Policy specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1412
Date Posted:Jul 26, 2017
Closing Date:Aug 3, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Law
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About MOIA:

The Afghan Ministry of Interior fulfills a role of crucial functions to strengthen civilian protection, the rule of law and security in Afghanistan. These include:  Enforcement of Rule of Law  Ensuring security and protection of public order and security  Take preventive measures to avoid the criminal incidence  Timely detection of crime and criminals and prevent public disorder and violations  Fight corruption, social immorality that disrupts public safety and welfare  Supporting sound performance to strengthen transparency and accountability  Ensuring police professionalization and capacity building of MoI staff  Respect human rights and enhance the relationship of police and public  Control and Protection Afghan borders  Promote and enhance women’s participation in the police ranks  Equal law enforcement, gender equality and provide required resources, facilities and fairThe incumbent professional environment for women  Coordinating amongst ANSF and judicial entities within legal boundaries and in accordance to the law  ANP command and control  Fight against narcotics import, production, cultivation, and smuggling  Counterterrorist activities, organized crimes, human trafficking and attracting international assistance.

Job Summary:

The Policy Specialist will provide expert assistance to the DMS/MOI in developing policies to institutionalize the Civilianization.
This Terms of Reference (TOR) spells out these tasks and responsibilities, key outputs and time frame for the whole engagement.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The POLICY SPECIALIST will strengthen policy formation through relevant use of data and research. S/He is directly accountable to the Deputy Minister for Support, and is expected to work closely with other DM for Support advisors, staff and implementing partners. S/He is expected to perform the following tasks:
1. Work in close collaboration with partners and UNDP and CSTC-A to determine which areas will require evidence-based policy analysis and develop approaches to addressing these needs;
2. Undertake rapid analysis based on literature review, focused group discussions, key informant interviews; and existing data sources to identify issues and concerns that have a direct effect on the Civilianization initiative;
3. Work closely with the technical and Health Advisor and Senior Change Management Advisor to draft briefing papers to assist key DM for Support officials in understanding the proposed policy reforms by highlighting areas of concern and possible success;
4. Work closely with the UNDP, CSTC-A and other stakeholders in the development of policies to institutionalize the Civilianization in MOI;
5. Conduct capacity building activities for the DM for Support departments personnel who will be involved in the policy implementation;
6. Prepare monthly progress reports to provide information on the status of the policy implementation activities;
7. Other tasks officially endorsed by the Deputy Minister for Support.
C. Outputs/Deliverables
Key outputs and deliverables (KO&D) from these tasks shall include the following:
1. Inception report/implementation plan with a timeline of outputs and activities.
2. Monthly progress reports, documentation of meetings, etc.
3. At least two Policy Paper that discuss and provide recommendations and/or alternatives to pressing policy issues, with proposed Policy Issuances that will operationalize the recommendations in the Policy Papers, particularly on:
a. The Civilianization processes that will embed employees’ feedback in the overall monitoring planning and focusing leadership engagement, capacity building activities, and other stakeholders participatory activities in the mainstream of the Deputy Ministry for Support capacity building activities;
b. The policy study processes/mechanisms that will regularly feedback new experiences in the Civilianization in enhancing existing policies.
4. Capacity building concept and activities for the Deputy Ministry for Support personnel who will be involved in the policy implementation

Job Requirement:

Bachelor Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Economics or any related field.

Has a solid understanding and at least 3 years’ experience in policy research, governance and Change management.

Has strong research skills and in-depth understanding of analytical methods applicable to policy work.

Organized, responsible, able and willing to work under pressure and deliver timely results following an agreed schedule.

Has good interpersonal skills and is a team player.

Has excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Dari and Pashto.

Has excellent computer skills (MSW or ,MS Excel, etc.).

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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