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About Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Deputy Ministry of Municipalities, Cities Investment :

About IDLG: The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) was established in August 2007 pursuant to a decree by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, with the mandate of transferring civilian responsibilities of the then Ministry of Interior (MoI) to an independent entity. Furthermore, in accordance with the Presidential Decree, the responsibility of supporting the Provincial Councils was delegated to IDLG, which was then also designated as the only entity responsible in Afghanistan for local governance. IDLG was established for the purpose of strengthening good governance, provision of services, consolidating stability, accountability, and transparency at sub-national levels through strong and capable sub-national government administrations. The core mandate of the IDLG includes: • Improving local governance to ensure access to development, stability, and security; • Providing good governance at the local level; and • Supporting local administration and ensuring public participation in the decision-making process. The mandate of the IDLG has then been divided into 4 core areas: • Policymaking: developing sub-national governance policy and revision of laws, regulations, and bylaws in accordance with this policy; • Institutional development: supporting institutions, capacity building and supporting sub-national administrations; • Inclusive Governance: supporting the participation of stakeholders and citizens in the sub-national governance processes; • Supporting: facilitating the implementation of national programs through sub-national governance entities. The IDLG is headed by a General Director, of equivalent rank as a Minister. He/She is supported by Directorates of Staff, Information and Public Awareness, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Internal Audit. The IDLG is then divided into the 3 Deputy Ministries of Municipalities (DMM), Administration and Finance (DAF), and Policy (DMP). About CIP CIP, together with the ongoing KMDP and UDSP (and the anticipated EZ-Kar Project), would provide a well-integrated and sequenced program of institutional development, training, and investment financing that are vital in supporting Afghanistan’s urban development needs. The UDSP is strengthening the institutional foundation for strategic development planning at the city level and enabling the preparation of a pipeline of municipal investments at five PCCs. As a follow-on operation, the CIP would be designed in two phases using the SOP as follows: SOP I ($50m, 5 years) would provide financing for priority investments, while expanding SDF preparation to include four additional cities, and SOP II ($150m, 5 years) would provide financing for catalytic investments in nine cities. In SOP I, CIP would set-up and mobilize the mechanism for performance-based financing for critical municipal investments. SOP I would be implemented by IDLG over five years and would have four components.

Job Description:

Scope of Work, Key Roles and Responsibilities of the Position:

Under the direct supervision of the Municipal Capacity Building Coordinator (MCBC) the Capacity Building Officer will coordinate and follow up component -3 overall plan and activities with relevant stakeholders and component-3 provincial staff. Under the guidance of Municipal Capacity Building Coordinator, he has to collect and compile municipal finance data for further process and developing plans and recommendations:


Summary of Key Functions:

Specific responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Responsible for supporting the effective and productive operations of the component
  • Assist capacity building coordinator in statements of work and detailed capacity building assessing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation
  • Conduct training need assessment to find out in what areas municipalities staff need technical training and which tools are needed.
  • Study and assess the municipal budget planning, execution and reporting templates are fully aligning with government system
  • Coordinate and provide support for the overall activities of the component-3 with provincial staff and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop/ establish a proper filling and communication (record of correspondence) system for the component.
  •  Assesses and documents the capacity building needs of Municipalities at the team and individual level.
  • Develops a time-frame for the capacity building activities, plan and organize the required training for municipal staff
  • Continuously assess level of learning among training participants, determine areas needing attention, and reports on effectiveness and efficiency of the trainings and prepares plans accordingly
  • Design and deliver training events, including logistical coordination, preparation of training materials, and facilitation, as needed
  • Compile capacity building and training weekly, monthly and quarterly report and submit to Capacity Building Coordinator
  • Perform any other duty in line with these ToR’s as directed by line supervisor or the project Director.

Job Requirements:

Key Required Skills Experience and Qualification:


Minimum of a bachelor’s, degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or other relevant field, Master degree holders in the mentioned fields will be preferred


With Bachelor degree at least 4 years’ experience in capacity building, training, or similar experience matching the responsibilities of the position and with Master degree 3 years’ experience in the aforementioned area.
Ability to produce reports and other documents up to a professional standard.
The candidate must be a good communicator
Able to work under pressure and handle stressful situations
Able to work in a team and independently
Working knowledge of office package especially (Ms. Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point)
Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

Language Requirements:

Fluency in Written and Spoken English, Dari & Pashto.

Contract Period, Reporting and Remuneration

The Capacity Building Officer will be engaged on a one-year renewable contract, of which the first three months would be a probationary period.  The contract may be renewed on an annual basis, depending on performance and need, for the duration of the CIP.
The Capacity Building Officer will be compensated in accordance with the National Technical Assistance (NTA- Grad D) GOA and World Bank/Donor pay scale, based on level of experience and performance.
The Capacity Building Officer will report directly to the Municipal Capacity Building Coordinator against the accountabilities noted above and will be subject to the periodic review of his/her performance accordingly.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified Afghan applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a detailed application letter including a contact number and email address. Females are highly encouraged to apply.

Please submit your applications electronically at:

The HR Department will not entertain telephonic inquiries.

Hard copies may be mailed to: Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Deputy Ministry for Municipalities, District #: 4, Shahr-e-Naw, Ansari Square towards Kolola Poshta, second left street, Beside Turkish Cargo Head office, Kabul – Afghanistan

Note: Please specify the vacancy number and position title in the subject line or else your application will not be considered by the system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.

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