Senior International Technical Advisor for Human Resources Development Cluster, GoA

  Afghanistan National Development Program
  Afghanistan Unspecified 245
Date Posted:Sep 7, 2010
Closing Date:Sep 22, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan National Development Program:


Job Summary:

Described bellow

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of Key Functions:

• Provide technical support to the development of sub-
programs, implementation plans and operational detail
with particular support provided to each of the five
ministries under the guidance of Cluster Lead (H.E.
Minister of Education) and or his Senior Technical
Advisor who is Coordinator of the cluster.
• Contribute to a dynamic process that assists ministry
participations to think outside of the box, encourage
difficult choices if needed; assist in developing and
implementing of reform and capacity enhancement agendas
to include revising policies, structures, regulations and
procedures aimed at improving overall implementation and
achieving results.
• Ensure consistency of Cluster vision, objectives,
concepts, and planning approach among Clusters by helping
to identify linkages between Clusters and facilitating
technical coordination within and across the Clusters.
• Assist in developing costing, budget, outcome and
indicators etc.
• Liaise, as appropriate and desired by the Cluster Lead
and or Coordinator, with various donor
governments/organizations to solicit feedback on Cluster
plans, provide information on donor activities to the
Cluster when relevant, and maintain donor interest and
buy-in of the Cluster process.
• Support the Cluster Coordinator in ensuring a proper and
efficient flow of information between the Cluster
Coordinating Committee Secretariat (which is based at the
Ministry of Finance) and the HRD Cluster.
• Provide technical support to the program teams at
individual ministries as requested by the Cluster
• Liaise and maintaining close contact and communication
with HRD Cluster member ministries on their performance
and assist in actual implementation of the national
priority programs particularly keeping in mind the
sustainable capacity development and Afghan ownership.
• Support inter-ministerial coordination as well as
planning and implementation of joint initiatives.
• Assist HRD Cluster member ministries in
developing/amendment of action plans and program
• Ensure the preparation and submission of periodic
Progress Reports to all relevant stakeholder including
• Assist the team in preparing and implementing an
integrated work plan and activities plans for ongoing and
future activities
• Assist in preparation and issuing of official documents
and correspondence cluster members, other government and
non government, Civil Societies and private sectors
• Participate in any meeting and workshop in the area of
responsibility and maintain close relationship with HRD
all stakeholders.
• Support all local team members in their activities as
necessary, aiming at improving and strengthening
interventions, promote discussion, develop synergies and
cooperation among HRD Cluster member ministries.
• Ensure constant communication to identify potential
problems, formulate recommendations and solutions and
• Undertake other duties as assigned by the Cluster Lead
and or Coordinator.
• Maintain partnership with Private Sector and Civil
Society Organization;
• Additional Tasks assigned by Cluster Coordinator
(Minister of Education);

Reports to:

H.E. Minister Of Education – Dr. Faroq Wardak , H.E. Deputy Minister of Policy – Humayun Hamidzada, the Cluster Secretariat, and ANDP Project Manager.

• Professionalism: Demonstrated competence in programme
design and management, policy making, planning and
monitoring. Conscientious and efficient in observing
deadlines, achieving results. Takes accountability for
goals and challenges.
• Communication: Effective and distinct communication
ability with excellent written and verbal communications
skills. Ability to defend, explain with tact and
diplomacy difficult positions addressing key policy
• Teamwork: Demonstrated team building and team leadership
skills; Ability to work collaboratively with and to
establish and maintain effective working relationships
with colleagues of different nationalities and cultural
backgrounds, in order to achieve organizational goals.
• Planning and Organizing: Ability to identify priority
activities and assignments within the areas of
responsibility consistent with agreed strategies and
organizational goals; Track record of excellent time
management and ability to meet tight deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to plan, budget, coordinate and
manage complex projects.
• Leadership: Ability to develop strategies and empower
others to accomplish objectives and solve problems,
ability to evaluate performance and mentor; Ability to
take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives
into substantive work and commitment to the goal of
achieving gender balance in staffing.
Judgment/Decision-making: Good judgment initiative,
imagination and resourcefulness; ability to identify key
issues in a complex situation, and come to the heart of
the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before
making a decision, makes tough decision when necessary;
proposes a course of action or makes recommendations
based an all available information.

Job Requirement:

• Fluency in the Human Resources Development sector
(education, labor, training), particularly as it relates
to Afghanistan.

• Direct senior-level experience in Afghanistan interacting
with GoA officials and ministries.
• Skill in translating policy directives into practical
application through ministry bankable programs.
• Possess linkages to donor governments and organizations
and be knowledgeable of non-GoA aid programs and
activities related to the Cluster.

Language Requirements:

• Proficiency in English language is required.

Job Location:

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