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About Citizen Charter/MRRD:

The Citizens’ Charter is a National Priority Program (NPP) of the National Unity Government (NUG) that was officially launched on September 25, 2016. The Citizens’ Charter is an inter-ministerial, multi-sectorial NPP, where Ministries have collaborated to provide basic services to rural communities. The key service delivery ministries involved are: Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), with oversight by Ministry of Finance (MoF). MRRD has a key role and will be responsible for infrastructural development and strengthening CDCs and Cluster CDCs. The Community Development Councils (CDCs) will be linked to sub-national government to improve communication and coordination from the community to the district, provincial and national levels – increasing Government visibility and accountability. The Citizens’ Charter is an important foundation for the Government’s reform agenda, contributing to a number of priority areas including: Ensuring Citizens’ Development Rights; Building Better Governance; Reforming Development Planning & Management and Developing Partnerships. The Citizens’ Charter intends to improve service delivery by ensuring minimum service standards, provide greater responsiveness by the Government to the people and increase the level of public satisfaction with services. The Charter commits to deliver the following core services across the country over a 10 year period: • Basic health services • Basic education access • Safe drinking water and sanitation • Improved farming technologies and the delivery of extension services • Rural connectivity with tertiary roads • Rural renewable energy.

Background: The Central Asia-South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) aim to facilitate electricity trade between hydropower surplus countries in Central Asia and electricity deficient countries in South Asia. The four countries participating in the project are Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan and Tajikistan. The Afghanistan portion of CASA-1000 is a 560 km DC transmission line that will extend from the Tajikistan border to the border with Pakistan near Peshawar. As part of the CASA-1000 project, the participating countries will implement individual Community Support Programs (CSPs) in each country. The aim of these programs would be to increase the shared prosperity associated with the project for communities along the CASA-1000 corridor.

CASA-CSP: For Afghanistan, CASA- CSP has been designed with the objective to strengthen community support for CASA-1000 transmission line by providing access to electricity or other social and economic infrastructure services to communities that live along a 2 kilometre ‘Corridor of Influence’ each side of the CASA-1000 transmission line. It is expected that there will be approximately 580 communities spread over 32 districts in 8 provinces, with a total of over 152,000 families along the corridor of influence (COI). Given the terrain along the COI, as well as the unique nature of community mobilization in High-risk areas, there will be some flexibility to work with communities outside of the COI – funding for this will come from the unallocated funds category.

Job Description:
  • Conduct the monitoring visits to the CASA-CSP projects and CDCs, and collect the desire and accurate data using the CASA-CSP Monitoring Forms/Checklist according to the requirements of CCAP/M&E Division and CASA-CSP; Record the data accurately and timely manners and provide detailed notes if required.
  • Ensure coordination and collaboration contacts with CCAP Provincial Manager, District Manager, Monitoring-Data Analysis and Reporting Unit, and other relevant provincial staff for an effective implementation of the monitoring system to improve quality of the work delivery at the field level.
  • Read and understand the CASA-CSP Manuals along with CCAP Operational Manual (OM): (Glossary, Program Overview, Organizational Structure, Program Cycle at the Community Level, Grievance handling manual, Technical manual, Monitoring and Evaluation manual, . . .) and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, perform all work in accordance with the policies and procedures specified in the OM.
  • Share the monitoring findings with the Provincial Management Unit (PMU) for taking measures, if required, accordingly and also share the same report with CASA-CSP Senior Monitoring Officer at HQ for further follow up and report.
  • Share a brief report of the progress made by the PMU upon the findings with the CASA-CSP Senior Monitoring Officer at HQ.
  • Provide regular feedback to the M&E staff at headquarter. This includes, but is not limited to, reporting significant trends in province/district, CDC performance, technical quality of sub-projects and any other required data that contributes to achievement of overall CASA-CSP objectives.
  • Participate in District/provincial meetings and workshops (if required) to understand how each member contributes to program/ CASA-CSP Project success and to coordinate work activities.
  • Prepare a monthly monitoring work plan that includes a representative sample of ongoing subprojects. The Work Plan to be submitted to CASA-CSP Senior Monitoring Officer at HQ and concerned provincial manager. The Provincial Monitoring Officer (CASA-CSP) is required to coordinate the monitoring visit with key CDC Office bearers in order make sure they are available on the monitoring visit.
  • Makes sure that all arrangements and coordination required for the monitoring visits are done with the provincial manager.
  • Enter the collected monitoring data to the web-based monitoring database at the provincial level in timely manner.
  • If possible, take photographs of subprojects to document sustainability of sub projects.
  • Establish a proper and standard filling system for the CASA-CSP M&E forms/reports and any evidence captured during the monitoring visits.
  • Prepare Success stories, case-studies and best practices examples and submit to M&E Division for further dissemination with CASA-CSP stakeholders.
  • Any other official/job related tasks assigned by the M&E HoD/HoU, CASA-CSP Senior monitoring officer (HQ) and/or Provincial Manager with coordination of M&E Division.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Civil Engineering is highly preferred
  • 4 years’ experience in the related field.
  • Ability to do the field visits
  • Fluency in English and National Languages
  • Strong organizational, coordination, and management skills, i.e., organization and facilitation of meetings,
  • Ability to use Internet and a strong knowledge of computer applications i.e., MSWord, Excel.
  • M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory);
  • Planning and implementation of M&E systems;
  • Training in M&E development and implementation (Indicators, Tools, methodologies, Framework)
  • Facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders;
  • Data analysis and report writing.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

He must also have:

  • A solid understanding of rural development, with a focus on participatory processes, joint management, and gender issues;
  • Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building local capacities for self-management;
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits (traveling to the different provinces) and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders;
  • Team working qualities, personnel and team management (including mediation and conflict resolution).
  • Knowledge and ability to apply computer applications to include MS Word, Excel, Access PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Fluency in English, Dari and Pashtu in speaking, writing and comprehension.
  • Good skill of presentation and communication with different stakeholders
  • Good skill of trainings and capacity building events.
Submission Guideline:

Please send your up-to-date CV, required Bachelor degree certified by Ministry of Higher Education and all work certificates as per your CV, before closing date, (please make sure that the size of documents that you attach does not exceed 4MBs), if any of the mentioned documents are not sent/provided, it will be considered as uncompleted documents and the candidate will not be short listed for the position, he/she applied for. Interested Afghan Nationals should submit their applications in writing (clearly indicating on the subject line the title of the position and Vacancy Announcement Number e.g., Provincial Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (CASA-CSP) 463/HRMD/CCNPP/MRRD to:   vacancies@ccnpp.org;

Important Note: any/all applications without the mentioned subject line will not be considered.

Submission Email

vacancies@ccnpp.org

Note for the Candidates

The MRRD/CCNPP strongly encourages women candidates to apply. It applies a pro-active and positive discrimination policy towards women candidates as follows:

Women candidates with slightly lower than the stated required experience will also be considered.
If offered this position, the woman position holder will be allowed an adult male or female relative as a Mahram for official travel, if/when required.
The MRRD and its CCNPP will promote a woman-friendly environment with clear anti-harassment policies enforced.

Physical address:

The Human Resources Management and Development Division

Tashkilat Street, District 6th, Darul Aman

Citizens Charter National Priority Program

Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation and Development

Kabul, Afghanistan.

Submission Email:

vacancies@ccnpp.org

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