues discussed during parliamentary sessions in a daily and weekly basis and track/notes the conclusions and decisions;

Prepare daily reports/ analytical statements with an in-depth analysis of observed topics/ issues, and produce the reports to the public and stockholders.

Prepare analytical briefs and memos regarding the progress and overall parliamentary development, in particular on matter related to programming with identification of further helpful recommendations to the parliament, and drafting briefing notes on key issues.

Identifying possible questions that parliament members needs to be asked in a firm to be concluded as analytical statements with detailed perception of MPs.

interviewing MPs, civil society representatives, and other participants on the issues for the purpose research and other publications by PM team;

Briefing MPs and the chair of committees about the findings and listening to their feedback for further

Improvement of working relationship and the monitoring efforts.

In close cooperation of citizen outreach officer, liaising with MPs, and maintaining contacts.

Assist the Data Analyst Officer for the weekly analytical reports on the status of parliament and representative performance;

Studying the internal rules of procedures, constitution and other legal materials for the purpose of inserting them with the analysis into the parliamentary monitoring reports;

Participating in FEFA’s activities such as roundtable discussions, provincial town hall meeting and meeting with university student;

Assist in preparing and conducting the training workshops, roundtables, student events, town hall meetings and conferences;

Assist the program manager to prepare speeches, briefings note and talking points for Executive Director while there is meetings or conferences and events relevant to the parliamentary monitoring program.

During the election, as considered necessary by FEFA management, the Analyst might be assigned to observe election with a different TOR.

Undertaking any other responsibility assigned by supervisor

Job Requirement:

An advanced university degree (Master degree is an advantage) in law, political science, social sciences, economics, or any other subject of relevance for the position.
1. Possesses strong analytical and report writing skills demonstrable through previous work.

2. Fluency in oral and written English, Dari / Pashto. Speaking and writing of both Dari and Pashto will be an advantage.
3. Able to work both independently and as part of a team in a diverse environment. 

4. A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in analysis, report writing, monitoring and/ or a related area, preferably in the field of elections, parliament, and political processes.

5. Experience in programming and management of projects will be an advantage.

6. Excellent communication skills. The candidate will be expected to speak at conferences and meetings organized by FEFA or when introduced to represent FEFA.

7. Excellent computer skills, proficient in using Ms. Office and Database systems.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills, goal oriented, polite and highly honest person.
9. Capacity to respond effectively and efficiently in a high demanding situation

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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