National Consultant

National Consultant

Title MoE End State Assessment National Consultant
Organization Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC)
Duty Station Kabul, Afghanistan
Duration 4 Months
No. of Jobs 1
Nationality Afghan
Sex Female Only
Salary Range According to organization salary scale
Announcing Date 22 August 2020
Closing Date 5 September 2020
Shift Full time – Saturday through Wednesday, 08:00AM to 04:30 PM
Experience Three years of experience in Education sector; experience conducting monitoring and evaluation
General Overview of MEC

In 2010, the Government of the Islamic Republic Afghanistan (GoIRA) invited the international community to form the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (“MEC”), to provide anti-corruption policy advice, and monitor and evaluate progress against specific anti-corruption benchmarks. MEC was established jointly by the GoIRA and the international community, following the London and Kabul Conferences in January and July 2010, respectively, and by Presidential Decree 61, 2010.

MEC is an independent agency and is not subject to direction from either the Afghan Government or from the international community. Following the London Conference, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan invited the international community to form a joint Afghan-international monitoring and evaluation committee. On September 18, 2016, the Afghan President issued Presidential Decree No. 115. This changed the legal status, duties, scope of activities and authorities of the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee which abrogates all previous Presidential Decrees. MEC focuses on:

·         Designing and conducting research to assess corruption vulnerabilities;

·         Developing anti-corruption recommendations;

·         Monitoring and evaluating the anti-corruption efforts of the Afghan Government and the international community; and

·         Reporting on a regular basis to the President, Parliament, and people of Afghanistan, as well as to the international community, about the state of the fight against corruption.

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the National Consultant will be to support the active follow-up and monitoring of implementation of recommendations from MEC’s Ministry-wide Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment (MVCA) on the Afghan Ministry of Education. This is an exciting opportunity to engage in one of Afghanistan’s most important sectors. The active follow-up is being conducted with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education and other key stakeholders in the sector.

The National Consultant will be part of the active follow-up team monitoring and evaluating the implementation of MEC’s recommendations from the 2017 Ministry-wide Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment. The team will produce end state assessment report. The work will involve original research consisting of semi-structured interviews, Focus Group Discussions, direct observations, case studies, and process mapping, as well as desk research and analyses of the institutional arrangements, policies, and legal frameworks that support and underpin the work of the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan.

Duties and Responsibilities

·         The Consultant will bring high caliber expertise in the issues addressed by the Ministry of Education, best practices in Human Resources, curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation, procurement etc.

·         The exact roles of the team members will be decided based upon the experience of the chosen candidates.

·         The Consultant will be engaged in data collection and analyses, as well as in the writing and finalization of the end state assessment report.

·         The engagement of the National Consultant is expected to be about 4 months with the possibility of extension.

·         The National Consultant is expected to contribute substantially to the methodology that will monitor the implementation of MEC recommendations by MoE and other stakeholders.

·         The National Consultant will support the overall monitoring effort of the team with a particular focus on MoE’s Human Resource Management, procurement, monitoring and evaluation.

·         The National Consultant is expected to hold great knowledge and practical experience in relation to logical framework development and Monitoring and Evaluation tools designing.

·         The National Consultant will not be expected to complete, nor be reimbursed for, any tasks performed outside of his or her expected work-days.

·         The format, content, and length of the monitoring project can be changed at any time with the approval of the MEC Executive Director.

·         The National Consultant will support the team in designing tools to collect information through interviews, document analysis, and the review of qualitative and quantitative data.


The National Consultant must have the following qualifications:

·   University degree in project management, Human Resource Management, Sociology, international development, or a related field;

·   Three years of experience in Education sector;

·   Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation is a significant plus;

·   Ability to work in a politicized environment on a highly sensitive topic;

·   Ability to travel to the provinces;

·   Ability to effectively work in a team environment in a challenging, multi-cultural and fast-paced setting;

·   High quality report writing skills.

The National Consultant will report formally to the monitoring project’s team leader and MEC’s Technical Director.


How to Apply

Candidates can apply for the position by sending their cover letter and CV in one PDF or Microsoft Word document, named in the following way: “LAST_NAME_first_name.pdf” or “LAST_NAME_first_name.doc.” Supplementary documents – degrees, certificates, etc. – should not be sent at this time.  The single PDF or Word file should be emailed to with the subject line “MoI Active Follow-Up National Consultant” by September 5,2020.



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