Chief of Party, Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency (AMANAT), Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Apply by 28 January 2019
Posted on 10 January 2019

Job Description

Project Summary:

“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.

Position Summary:

The Chief of Party (COP) provides technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project. The COP is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, ensures the project is progressing appropriately and meeting its targets, and serves as the principal liaison to USAID, other donors and the Afghan government.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing and coordinating activities as set forth in the approved technical approach and
  • work plans;
  • Maintaining contact with GIRoA anti-corruption and public service delivery institutions,
  • CSOs, donors, and other stakeholders relevant to this activity to coordinate activities and​ information exchange;
  • Designing and managing necessary capacity assessment and capacity development plans​ for GIRoA anti-corruption and public service delivery institutions and CSOs at the national​ and local levels;
  • Designing and managing M&E activities, including conducting required assessments and obtaining customer feedback from stakeholders (male and female) at the national and local
  • Preparing terms of reference and identifying specialists, including, as appropriate, for work​ performed by contractors, consultants and other entities;
  • Coordinating short-term consultancies;
  • Ensuring compliance with all USAID policies, including gender and sustainability guidance, and reporting requirements; and
  • Managing finance, administrative, and logistic operations at main and regional offices in Afghanistan.

Qualifications:

A high degree of demonstrated technical expertise combined with extraordinary communication and management skills are essential for this position. The COP must have the following minimum set of qualifications:

  • Fifteen years of progressively responsible professional development experience, a significant portion must include managing international anti-corruption projects in a developing country, of which a minimum of five years is general management experience;
  • A J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D. or MA in management, international development, or a related field of study is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional capacity development and in working effectively with a broad range of counterparts, including high-level government officials and CSOs;
  • Experience managing similar projects in challenging development and security environments; and
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal, written and oral English, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the Project and to coordinate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

About the Organization

Company Profile:

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 has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support 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.

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