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Call For Resumes For Consultants

Location : Kabul and other Provinces, AFGHANISTAN
Application Deadline :30-Apr-11
Additional CategoryManagement
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :English  
Duration of Initial Contract :As required


Background Information:
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and coordinates global and national efforts to reach the Millennium Goals, connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. In Afghanistan, UNDP is working with the Government, non-government, civil society, private sector, community based development organizations and supporting   them to find their solutions to global and national development challenges. 
UNDP Mission Statement:
The UNDP Afghanistan focuses on the areas of assistance covering Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Gender and Gender Equality, Natural Resources Energy and Environment, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Local Governance and Administration, State building and Government. Across these areas, projects are grouped which serve to create synergies in capacity development, gender, subnational implementation, and rule of law.
In order to carry out its mandate the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Afghanistan invites qualified and talented professionals with proven competencies, work experience and good academic records to apply for consultancy assignments with UNDP, Afghanistan.

Duties and Responsibilities

This Call for Resume is open to Experts with Master’s Degree in the following domains: Social Sciences, Development, Political Sciences, Management, Economics, International Development, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law and Legislation, Human Rights, Post War/Conflict Recovery, Business Administration, or any other field related to the areas of expertise as mentioned below:
Area of Expertise
The applicant with Master’s Degree in above-mentioned domains and Professional work experience in one of the following areas of expertise are welcome to submit their Resumes and a cover-page expressing their interest to work with UNDP, Afghanistan:
1. Democratic Governance (P-2011/01)
2. Anti-Corruption (P-2011/02)
3. Local/Subnational Governance (P-2011/03)
4. Subnational Planning and Management (P-2011/04)
5. Law and Legislation (P-2011/05)
6. Human Rights(P-2011/06)
7. Public Administration and Governance (P-2011/07)
8. Economic Development (P-2011/08)
9. Budget and Finance (P-2011/09)
10.Monitoring and Evaluation (P-2011/10)
11.Police Reform and Development (P-2011/11)
12.Rural Rehabilitation and Development(P-2011/12)
14.Municipal Governance and Development  (P-2011/14)
15.Report and Proposal Writing (P-2011/15)
16.Capacity Development (P-2011/16)
17.Project Management(P-2011/17)
18.Program and Business Development(P-2011/18)
19.Capacity Building(P-2011/19)
20.Communication and Media Relation (P-2011/20)
21.Gender Advisory (P-2011/21)
1.Human Resources Management (O-2011/01)
2.Procurement Services and Supply Chain Management(O-2011/02)
3.Financial Management Services   (O-2011/03)                       
4.Logistics and Asset Management(O-2011/04)
5.Security Management (O-2011/05)
6.Contract Management (O-2011/06)
7.Information and Communication technology(O-2011/07)
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Maturity combined with tact and diplomacy
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;
  • Ability to conduct required research, analyze and produce proposals and reports
  • Excellent analytical aptitude, communication, writing and presentation skill 
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for development work
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Management and Leadership:
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a multi-cultural and multiethnic environment
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;

Required Skills and Experience

Required Selection Criteria:
  • Master degree in Social Sciences, Development, Political Sciences, Management, Economics, International Development, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law and Legislation, Human Rights, Post War/Conflict Recovery, Business Administration or any other field related to the areas of expertise as mentioned above.
  • Minimum 5 to 10 years of relevant working experience in one of the professional area .

Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) and working knowledge of language of the duty station is desirable.

Submission of Applications:
Applicants should apply on-line through the UNDP Jobs site at http://www.undp.org.af/Jobs/index.htm  and please ensure that to fill up and upload Resume or Personal History Form-P.11 which is available at UNDP job site in the relevant field of the on-line application.
The applicant will receive an automated response upon successful submission of the application. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration. Candidates are requested to mention their interested area of expertise (as listed above) with the specific code in subject line of their application.
UNDP Afghanistan reserves the right to select multiple candidates from this Call for Resumes for Consultants.  We may also retain applications in UNDP roster and consider candidates applying to the above mentioned areas of expertise for other similar positions with UNDP Afghanistan with similar job description, experience and education requirements.

For more detailed information about UNDP Afghanistan please visit our website at www.undp.org.af
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.
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