Senior National Advisor for Cluster Secretariat

  Afghanistan National Development Program
  Afghanistan Unspecified 471
Date Posted:Oct 4, 2010
Closing Date:Oct 9, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 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 technical support to the strategy and planning
work of the Clusters, with particular support provided to
H.E. the Deputy Minister of Finance for Policy.
• Assist in developing programs that have been outlined by
the Cluster, including costing portions of the programs,
developing budgets, indicator, etc.
• Ensure consistency of Cluster concepts and planning
approach among Clusters by helping to identify linkages
between Cluster objectives, and facilitating technical
coordination within and across the Clusters.
• Assist the Cluster Secretariat in analyzing ministry
plans and sector strategies, preparing products in both
English and Dari for planning sessions.
• Provide facilitation for Cluster strategy and planning
sessions, when appropriate.
• Support the Cluster Focal Point in ensuring the proper
and efficient flow of information between the CCC
Secretariat and the Cluster.
• Assist in proposing a detailed implementation mechanism
for programs.
• Support the establishment of organizational structure for
the Deputy Minister Office and implementation of programs.
• Support coordination with donors and assist in finding
fund for the proposed programs.
• Support the process of finalizing and selecting the
consultancy firms for the implementation of the programs.

Reporting to:

Senior National Advisor for Cluster Secretariat , will be reporting to ANDP Project Manager and Deputy Minister of Finance for Policy, MoF.


• Ensure that the Cluster’s National Priority 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.


• Professionalism: Demonstrated competence in program
management, policy making, planning and monitoring.
Conscientious and efficient in observing deadlines,
achieving results. Takes accountability for goals and
• 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:


• Master's Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Public
Administration or any other related filed


• 4 to 6 years of relevant experience in Programme
management, program design, project management,
• Direct senior-level experience in Afghanistan interacting
with GoA officials and ministries.
• Skill in translating policy directives into practical
application through ministry national priority programs.
• Possess linkages to donor governments and organizations
and be knowledgeable of non-GoA aid programs and
activities related to the Cluster.
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software
packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);

Language Requirements:

• Fluency in written and oral English is a must and
proficiency in Dari and Pashto.

Job Location:

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