About Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD)/International Labor Migration & Do:
Recruiting now for a new team to innovate and deliver in the Ministry of Labor Social Affairs Martyred and Disabled, to start February 2017
Do you want to be at the heart of changes in the way public services are delivered? To learn how to create and oversee some of the most exciting, innovative programs in the world, delivering real social impact, and extending new life chances to thousands of Afghans?
We are building a new team in the Ministry of Labor Social Affairs Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD), with funding from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund and technical assistance from the World Bank. This team is going to oversee two ground-breaking pilot employment programs. These programs will be contracted out and paid for on the basis of results. One will enable 2,000 Afghans to find jobs in Saudi Arabia – and in the process show us how to build a standard-setting labor migration system. The other will assist 2,500 young unemployed Afghan men and women to find jobs in Kabul – informing the design of a new national employment service system that will be seen globally as best practice.
Our Project Director is now inviting applications from exceptional, highly motivated candidates for the following positions.
We promise to take you outside of your comfort zone. To demand extraordinary performance from you. And to give you a career-defining opportunity.
The selection process for these unusual positions is going to be unusually rigorous. Only the best need apply! We expect at least half of our team to be female.
In the first instance, please send the following THREE things (all in English) to Mirwais Sarrah, Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com:
• Your curriculum vitae (including full contact details);
• A covering letter of no more than two pages, indicating which role(s) you are interested in and explaining how you meet our criteria;
• One page setting out your response to the question, ‘What should MoLSAMD look like ten years from now?’
The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) is the leading Afghan Government mandated Ministry responsible for supporting and managing the needs and concerns of Afghan citizens in labor affairs, social protection and welfare, and creating conditions (including policy development) that pave ways for balanced and sustainable welfare improvements in the country, including measures and effective service delivery in employment-intensive development paths.
Sustainable welfare improvements require widespread participation of the working-age population in productive work; however, the unending security challenges may limit the emergence of a private sector-led and employment-intensive economic development path. Therefore, the Government of Afghanistan continues to explore options and methods that may improve labor market efficiency and outcomes even under conditions of sustained security concerns.
In that, the MoLSAMD, with support from the World Bank, are pursuing the International Labor Market and Domestic Labor Market Insertion (ILM & DLMI) project designed to enable the MoLSAMD to carry out the pilot-stage preparatory activities for the long-term implementation as well as a wider and rewarding social impact of the project, including but not limited to piloting selected labor market activation programs, improving the employability of and improving access to employment for economic migrants to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and unemployed high school graduates seeking employment in domestic markets. The enhanced employability, and the direct employment generated through such interventions will deliver economic and social benefits while strengthening the relationship between the state and citizens through positive, protracted engagement of youth with an outcome-focused government program. The support would also build capacity at the Ministry and of the labor market, particularly around the themes of employment service design, procurement and service management.
Based on the above brief background on the overall project objectives and its scope of work, the MoLSAMD is seeking to hire a competent, highly motivated, and energetic individual to fill the position of Database and MI Manager of the ILM & DLMI project, responsible for developing and managing data flow, data systems and data reporting at every stage of the project, from project design through implementation to delivery, thereby facilitating and supporting and strong performance management – all under the supervision of the Project Director and in collaboration with the Project Managers.
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Project Director, and in close cooperation with the Director General Manpower and respective departments, the Data and MI Manager is responsible for developing and managing data flow, data systems and data reporting at every stage of the project, from project design through implementation to delivery\
The Database and MI Manager will have solid technical knowledge and experience in the field of database and MI development – and how to use these to support performance management. The individual will select and manage such database and MI systems as are appropriate for the pilots.
The Database and MI Manager is specifically expected to have strong knowledge and experience of database development frameworks and SQL server databases. The staff member must have programming capabilities and techniques to be able to work with SQL server, MYSQL, PHP, VB.NET and ASP.net languages, including skills of Bootstraps, JQuery and AJAX. The individual is also expected to coordinate with Asan Wazia and other relevant software, and share data and information.
The initial duration of the assignment will be one year with possibility of extension. The role will flexibly undertake such tasks as are necessary to the success of the project, and/or as directed by the Project Director. This will involve, as a minimum, the following activities:
Collaborating with the Project Managers to draw up an MI plan for each pilot and for the project as a whole;
Leading the definition and evaluation of data/MI-related sections of the Invitation to Tender;
Liaising with contractors to understand their systems and capabilities/limitations;
Drawing up a detailed specification for the required Ministry systems (driven by reporting requirements and the need to interact with contractor systems, also including payment systems);
Selecting and then managing implementation of the chosen solution(s), on time and within budget;
Ensuring all necessary documentation, including systems manuals, are in place, comprehensive and user friendly;
Managing the timely collection and flow of MI, including production of all MI reports, in collaboration with the Contract and QA Managers;
Assisting in the validation of program delivery through development and management of internal verification of the data;
Supporting, and training as appropriate, colleagues in the team on the use of systems and data;
Providing validated data on outcomes as part of the payment process;
Supporting the project Steering Committee and other stakeholders as required with ad hoc reports;
Working closely from the start with the World Bank on project monitoring and evaluation, and the MI reporting needed;
Proactively contributing to and participating in the capacity building program.
Education and qualification (skills, knowledge and attitude):
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Computer Sciences or related technical field. Any accredited certifications in database and MI management/development would be preferred. (Advanced/Masters degree in the mentioned fields will be an advantage).
At least four years of professional (hands-on operational) experience in a related field.
Strong knowledge and experience in the field of database/MI development and SQL server databases.
Experience of using data to drive operational performance.
Experience with numeracy and research skills (including excellent analytical and problem-solving skills), and strong reporting skills.
Experience in data collection, verification, synthesis, documentation and reporting – in collaboration with the relevant units and partners.
Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills and evidence of effective teamwork (social and communicative skills for coaching and training staff on the use of systems and data as appropriate).
Excellent written and spoken English.
VERY high levels of motivation and initiative.
Any other job related task/s assigned by direct supervisor
Reporting line: Project Director
Interested candidates should submit their applications, with the following documents;
Your curriculum vitae (including full contact details);
A covering letter of no more than two pages, indicating which role(s) you are interested in and explaining how you meet our criteria;
One page setting out your response to the question, ‘What should MoLSAMD look like ten years from now?’
to the Pensions Support and Safety Nets Project (PSSNP), at Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled located in first Macroryan, Kabul, or e-mail their application (indicating in the subject line the VA number and the title of the post applied for) to: Mirwais Sarrah, Program Director
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Contract Duration1 year (Extendable )
Number of positions1