Activation Date: 28 Mar, 2021 Announced Date: 28 Mar, 2021 Expire Date: 11 Apr, 2021
About MSI AMANAT:
MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
“Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency” project (AMANAT) is a USAID activity focused on supporting Afghan government and non-government institutions reduce and prevent corruption in the delivery of public services. The project will work closely with local counterpart agencies to identify public services that are particularly vulnerable to corruption, develop mitigation strategies, implement those initiatives, and monitor their impact. Examples of AMANAT’s reforms will include administrative streamlining, improved internal controls, e-governance applications, more open data, and establishing ethics units in government agencies. The project will also promote better communication of these reforms to generate more public trust in government. In addition, civil society, business and the media will play major roles in AMANAT by conducting robust monitoring and oversight of these institutional reforms and their impacts.
The Change Management Advisor will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:
Assess selected government ministries readiness, risks (internal and external) and potential impacts associated with change initiatives, identify key risks, resistance and performance gaps and develop mitigation strategies to minimize negative effects;
Support and advise senior leaders of targeted ministries to develop and implement actionable change management strategies and plans that maximize government ministries’ alignment and engagement, create awareness, maximize adoption and minimize resistance;
Engage senior leaders of targeted ministries to promote alignment and ensure their commitment for initiatives to achieve successful and sustainable outcomes;
Develop and implement a capacity development plan for targeted line ministries on Change Management through consultative processes;
Co-design and co-facilitate trainings with government counterparts on effective knowledge transfer and capacity building techniques for technical teams implementing reform activities;
Prepare quarterly reports with lessons learned and make recommendations for implementation of successful reform objectives;
Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress and support change management at the ministerial level;
Identify deviations in performance from the change standards and implement strategies for corrective action to achieve full organizational adoption of change;
Other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Master’s degree with five (5) years of relevant experience; or bachelor’s degree with eight (8) years of relevant experience;
At least (3) years’ experience in change management in public or private sector is required;
Demonstrated experience at government ministries/agencies is required;
Experience leading a major change management process is preferred;
Knowledge about public services delivery processes and public sector reform;
Fluent English and professional proficiency in Dari and Pashto (writing and speaking)
Outstanding teamwork skills and ability to work with people from different backgrounds;
Strong communications skills including effective listening;
Pro-active problem solver with positive attitude;
Demonstrated track record of creativity, innovation and flexibility;
Reliability and honesty.
Ability to gather data, compile information, and develop reports;
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities;
Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills;
Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software skills.