Afghanistan Unspecified 436
Date Posted:Aug 8, 2010
Closing Date:Aug 8, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:


UNDP Afghanistan is supporting the Government of Afghanistan to implement the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme. This programme is supported by the international community and the United Nations to bring long term security and stability to Afghanistan. To implement this programme, a Peace and Reintegration (P&R) Trust Fund will be established to support various reintegration efforts, including training programmes, development activities and technical support.

Job Summary:

Summary of key functions:

Ensure effective and efficient programme implementation
Ensure efficient DIAG weapons management
Ensure Launch of peace and reintegration component within the programme
Ensure efficient management of the Regional Offices and respective Department within Operations Cell
Ensure implementation of MOI capacity building component within the programme.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Ensure effective and efficient Programme Implementation:
Advise the Programme Director on ANBP’s strategies across 5 pillars;
To play a key role in the establishment of partnership with key government officials and representatives of international communities on a provincial level;
Scanning the opportunities in the country based on partner-specific intelligences and the competitive landscape identification where the ANBP competency strengths overlap with partner/client needs;
To work closely with all sectors including Government Departments, National and International Military Forces as well as UN organizations and Imps in such a way as to effectively plan and coordinate the implementation of ANBP activities;
Provide effective representation and liaison on behalf of ANBP in multiple security-sector related venues, with both civilian and military stakeholders;
Supervise and direct development team in oversight of development projects in districts implemented by national NGOs.

2. Ensure efficient DIAG weapons management:
Ensure that illegal armed groups are identified and disbanded as per set criteria in all Regional Offices;
Ensure that weapons and ammunitions are collected, stored, transported and handed-over to the relevant local authorities in a safe and well coordinated manner across all Regional Offices.

3. Ensure launch of peace and reintegration component within the programme:
Provide strategic inputs to government lead policy papers and concept notes. Develop ANBP/UNDP strategic framework to support government lead Peace and Reintegration process;
Supervise and initiate detailed district analyses in high threat, conflict districts, solicit inputs from Provincial Governors, Chief of Polices, District Manager, tribal elders, shuras and religious scholars, leading to the development of a comprehensive plan to stabilize the district through appropriate weapons management and development initiatives.

4. Ensure efficient management of the Regional Office and
respective Departments within the Operations Cell
Supervise and coordinate outputs of all the seven regional offices, of ANBP, provide necessary directions to these offices for smooth implementation of the project across 5 pillars;
Ensure for the effectiveness of the ANBP Operational Cell (Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Information, Regional Offices and Development Team) to ensure staff is management effectively and programme is delivered in accordance with outlined objectives and defined strategic plan.

5. Ensure implementation of MOI capacity building component
within the Programme
Ensure all activities concerning the transition of DIAG in are well coordinated with all relevant stakeholders;
Lead the implementation of training plan that will meet the capacity building requirements, particularly in management, technical and core administrative skills required for the DIAG unit during the transition phase both at central and regional levels;
Ensure all activities concerning the transition of DIAG are well coordinated with all relevant stakeholders, and delivered in accordance with the government endorsed Action Plan.
Corporate competencies:
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
In depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Development and operational effectiveness
Ability to lead strategic planning results-based management and reporting
Ability to lead formulation and monitoring of management projects
Solid knowledge in financial resources and human resources management, contracts, asset and procurement, information and communication technology general administration
Ability to lead business processes –reengineering implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/attitudinal change.
Management and Leadership
Builds strong relationship with clients, focuses on impact and result fro the client and responds positively to feedback
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive constructive attitude
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
Demonstrates strong oral and written communications skills
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills
Builds strong relationship with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and response positively to feedback.

Job Requirement:

Masters degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Social Services, and International Relations.
7 Years of progressively responsible experience in administration and management
Previously military experience is essential
Language requirements:
An excellent command of the English language is essential; knowledge of another UN language and/or basic knowledge of local languages would be an asset.

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