Short-Term Consultant, Human Resources Management Specialist, Afghanistan

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 257
Date Posted:Dec 4, 2010
Closing Date:Jan 1, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Human Resources
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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About Management Systems International (MSI):


Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.

Job Summary:

Project/Proposal Summary:
The overall objective of the Assistance to Afghanistan’s Anticorruption Authority (4A) Project is to build the capacity of the High Office of Oversight (HOO). This USAID-sponsored program seeks to train HOO staff and improve upon the laws and procedures to ensure that the HOO is a strong and effective institution, able to lead, monitor, coordinate, and report on efforts to combat corruption across the country. In particular, Management Systems International (MSI) will support improvements in the HOO’s institutional development; support the HOO in carrying out its priority responsibilities in asset registration and verification, complaints management, investigations, and coordination and monitoring of the anticorruption performance of other government agencies; provide support in establishing a regional presence for the HOO; and assist in publicizing the HOO’s activities.

Position Summary:
As a member of the Human Resources Assessment team, provide expert technical support in conducting an assessment of the HOO’s staffing relative to its legal mandate and organizational structure, the proper roles of its departments, staffing levels, appropriate position descriptions, future staffing needs, and training requirements.

**This a local position. Only candidates with Afghan citizenship will be considered.

**This assessment will be conducted over a 2-3 month period starting in January 2011.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Conduct interviews with government managers and staff to collect information about department and positional roles and responsibilities, organizational structure, staffing needs, workloads, overlaps or redundancies in the organization, opportunities and challenges, and training requirements;
• Analyze data to assess strong and weak points in the organization, and make practical recommendations to strengthen human resources management;
• Discuss findings with HOO management as well as with the Independent Administrative Reform/Civil Service Commission;
• Support report writing.

Job Requirement:

• Experience and training in human resources management and past experience conducting similar human resource assessment of large government organizations;
• Experience in human resource, organizational development, and training analysis;
• Understanding and experience working with the Independent Administrative Reform/Civil Service Commission;
• Experience developing and conducting training for government officials;
• Work well as part of a team effort.

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