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Advisor, Budget

Kabul, Afghanistan

Short summary of the job:
Nationality: Local National (LN)
Base of Operations: Kabul, Afghanistan (with occasional travel to provinces)

Required Clearance: VSS-A or other INL-approved vetting 

Responsibilities

The OCB Advisor, Budget shall:

  •        Train and mentor justice institutions’ budget department staff in streamlining the budget process

  •        Coordinate with JSSP M&E team to measure budgeting capacity of justice institutions and draft capacity development plans to target needs

  •        With support from OCB trainers, revise training plans and strategy on an ongoing basis as indicated by M&E assessments

  •        Train justice institutions’ personnel in improving budget execution rate and budget costing

  •        Develop training materials on budgeting

  •        Build capacity in the justice institutions on budgeting and provide day-to-day mentoring on budgeting activities

  •        With support from JSSP OCB-CMS integration advisors, train and mentor personnel in justice institutions to use CMS data to inform budgeting

  •        Maintain current knowledge of various related laws, policies and international standards including public expenditure law, budget law, budget policy, chart of accounts, budget execution rates, program budget and other significant documents related to budget

  •        Liaise with the Ministry of Finance and EGGI and other agencies as needed

  •        Conduct training and mentoring in the justice institutions central offices and in the provinces

  •        Conduct meetings to further JSSP programmatic delivery at both the U.S. Embassy/INL-Kabul and GIRoA ministries and departments

  •        Prepare timely information for JSSP reports, deliverables and success stories for activities and accomplishments on a bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned

  •        Identify needs and propose recommendations for better OCB implementation

  •        Rapidly respond to requests for information from JSSP Management, INL, and Tetra Tech

  •         Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  •               Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

  • Experience collaborating with Afghan government ministries and institutions

  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with cross-sectoral key stakeholders to ensure collaboration to meet project goals

  • Past experience developing and implementing relevant training courses preferred

  • Demonstrated understanding of Afghan legal system

  •              Excellent oral and written communication skills

Contract Type:

Long term

Employment Type:

FULL TIME

Salary:

As Per NTA Salary Scale

Probationary Period:

3 MONTHS 

Probationary Period:

Kabul, Afghanistan (WITH OCCASIONAL TRAVEL TO PROVINCES)