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Activation Date: 19 May, 2021   Announced Date: 19 May, 2021   Expire Date: 25 May, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: General
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Per NTA Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: 02
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: Chemonics
Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree with 7 years experience
Contract Duration: This is a one-year (12 month) contract with the option to renew
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
Close date: 25 May, 2021

About Chemonics:

hemonics seeks Liaison Director for an anticipated USAID-funded project; Afghanistan Power Sector Governance (PSG).

The purpose of the Afghanistan PSG Activity (the “Activity”) is to support the Government of Afghanistan (GOA) in its efforts to enhance governance functions of national power sector institutions and strengthen the operational capacity and transparency of the state-owned electric utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). The focus of the Activity is to improve oversight and management practice within DABS as a means to measurably advance commercial performance. This Activity will facilitate DABS’ path of financial sustainability and support increased growth and the quality of electricity services for its residential, commercial, and industrial customers.  The overall Goal of the Afghanistan PSG Activity is to improve the commercial performance and quality of service delivery in Afghanistan by enhancing the governance practices of key sector institutions.  

Job Description:

The Liaison Director builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships, facilitates communications, and manage the activities with PSG main counterpart, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). This individual will closely coordinator with DABS and will be the representative of Chemonics PSG project.

  • Works closely with the Deputy Chief of Party and technical team leads to facilitate coordination with DABS.
  • Build partnerships with key stakeholders, including but not limited to the following:

                1. DABS: Board of Directors, Shareholders’ Assembly,  Senior Management Group

                 2. GOA: Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ESRA), Ministry of Finance

                 3. Others: Private sector representatives, civil society groups or representatives, donor partner

  • Organize high level meetings, and steering committee meeting with DABS top management.
  •  Identify DABS -related challenges, develops strategies to solve these problems, and works with DABS, and PSG management and technical team implement these strategies.
  • Support Technical leads properly coordinate PSG activities with their counterparts and make sure that line directorates are fully aware of PSG activities.
  • Responsible for managing DABS expectation and maintain formal communication.
  •  Performs any other task assigned by the chief of party or senior technical team that is consistent with the overall nature of the project.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or its equivalent with 5 years of relevant experience; Bachelor’s degree with 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Relevant technical experience in the areas of power sector governance and utility reform. , support and services.
  • Experience working collaboratively with DABS.
  • Experience working with host Afghan Government counterparts and the local private sector strongly preferred.
  • Demonstratable ability to find viable solutions to complicated problems in a flexible, time-sensitive, and creative manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling the online application form and upload their CVs and cover letters. Please click to the below link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b49251119d534b57bde1f772993eba67

Important notes:

  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Applications received after the above-mentioned deadline will not be considered
  • Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
  • This vacancy is open only to Afghan Nationals
  • No in-person appointments or telephone calls will be entertained
  • Candidates who are applying for this position must fully meet the education requirement as specified
  • At the time of application, candidates must also meet in full the experience requirement
  • Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide educational documents such as degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other pertinent documents as needed. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in disqualification of their application from further consideration

 

Submission Email:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b49251119d534b57bde1f772993eba67

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