Associate Project Officer – BOMCA 10 Country Coordination for Afghanistan


Project Overview:
Border Management Programme in Central Asia and Afghanistan (BOMCA) Phase 10 (further referred as project) aims to enhance security, stability and sustainable growth in the region, as well as support cross-border cooperation and improve living conditions for people living in the border areas of Central Asia and Afghanistan. Thematically, the project covers four components: institutional development of border management agencies, improvement of detection capacities, trade facilitation and improvement of cross-border cooperation. Geographically, the project covers six countries in the region (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and has a total budget of 21.65 M EUR.

The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium of the border management agencies of the selected EU MSs and ICMPD, led by the State Border Guard of Latvia. Thematic component leaders are based in the respective EU MSs and ICMPD HQ. The BOMCA Secretariat, located in ICMPD HQ in Vienna, is fully responsible for financial, administrative and technical management of the project. Regional structure of the programme consists of the Regional Office in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), and Country Offices for Afghanistan and Tajikistan (Dushanbe), Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan) , Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Uzbekistan (Tashkent) and Turkmenistan (Ashgabat).

Job Description:
The Associate Project Officer –BOMCA 10 Country Coordination (Afghanistan) is responsible for providing support to the implementation and coordination of project activities with the Project Specialist – BOMCA 10 Technical Lead in Dushanbe and Component Leaders at the national level. S/he supports planning of project activities and coordinates implementation in collaboration with project stakeholders, beneficiaries, experts and partners.

The Associate Project Officer – BOMCA 10 Country Coordination (Afghanistan) administers project inputs according to the approved project documentation, work plans and budgets, and in line with ICMPD´s rules and business processes as well as partner and donor agreements. S/he is responsible for a timely achievement of high-quality outputs within the assigned area of work.

The Associate Project Officer – BOMCA 10 Country Coordination (Afghanistan) supports organisation and monitoring of the work of experts and contractors. S/he contributes to production of substantive project content and prepares inputs to donor and other substantive reports. S/he contributes to the overall planning of the project and participates in project communications activities preparing content and inputs. S/he assesses project results and formulates inputs to the development of new initiatives.

The Associate Project Officer –BOMCA 10 Country Coordination (Afghanistan) reports to the Project Specialist – BOMCA 10 Technical Lead for Afghanistan and Tajikistan. In coordination with the ICMPD Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe and Central Asia looks for potential synergies, cooperation and opportunities in mutual interests to BOMCA and ICMPD. S/he works in close collaboration with other project team members and s/he cultivates contacts with the project stakeholders including the Embassy of Afghanistan to Tajikistan and partners at the working level.

ID: 97
Job Role: Associate Project Officer
Organizational Unit: Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Grade: LP1
Compensation: ICMPD offers an attractive compensation package.
Allowances and Benefits: Health and Accident Insurance and six weeks’ annual leave
Duration of Assignment: 24 months (with possibility of extension)
Mandatory Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Motivation Letter, List of Professional Referees
Closing Date: 19/05/2021