Technical Advisor: Civil Society Participation Specialist

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 240
Date Posted:Jan 13, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 10, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Government Advisory
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

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 objective of the Assistance to Afghanistan’s Anticorruption Authority (4A) Project is to build the capacity of the staff of the High Office of Oversight (HOO).

Position Summary:
Provide assistance to civil society organizations (CSOs) working with the HOO on anticorruption reform efforts. Facilitate constructive dialogue between civil society, the private sector and the government. Strengthen CSO communication skills so they can play a strong and meaningful role working with the government, and provide support in developing a Joint Action Plan for cooperative activities in which all parties can partner in advocating and implementing anticorruption reforms.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Engage civil society and the private sector in dialogue workshops to identify their priorities and ideas for improved Afghan government anticorruption initiatives;
• Identify and support ways for civil society and the private sector to work on joint programs that reduce opportunities for corruption;
• Work with the media to conduct public awareness and information campaigns about anticorruption efforts;
• Conduct a series of training workshops for CSOs and business representatives to improve their capacity to conduct public information campaigns and citizen watchdog activities;
• Make special efforts to involve women and youth groups in all activities;
• Provide management of grant-making to CSOs and business associations to implement projects in anticorruption reform areas, largely on public education initiatives;
• Provide technical support to inter-sectoral working groups of CSOs, businesses and government to promote specific anticorruption initiatives on issues of common concern.

Job Requirement:

• Experience working with civil society and business organizations involving training to strengthen their capacity to conduct activities;
• Experience facilitating dialogue sessions with civil society groups;
• Experience mounting public awareness and information campaigns;
• Experience managing and coordinating CSO grant activities;
• USAID-funded project experience strongly preferred;
• Fluency in Dari and Pashto required. Professional level fluency in English required.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only Afghan nationals are eligible to apply.

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