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About Citizen Charter/MRRD:

The Citizens’ Charter is a National Priority Program (NPP) of the National Unity Government (NUG) that was officially launched on September 25, 2016. The Citizens’ Charter is an inter-ministerial, multi-sectorial NPP, where Ministries have collaborated to provide basic services to rural communities. The key service delivery ministries involved are: Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), with oversight by Ministry of Finance (MoF). MRRD has a key role and will be responsible for infrastructural development and strengthening CDCs and Cluster CDCs. The Community Development Councils (CDCs) will be linked to sub-national government to improve communication and coordination from the community to the district, provincial and national levels – increasing Government visibility and accountability. The Citizens’ Charter is an important foundation for the Government’s reform agenda, contributing to a number of priority areas including: Ensuring Citizens’ Development Rights; Building Better Governance; Reforming Development Planning & Management and Developing Partnerships. The Citizens’ Charter intends to improve service delivery by ensuring minimum service standards, provide greater responsiveness by the Government to the people and increase the level of public satisfaction with services. The Charter commits to deliver the following core services across the country over a 10 year period: • Basic health services • Basic education access • Safe drinking water and sanitation • Improved farming technologies and the delivery of extension services • Rural connectivity with tertiary roads • Rural renewable energy


The Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) is a transformational project with impact in two regions. The project offers an opportunity to alleviate poverty in some of the poorest parts of the world, boosting energy security and prosperity in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  CASA-1000 will facilitate the first electricity trade between four countries in Central Asia and South Asia, based on long-term commercial contracts for 1,300 megawatts (MW) of electricity transmission between the 4 neighbouring countries. This would be the first step in the development of the Central Asia South Asia Regional Electricity Market (CASAREM), a phased plan for institutional arrangements and infrastructure that will bring Central Asia’s surplus hydropower resources to help alleviate South Asia’s energy shortages and growing demand for electricity. This economic interdependency and inter-regional cooperation can contribute to stability and security in the two regions.

The design of the CASA 1000 project in Afghanistan includes a Community Support Program (CSP) for individuals and communities located within the 4 km wide and 562 km long (1,124 square km) transmission line corridor in Afghanistan who will be affected during the design, construction, and operation and maintenance of the transmission line. The CSP is designed in such a way as to provide among others community support activities and as feasible power projects from alternate sources to the communities in the COI that have no access to power as yet, and where the communities already have power supply, other development projects with a socio-economic impact.  The CSP aims to generate support from these communities for the bigger CASA-1000 project and for their support in protecting it during and after its construction.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

Manage and Coordinate provincial level implementation of the CASA- 1000 CSP (Central Asia South Asia- Community Support Program) and other related activities/ projects.

Ensure that CASA- 1000 CSP projects implementations within the Program take places to highest possible technical standards, within the timelines and sequencing as defined in the projects implementation plans and according to appropriate national laws, rules and regulations.
Ensure effective communication and coordination among related CASA- 1000 CSP stakeholders, CASA- 1000 CSP Department/HQ office in Kabul.
Monitor and report to the HQ on the work of CDCs and their sub-committees against pre-defined indicators.
Ensure the timelines and quality of the outputs as well as timely preparation of reports on achievements and challenges faced within the CASA- 1000 CSP projects.
Conduct regular field missions and prepare qualitative reports, case studies and success stories unique to the grant /projects.
Conduct regular field missions to make sure progress of work in the ground is on track.
Monitor activities of SO for CDC capacity development, trainings and awareness sessions conduction, conflict resolution and liaison with other key stakeholders.
Work with SO to facilitate the community to plan and prioritize their development projects.
Work with SO to effectively mobilize communities and ensure awareness building as per the project goals and objectives.
Assist Senior CSP officer, Unit Heads and technical staff in community awareness raising regarding the importance of CASA-1000 CSP Projects.
Manage and Monitor all CASA- 1000 CSP project on time and compile and register the process of the community proposals and their request.
Keep update data, proper documentation, filling and reporting to immediate Senior CSP Officer in a timely manner.
Complete all project related planned activities in the scheduled timeframe.
Perform other duties assigned by Supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Qualification Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree with 4 years’ experience in Project Management, Rural Development, Community Development, Public Relations, Communication and Social development. Master degree holders are preferred.
Strong analytical skills, particularly in the context of rural society, is highly desirable Fluent in English, Dari and Pashto
Excellent communication skill
Ability to convey information and knowledge in simple local languages
Management and team leadership ability.
Having the required skills in general management.
Writing and communication ability in professional and related area.
A true team player

Submission Guideline:

How to Apply:

Please send your  up-to-date CV with covering letter telling us why you are applying and how you met the required competencies before closing date, Interested Afghan Nationals should submit their applications in writing (clearly indicating on the subject line the title of the position and Vacancy Announcement Number e.g.( Community Support Program Officer (CASA-1000 CSP) 294/HRMD/CCNPP/MRRD to:




Important Note: any/all application without the mentioned subject line will not be consider.


The MRRD/CCNPP strongly encourages woman candidates to apply. It applies a pro-active and positive discrimination policy towards woman candidates as follows:

Women candidates with slightly lower than the stated required educational qualifications will also be considered.
If offered this position, the woman position holder will be allowed an adult male or female relative as a Mahrram for official travel, if/when required.
The MRRD and its CCNPP will promote a women-friendly environment with clear anti-harassment policies enforced.




The Human Resources Department

Tashkilat Street, District 6th, Darul Aman

Citizens Charter Afghanistan Program

Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation and Development

Kabul, Afghanistan,


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