CASA-CSP Monitoring Officer

External Vacancy announcement

 

Introduction

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), 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

 

 

Title:                                              CASA-CSP Monitoring Officer

Vacancy Announcement No:      231/HRMD/CCAP/MRRD

No. of Post:                                   2

Duty Station:                                Kabul HQ, with frequent travel to the field

Duration:                                      1 Year (extendable)

          Salary:                                          As per NTA Salary Scale

          Reports to:                                    Head, M&E Division

          Announcing Date:                        07 Janaury, 2018 

          Closing Date:                                21 Janaury, 2018

 

 

 

 

About CASA-1000:

 

The Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) is a transformational project with impact in two regions. The project offers an opportunity to alleviate poverty in some of the poorest parts of the world, boosting energy security and prosperity in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  CASA-1000 will facilitate the first electricity trade between four countries in Central Asia and South Asia, based on long-term commercial contracts for 1,300 megawatts (MW) of electricity transmission between the 4 neighboring countries.

The design of the CASA 1000 project in Afghanistan includes a Community Support Program (CSP) for individuals and communities located within the 4 km wide and 562 km long (1,124 square km) transmission line corridor in Afghanistan who will be affected during the design, construction, and operation and maintenance of the  transmission line. The CSP is designed in such a way as to provide among others  community support activities and as feasible power projects from alternate sources to the communities in the COI that have no access to power as yet, and where the communities already have power supply, other development projects with a socio-economic impact.  The CSP aims to generate support from these communities for the bigger CASA-1000 project and for their support in protecting it during and after its construction.

 

OBJECTIVE:

The CASA-CSP Monitoring Officer under the direct supervision of Head of Monitoring Unit and close collaboration of other M&E staff will coordinate and undertake the monitoring functions for CASA-CSP at different levels. The s CASA-CSP Monitoring Officer  will have to ensure that the CASA-CSP M&E system is in place according to the respective M&E proposal for CASA-CSP, CASA-CSP Manual as well as the CCNPP operational manual. This includes helping in strengthening the CASA-CSP M&E system at the provincial levels with focus on the performances of the respective FPs/PMUs and other stakeholders during the implementation of the CASA-CSP. She/He is responsible for the following main functions of CASA-CSP in CCNPP M&E Division

 

 

Key roles and Accountabilities:

 

  • Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring Unit Head undertake and coordinate the overall M&E functions of CASA-CSP. The CASA-CSP Monitoring Officer  will be closely working with the provincial M&E officers and PMUs/Districts staff to assess the progress of project and supports them technically on M&E aspects. The CASA-CSP Monitoring Officer  will be the focal point for dealing and communicating M&E reports to the CCNPP M&E HQ, CCNPP senior management and donors.
  • Develop AWPB (Annual work plan and budget) and revise the CASA-CSP M&E plan and system by seeking stakeholder inputs in order to produce these plans with the full commitment of all the actors involved in the CCNPP. Present the AWPB and M&E plan to the relevant internal bodies in a timely manner for further review and approval. Review and develop reporting forms, developing tools, process and performance indicators, and training materials for the CASA-CSP M&E system in close coordination with Head of M&E Division and units.
  • Coordinate and prepare training workshops for the CASA-CSP M&E Officers at Provincial level, FPs/PMUs and other relevant staff members on the CASA-CSP M&E functions and procedures (tools, methodologies, reporting, etc...)
  • Undertakes field visits to different provinces to identify the gaps in data collection, recording, filing and channelizing the data, by provincial monitoring officers (CASA-CSP) and provide on the job trainings for improvement of their activities as well as monitor the overall the CASA-CSP implementation.
  • Ensure coordination and collaboration contacts with CCNPP PMU Managers and relevant divisions/staff for an effective implementation of the CASA-CSP M&E system to improve quality of the work delivery at the field level.
  • Analyze the CASA-CSP M&E reports and feedbacks coming from the field level and share with the concerned decision makers through M&E Division for further consideration and improvements.
  • Encourage transparent reporting by field staff, highlighting problems and possible solutions plus lessons learned.
  • Consolidate the collected data and enter them into the CASA-CSP M&E database at the HQ level, if needed
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly analytical M&E reports (both qualitative and quantitative) and submit it on regular basis to HQ M&E Division and other stakeholders.
  • Regularly appraise the performance of M&E staff at provincial level (CASA-CSP) and provide feedback to head of monitoring unit in order to support and enable them to do their jobs better.
  • Develop and organize presentations on CASA-CSP M&E system to present various functions of the project for Donors and other stakeholders based on requirement.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the CASA-CSP M&E in close collaboration with the HoU and other M&E teams and ensure regular communication with the provincial monitoring officers (
  • Any other official/job related tasks required by the HoD and/or HoUs.

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge/Experience, Qualifications/Skills and abilities required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4 years’ experience in the related field.
  • Ability to travel to provinces to conduct field visits
  • Strong organizational, coordination, and management skills, i.e. organization and facilitation of meetings,
  • Ability to use Internet and a strong knowledge of computer applications i.e. MSWord, Excel.
  • M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory);
  • Planning and implementation of M&E systems;
  • Training in M&E development and implementation (Indicators, Tools, methodologies, Framework)
  • Facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders;
  • Data analysis and report writing.:
  • A solid understanding of rural development, with a focus on participatory processes, joint management, and gender issues;
  • Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building local capacities for self-management;
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits (traveling to the different provinces) and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders;
  • Team working qualities, personnel and team management (including mediation and conflict resolution).
  • Knowledge and ability to apply computer applications to include MS Word, Excel, Access PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Fluency in English, Dari and Pashtu in speaking, writing and comprehension.
  • Good skill of presentation and communication with different stakeholders
  • Good skill of trainings and capacity building events.

 

 

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Please send your  up-to-date CV with covering letter telling us why you are applying and how you met the required competencies before closing date, Interested Afghan Nationals should submit their applications in writing (clearly indicating in the subject line the title of the position and Vacancy Announcement Number e.g. (CASA-CSP Monitoring Officer) 231/HRMD/CCAP/MRRD to:  vacancies@ccnpp.org  

 

 

 

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

 

 

The MRRD/CCNPP strongly encourages women candidates to apply. It applies a pro-active and positive discrimination policy towards women candidates as follows:

  • Women candidates with slightly lower than the stated required educational qualifications will also be considered.
  • If offered this position, the woman position holder will be allowed an adult male or female relative as a Mahrram for official travel, if/when required.
  • The MRRD and its CCNPP will promote a woman-friendly environment with clear anti-harassment policies enforced.

 

The Human Resources Management and Development Division

Tashkilat Street, District 6th, Darul Aman

Citizens Charter National Priority Program

Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation and Development

Kabul, Afghanistan,