Institutional Capacity Assessment Consultant, Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency (AMANAT), Kabul, Afghanistan

  • Posted on 1 July 2020

Job Description

Institutional Capacity Assessment Consultant,

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

Kabul, Afghanistan

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 Institutional Capacity Assessment Consultant will be responsible for designing and conducting an institutional capacity needs assessment of a selected government entity, resulting in recommendations and action plans to strengthen its capacity. The assessments will examine the level of staff, required abilities, organizational impediments/inefficiencies, regulatory or legal issues, etc. The resulting assessment will produce recommendations and an action plan on how the government entity can learn from good practices, improve problem-solving skills, stimulate innovation and growth, and improve public service delivery. Level of effort is expected to be 25 days.


· Carry out a desk review of key documents provided by AMANAT

· Carry out consultation meetings with AMANAT staff and the selected government entity to determine the assessment methodology and scope

· Draft a 5-page plan for how the assessment will be carried out (objective, background, approach, methodology, outline of report sections, and next steps with time frame) for AMANAT review and approval

· Select the assessment tool(s) with AMANAT approval and tailor as needed

· Carry out the assessment (collect documents and carry out meetings, interviews, Focus Group Discussions and consultations)

· Analyze data and draft an assessment report for AMANAT and stakeholders (in English and Dari or Pashto) according to agreed outline

· Revise and finalize the report based on AMANAT and stakeholder feedback (in English and Dari or Pashto)


· Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred

· Minimum of five years of relevant experience

· Previous experience in carrying out institutional and/or organizational capacity assessments is required

· Strong communications skills including writing and effective listening

· Stakeholder consultation and interviewing skills

· Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines

· Fluent in English, and professional proficiency in Dari and Pashto (writing and speaking)

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

**Along with your CV, please provide professional references. **

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

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. 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 United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at