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Activation Date: 06 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 06 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 16 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Government
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: NTA Grade B
Vacancy Number:
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission
Years of Experience:
Contract Duration:
Gender: Male/Female
Close date: 16 Jun, 2021

About Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission :

Job Title:               Strategic Communication Subject Matter Expert

Grade:                  NTA Grade B

Ministry / Agency: IARCSC

Job Location:        Kabul

Number of Jobs:    One Position

Report To:               Directorate of Curriculum Development

Duration of Contract: One Year with possibility of extension



The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) was established in 2002 as an independent budgetary unit in the government of Afghanistan charged with establishing and strengthening robust institutions of public administration, merit-based recruitment of civil servants, regulating civil servant’s affairs and training and professional development of civil servants. The Commission comprises an Independent Appointment Board and an Independent Appeals Board. The Civil Service Management department and the Afghanistan Civil Service Institute are the two other major departments in the Commission.

The IARCSC mission is: To lead the reform and professionalization of civil service administration and management and to recruit and develop civil servants on the basis of merit, through an impartial, transparent and accountable process.

The Tackling Afghanistan Government’s HRM and Institutional Reform (TAGHIR)

TAGHIR directly responds to the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF) – including its development priority on “Building a responsive and effective public administration system”.

The overall objective of TAGHIR is to strengthen the capacity of selected line ministries and agencies through merit-based recruitment of key positions, improved personnel management, and better HR planning.

TAGHIR is being co-financed by the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group. The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) will implement the project on behalf of the GoIRA.


Participation of women in Afghanistan civil services is legal mandate and strengthening women’s representation in senior civil service levels is one of the matters of greatest importance in Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission’s (IARCSC) ‘Strategic Plan between 2020 and 2025.’ The IARCSC has prioritised advancement of women in civil services as one of the main goals of its five-years civil services strategic plan, in particular, the plan emphasises on competency and capacity development of women leaders.

The Female Mid-Level Manager Development program (FMMD) in this context aims to increase the number of competent female leaders in civil services emphasising on the enhancement of the followings:

To increase the number of competent women leaders – at least 300 mid-level female managers
To enhance leadership skills of female civil servant leaders
To enhance women’s participation and role in national development strategies 

Job Description:


The Strategic Communication Matter Expert will be responsible for training fundamental and advance business communication, public relations and interpersonal communication skills for female mid-level managers in public administration. He/she is required to develop project-based real-life engaged learning modules and training materials.



Training female mid-level managers in the framework of the FMMD program
Develop empirical learning module to train administrative communication skills
Assign students to develop real-life projects
Develop and implement advanced practice-based teaching and learning methods
Employ real-life case studies
Employ game workshops
Prepare quality examination at end of each course
Work with ACSI’s instructors and staff to develop advanced teaching and learning tools and modules
Provide management support to the implementation of FMMD program
Any other task assigned by supervisor




  • Empirical Training Methods and Approach
  • Syllabus Design and Development
  • Training materials and tools development
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office
  • Teamwork
  • Multitasking

Job Requirements:


  • Master of public administration in communication and public relations or International Relations (PhD is preferred)
  • With Master’s degree 5 years relevant experience in teaching & capacity building trainings at universities or relevant public institutions, governmental and private sectors (Bachelor degree with 7 years relevant work experience)
  • Demonstrate high proficiency in both national languages (Pashto and Dari)
  • Proficiency in English language is must
  • Experience in training civil servants is a plus point
  • Experience in administrative work
  • Experience in developing practice-based educational modules
  • Experience in Academic research (publications are plus point)

Submission Guideline:

How to Apply:

Interested applicants who meet minimum requirements for this post are requested to please

Send their applications with curriculum vitae to the following email addresses:

To: [email protected]

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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