Deputy Program Director (Kabul, Afghanistan) 270 views

Job Description

Job Description:

Objective/Purpose of the Assignment:

The CPMO Deputy Director will have overall responsibility of the performance of the ADB funded projects at NWARA. The CPMO Deputy Director will coordinate and report to CPMO Director, Top management of NWARA and ANR sector at ADB. The CPMO Deputy Director will assist the CPMO with operations and Project Implementation. The CPMO Deputy Director should have international procurement procedures knowledge, as well of ADB and Government public procurement. Duties and Responsibilities: Key Functions:

  • Oversee the day to day operations of the CPMO Provide oversight on the activities and operation of the ADB funded projects at NWARA. Oversee the execution of rehabilitation and development projects Assist the CPMO Director and senior management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, Procurement, Human Resource Management,project’s priorities, and policy matters. Liaise with donors and relevant line ministries Serve as the focal point of and facilitate resolution of issues and/or approval of all matterspertaining to the projects. Provide overall project management oversight, control, and reporting as required by NWARA asImplementing Agency and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a donor.

Team Development:

  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the CPMO Program Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews. Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal financial controls, accounting standards and procedures, adequate Procurement and M&E Standards and Procedures etc. Oversee overall program implementation, reporting and controls.

Specific Tasks: Specific tasks to be undertaken by the CPMO Deputy Director include, but shall not be limited to:

  • Assisting Implementation of the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMoP) in coordination with the relevant Contractors’ staff as well in consultation with local communities likely to be impacted by the project activities Manage the CPMO human resources to ensure effective and efficient operations of the CPMO, Ensuring and monitoring the process of recruitment of employees based on competence and competence without discrimination and transparently through free competition. Oversee/ supervise capacity building plans, Monitoring and ensuring the realization of needs assessment and conducting training programs in order to improve the capacity of the CPMO staff, Review of due diligence report, land acquisition and resettlement plan and social safeguard management and monitoring plans. Oversee/ supervise performance evaluation report for each staff annually. Oversee/ supervise in developing TORs of any additional consultants/resource persons needed to achieve the project objectives, Oversee/ supervise the procurement of consultancy services and civil works to ensure that (i) the process is transparent, and (ii) all the activities are performed as per the Government’s regulations and ADB procurement guidelines and completed within the procurement plan’s timelines. Provide assistance for the Snr. Procurement Manager to prepare construction management and civil engineering contracts for the implementation of water resource development investment projects. Oversee/ supervise management of logistics in accordance with the needs of the administration and financial resources. Provide oversight on the preparation of the budgetary requirements of the CPMO operation Ensuring the good financial execution of the program: supervising the collation preparation and interpretation of reports budgets accounts commentaries and financial statements. Take active part in meetings and conferences related to the Program, maintain regular communication with ADB, top management of NWARA, Ministry of Finance, and other Ministries to support implementation of the projects. Supervising the preparation of progress reports and financial reports on the project. Working closely with the project director to ensure the overall quality of project planning management reporting monitoring and evaluation. Identify challenges and providing recommendations to manage risk of the project and ensure the smooth implementation. Provide assistance for the Monitoring and Evaluation team and ADB, to establish practical monitoring and evaluation procedures capable of tracking and reporting progress. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to the program with a view to future projects. Serve as the focal point of and facilitate resolution of issues and/or approval of all matters pertaining to the program. Responsible for the overall activities and official correspondence related to the program activities in the absence of CPMO Director or as advise Other functions and activities as required by CPMO Director and NWARA top management.


About C_PMO/NWARA:The National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received four grants under the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) sector portfolio of ADB. NWARA has established a Central Program Management Office (CPMO) to centralize and streamline the activities under these grants. The CPMO handles procurement, project administration, contract management etc. for the projects financed under the Grants.

Job Requirements

Master’s degree in business administration, economics or other related discipline with 5 years working experience or Bachelor’s degree in the fields stated above with 7 years relevant experience. Five years’ experience in ADB/WB funded projects as manager or equivalent. Good communication skills; Working knowledge of English language (read, write and speak); Good command on national languages (Dari/Pashto); Skilled in the use of general office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).

Vacancy Number

C_PMO 043 Deputy Program Director

No. Of Jobs




Years of Experience

One year (Extendable)




NTA Grade B

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:The interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to the following email address and cc Please indicate the position title and reference no. in the e-mail subject line. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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