Systems Development Program Manager (SDPM)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1284
Date Posted:Apr 17, 2017
Closing Date:Apr 29, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66




Job Summary:

The Systems Development Program Manager (SDPM) is a program management position working under the direct supervision of the Senior Manager for Organization Development. The SDPM will be mainly responsible for supervising and managing the Systems Development team and monitor their activities in the area of Information Technology, Human Resources, Procurement & Contracts, Internal Audit and Monitoring & Evaluation at MoHE and public universities. S/he is also responsible for coordinating and communicating the Systems Development activities with the stakeholders, Director-level at MoHE, Vice-chancellors and Deans of Faculties at the public universities and local vendors and contractors. In addition, s/he will be responsible for developing concept notes, work plans, action plans, In-Kind Grants and different periodical progress reports.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Key tasks and responsibilities of the SDPM include, but not limited to:

Lead and supervise Systems Development team at the MoHE and public universities.

Manage and monitor the Systems Development activities in the area of IT, Finance, Human Resources, Procurement & Contract and Internal Audit and Monitoring & Evaluation at MoHE and public universities

Coordinate and communicate the Systems Development activities with the stakeholders, specifically with Directors at MoHE, Vice-chancellors and Deans of Faculties at the public universities.

Develop work plans, action plans and implementation mechanisms to achieve USWDP’s goal and objectives.

Work closely with USWDP Grants Department and grantees to develop concept note and In-Kind Grants packages in accordance with the need of stakeholders.

Coordinate with USWDP procurement and operations department to manage and monitor the implementation of technical contracts.

Work with Directors, Department Heads and Vice-chancellors at MoHE and public universities to encourage their administrative staff to foster the implementation of the newly developed policies and systems.

Develop mechanisms to aid the sustainability of the systems and USWDP-sponsored degree programs beyond the project’s period of performance.

Write all the required periodic and analytical reports to document progress of Systems Development activities, such as weekly highlights, bi-weekly reports, MPRs and QPRs.

Develop success stories, newsletters and any other communication materials for Systems Development activities.

Incorporate gender sensitive strategies into all Systems Development activities.

Any other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the position supervisor or project leadership.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Master degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Project Management Professionals (PMP) certification or any other relevant field;

Five years relevant working experience with Master Degree or Seven years relevant working experience with Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience working with Afghanistan government entities especially with the change management, reform and development projects/programs is preferred

Computer skill, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio and Outlook.

International donor-funded programs/projects experience, in particular, knowledge of USAID programs is preferred.

Excellent oral/written communication skill in English, Dari and Pashtu.

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, teamwork, management and leadership.

Well-organized, able to manage multiple tasks and number of professional staff.

Capable of working independently with minimal supervision but skillful in collaborating and coordinating with other program staff and partners.

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