- Four years with the possibility of extension
- Scheduled to start in November 2019
- 50 days per year, subject to change following finalisation of the workplans during inception
- Home-based with short-term inputs in Kabul
AICP is a 7 year programme co-funded by the UK and Sweden, designed to strengthen the Afghan business environment by removing obstacles and constraints to domestic and private investment. The programme will help improve economic opportunities by unlocking the potential of businesses by building a stronger doing business environment. AICP operates as a grant facility, funding interventions across four priority areas:
- Legal and regulatory reform;
- Investor protection/ facilitation;
- Women’s Economic Empowerment;
- Private-Public Partnerships (PPP)
The services of the IMELA are required by DFID and other funders of AICP to provide assurance:
- That the funding is used for the intended purposes;
- That the approach being taken takes into consideration the political, legislative and business environment; and
- On progress against objectives.
The IMELA will also collect and verify information to inform the continual improvement of AICP during the lifetime of the programme.
The role of the IMELA is to provide verification of progress of the implementation of the four programme pillars of the AICP, which are legal and regulatory reform, investor protection/ facilitation, women’s economic empowerment, and public -private partnerships). The verification of progress will include:
- Compliance checks;
- Context monitoring and analysis;
Monitoring and reporting through field based monitoring of programme results across all four pillars, both nationally and in all provinces where AICP is being implemented.
The context monitoring and analysis is intended to help DFID and implementing partners to better understand the wider environment in which AICP is being delivered, and the interactions between the programme and the context. It will also identify opportunities and risks to programme delivery.
As the Team Leader, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of this project. You will lead a team of technical experts and local partners based in Afghanistan and the UK. You will be responsible for building and managing relationships with DFID-Afghanistan and other key stakeholders including relevant Ministries in GIRoA, the AICP Fund Manager and other donors and programme providers in the business enabling environment. You will draw on your extensive knowledge of improving investment climate and private sector development to contribute to and quality assure project reports.
Ideally, you will have a strong understanding of the Afghan context as well as monitoring and evaluation and learning.
Occasional travel to Kabul will be required for this role.
- Investment climate expert or private sector development expert with over 15 years experience leading programmes in this area, including 5-8 years of regional experience (Afghan experience desirable). Including:
- Experience producing ‘client ready’ deliverables, including written reports and PowerPoint presentations for decision makers
- Experience in presenting results and recommendations to a senior audience of decision makers and defending results through constructive and compelling arguments based on evidence and good practice
- Quality assuring the work of other team members and integrating technical inputs.
- Experience leading engagement with donors, to develop an in-depth understanding of their requirements and ensuring this feeds into the programme monitoring and evaluation design
- Experience engaging senior level stakeholders including donors, government Ministries and senior representatives from other key national stakeholders.
- Experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning desirable including supporting MEL design, drawing on your technical understanding of the investment climate sector/ private sector development.
- Experience supporting the development of a detailed understanding of the context (local political economy, conflict dynamics etc.) in which the project is operating, reporting on key developments among key stakeholders.
Applications close: 18th October 2019
Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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