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Project Manager (CASA – CSP)

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Activation Date: 06 Apr, 2021   Announced Date: 06 Apr, 2021   Expire Date: 15 Apr, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Management
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As Per NTA
Vacancy Number: 499/ HRMD/CCNP/MRRD
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: Citizen Charter/MRRD
Years of Experience: • Candidate with Master’s degree 5 Years & with Ba
Contract Duration: 1 Year (Possibility of Extention)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Master’s/ Bachelor degree in Project Management, Applied or Social Sciences/Science
Close date: 15 Apr, 2021

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 kilometers ‘Corridor of Influence’ each side of the CASA-1000 transmission line. It is expected that there will be approximately 712 communities spread over 32 districts in 7 provinces (Kunduz, Baghlan, Panjshir, Kapisa, Kabul, Laghman and Nangarhar), 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:

  • Lead and manage the CASA- CSP (Central Asia South Asia- Community Support Program) related activities/ projects.
  • Ensure that CASA- CSP projects implementations is on track within the Program take places to highest possible technical standards, within the timelines and sequencing as defined in the projects implementation plans and according to appropriate national laws, rules and regulations.
  • Follow up closely implementation progress by tracking activities, implementation and close out plans and disbursements.
  • Work closely with Budget division to ensure fund flow, timely processing of CDC batches and documentation of expenses.
  • Ensure timely submission of Statement of Expenses (SOEs) and coordination with Third Party Monitoring Agent (TPMA) .
  • Coordinating with the relevant CCNPP/MRRD Divisions, Engineering, FM, Procurement, Safeguards and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Division to insure that the sub-projects are implemented according to the project objectives and milestones.
  • Liaise with and advise the provincial management units (PMUs)managers about the planning, execution, and monitoring of the sub-projects.
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with the CASA-CSP project major stakeholders.
  • Participate actively in internal and external meetings.
  • Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable.
  • See approval of the program leadership and coordinate with the High Risk Unit for implementation of the High Risk strategy in insecure areas to ensure timely implementation.
  • Oversee the reconciliation of financial expenses of CASA-CSP sub-projects and monitor Block Grant utilization.
  • Closely work with the Administration and Procurement Division in order to facilitate the required procurement requests of the CASA-CSP staff in the field.
  • Extend support to the all human resources recruitment process for the CASA-CSP project.
  • Orient the project team, delegate and assign tasks to project staff and ensure their deliveries on a timely basis
  • Participate, Prepare and deliver necessary presentation materials for meetings, conferences, with CSP/CCAP stakeholders. .
  • Ensuring accurate and timely submission of project financial and implementation progress reports on regular and ad-hoc basis (monthly, quarterly and annual) to the program and MRRD leadership.
  • Provide the required support to the Grievance handling unit when required.
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary to achieve the project objectives according to the request MRRD and CCNPP Leadership.

Job Requirements:

  • Candidate with a Master’s degree in Project Management, Applied or Social Sciences/Science with at least 5 years of working Experience with designing or implementing donor funded projects or any other related field is required; or
  •  Candidate with Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Applied or Social Sciences/Science with at least 7 years of working experience with designing or implementing donor funded projects or any other related filed is required.
  • Demonstrated high-level project implementation/management experience and an understanding of project-cycle principles, log-frames, monitoring and evaluation in line with the requirements of development partners


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. Project Manager (CASA-CSP) – 499/HRMD/CCNPP/MRRD to: [email protected];

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

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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