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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:

The Senior M&E Specialist will work under the supervision of the CIP Project Director. The SMES will coordinate data collection for the CIP Results Framework, and on specific performance improvements and compliance with eligibility for financing accordingly. The SMES will work closely with participating PCCs in organizing the baseline data collection and in agreeing a schedule for monitoring performance over time. Such data collection efforts will conform to CIP project design in ensuring, for instance, that disaggregated data by gender are collected and monitored over time to effectively measure impact on such groups. The SMES will be responsible for preparing the CIP Quarterly Progress Report, under the guidance of the CIP Project Director. The MES will also design and organize, with Bank support, the survey of project beneficiaries at baseline, project midterm and completion, to acquire valuable inputs from targeted beneficiaries to support any needed adjustments over time to project implementation and to ensure and effective impact of the project.

Summary of Key Functions:

Specific responsibilities would include but not limited to:

Lead the design and implementation of CIP Monitoring and Evaluation framework in collaboration with program staff, the IDLG, PCCs, the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the World Bank and relevant government counterparts. Ensure that the project’s monitoring tools adequately capture all relevant data on all indicators in the CIP Results Framework.
Ensure that all monitoring data is systematically captured and recorded in relevant databases.
Compile, review, and analyze M&E and other data and support CIP management in preparing monitoring reports, such as quarterly reports, conference reports, or special reports to the President, CEO, Cabinet, Parliament, donors, embassies etc as requested.

Liaise with the ARTF Third Party Monitoring Agent (TPMA), the Verification Agent and the Supervision Consultant, , follow up on their observations and reports in a timely manner, and facilitate the rectification of identified deviations
Support preparation of training materials and conduct capacity building trainings of all field level monitoring staff and city engineers.
Support CIP in performance evaluations of the field monitors based on their reporting inputs to the CIP Components heads.
Support other components of CIP in selecting the sample communities or subjects to conduct spot-checks and sample-based monitoring on their technical areas.
Monitor field level implementation of CIP project to ensure adherence to the program policies and operational manual.
Oversee and manage bi-weekly data collection on subproject implementation progress through KoBo software, analyze the data, and produce a bi-monthly report.
Work with the DMM/MIS and IT Units to ensure that the required databases are installed/incorporated and CIP and city engineers can access the system and ensure that the system gives expected outputs.
Develop a workable communication strategy in line with the project needs.
Arrange, coordinate and manage the media coverage for any large and/or important CIP event/gathering/occasion.
On a regular basis, produce outreach materials such as newsletters, brochure or pamphlet, for distribution as required.
Facilitate communication and the flow of information among the staff at HQ and regional and provincial offices and internal and external partners nationwide.
Coordinate CIP communications activities with DMM/IDLG media and public relations department as well as other DMM/IDLG programs
Perform any other duties as requested by the line manager.


Job Requirements:

Key Required Skills Experience and Qualification:


Master degree in Social Science, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Statistics, Civil Engineering, or other related fields with 5 years of related experience in project monitoring, data collection, and/or report writing or Bachelor degree in above discipline with 7 years relevant experience.


At least 5 years with Master or 7 years with bachelor with experience of designing and implementing M&E framework, systems for development projects.
Preference would be given to experience in infrastructure projects.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
Able to produce reports and other documents up to a professional standard.
Knowledge of World Bank project M&E requirements and systems will be an advantage
Experience with World Bank funded project will be given preference
Experience with KoBo M&E system will be given preference
Practical experience in design and management of public relations, social marketing or mass media or development communications media



Language Requirements:

Fluency in Written and Spoken English, Pashto & Dari.


Contract Period, Reporting and Remuneration

Senior M&E Specialist 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 the need, for the duration of the CIP.
The Senior M&E Specialist would be compensated in accordance with the National Technical Assistance (NTA- Grad B) GOA and World Bank/Donor pay scale, based on level of experience and performance.

The Senior M&E Specialist would report directly to the CIP Project Director/DMM Management against the accountabilities noted above and will be subject to 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 along with the position title in subject line of the email 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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