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Project Officer- Justice and Anti-corruption (Local Agent Group I) REF VAC-2018-07

07/06/2018 - 13:09
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We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The EU Delegation to Afghanistan 

We offer

We offer a post of Project Officer. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Project Officer – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff to below tasks and responsibilities under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant head of section. 

Functions and duties:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the EU Country Strategy Paper (CSP) in addition to the Multi-annual Indicative Programme (MIP) for Afghanistan;
  • Contribute to the regular reviews of the above-mentioned papers or other EU policy documents in the field of justice and anti-corruption in Afghanistan;
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Afghan Justice and Judicial System, as well as of the Government of Afghanistan’s priorities in the field, in addition to other donors' positions;
  • Develop and maintain effective internal and external working relationships with particular focus on actors that have direct impact on the implementation of the attributed projects, including for effective coordination;
  • In collaboration with the section's colleagues, ensure appropriate follow up in all aspects of programme implementation including project identification, drafting of Terms of Reference and/or Guidelines,and  preparation, launching and evaluation of tender and grant schemes, as well as the ensuring of contracts;
  • Assist in preparation of administrative files related to contractual matters:
    • Encode entries in CRIS accurately and comprehensively and/or conduct the quality checks (e.g. accuracy and comprehensiveness) of data entered in CRIS;
    • Encode and ensure adequate updating of all contract information in the Operations Database;
  • Within delegated authority, act as certifying officer (approve/confirm proposed obligations or disbursements in accordance with the Financial Rules and Regulations of the EU);
  • Contribute to the Delegation's internal reporting;
  • Liaise with the Finance and Contracts Section to coordinate and clarify project related queries;
  • Effectively monitor projects through field visits (where and if possible depending on security conditions) and results-based reporting, problem analysis and problem solving in order to ensure better functioning of projects;
  • Contribute to ensuring appropriate project visibility;
  • Facilitate, coordinate and help towards promoting a culture of efficient service, including liaising with the other members of the Operations team.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • University Degree in Law and/or Sharia or a comparable education backed up by strong professional experience in the Afghan Justice Sector.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 5 years in planning and implementing programmes and/or projects, with at least 2 years professional experience in the Justice & Rule of Law sector. In case the applicant does not have a University Degree in Law or Sharia, (s)he must have at least 8 years' experience in planning and implementing programmes and/or projects, of which no less than 5 years' experience in the Justice & Rule of Law sectors;
  • A good understanding of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and international development policies especially in fragile contexts
  • Experience in policy analysis and/or policy dialogue;
  • Experience in project implementation and/or management;
  • Excellent understanding of general issues related to governance in Afghanistan, in particular judicial processes and anti-corruption efforts, key actors and priorities.

SKILLS

Language skills

  • Proficiency in English (working language) and Dari.  Additional fluency in Pashto will be considered a distinctive advantage).
  • Knowledge of other languages will be considered an asset.

Communication skills

  • Ability to represent the EU internally and externally.
  • Ability to establish reliable working relations with other donors, Afghan governmental and non-governmental institutions.
  • Ability to draft sound and clear reports for internal and external consumption on issues in the portfolio.

Interpersonal skills

  • Good team-working skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to integrate well in a team with colleagues from different backgrounds and working on different files.

Intellectual skills

  • Good analytical skills with ability to quickly identify key issues and explain them concisely.
  • Thorough understanding of sectoral priorities and capacity to appreciate the full complexity involved in the justice sector and the anti-corruption file.

Computer skills

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and programmes for statistical analysis of data

Management and organisational skills

  • Capacity to focus on priorities, to work as part of a team, to organise her/his own work both under guidance and instructions from the Team Leader/Head of Section as well as autonomously and under her/his own initiative, to deliver high quality results and documents in a timely manner;
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Personal qualities

  • Timely, accurate and diligent work attitude, providing high quality results even under tight deadlines^.
  • Working environment:       Operations  Section
  • Working Hours:                  8.30-12.30, 13.30-17.30
  • Group:                                 I
  • Basic salary:             3409 EURO

We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.

Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Medically fit to perform the required duties;
  2. Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
  3. Has a satisfactory knowledge of ; English, Persian and Pashto

Required education and experience:

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • University Degree in Law and/or Sharia or a comparable education backed up by strong professional experience in the Afghan Justice Sector.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 5 years in planning and implementing programmes and/or projects, with at least 2 years professional experience in the Justice & Rule of Law sector. In case the applicant does not have a University Degree in Law or Sharia, (s)he must have at least 8 years' experience in planning and implementing programmes and/or projects, of which no less than 5 years' experience in the Justice & Rule of Law sectors;
  • A good understanding of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and international development policies especially in fragile contexts
  • Experience in policy analysis and/or policy dialogue;
  • Experience in project implementation and/or management;
  • Excellent understanding of general issues related to governance in Afghanistan, in particular judicial processes and anti-corruption efforts, key actors and priorities.

SKILLS

Language skills

  • Proficiency in English (working language) and Dari.  Additional fluency in Pashto will be considered a distinctive advantage).
  • Knowledge of other languages will be considered an asset.

Communication skills

  • Ability to represent the EU internally and externally.
  • Ability to establish reliable working relations with other donors, Afghan governmental and non-governmental institutions.
  • Ability to draft sound and clear reports for internal and external consumption on issues in the portfolio.

Interpersonal skills

  • Good team-working skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to integrate well in a team with colleagues from different backgrounds and working on different files.

Intellectual skills

  • Good analytical skills with ability to quickly identify key issues and explain them concisely.
  • Thorough understanding of sectoral priorities and capacity to appreciate the full complexity involved in the justice sector and the anti-corruption file.

Computer skills

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and programmes for statistical analysis of data

Management and organisational skills

  • Capacity to focus on priorities, to work as part of a team, to organise her/his own work both under guidance and instructions from the Team Leader/Head of Section as well as autonomously and under her/his own initiative, to deliver high quality results and documents in a timely manner;
  •  

Personal qualities

Timely, accurate and diligent work attitude, providing high quality results even under tight deadlines

How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to the email address: delegation-afghanistan-hr@eeas.europa.eu. The application (letter of motivation + completed standard CV) must be clearly marked "VAC-2018-07". For further details of the job description/requirements as well as template of standard CV, please visit the Delegation web page: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/afghanistan/about_us/vacancies/index_en

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to delegation-afghanistan-hr@eeas.europa.eu.

Address: Charahi Sadarat (opposite Ministry of Interior), Shar-e Naw, Kabul 
Telephone +93(0)2022004 43 /51/58/59/61/62
 

The procedure

After the deadline for applications, the applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and the supporting documents. The short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment phase which may include an interview if necessary – during this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.

The candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually; however, the Delegation will use the same means of publication as for this Vacancy Notice to inform the remaining candidates once the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited. 

The deadline for applications is: 28 June 2018

 

 

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