Research Specialist- Economic and Recreational Zones

  Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA)
Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1202
Date Posted:Jul 23, 2017
Closing Date:Aug 3, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Research/Survey
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA):


The capital region of Afghanistan comprises the Kabul, Wardak, Logar, Kapisa and Parwan Provinces. The total area of the capital region is more than 7735 km2. In order to make safe urban environment and tackle the problems caused by ever increasing population growth in the capital of Afghanistan considering the concentrated economic activities and services provision, Dehsabz City Development Authority (DCDA) has been promoted to Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA) (As per the Presidential Decree No. 44 dated 23rd June 2016 based on Cabinet Resolution no 3 dated 30 April 2016 of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan). CRIDA is an Independent Budgetary Unit and Governmental profitable entity within the organizational structure of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA), not only develop Kabul New City project but also pave the ways for the development of Capital Region with broader visions which are briefly narrated as follows: 1. Transforming the Capital Region by turning it into a mega city that is clean, environmentally friendly, cultured with booming industries and commerce, sports and tourism and ultimately a metropolitan city that is self-reliant and sustainable, a city that has infrastructure and facilities of high standards with healthy physical environment. 2. Building a diverse community that is free of ethnic, linguistic, racial and religious prejudices. 3. Promoting urban culture and enhancing the standard of life through development of the Capital Region. 4. Development of cities (through decentralization for balanced development) within the Capital Region by protecting the originality, historical value and organic linkages with the existing Kabul city to transform the entire capital zone into a symbol of national unity.

Job Summary:

The CRIDA is now looking for a Research Specialist to be a key member for development of Economic and Recreational zones.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting Line:

Research Specialist will report to Director of Economic Zone Development Program (EZP).


Assist Director to prepare or support the “Strategic Development Plan” and establish annual targets for EZP.

Review of literature and studying the existing programs’ concepts

Develop and assist manager’s and Director in designing feasibility studies, preparing feasibility reports, and implementation plan of Economic and Recreational Zones.

Working with Project Directors to oversee the fieldwork initiative.

Able to analyze qualitative data and do advocacy for the research findings to streamline the research findings in the priority programs for the economic zone development.

Support and promote utilization of research findings to give direction to policy, planning, and program development within CRIDA related to Economic and Recreational zones.

Assist the Director to establish, maintain and facilitate strategic dialogue between government officials, both at central and provincial level, program stakeholders, donors and other partners to ensure better coordination and identify areas of cooperation and coordination.

Participate and contribute in the technical working groups, coordination meetings and other entities of CRIDA, for technical assistance and information

Perform and review research work in related field, struggle for innovative ideas and find adaptable global experience

Assist in preparation of methods, manuals, tools, guidelines, standards and processes for the development of economic zone in order to guide and promote sustainable concepts

Assess project impact and oversee the appropriateness and accuracy of methods used for economic zone development

Immediately escalate issues with potential to impact Economic zones and CRIDA’s effectiveness, inform senior management, so that appropriate action is taken to immediately address problems and challenges.

Identify resources mobilization opportunities in close collaboration with the Director.

Selecting the most appropriate research methodology and techniques, be able to design studies to identify vulnerabilities and livelihood resources of the people to enhance the economic activities so as to enhance income regeneration

Assist in prepare Terms of References for the planned projects of economic and Recreational Zones.

Preparation of comprehensive technical and meeting reports

Performs other duties as assigned by Director

Job Requirement:

Bachelor degree in Management, Arts, Agriculture, Rural development or other related field is required. Diploma, Master degree or higher education in the rural development, strategy or research will be highly preferred. .

Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of research, planning and rural

Excellent skills of writing and speaking in English Language.

Excellent skills of writing and speaking of National Languages.


Ability of having research capability and innovative ideas.

Ability to conduct economic and environmental justification of the land development

Having skill of team player and transferring knowledge are essential.

The person must be able to work with constant supervision

Good communication skills are essential to ensure cohesion with other members of the CRIDA technical team

Ability to meet deadlines, ability to allocate and review priorities

Must have strong analytical skills of research, planning and rural development.

Ability to use computer soft wares such as MS office package, Auto CAD and other relevant soft wares

Ability to meet the dead lines

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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