Programme Implementation Monitoring and Planning Specialist

Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 723
Date Posted:Jul 5, 2022
Closing Date:Jul 19, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:3
Functional Area:Business Administration ,Management,Social Science ,Political Science,Programme,Monitoring & Reporting,Economic Growth,Accounting/Finance
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 - 7 Years
Contract Duration:6 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:


Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF.

Job Summary:

Reporting Lines

The Programme Implementation Monitoring and Planning Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, and the direct supervision of the Deputy FAOR and in close coordination with the Operations Specialists within the Scale-up Monitoring and Oversight Team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide support in the day-to-day work related to project activities in line with the approved work plans;
  • Maintain up-to-date basic records required for OSRO project implementation, and reference records on directives and procedures relating to field operations work; reconcile operational records with other corporate records of the organization regarding personnel, budget and expenditure monitoring, training, purchases, contracts and reports;
  • Support the monitoring of the financial situation (budget, cash flow forecasting, and expense allocations) of projects, ensure proper project budget management, and assist in the preparation of project/budget revisions as required;
  • Monitor OSRO project budgets through mapping the expenditures with a view to assist in tracking delivery, identifying errors in accounting against budget lines and ensure conformity with the financial regulations and administrative procedures of the organization and donors, and as applicable request accounting corrections;
  • Review operational advance requests for OSRO projects and support with the follow-up with administration/finance colleagues on the applicable processing;
  • Contribute towards budget planning/forecasting and specifically develop a cost-allocation-key for GOE related expenses for OSRO project delivery/Regional Office day-to-day operations and project implementation;
  • Assist with the financial evaluation for LOA RFPs;
  • Follow up on actions concerning the completion/closure of field projects and arrange for timely and adequate reporting, including identification of project follow-up requirements;
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

Job Requirement:



Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced (Masters) degree or University (Bachelor) degree in Business Management, Accounting, Economics or a closely related field.
  • For advanced degree at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in accounting, finance, project operations management and/or project management;
  • For university degree at least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in accounting, finance, project operations management and/or project management;
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and the local languages (Pashto and/or Dari); 
  • National of Afghanistan.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience in supporting, advising and guiding the implementation of complex multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Extent of experience in budget monitoring and overall project implementation tracking.
  • Ability to develop plans/forecasts for the implementation and coordination of project operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse problems, make appropriate recommendations, and effective decisions.
  • Familiarity with UN administrative, operational and financial procedures.




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  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at ; 
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  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 
  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality


FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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