Call for Resumes for Afghan Professionals (Re-Opening)

Location : Kabul and Other Provinces, AFGHANISTAN
Application Deadline :31-Aug-11 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year or as required


UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change coordinates global and national efforts to reach the Millennium Goals, connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. In Afghanistan, we are working with the Government, non-government, civil society, private sector, community based development organizations and supporting   them to find their solutions to global and national development challenges.

Our focus is helping to build and share solutions to the challenges of Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment. In all our activates, we encourage the protection of human rights, access to equal opportunities, empowerment of women and gender mainstreaming.

UNDP Mission Statement:

UNDP Afghanistan is supporting the Government to find innovative solutions to its development challenges. Key priority areas for UNDP assistance are in strengthening democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and reducing poverty. UNDP is strengthening the institutional capacities of key national government and sub-national authorities which aim to enhance human security, human development, peace and stability in Afghanistan.

In order to carry out its mandate the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan invites qualified and talented professionals with proven competencies, professional relevant work experience and good academic records to apply for excellent opportunities and assignments in the Country Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

The initiative is open to Afghan Professionals  with (University Postgraduates (Masters) or Bachelor Degree) in the following domains: Social Sciences, Development, Political Sciences, Management, Economics, International Development, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law and Legislation, Human Rights, Post War/Conflict Recovery, Business Administration, Computer Science or any other field related to the areas of expertise as mentioned below:

Area of Expertise at National Professional Officer Level (ICS-8 to ICS-10 &/or SB-4 to SB-05 UNDP Standard Grades):


  1. Democratic Governance (P-2011/01)
  2. Anti-Corruption (P-2011/02)
  3. Local Government (P-2011/03)
  4. Regional Development planning and management (P-2011/04)
  5. Law and Legislation (P-2011/05)
  6. Human Rights(P-2011/06)
  7. Public Administration and Governance (P-2011/07)
  8. Economic Development (P-2011/08)
  9. Budget and Finance (P-2011/09)
  10. National Development Planning and Management (P-2011/10)
  11. Monitoring and Evaluation(P-2011/11)
  12. Police Reform and Development (P-2011/12)
  13. Rural Energy (P-2011/13)
  14. Rural Rehabilitation and Development(P-2011/14)
  15. Environment(P-2011/15)
  16. Natural Resources Management(P-2011/16)
  17. Municipal Governance and Development  (P-2011/17)
  18. Report and Proposal Writing (P-2011/18)
  19. Reconciliation and Reintegration (P-2011/19)
  20. Project Management(P-2011/20)
  21. Program and Business Development(P-2011/21)
  22. Civil Engineering (P-2011/22)
  23. Capacity Building(P-2011/23)
  24. Communication and Media Relation (P-2011/24)
  25. Gender Advisory (P-2011/25)

In order to ensure best business solutions and operational services required for implementation of development projects, UNDP specializes in providing management services. These management services are in the areas of:


  1.    Human Resources Management (O-2011/01)
  2.    Procurement Services and Supply Chain Management(O-2011/02)
  3.    Administration(O-2011/03)
  4.    Financial Management Services   (O-2011/04)                      
  5.    Logistics and Asset Management(O-2011/05)
  6.    Security Management (O-2011/06)
  7.    Contract Management (O-2011/07)
  8.    Information and Communication technology(O-2011/08)


Corporate Competencies:

  •     Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  •     Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  •     Maturity combined with tact and diplomacy
  •     Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  •     Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;
  • Ability to conduct required research, analyze and produce proposals and reports
  • Excellent analytical aptitude, communication, writing and presentation skill
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for development work
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice areas, acts on         learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Management and Leadership

  •     Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  •     Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  •     Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills;
  •     Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  •     Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a multi-cultural and multiethnic environment
  •     Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
  •     Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  •     Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;

Required Skills and Experience

Undergraduates (Bachelors) degree holders with additional 2 years of relevant work experience will be considered, however preference will be given to those holding Master’s Degree. 

 Required Selection Criteria:

  • Master or bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Development, Political Sciences, Management, Economics, International Development, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law and Legislation, Human Rights, Post War/Conflict Recovery, Business Administration, Computer Science or any other field related to the areas of expertise as mentioned above.
  • With Master’s degree 2 years to 5 years of relevant work experience and with bachelor degree Minimum 4 to 7 years of relevant work experience at professional level in one of the above mentioned areas preferably in development in a governmental or multilateral organization is desirable.
  • Applicants must be Afghan national
  • Female applicants with Bachelor’s degree  and 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience will also be considered;

Language Requirements:        
  •  Fluent in Dari and/or Pashto;
  •  Proficiency in English an essential. 

Submission of Applications:

Interested national Afghan applicants should apply on-line through the UNDP Jobs site at and please ensure that to fill up and upload Resume or Personal History Form-P.11 which is available at  in the relevant field of the on-line application.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date (31 August 2011) will not be given consideration.

Kindly indicate your area of expertise and the mentioned Reference Number in Block Letters in the Subject Line of your Expression of Interest and Make Reference to: CALL FOR RESUMES. Please also specify your preferred duty station (province) in your application.

For more detailed information about UNDP Afghanistan please visit our website at

Please note that this announcement is re-opened so please don’t apply if you have already submitted your application.

The announcement is open only for Afghan national(s) applicants.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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