Technical Director (International Position)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 432
Date Posted:Nov 17, 2019
Reference:000
Closing Date:Dec 5, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Research/Survey
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:English

About Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee(MEC):

 

In 2010, the Government of the Islamic Republic Afghanistan (GIRoA) invited the international community to form the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC), to provide anti-corruption policy advice, and monitor and evaluate progress against specific anti-corruption benchmarks. The MEC was established jointly by the GIRoA and the international community, following the London and Kabul Conferences in January and July 2010, respectively, and by Presidential Decree 61, 2010.

The MEC is an independent agency and is not subject to direction from either the Afghan government or from the international community. Following the London Conference, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan invited the international community to form a joint Afghan-International monitoring and evaluation committee. On September 18, 2016, the Afghan president issued Presidential Decree No. 115. This changed the legal status, duties, scope of activities and authorities of the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee which abrogates all previous Presidential Decrees. The MEC focuses on:

·        Developing anti-corruption recommendations;

·        Monitoring and evaluating the anti-corruption efforts of the Afghan government and the international community; and

Reporting on a regular basis to the President, Parliament, and people of Afghanistan, as well as to the international community about the state of the fight against corruption

Job Summary:

Lead the technical work of MEC, uphold high professional standards, lead MEC’s innovation in monitoring and evaluating corruption in Afghanistan, lead the production and scheduling of MEC’s technical reports. Extensive report writing and editing.  

Skills Required:

Written CommunicationVerbal CommunicationMs.Office Programs

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Fluent written and oral English skills mandatory.

Professional Skills:

Proficient use of Excel, Microsoft Office, superior report-writing ability, multi-tasking skills, top-flight editing skills, extensive M&E experience, and the ability to consistently meet deadlines.  


Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities


The major responsibilities of a technical director include the following


  1. Initiate and conduct high quality Vulnerability to Corruption researches using the MEC standard research methodology including

-         Assemble assessment teams including national and international consultants to develop and set the tone, shape and scope of the interview process for a specific VCA or MVCA. Ensure the team has sufficient knowledge of the assignment process and research skills using the MEC research handbook. Provide training and capacity development if required.

-         Select interviewees to determine the scope and implementation of the VCA including stakeholders, political party leaders, government officials, civil society members, civically engaged citizens, and private sector and public employees.

-         Prepare the interview protocol to determine questions, boundaries and goals for the interviews in advance. The protocol should allow interviewers to explore both vulnerabilities to corruption and their potential solutions.

-         Conduct analysis and collating data to identify patterns or key areas that require additional analysis. conduct additional/follow up interviews or research to reconfirm or gather more information if any.

-         Validate analysis through presentation of the MVCA report to internal and external reviewers to ascertain and verify findings and recommendations for the final report.

-         Prepare the final report after the committee, donors, entity and High Council for Role of Law and Anti-Corruption reviews and validates the report, resulting final Vulnerabilities to Corruption Assessment which includes findings and recommendations for addressing vulnerabilities to corruption.

-         Present findings and recommendations to government officials and prominent community, citizen groups and media This presentation is essential to getting decision makers both inside and outside government on board with the process of combatting corruption.

  1. Oversee and guide the technical department of MEC including:

-      Provide hands-on support and direction to the technical teams notably in terms of design and implementation of studies.

-      Plan and prioritize the work of the technical teams

-      Ensure quality control of all products by the technical teams

-      Manage a technical staff of 40 divided into teams under direct supervision

-      Supervise the monitoring and verification of MEC’s recommendations.

-      Perform any other relevant tasks assigned by the Executive Director.



Technical Experience

At least 5 years of experience in rigorous research, analysis and report writing, focusing on strong analytical ability in relation to project design and execution, and relating it to policy advice. Strong background in anti-corruption. Must be able to design interventions that will reduce corruption or monitor corruption in a smart way. Must be able to critique and assist the projects of others in the team. Must be able to innovate, coming up with new ideas on how to monitor and evaluate corruption and then design interventions that will make the idea into reality. Experience of working and report writing in conflict/post-conflict environments an advantage; superior English-language skills mandatory, both written and oral; knowledge of technical M&E components and at least several years’ experience working on such matters; ability to manage a staff of 10-15 Afghan subject-matter experts, providing them technical guidance on a wide range of issues from the justice sector to oversight of the security sector; experience working in an oversight-focused agency; prefer experience working in Afghanistan.

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Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

At least 5 years of experience in rigorous research, analysis and report writing, focusing on strong analytical ability in relation to project design and execution, and relating it to policy advice. Strong background in anti-corruption. Must be able to design interventions that will reduce corruption or monitor corruption in a smart way. Must be able to critique and assist the projects of others in the team. Must be able to innovate, coming up with new ideas on how to monitor and evaluate corruption and then design interventions that will make the idea into reality. Experience of working and report writing in conflict/post-conflict environments an advantage; superior English-language skills mandatory, both written and oral; knowledge of technical M&E components and at least several years’ experience working on such matters; ability to manage a staff of 10-15 Afghan subject-matter experts, providing them technical guidance on a wide range of issues from the justice sector to oversight of the security sector; experience working in an oversight-focused agency; prefer experience working in Afghanistan.

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