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View Vacancy - Demining and Migration Programme Manager , CSSF

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Political

Length of Contract: 30 months till 2020

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

Oversee the British Embassy Kabul’s demining work in Afghanistan, and act as the Programme Manager for two large demining programmes and one migration programme, in line with DFID and FCO rules and guidance.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Take responsibility to coordinate and oversee and ensure successful delivery of the British Embassy Kabul’s Demining Programmes; ensuring it can achieve its milestones and targets and demonstrate VFM.
  • Oversee and ensure the successful delivery of the British Embassy Kabul’s migration programme, ensuring it achieves its milestones and targets, and coordinate closely with the overall programme Senior Responsible Officer and project and policy leads to ensure coherence with the UK’s government’s migration objectives.
  • Carry out annual reviews for the Demining programmes and the migration programme, identify lessons, and  implement recommendations to improve future delivery.
  • Take responsibility for financial and risk management of all programmes. Carry out all corporate requirements for the project(s) providing briefings to senior management, and answer parliamentary questions when required.
  • Analyse the livelihoods and capacity building aspects of the Demining programmes and work with implementing partners to link demining with relevant development work.
  • Representing the British Embassy Kabul as required on issues of demining at multilateral events, and coordinating an agreed Embassy approach on demining.

WHAT WE DO

Work at the Embassy can be challenging and high profile, but very rewarding. It is an exciting and stimulating environment to work in, bringing together personnel from across the UK Government who work on a wide range of issues. Our aim is to work towards safeguarding UK interests through a more viable Afghanistan that is less dependent on external support.

This role supporting our demining efforts will help contribute towards:

Supporting the peace process and promote regional stability.

Promoting economic growth and social development.

WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU

Good interpersonal skills and a professional approach in order to be able to liaise successfully with customers and work across teams;

A keen eye for details;

Ability to be proactive, take the initiative and work independently, providing a high level of service to the Embassy.

Proficient user of IT;

Ability to prioritise time and work according to deadlines;

RESOURCES MANAGED

This role will oversee the management of the £7m CSSF funded demining programme (2016 – 2020), the ongoing DFID funded demining programme (£9.2m, ends March 2018), a new DFID demining programme (2018-2020) and one migration project under the CSSF funded migration programme (£3.6, 2016-2020?) 

  • A minimum of three years working in an Embassy, NGO, UN agency, business or related environment in Afghanistan, in a project management role or with project management experience.
  • A degree level qualification.
  • Able to work independently, to apply initiative, to problem solve and work under pressure to meet multiple and changing priorities, deadlines and objectives.
  • A confident communicator able to deal with senior government officials, VIPs and high level contacts.
  • An excellent team player, with interpersonal skills, and the ability to take the wider perspective.
  • To be proactive and work on their own initiatives whenever required.
  • Excellent communication and oral and written English skills.
  • Computer literacy in all Microsoft packages and accurate typing skills. 

Experience on incorporating gender equality into programming 

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
21 July 2017
C4 (L)
Long Term Contract
South Asia & Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Kabul
British Embassy
1
3,442.69
1 September 2017

For British Embassy candidates, the Local Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply.

For other than British Embassy candidates, salary will be 3,442.69 USD per month along with 100 USD as transportation allowance and 125 USD medical allowance.

We offer a competitive package including good annual leave entitlements, a multicultural environment and training and development opportunities. The conditioned net working hours are Sunday-Thursday 0830-1630 hrs. There may be an occasion need to work Saturdays, which will be compensated by an alternative day off.

The British Embassy is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance.

Around half of our work force is women. We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment.

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe. We are aiming to make it the best.

To Apply:

(a) Complete the Online Application Form

(b) Attach a detailed CV

(c) Complete the Motivation segment in the online application form (in not more than 600 words) setting out why you are the suitable person for this role. Your statement should include clear examples of how you meet the key competences.

We will accept only online applications by 21st July'17 midnight.

Please note:

Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.

The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, educational and professional.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly.

The British Embassy encourages gender balance and as such employs a number of UK and Afghan ladies in a diverse working environment. To actively promote diversity, a number of family friendly initiatives have been introduced. These include a Ladies transport provision (with pick up/drop off points around the city) and flexible working conditions for all staff. There is an active Women’s Association that meets regularly as well as increasing numbers of female staff in senior management roles in the Embassy. The Local Staff Association ensures all Afghan staff have a voice. We encourage applications from a cross section of Afghan society with relevant skills and experience.