Provincial Manager

Job Location:

Parwan

Nationality:

Afghan

Category:

Program

Employment Type:

Full Time

Salary:

Per Month

Vacancy Number:

245/016/HRCSD/AREDP/MRRD

No. Of Jobs:

1

Organization:

AREDP/MRRD

Years of Experience:

Minimum 5 years of experience

Contract Duration:

 

Gender:

Male/Female

Education:

Bachelor Degree from any recognized University in Social Science, Agriculture, and Management

Close date:

30 Oct, 2016

 

About AREDP/MRRD:

The Mission of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) is to ensure the social, economic, and political welfare of rural society, especially poor and vulnerable people, through the provision of basic services, strengthening local governance, and promoting sustainable livelihoods.  MRRD accomplishes this mission through donor funded national programs in the areas of governance, infrastructure and economic growth.

The Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme (AREDP) is aimed at harnessing the potential of the private sector for inclusive economic growth and sustainable job creation in rural Afghanistan over a 10-year time period. The program aims at building on the social capital gained under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) and transforming it into economic capital.

Job Description:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provincial Manager will be responsible for overall in charge for conducting all programs in the Province, which includes (but not limited to) representation, management, needs assessment, monitoring, logistics, finance and administration. S/He manages her/his team to achieve the program objectives according to AREDP development objectives. The provincial manager will –  

Plan, manage, and coordinate the implementation of the AREDP Project related to Enterprise Development  initiative in Herat Province in coordination with the PMO in Kabul to ensure that the activities and delivered as planned;
Lead transformation of relevant field staff into service providers, monitor their performance and facilitate their access to clients
Supervise productivity enhancement pilots and ensure timely reporting on successes and failures
Work in close coordination with Community Enterprise Development (CED) Unit, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Unit and Training Unit in Kabul for the success of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development;
Plan, manage and monitor day-to-day activities and performance of provincial AREDP staff including: the Provincial Enterprise Facilitators (PEFs); Senior CED Officer, Business Development Support Officer (BDSO), the Administration & Finance Assistant  (AFA); support staff and the Village Facilitators (VFs), and if other staff include in the team also;
Ensure effective coordination and representation to, and with, the provincial PRRD office, provincial and district governors,  the NSP facilitating partner in Herat GoA institutions and NGOs, and all other relevant stakeholders to the Pilot Project initiative;
Manage the Provincial team and make sure that the team respect the project/program guidelines;
Manage, supervise and report on the administration, finance, procurement and logistics activities of the AREDP Provincial Office in Herat  as performed by the Administration and Finance Assistant in coordination with the Program Support Services Office of the PMO in Kabul;
Responsible to constantly assess the security situation in the area of operations and consider the appropriate security measures and response to ensure the safety of AREDP staff, operations, and assets;
Prepare weekly and monthly project reports for the Project/s and others as required by the PMO;
Mentoring and handholding of all relevant project (CED, SME, SG and VSLA) staff in assessments, designing, implementation and monitoring & evaluation
Contribute and facilitate  in the recruitment process if and any required, anticipate and plan human resources requirement;
Provide vision and suggestions for the improvement of the projects of CED, SME, SG and VSLA;
Ensure  presence of field staff in the communities;
Create dynamic of collaboration between staff and communities for the implementation of work related to CED, SME, SG and VSLA;
Organize and help to solve team conflicts and make sure working condition are as good as possible;
Assist in the identification and solution of key points related with the implementation of the project activities regarding CED, SME, SG and VSLA;
Encourage community involvement and contribution in kind or and financial with respect to CED, SME, SG and VSLA;
Support market assessment activities in Herat province
Contribute to the on-going development and planning of the design and implementation of the pilot project initiative with the PMO;

Other duties as assigned by the Field Operations Manager and the Senior Management Team of AREDP.

Job Requirements:

Knowledge/Experience

Minimum 5 years of experience in managing Saving Groups or and Community Groups as tools or means for implementing Enterprise Development Projects/Programs or and similar activities in Afghanistan out of which 3 years general management at field level development project implementation including managing programs staff, administration, finance and procurement and 2 years in managing field office of a GoA institution, an NGO, or a development agency in Afghanistan;
Professionalism – an understanding of the management and operations of development organizations in Afghanistan - experience and knowledge of: i) budgeting and finance; ii) procurement; iii) human resources; and iv)  administration operations - experience and ability to represent an organization to external stakeholders including donors, GoA, and other development agencies - demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given – extremely high level of discretion;
Planning & Organizing - Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
Management – Ability to manage staff and contribute to the skills and capacity building;
Communications - Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to explain and present program support services-related information/requirements and prepare written documents/communications in a clear, concise style;
Technology Awareness - Highly developed computer skills using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet;
Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
Computer Skill - Good computer skill using Word, Excel and Internet.

 

Qualifications/Skills

 Bachelor Degree from any recognized University in Social Science, Agriculture, and Management, Business Administration (major in Marketing or in Business Development) with 5 years of Experiences.
Excellent in English (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) required;
Fluency in written and spoken Dari/Pashto;
Experience in training, capacity building, system set-ups follow-up and monitoring and administrative management will be an advantage.

Abilities

Ability to build and sustain effective work relationships with a diverse range of clients, partners, peers and subordinates to achieve common goals;
Ability to multi-task, be flexible, and effectively lead a team in a high pressure working environment;
Professionalism in appearance and demeanor;
Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative;
Willingness and ability to travel in rural areas of Afghanistan.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to the AREDP Director of Program Operation, and accountable to the AREDP   management.

Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through vacancies.hrcsd@mrrd.gov.af
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (245/016/HRCSD/AREDP/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.

Submission Email:

vacancies.hrcsd@mrrd.gov.af