IDLG was established on 30 August 2007 by Presidential decree, transferring the responsibilities of the Civil Administration division of the Ministry of the Interior to a new independent directorate. The Presidential decree also transferred the responsibility for supporting Provincial Councils to IDLG, creating a single structure responsible for sub‐national governance in Afghanistan. IDLG therefore has direct management responsibility of Tashkeel staff working in sub‐national governance institutions such as Provincial and District Governors’ Offices, Provincial and District Municipalities, and Provincial Councils (PCs).
IDLG’s vision is to make a difference in the lives of Afghan citizens by providing them good
governance. IDLG’s mission is consolidating peace and stability, achieving development and
equitable economic growth and achieving improvements in service delivery through just,
democratic processes and institutions of good governance at sub‐national level.
Improving sub‐national governance in order to achieve stability, security and development
Providing good governance at sub‐national level
Establishing and strengthening government institutions at sub‐national level
Ensuring public participation in decision making
IDLG has four functions, as follows:
Policy Development: Development of sub‐national governance policy and revision of laws, regulations and rules of procedure in line with this policy
Institutional Development: Provision of organizational strengthening, capacity building and support to sub‐national governance institutions
Broader Governance: Support for the participation of stakeholders and citizens in subnational governance processes
Support: Facilitating the delivery of national programs and initiatives through subnational governance institutions.
The Citizens' Charter National Priority Program (CCNPP) is a whole-of-Government initiative to combat poverty and improve citizen-state relations, over a period of 10 years and three phases. The first phase of the CCNPP, called the Citizens' Charter Afghanistan Project (CCAP), is funded by the International Development Association of the World Bank (IDA/ WB ), the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and the Ministry of Finance (MoF) representing the Government of Afghanistan itself. The CCAP's, with a duration from January 2017 to December 2022, a Project Development Objective (PDO) for provision of basic infrastructure, emergency support and social services to communities through strengthened Community Development Councils (CDCs), covers one-third of the countrywith a total approved budget of around US$ 800 million (not including bilateral grants for specific sub-components). The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD, for rural communities) and the Independent Directorate of Local Government (IDLG, for urban communities) serve as the primary implementing agencies, while the Ministry of Finance (MoF) serves in a coordinating role, and the Ministries of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), of Public Health (MoPH) and of Education (MoE) serve as line ministries providing the services outlined in the CCAP's Minimum Service Standards (MSS) that form the basis of the Charter.
The IDLG implements the urban CCAP through a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) with one headquarters and four provincial management units (PMUs), one in each of the four cities, with a total approved staffing of 235 position, and a budget of US$ 123.7 million, and NGOs contracted as Facilitating Partners (FPs) to handle the full facilitation in the 850 communities and 170 gozars contracted in four metro cities. The urban CCAP will be using part of the funding received to expand into 75 additional communities in the city of Jalalabad, under a unique pilot sub-program promoting peace initiatives within the CCAP's design model. Of the 75 communities, 35 communities (and their 7 gozars) will be facilitated by IDLG contracted staff fully, in the first of the two pilots. The remaining 40 communities (and their 8 gozars) will be facilitated for soft components by a contracted FP, and the hard components (i.e. subprojects, grants, engineering and related trainings to these) will be handled in-house by staff contracted by the IDLG, in the second pilot within this sub-program. In addition to these pilot initiatives, the main variation from the core CCAP model will be the introduction of do-no-harm and conflict sensitivity trainings and capacity building, and empowering CDCs/GAs to undertake peace shuras and jirgas within their own communities.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public/Business Administration, Law and Political Science, Education Science and other relevant field of education with 5 years of related experience.
Computer: Excellent understanding and usage of MS Office packages.
Languages: Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Dari/Pashto
Well organized and proactive approach to work
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Highly motivated for his/her professional and academic improvement
Ability to take constructive feedback
Professional work ethics
Qualified Afghan applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a detailed application letter including a contact number or address. Please submit your applications electronically to: email@example.com
The HR Department will not entertain telephone inquiries.
Please specify the vacancy number along with the title of the position in the subject line of your email or else your application will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for a written test.
The Citizens’ Charter/EZ-Kar is committed to ensuring a fully transparent and meritocratic recruitment process for all programme and Tashkeel positions in its purview. CVs, written tests, and interviews are reviewed by a multi-ministerial committee, including IDLG, MRRD, and Ministry of Finance. The World Bank has final signing authority on all appointments. Checks and balances have been put in place to prevent any potential for nepotism, discrimination, or favouritism. Any attempts to influence the requirement process will result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate
The IDLG DMM CCAP/EZ-KAR PIU strongly encourages woman candidates to apply. It applies a pro-active and positive discrimination policy towards woman candidates as follows:
(a) Women candidates with slightly lower than the stated required educational qualifications will also be considered.
(b) If the difference in the written test and/or interview scores between the male and female highest scoring candidates is less than or up to 5 out of 100 total points (or a difference of up to 10%), the woman candidate will be offered the position (even where she scored the lesser points).
(c) If offered this position, the woman position holder will be allowed an adult male or female relative as a maharram for official travel, if/when required.
(d) The IDLG and its CCAP/EZ-Kar PIU will promote a women-friendly environment with clear anti-harassment policies enforced.