Technical Advisor, Foreign Affairs Institutional Reform

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 277
Date Posted:Jan 19, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 17, 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:
FAIR is a major USAID program to help improve the structure and capacity of the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The project consists of organizational development, institutional reform, improving human resource management, foreign policy analysis, and operational and information technology in support of the ministry and its links to embassies and consulates abroad.

Position Summary:
The Technical Advisor will work closely with objective coordinators and the ministry staff to identify training and capacity building needs within the different departments of the ministry. He/she will work with project team to design and implement training programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Assist in the review and development of the structure of MOFA departments in consultation with objective coordinators, COP, and MOFA’s officials;
• Advise and assist the administration, HR, and other supporting departments of the MOFA for more efficient and effective processes and performance;
• Work with the relevant departments to identify and develop training programs to develop the skills of the junior foreign service officers in various departments;
• Identify and recommend, in consultation with MOFA officials and project leadership, technical expertise needed to provide short-term assistance;
• Produce management and progress reports and supply information and documentation as needed to support FAIR’s periodic reporting requirements;
• Assist M and E team in gathering related data;
• Any other related tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirement:

• University degree in public administration, public diplomacy, foreign policy, international relations, or other related field;
• Minimum 5 years of professional experience in capacity building, needs assessment, and training programs;
• Work experience at the ministry level is highly desired;
• Experience with USAID funded projects is preferred;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate;
• Fluency in Pashto, Dari, and English is required;
• Proficiency in MS Office and ability to use the internet is required.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Afghan citizenship will be considered.

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