11 september 2019

Svenska Afghanistankommittén: Reporting Specialist

Sista ansökningsdag: 1 oktober, 2019

Plats: Kabul, Afghanistan

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been present in Afghanistan since the beginning of the 1980s. With a total number of staff is around 5,700 of whom 15 are non-Afghans, it is one of the largest organizations in the country. SCA is presently managing development programmes linked to Strategic Objectives within Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million.

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Unit

The Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting  (PMER) is a strategic unit within the organization that has the oversight, coordination and support responsibility for the planning, reporting, grant management and funding processes/functions in SCA overall under direct supervision of the Country Director/Afghanistan and technical guidance of SCA’s Secretary General.

The Unit is responsible for the facilitation of strategic and annual planning, as well as other major organisational planning processes that requires broad coordination. The Unit coordinates the required (by internal demands, donors and governmental authorities) SCA reporting processes and requirements, in particular the Macro Annual Report.

PMERU leads the implementation and follow-up of the Funding Strategy and the Annual Resource Mobilisation Plan, and identifies institutional government and private donors and funding opportunities in the country.

The Unit is also responsible for the grant management of agreements/contracts for donors based in Afghanistan, and where PMER has been assigned a grant management responsibility, in close collaboration with the Programme Department at Kabul Management Office and the Aid Coordination Unit at Stockholm Management Office. The Unit supports quality proposal development and project design, in particular ensuring compliance with donor requirements, while undertaking regular follow-up with potential donors. 

Scope of Work

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting, the Reporting Specialist is responsible to manage all internal and external reporting, with a particular focus on Result-Based Reporting, including the Annual Report and individual donor reports, through systematic tracking of reporting deadlines and requirements according to the contractual agreements with donors and SCA’s internal procedures. The Reporting Specialist will initiate, materialise and coordinate a participatory reporting approach to ensure concerned programmes/units, including the Regional Management Offices, are fully engaged throughout the process and provide the required qualitative and quantitative inputs. The position holder will work closely with the concerned departments/units – including the Aid Coordination Unit in Stockholm Management Office – to coordinate the process, and obtain the required input needed for the report. This also includes engaging cross-cutting units such as Human Rights & Gender, Civil Society & Capacity Building, and Advocacy, to ensure SCA’s strategic means and thematic areas are properly addressed in the reports. The Reporting Specialist will also take active part in compiling and reviewing the Annual Work Plan narrative and ensures that the work plan addresses individual donor reporting requirements. She/he is also responsible for building the capacity of respective staff in Result-Based Reporting, developing relevant tools, and complying to donor requirements.

Application information  

  • Contract period: 2 years with an initial 6 months probationary period  
  • Conditions: Non- family posting. SCA offers a competitive salary, free housing, insurances and other benefits.  
  • Duties to begin:  December 2019