Technical Advisor for Cross Cutting Issues, GoA

  Afghanistan National Development Program
  Afghanistan Unspecified 256
Date Posted:Oct 9, 2010
Closing Date:Oct 14, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
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
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan National Development Program:


Job Summary:

Described bellow;

Duties & Responsibilities:

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this TOR is to recruit a qualified candidate to perform activities related to cross cutting issues of cluster secretariat.
The Advisor will be responsible to provide technical assistance (advise) on developing and implementing a range of strategies relevant to cross cutting issues, and to supporting the finalization of National Priority Programs as requested.

Summary of Key Functions:

• Provide support to all cluster secretariat, and associate
ministries to define entry points on cross cutting issues
for National Priority Programs,
• Coordinate and arrange meetings and workshops, if any for
the ANDS technical experts with the line ministries
senior management and other stakeholders;
• Provide strategic planning assistance to Ministries and
government executing agencies as directed by the Office
• Assist in developing programs that have been outlined by
the Clusters, including developing timelines, frameworks
and costing portions

Reporting Obligations:

The Advisor shall directly report to the DG for Strategic Implementation under the Deputy Minister Finance for Policy, Ministry of Finance through ANDP Project Manager.


• Professionalism: Demonstrated competence in program
management, policy making, planning and monitoring.
Conscientious and efficient in observing deadlines,
achieving results. Takes accountability for goals and
• Communication: Effective and distinct communication
ability with excellent written and verbal communications
skills. Ability to defend, explain with tact and
diplomacy difficult positions addressing key policy
• Teamwork: Demonstrated team building and team leadership
skills; Ability to work collaboratively with and to
establish and maintain effective working relationships
with colleagues of different nationalities and cultural
backgrounds, in order to achieve organizational goals.
• Planning and Organizing: Ability to identify priority
activities and assignments within the areas of
responsibility consistent with agreed strategies and
organizational goals; Track record of excellent time
management and ability to meet tight deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to plan, budget, coordinate and
manage complex projects.
• Leadership: Ability to develop strategies and empower
others to accomplish objectives and solve problems,
ability to evaluate performance and mentor; Ability to
take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives
into substantive work and commitment to the goal of
achieving gender balance in staffing.
• Judgment/Decision-making: Good judgment initiative,
imagination and resourcefulness; ability to identify key
issues in a complex situation, and come to the heart of
the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before
making a decision, makes tough decision when necessary;
proposes a course of action or makes recommendations
based an all available information.

Job Requirement:


• Master or University degree, preferably in Business
Administration, Organizational Development, Public
Administration or any other related field.

Experience and Skills:

• Minimum of 10-15 years experience in a significant role
in governance or in development entities
• Must be knowledgeable of local, national and sub-national
political, economic and social challenges faced by the
Government and people of the Islamic Republic of
• The incumbent must possess in-depth knowledge and
experience in the development and implementation of
public policy, capacity building, and delivery systems.
• Analytical and critical thinking skills to formulate
policy options, give advice and develop variable
• Must be able to produce professional quality reports and
presentations in English.
• Superior writing and presentation skills demonstrated in
authoring position papers, reports and communications
materials including presentations and publications.
• A team builder with the capacity to engage individuals
from different organizations and interest points to
collaborate on mutual interests.
• A self-starter, able to operate independently within a
general framework and an evolving mandate.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and
maintain effective working relations
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software
packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);

Language Requirements:

• Must possess extremely strong oral and written
presentation skills in English.

Job Location:

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