Activation Date: 05 Jun, 2021 Announced Date: 05 Jun, 2021 Expire Date: 20 Jun, 2021
About Kabul Municipality, Kabul MunIcipal Development Program (KMDP):
In November 2016, the GoIRA formed the ‘Displacement and Returnee Executive Committee’ (DiREC) to provide policy and operational support for the development of a policy framework and coordination of humanitarian and development efforts. The concept of the EZ-Kar project derived from the interlinked DiREC strategy and corresponding multi-ministerial technical working groups – which agreed on a programmatic approach. The project was formally signed and agreed upon between the World Bank and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) in December 2018. The project’s development objective is to strengthen the enabling environment for economic opportunities in cities where there is a high influx of displaced people. This will be pursued by increasing the returnees’ access to civil documents, providing short-term employment opportunities, improving market enabling infrastructure, and supporting investor-friendly regulatory reforms. The Project targets Afghan refugees living in Pakistan and in 13 provincial capital cities with the highest influx of the recent returnees. The cities include: Kabul, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Herat, Puli Khumri, Maimana, Ferozkoh, Khost, Asadabad, Kunduz, Mehtarlam, Taloqan and Parun. The project has five components that would be implemented by Implementing Agencies (IAs) as shown below:
a) Component 1: Regional and National integration of displaced persons by the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (MoFA), primarily issuing passports to Afghan refugees in Pakistan;
b) Component 2: Short term employment opportunities, reforms, market enabling infrastructure, and municipal level regulatory reforms in 12 cities by the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG),
c) Component 3: Priority Investments in 4 Provincial Capital Cities by the IDLG,
d) Component 4: Market enabling infrastructure and regulatory reforms for Kabul city by the
Kabul Municipality (KM), and
e) Component 5: Project coordination, red carpet and national level regulatory reform by the
Ministry of Economy (MoEC)
The Construction Permits Specialist will have to lead regulatory reforms’ implementation at KM with the aim to reduce the steps and time required to obtain a Construction Permit in Kabul.
Review CP Regulatory Reform Action Plan approved by KM in October 2019 and propose improvements where needed,
Review, technical support to KM and assist in approval of the regulatory reform implementation plan prepared after the Regulatory reform gap analysis in obtaining CP for commercial properties (i.e. high-rise, warehouse, small commercial buildings, industrial buildings),
Take necessary steps for enhancing and support in implementation of the CP regulatory reform action plan after its approval,
Technical support to consulting firms procured/will be procured (e.g. G2B, ICT needs assessment) for streamlining CP obtaining procedures to meet the targets defined in project’s Results Framework,
Technical support to KM in development / revision of the CP Rules of Procedures (RoPs) by KM (e.g. CP, Final inspection, Risk-based inspection RoP etc.), and assist in their approval and implementation,
Closely work with relevant project stakeholders for implementation of CP related reforms,
Act as KM focal point on Regulatory Reform aspects for WBG and MoEC, and attend relevant meetings.
Coordinate and closely work with the relevant department of KM to find existing challenges in legal and regulatory framework that are obstacles towards reduction in steps, costs, and time in construction permit issuance, and obstacles on implementing best practices.
Liaising with governmental and non-governmental agencies for successful implementation of the regulatory reform plan, specifically, establishment of one stop shop for CP.
Regularly report on his/her work progress to the line Manager.
Any other tasks that may be assigned by the line manager.
Revising the CP Action Plan in close consultation with the relevant KM directorates/departments.
Providing inputs to the RoP.
Preparation of a clear map guidelines that could help the private sector.
Active participation in developing CP application form.
Preparing soft materials for public awareness about CP procedures and simplifications.
Reviewing all the deliverables going to be submitted by the Consulting Firm which will be on boarded for the CP automation.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, urban planning, civil engineering or any other related fields. Master’s Degree in urban planning and/or Architecture is preferable.
Work Experience: Bachelor degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years work experience in technical and legal aspects of regulatory reforms in cities.
Qualified and Interested candidates should submit their Cover letter and CV to the [email protected] email address, clearly mentioning the reference number and post title (Construction Permits Specialist -KMDP-EZ-KAR-38) in the subject line of the email otherwise your application will not be considered for further process. Application submitted after the deadline will also not be considered for the subject position. only short-listed candidates will be notified for the written test and interview