|Date Posted:||Oct 28, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Nov 9, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Economic Growth|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
The Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development Facility (CARD-F) works on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GOIRA) to deliver sustainable economic development in the rural economy at the district level. CARD-F seeks to provide a means of designing, coordinating, funding and implementing high-impact interventions through an integrated Economic Development Package (EDP) for targeted districts. EDPs address issues of markets, agricultural production, processing and infrastructure in an integrated manner to promote growth and build on- as far as possible- existing programs and projects. CARD-F functions under the auspices of an Inter-Ministerial Committee comprising: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN). CARD-F has successfully completed its Phase 1 and its Phase 2 will last until the end of 2018 and during this time CARD-F plans to cover all Provinces in Afghanistan. CARD-F is also a sub-component of the National Priority Program 2 (NPP2). While presently externally funded by the Government of United Kingdom (DFID) and the Government of Denmark (DANIDA), other donors such as USAID, European Union and JICA have shown keen interest in funding CARD-F beyond its Phase 2.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Reviewing projects against CARD-F criteria and assessing overall feasibility;
â€¢ Analysing implementation modalities and ensuring effective institutional arrangements;
â€¢ Supporting monitoring and reporting arrangements including design of project log-frame and ensuring adequate M and E arrangements;
â€¢ Advising on project formulation and supporting provincial and district staff as required;
â€¢ Developing and revising project formulation templates and project selection criteria based on lesson learned and experience;
â€¢ Evaluating finance and accounting related issues for each Economic Development Package and individual projects or interventions;
â€¢ Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities, which may be reasonably expected of the role and as necessary, including travel throughout Afghanistan.
â€¢ Degree in one of the following; project management, engineering, economics, rural development and agronomy. Master and higher degrees are preferred or equivalent experience
â€¢ 5 years experience related to project formulation, review and assessment with an International organization or national government programme
â€¢ Fluent in English and the national languages of Afghanistan.
â€¢ IT Literate and good working experience of MS Office.