Advisor, MOWA

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 


 The OCB Advisor, MOWA shall:

  •        Train and mentor MOWA counterparts with the goal of building capacity across functional support areas, to specifically include human resources, policy and planning, and budgeting to align with established MOWA strategic plans

  •        Coordinate with JSSP M&E team to measure capacity of MOWA functional departments 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

  •        Leverage trainings and material developed by OCB functional advisors to support MOWA capacity development needs

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

  •        With support from JSSP OCB-CMS integration advisors, train and mentor personnel in MOWA institutions to use CMS data to inform HR, financial, procurement, and other resource planning

  •        In coordination with the MOWA Team Lead, represent MOWA OCB needs to the project and ensure adequate provision of support to the institution

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

  •        Conduct training and mentoring in the Ministry and in the provinces

  •        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


  •                       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

  •         Ability to travel to provinces

  •                               Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment  

Contract Type:


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As per NTA Salary Scale

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Work Location:

Kabul, Afghanistan (with occasional travel to provinces)