Senior International Technical Advisor to Governance Cluster, GOA

  Afghanistan National Development Program
  Afghanistan Unspecified 221
Date Posted:Sep 7, 2010
Reference:ANDP/MoF/09/024
Closing Date:Sep 18, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Administrative
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
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 senior technical support to the Cluster strategy
development, program and project analysis and design as
well as other planning and implementation work of the
Clusters, with particular support provided to the Cluster
Coordinator (H.E. Sr. Minister).
• Maintain a close working relationship and coherent
coordination with Governance and PAR ministries/agencies,
financial institutions and inter-governmental bodies
• Undertake consultative missions and meeting with partners
to determine needs, identify areas of cooperation and
support and inform them regarding GOC priorities and
programmes;
• Provide technical advice and guidance to enable
Governance and Public Administration and Reform
responsible of the GOC to define priority action programs
and projects which will address critical governance,
Public Administration and other reform problems in
Afghanistan and enhance the level of cooperation on
national and sub-national matters, especially on issues
relevant to PAR and governance systems;
• Follow up on strategic policies of GOC regarding resource
mobilization so as to maintain a secure funding base for
the Governance, PAR and Reform implementing organization.
• Further evaluate the Governance needs in the country and
promote national and sub-national cooperation in
substantive activities related to Governance and PAR.
• Analyze progress in GOC as the basis of sustainable
development;
• Contribute to a dynamic process that assists GOC
participations to think outside of the box, encourage
difficult choices if needed, and assist in developing and
implementing cutting edge programs.
• Provide facilitation for Cluster strategy and planning
sessions as well as technical working group meetings
focused on implementation, when appropriate.
• Assist in developing programs and their projects that
have been outlined by the Cluster, including costing
portions of the programs, developing budgets, indicators,
etc.
• Liaise, as appropriate and desired by the Cluster
Coordinator, with various donor governments/organizations
to solicit tentative 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 Manager in ensuring the proper and
efficient flow of information between the CCC Secretariat
and the Cluster.
• Provide technical support to the program teams at
individual ministries/ agencies as requested by the
Cluster Coordinator or the Cluster Manager.

Reporting to:
H.E. Sr. Minister – Hedayat Amin-Arsala , H.E. Deputy Minister of Finance for Policy – Humayun Hamidzada, the Cluster Manager and ANDP Project Manager.

Deliverables:
• Ensure that the Cluster’s bankable programs are
implemented in an integrated manner with the larger
national plan and the plans of other Clusters.
• Provide technical assistance to the Cluster secretariat
and ministry focal points to facilitate planning and
implementation of the Clusters process and identified
national programs in support of the envisioned
objectives.

Competencies:

• Professionalism: Demonstrated competence in programme
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
issues.
• 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
organisational 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.
• Judgement/Decision-making: Good judgement 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:

Education:
• Advanced university degree (Master's degree or
equivalent) in Good Governance, Public Administration,
Business Administration, political science, or a relevant
scientific discipline. A first level university degree
with a relevant combination of academic and professional
qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced
university degree.

Experience:
• At least eight to ten years of progressively responsible
experience in a field relating to governance, public
administration, sustainable development or post-war
recovery, of which five years should be at the
international level. Knowledge of the Government system
is an asset, and a track record of diplomatic
negotiations.
• 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:

Afghanistan
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