Technical Director (TD)

  Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee(MEC)
Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1224
Date Posted:Apr 26, 2017
Closing Date:May 16, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Technical
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:15 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee(MEC):


Joint Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of Anti-Corruption. An Afghan organisation operating since May 2011 in order to help Afghanistan wtih its efforts to fight 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.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The TD will provide hands-on support and direction to the technical teams notably in terms of design and implementation.

The TD will plan and prioritize the work of the technical teams

The TD will ensure quality control of all products by the technical teams

The TD will manage a technical staff of 40 divided into teams under his/her direct supervision

The TD will represent MEC to embassy officials and the Afghan government.

The TD will supervise the monitoring and verification of MEC’s recommendations.

The TD will perform any other relevant tasks assigned by the Executive Director.

Job Requirement:

Education and Experience:
At least a master degree in a political science, public administration, public policy, law, economics or other such technical fields
At least 15 years of professional experience.
At least 6 years of experience in managing technical teams of 20 people or more.
Proven strong analytical ability either as an academic, a policy analyst or in similar positions
Proven expertise in anti-corruption
Previous experience in Afghanistan or knowledge of Afghan political, administrative and legal environment desired.
Fluent written and oral English skills mandatory; Dari/Pashto skills desired.

At least 15 years of experience, focusing on strong analytical ability in relation to project design and execution, and relating it to policy advice. 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; experience working with diplomats as well as with a variety of UN agencies; 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; demonstrated ability to form professional relationships with high-level officials, including senior Afghan civilian and military personnel; experience in communications, social media, and outreach; strongly prefer at least 2 years of experience working in Afghanistan; and Dari and/or Pashto skills an asset.
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.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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