|Date Posted:||Feb 24, 2011|
|Closing Date:||Mar 30, 2011|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||2 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
Duties & Responsibilities:
Working under the supervision of the Castle, the research officer contributes to the development and
operation of a Program Area(PA), produces documentation, and coordinates and disseminates information in support of the PA.
The principal responsibilities include research support; coordination of program and project
development; coordination of some project and PA evaluations; network development including
facilitation of electronic communications; and liaison with key internal and external constituents.
coordinate and centralize all information about the activities of a
Programme; act as first point of contact for enquires about the
PA; make recommendations about both content and operations
to improve the work of the Programme.
prepare reports, work plans, budget statements when required.
coordinate the implementation of evaluation plans for the PA.
upon request, establish linkages between Castle and external
partners, donors, UN organizations, NGOs and governments in
areas related to a PA/Theme.
upon request, develop contacts with key Afghanistan institutions
and act as liaison for Castle collaboration.
on occasion, make presentations and/or represent the Centre at
selected meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars.
perform initial review and coordinate the selection process for
potential interns, awardees and summer students.
collect, analyse and manage information from wide variety of
sources to investigate aspects of issues relevant to the PA and its
And Much More
â€¢ Master or University degree relevant to the position.
â€¢ Overall 3-15 yearsâ€™ experience.
â€¢ Technical and Designing skills.
â€¢ Dari, Pashto and English
â€¢ Strong organizational and analytical skills.
â€¢ Excellent written and oral communications skills.
â€¢ Excellent communication in English required.
â€¢ Experience in designing, implementing and advising on large corporate networks;
â€¢ The ability to communicate, negotiate, analyze, elaborate and present reports and statements
The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
â€¢ ï€ team building
â€¢ ï€ accounting and bookkeeping skills
â€¢ ï€ analytical and problem solving skills
â€¢ ï€ decision making skills
â€¢ ï€ effective verbal and listening communications skills
â€¢ ï€ effective written communications skills
â€¢ ï€ ability to communicate effectively in English
â€¢ Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs at a highly proficient level
â€¢ stress management skills
â€¢ ï€ time management skills
The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
â€¢ be honest and trustworthy
â€¢ be respectful
â€¢ possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
â€¢ be flexible
â€¢ ï€ demonstrate sound work ethics
â€¢ Able to travel other locations when/as needed.
â€¢ Internal - CASTLE teams and staff and every department head
â€¢ External - Staff in donor organizations and clients
Duration of the assignment.
Subject to the technical capabilities with 3 months probationary period.