Senior Planning Officer

  Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1414
Date Posted:Aug 4, 2010
Reference:MACCA 2010/ 08/04
Closing Date:Aug 17, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan:


The Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) supported by the United Nations in partnership with the Department of Mine Clearance coordinates the activities of the Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA) including survey, mine clearance, battlefield clearance, mine risk education, and victim assistance activities throughout the country since 1989 and the mine action services reach almost every corner of the country.

Job Summary:

The Senior Planning Officer is responsible for assisting the production of national level de-mining work plans. The Senior Planning Officer will report to the chief of Operations and will be responsible for the following functions;

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Production, tracking and evaluation of the national level work plan and yearly planner.
• Assist AMACS and MAPA NGOs in the production of their work plans.
• Conducting and chairing the planning working group and also participating in the quarterly operational working groups.
• Verification and review of all technical monthly reports of IPs contracted to support humanitarian work.
• Daily liaison and coordination with program department to develop manage and control the procedures for reporting and managing mine action assets within the humanitarian clearance programs throughout Afghanistan.
• Monitoring of all mine action operations related to humanitarian clearance to ensure adherence to the operational work plan.
• Relocation and tracking of all MAPA assets coordinated with program section to ensure that all funding and contract requirements are in accordance to their contracts.
• Compiling and certifying monthly reports or technical reports for signature of Chief of Operations MACCA concerning mine action support.
• Provide planning support and assistance to the field technical advisors.
• Providing technical advice on planning to mine action organizations.
• Assist with the development of the management capabilities of the MACCA staff, through coaching and training at the senior management level.
• Evaluation of RFPs for Mine/ERW projects in the country
• Mebmer of the Projects and IP Selection ”PIPS” process for the allocation of funds for projects and selecting the best implementing partners,
• Evaluation of Project Proposals as a member of the Proposal Review Team (PRT)
• Review the Balanced Scorcards reports and developing the summary report.
• Overall monitoring of the implementation of the CBD and normal demining projects
• Donor briefing on the planning procedures and development
• Developing annual achievement report for internal use and records,
• Updating MACCA briefing/conference room with maps, charts and analysis sheets,
• Member of the Quality Circle meetings
• Any other tasks designated by the Chief of Operations.

Job Requirement:

• Master’s degree or Bachelors degree with additional 2 years experience.
• 5 years of proven mine action or equivalent experience, preferably in humanitarian mine action programs.
• Proven mine action specialist with the associated expert qualifications or equivalent experience in operational planning.
• Throughout knowledge of all de-mining assets- manual, mine detection dogs and mechanical systems and their various applications is limitations.
• Throughout knowledge of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS), and Afghan Mine Action Standards (AMAS).
• Proven leadership qualities.
• Good motivation and interpersonal skills.
• Professional knowledge of de-mining and explosive ordnance equipment.
• Excellent communication skills in English, Pashto and Dari oral and written.
• Ability to work in a multi-national environment.
• Knowledge of computers including Word, Excel, and Access.

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