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Programme Officer

About Harakat- Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility (H-AICF)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Harakat-AICP is a multi-donor funded programme. The lead donor is the UK. Harakat is an Afghan-managed non-profit organisation operating as a grant-management facility. It has inherited a seven- year legacy from its predecessor (Harakat-AICF) of delivering projects aimed at improving barriers to private sector investments in the country. This was achieved through its partnerships with the Government of Afghanistan, private sector, civil society and NGOs. By facilitating a healthy and competitive investment climate as part of its vision, Harakat-AICF sector-specific interventions have supported direct job creation, revenue generation, laws and regulations, and other programs contributing to the private sector’s ease of doing business in Afghanistan.
Harakat-AICP has identified a program management approach to achieving the objectives of fostering an enabling environment for private sector investments in the country by concentrating on four programme pillars: (1) Public Private Partnerships; (2) Legal and Regulatory Reform; (3) Investor Protection; (4) Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Through the design of these specific areas of intervention for these programme pillars and linking them to measurable outcomes and indicators, Harakat-AICP aims to impact the country’s business enabling environment by attracting viable foreign direct investments and domestic investments, increasing the confidence of the private sector at large, creating employment opportunities, and generating revenue. By the time Harakat-AICP completes its mandate in 2023, it expects to have contributed to significant economic transformation of Afghanistan’s economic growth terrain
Harakat-AICP shall serve as a trusted partner to the Government of Afghanistan, the Private Sector and Civil Society by supporting and promoting the private sector development and business economic reform agenda of the country through sustainable and measurable impact.

 

Job Summary

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The role of the Programme Officer (PO) is to assist the Programme Managers (PM) in the execution of their duties. The PO will be required to assist in the application of AICP programme and contract management policies and processes to support pillar programme implementation.

Job Details

Date Posted: 09 Feb 2017 Reference: 009-2017
Closing Date: 08 Mar 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Business Administration Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

JOB SPECIFICATION:
The PO will assist the PM to will ensure contractual obligations are met, services are delivered efficiently, and commercial risks are identified and managed. The PO will assist the PM to carry out the following responsibilities.
• Identify service provider and beneficiaries’ objectives and drivers and establishing an effective working relationship with all parties.
• Conduct assessments of service provider’s capacity and capability to successfully deliver programme requirements.
• Identify service provider and beneficiaries’ objectives and drivers.
• Ensure AICP method and process requirements are understood by beneficiaries and suppliers.
• Provide quarterly quantification and qualification of service provider services and progress against contract obligations.
• Ensure there is regular dialogue with the service provider to discuss progress and risk management issues.
• Work closely with the service provider to identify potential cost overruns, time delays or quality deficiencies.
• Undertake additional monitoring and evaluation activities as directed by the AICP Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.
• Oversee the service provider’s responsibility for Duty of Care for staff and sub-contractors and the provision of suitable security arrangements for their domestic and business property.
• Day-to-day management of the programme and oversees the delivery of all services and outputs in terms of quality, costs and time.
• Manage AICP resources and ensure effective implementation of AICP methodologies/requirements for financial management, procurement, monitoring and evaluation.
• Maintain a systematic filing system of all programme and support documents with off-site backup for continuity security and in line with audit requirements.
• Monitor the service provider performance to ensure honesty in all the affairs of contract implementation and avoidance of conflict of interest.
• Provide timely and accurate programme tracking, analysis of outputs and reporting.
• Advise on any other emerging issue in implementing the programme pillar.
• Manage the development, operation and maintenance of the Programme Management Information System, including databases.
• Develop and maintain an updated list of key stakeholders in public and private sectors.
• Publish in hard copy a quarterly newsletter.
• Contributes to the AICP website.
• Assist the beneficiaries in preparing presentations, proposals and other communications.

Professional Conduct:
• Comply with personal legal liabilities and fiduciary requirements of diligence and care in carrying out the duties of the AICP.
• Act honestly in all the affairs of the AICP and avoid conflict of interest and, should this arise, it must be declared. 
KEY RESULT AREAS
Programme Management activities are delivered to the satisfaction of the Director of Pillars and Programme Manager.

Skills

Personal Skills & Abilities:
• Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.
• Strong IT skills.
• High level of interpersonal communication and team skills.
• Excellent written English and report writing skills.
• Ability to work in a dynamic and responsive environment.
• Ability to work under pressure and respond to multiple tasks.
• Professional presentation and approach.

Qualifications

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

Education:
Tertiary qualifications from a recognised university that includes business administration or project management.
Experience:
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
• Experience in organisational assessment and development.
• Experience in drafting project progress reports.
• Procurement and contract management experience desirable. 
Knowledge:
• Programme and project management cycles.
• Logical framework methodology
• Organisational development principles and practices.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL) 

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Business Administration

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:
Applicants must submit a complete application that includes a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references. All submissions must be made via email only to the below email and please write the reference 009-2017 in the subject line of your email.
Credential review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Harakat-AICP reserves the right to screen and interview suitable candidates any time during this period. No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Harakat-AICP prohibits discrimination in employment on any basis.

Submission Email

aicp@harakat.af