|Date Posted:||Jul 2, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jul 14, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||7 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
Summary of the Position:
The Strategic and Organizational Reform Adviser at ANDMA will actively support the development and implementation of strategies and guidelines in relation to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), building community resilience, disaster management and response, demining and humanitarian affairs, including in emerging strategic priority areas, both in response to particular crises and events, and as part of wider capacity building and institutional development and strengthening for the Office of the State Minister and ANDMA.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Specific roles and responsibilities expected of the Consultant are listed below:
Partnering current efforts to develop a Strategic Framework for the Office of the State Minister and ANDMA, and planned programmatic work in the area of DRR, to ensure that it is consistent with current legislative or other responsibilities and organizational capacity.
Supporting the State Minister in developing a National DRR and Humanitarian Response programme covering the breadth of responsibilities of the State Minister, including identifying viable medium- and long-term goals.
Identifying where further organizational reform, restructuring or capacity may be required in order to implement the Strategic Framework and other emerging strategies and policies, and developing outline Terms of Reference and Job Descriptions for departments and posts with new or amended responsibilities.
Developing, together with the Finance and Procurement Adviser, an action plan to respond to the findings of the 2016 Altai report for the World Bank of staff capacity within ANDMA, and to resolve any shortcomings in staff numbers or skills, systems, processes and mechanisms. The action plan to be evidence-based, and with budgeted and timed recommendations for remedial action among staff in Kabul and in the provinces.
Undertaking a review of international good practice in strategic planning and management, and organizational reform and structure, as followed by Government and non-government bodies working in providing humanitarian assistance, disaster response and management, and building disaster resilience, to identify whether any systems, processes and mechanisms could usefully be adopted, with appropriate adaptation to meet Afghanistan’s institutional and capacity context, and the perceived improved value achieved in doing so.
Providing advice to the State Minister on strategic and organizational reform issues and concerns within the Office of the State Minister or ANDMA, informed by consultation with other relevant stakeholders, including the Ministry of Finance and other Government ministries and agencies, international donor and implementation bodies, relevant national and international civil society and non-governmental organizations.
Assisting the State Minister, senior officials and advisers in drafting strategy, policy and programmatic documents as required.
Monitoring reports issued by Afghan Government ministries and agencies, international donor and implementation bodies, relevant national and international civil society and non-governmental organizations, on the functional performance of the Office of the State Minister and ANDMA, and making budgeted and timed recommendations for remedial action to the State Minister as required.
Drafting or contributing to briefings, talking points, speeches or presentations for use by the State Minister and agreed senior officials.
Working with relevant staff in the center and provincial offices to identify any constraints to the application of agreed systems, processes and mechanisms, in order to make recommendations to the State Minister on improvements and changes required.
Reviewing the content of relevant organizational and human resources documentation, making recommendations on improvements as required, and devising, leading and/or supporting knowledge building activities among management and human resources staff to increase awareness, understanding and professional capacity.
Monitoring the application of human resources processes and reporting on the extent to which work is being undertaken to the required standard and completed on time. As needed, producing written reports of findings for the State Minister with recommendations as appropriate.
Providing any other technical advice and undertaking duties as requested by the State Minister agreed as relevant to these ToR.
Representing the Office of State Minister for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs/ANDMA in relevant conferences, meetings, workshops, and gatherings inside and outside the country.
Finalization for approval of the Strategic Framework, DRR support programme and other strategic and policy documents for approval and implementation.
Measurably enhanced capacity of management and human resources staff in the Office of the State Minister and ANDMA in Kabul and in the provinces (measured through post-training capacity assessments, reductions in complaints over HR processes, extent to which all posts are filled by sufficiently qualified and experienced personnel).
Concept Note for sharing with international and national partners, consultation plan, drafts and final draft (with budget and Implementation Plan) for Ministerial and Cabinet approval (end October 2017 subject to date of deployment)
Capacity assessment of needs based on the Altai 2016 report, with prioritized and budgeted recommendations emerging through the consultation and drafting process to feed into the Training and Capacity Development Plan (mid-October 2017, subject to date of deployment), followed by ToR and Job Descriptions (end November 2017, subject to date of deployment)
Initial written report, with budgeted and prioritized recommendations, on human resources efficiency and quality (within two months from deployment), followed by updates and further reports as needed
The successful candidate for the position of Strategic and Organizational Reform Advisor will meet the following requirements:
University Degree in Economics, public administration, public sector development or management or a relevant field or equivalent qualification (Master’s level with 5 years relevant managerial or Advisory working experience or 7-year relevant experience with Bachelor degree)
Experience of working at a senior level in the Afghan civil service, an international agency, or private sector.
Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with key personnel in Government, Donor Agencies and private operators;
Skilled use of Microsoft Office applications is essential.
Fluent in English (speaking, reading and writing) is required.
Reporting and Supervision
The Strategic and Organizational Reform Adviser will report to the State Minister’s Senior Adviser and to the State Minister.
Duration: The duration of position(s) would be up to 31st December 2017 (current project closure date) with a 3-month probationary period, subject to possibility of extension (depending on performance and the extension of the project beyond 2017).