Job Details

  • Job Location:
    Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Number of Vacancies:
  • Funcational Area:
  • Industry:
  • Contract Type:
    Short Term
  • Contract Duration:
  • Salary Range
    Salary is negotiable.
  • Preferred Candidate:

  • Years of Experience:
    3 Year(s)
  • Nationality:
  • Education:
    Bachelors Degree
    Relevant Field
  • Closing Date:
    Jan 14, 2013

Date Posted: Jan 01, 2013
Ref. ARTF/GDPDM/CBRF/94/ 01/2013

Director, Finance and Administration position with Different Ministries (1801 Views)

About Different Ministries

The establishment of strong state institutions at central and sub-national levels, capable of achieving measurable improvements in the delivery of services for all Afghans, is at the core of the Afghanistan Government’s national development strategy. The Government’s Public Administration Reform (PAR) strategy encompasses a range of reforms needed to achieve this objective, including financial and economic management and civil service reform. A core element of this strategy is to deepen capacity building within the civil service so as to create a modern, well functioning and accountable administration. Reforms underway include the restructuring of ministries and other government bodies and introducing changes in the way human resources are mobilized and managed.
Independent Administration Reform & Civil Service Commission:
The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) was established in 2002 after the Bonn Agreement and based on article no 50 of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The philosophy of the creation and existence of the IARCSC is to introduce changes in various dimensions including legal, cultural, management, structural, human, technical and capacity of Afghan civil service institutions towards standardization of these institutions and delivery of standard services.
The Independent Administrative Reform Civil Service Commission, General Directorate of Program’ Design and Management (IARCSC/GDPDM) has been occupied with several programmers aimed at channeling the available resources. With assistance from Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) an Afghanistan-based lateral entry programme (LEP) has been operating, as also an Afghan Expatriate recruitment programme (AEP). Capacity for Afghan Public Service (CAP) programme has added to the flow with assistance from the European Union and UNDP. The General Directorate, Programs Design and Management (GDPDM) had been responsible for implementation of Management Capacity Program (MCP) from 2007 till 2012 and now its flagship Capacity Building for Results Facility (CBRF).

The government of Afghanistan seeks to recruit 1 Director; Finance and Administration for deployment across the government; Appointments will be for an initial period of 3 years and may be renewed with mutual agreement. The Government is especially keen to invite applications from Afghan citizens with relevant experience on donor programs, and for NGO’s in Afghanistan. The Government is also keen to invite applications from Afghans abroad. The government is providing competitive salaries with considerable support for learning and development while contributing to Afghanistan’s reconstruction at the same time.

Capacity Building for Results (CBR)
Capacity Building for Results Facility (CBR) is a Government led reform and capacity building program, funded through Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) under the Afghan National Budget.
CBR is managed by the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission and Ministry of Finance, and it is supervised by a Steering Committee which is composed of the Minister of Finance and the Chairman of IARCSC.
CBR is an innovative Government-led project that seeks to improve the capacity and performance of line ministries in carrying out their mandates and delivering services to the Afghan people. It aims to reduce the reliance on externally financed staff by increasing capacity in the core civil service. It will do this by creating a specialized and highly qualified cadre of civil servants, with the capacity to manage critical government reforms, and ensure that critical services are sustained as Transition progresses.
This will be achieved through the implementation of specific capacity and institution building programs, which include systematic monitoring of and reporting on results. All line ministries can participate in CBR, while the level of support is based on the ministry’s level of preparedness and results.

The CBRF facility has four interrelated components:
I. Technical Assistance: This component comprises provision of technical assistance for preparation of Capacity Building for Results Programs (CBRPS) by participating of line ministries and implementation support for approved CBRPs with quality assurance of CBRPs at both stages on relevance, results focus, const effectiveness, realism, implementation accountability and monitoring.
II. Building Human Capacity: This component will support the continued implementation of broad civil service reform efforts and placement of critical managerial and professional staff resources in participating line ministries.
III. Civil Service Training: This component will fund partnerships between the Afghanistan Civil Service Institute (ACSI) and reputable international institutional to (i) develop custom made public administration management training programs; (ii) deliver the training programs; (iii) develop faculty capacity at the ACSI.
IV. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation: This component will finance (i) contract staff and operating cost of a MoF CBR Facility Project Support Unit (PSU); (ii) contract staff and operating costs of an IARCSC CBR PCU; (iii) consultancy services to assist MoF CBR Facility PSU; (iv) contracting of a firm to provide logistical support and supply services.

Job Summary

The Director Finance and Administration will lead and take responsibility for the management the day-to-day operations of the administration, services and finance Directorates and the quality of their output.

The Director Finance and Administration will report to the Deputy Minister (Finance and Administration).

Duties and Resposibilities

1. Within six weeks of joining he/she shall develop an action plan for revamping the system in accordance with rules and regulations for better quality services delivery and also a work plan in agreement with his supervisor (Minister or Deputy Minister);
2. Give clear guidance to Directors and ensure consistency of all policies and services standards with procedures, financial or other legislation, and with the overall agenda of the government. Ensure policy proposals are in accordance with the established standards, are consistent with the law and the government’s business program and overall policy directions.
3. Ensure that Ministry is supported by professional, high standard staff and manage staff and financial resources to ensure best possible outcomes. Exercise appropriate delegations and take final responsibility for the quality and consistency of all documents that require final signature of the Deputy Minister/Minister before leaving the Ministry.
4. Liaise with other Ministries on policy development and coordination or on financial and human resources, as appropriate, to ensure the Ministry is able to meet standards and obligations and act as part of the Executive Management team for the Ministry.
5. Represent the Ministry or Deputy Minister/Minister at high level forums in Afghanistan or internationally as necessary and carry out special tasks assigned by the Deputy Minister/Minister
6. Take the day to day responsibility for management and delivery of all support services for Ministry and other elements of the centre of government
7. Act as Chief Accounting Officer for Ministry and ensure all financial resources are fully recorded and reported on, according to legislative requirements. Exercise financial delegations from the Deputy Minister/Minister. Responsible for ensuring the Deputy Minister/Minister (as Chief Financial Officer) can sign off on annual accounts or major procurements with confidence
8. Ensure that the annual budget of the Ministry is prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Finance and the financial requirements of the Ministry.
9. Take the lead in developing and documenting procedures for all financial, procurement and personnel matters in the Ministry, in accordance with new and emerging legislation and international standards of practice
10. Manage and account for all financial resources for the division from the annual and development budgets to the highest standards of integrity and in accordance with current and future regulatory requirements
11. Manage and develop the human resources of the division according to the personnel code to ensure long term sustainability for the Ministry and the Government of Afghanistan
12. Ensure that he/she transfers knowledge and skills to other individuals and working teams in an effective regular manner in order to improve managerial ability, motivation and confidence.


1. A bachelor’s degree in relevant fields with 3 years relevant experiences or a Masters degree in a relevant field.
2. written and spoken Dari or Pashto and written and spoken English
3. Computer skills, competency with MS Office packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience can approach to General Directorate of Programs’ design & Management Office in 3rd Road, Afghan Film Street, South of Kolup Askari, Kabul – Afghanistan (Telephone: 075-2023637, 020 2302976) to collect Application form or can visit or to download the soft copy.

Along with the completed application form, attach only your educational documents (attested by the Ministry of Higher Education) and a copy of Tazkera (National ID).

Only those who submit their applications a long with the requested documents either in hard copy or electronically within the set timeframe are considered for the next phase. Incomplete applications will be disqualified from the process.

Also, Applicants who prefer to apply electronically can send scanned copies of all requested documents, a cover letter clearly mentioning to which position they are applying and the application to applicants from the provinces in Afghanistan may submit hard copy applications to the civil service commission provincial offices or apply electronically as explained.

In all cases applications must be made using the prescribed application form: submissions of curriculum vitae alone cannot be considered.

Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For more information please contact:

Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Service Commission
General Directorate of Programs’ Design and Management
3rd Road, Afghan Film Street, South of Kolup Askari
Shashdarak, Kabul
Telephone: 075-2023637
020 2302976

Note: 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. All applications have the right to appeal recruitment decisions if they feel that their applications have not been treated fairly.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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