Senior Planning Officer

  Afghanistan Unspecified 260
Date Posted:May 20, 2010
Reference:HRM 29-10
Closing Date:Jun 8, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Sarey:


Job Summary:

SCA is seeking a Planning Senior Officer to be based within the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (PMEU) at SCA’s Kabul office. The PMEU deals with maintaining and developing planning and reporting systems, managing grants and contracts, ensuring compliance with donor regulations, and coordinates the establishment, maintenance and development of an effective M and E system. The unit also coordinates the overall organisational planning cycles and provides assistance and technical backstopping to SCA’s programmes within fields related to planning, project cycle management, proposal development, reporting and data administration. The senior officer will provide qualified backstopping and coordination on all matters within the PMEU, but with specific focus on the Planning component. The senior officer will with time take full responsibility for coordinating certain proposals and reports, with particular focus on reporting to Government authorities and various Ministries.

Non-monetary Benefits for Females:
Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Duties & Responsibilities:

Main Responsibilities
Assist the PME Coordinator in ensuring that overall appropriate structures, levels and skills are in place with regards to:
• Proposals and Reports, with specific focus on reports to the Government
• Donor Relations
• Contract Database
• Management Information Systems
• Organisational Planning Cycles
• Capacity Building of staff in issues of planning and reporting
Assist in developing and implementing standards, manuals and tool-kits for planning, project cycle management, application writing and reporting
Assist in developing, consolidating and monitoring the annual planning of the field organisation, in line with directives from SCA’s management
Assist in maintaining accurate and efficient data bases and information systems
Assist in reviewing applications, plans and reports, including the analysis of budget as appropriate
Assist in ensuring proper negotiation of terms and conditions and their documentation for contracts and grants
Assist and with time lead internal teams/task forces assigned for improving processes and systems

Job Requirement:

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Experience from working in the development sector, preferably for an INGO or the UN
• University degree, in relevant subject
• Familiarity with donors and their requirements, especially Sida, EC and the World Bank
• Very good understanding of coherence, consistency and quality in documentation
• Very good spoken and written English
• Excellent spoken and written Dari and Pashto
• Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Be of Afghan nationality
• Willingness to learn – ability to take initiatives, innovate and pursuer work proactively, without daily supervision
• Analytical and meticulous
• Communicative and team-spirited
• Ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to meet deadlines

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