|Location :||UNDP/ELECT, Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||21-Mar-11|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Afghanistan is supporting the Government to find innovative solutions to its development challenges based on the Country Programme Document approved by the Executive Board for the period 2010 – 2013. The Country Programme Action Plan was approved by the Government and UNDP in 2009. UNDP Afghanistan is organized into (1) Policy and Results Management Directorate, (2) Policy and Programmes and (3) Operations. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit is part of the Policy and Programmes. The Policy and Programme consists of the following units: (1) Democratic Governance Unit, (2) Local Governance and Administration unit, (3) Crisis Prevention and Recovery unit, (4) Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Livelihoods unit, and (5) Natural Resources and Environment Cluster.
Years of conflict have damaged Afghanistan’s economic, political, physical, social and institutional structures. Reconstruction demands a secure environment in which there is credible leadership and enforced rule of law. Strong, legitimate and effective public administration structures, responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens - including the poor – are a precursor to any sustainable development. To this end, UNDP supports Afghan electoral institutions so that they can become more effective vehicles for development.
The UNDP/ELECT programme (2006 – present) lent technical and operational assistance to Afghan electoral bodies throughout the 2009 Presidential and provincial council elections and 2010 parliamentary elections. This included the establishment of Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) offices throughout Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.
While processes were strictly Afghan-led, Afghanistan does not yet have the capacity – particularly the financial capacity – to sustain its electoral institutions, independently. In order that progress made to date should not be “undone,” UNDP will lend financial and capacity-building support to the IEC and its provincial offices, established during the 2006 – 2010/11 project period.
Continuing long-term assistance through support to capacity building of national electoral authorities beyond 2010 is in accord with Security Council Resolution 1917 (2010). This assistance is closely coordinated with UNAMA, UNDPKO and EAD.
Specifically, and as a means to contribute to its goal (Output 3) long-term capacity development, post-ELECT programming should:
Duties and Responsibilities
The Capacity Building Specialist will be part of a team of advisors supervised and guided by the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and will report on delivery to the Project Coordinator. Her/his primary task will be to assess the IEC training needs, and will systematically refer to the 2011 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Lesson Learnt Report as source to carry out her/his assignments. S/He will be embedded with the and will be responsible for continuously providing technical advice, help to build the technical capacity of IEC in the relevant areas of the electoral activities and will work closely with the relevant IEC staff to support the IEC in:
Knowledge, Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-Management:
Required Skills and Experience
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.