Office of State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

The Independent Administration Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) was established in 1382 to manage and lead the government’s efforts to reform and improve public administration in Afghanistan so as to meet the development needs of the country.
 Capacity Building for Results Facility “CBR” is an Afghan led reform and capacity building program, funded through Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) under the Afghan National Budget. CBR program is managed by the Ministry of Finance and IARCSC and is supervised by a Steering Committee which is composed from the Minister of Finance and the Chairman of IARCSC. The CBR aims to assist the government in improving the capacity and performance of SELECT SQL_CACHE line ministries in carrying out their mandates and delivering services to the Afghan people.  To help reduce the reliance on externally financed staff, CBR supports the creation of a specialized and highly qualified cadre of civil servants, with the capacity to manage critical government reforms, and ensure that critical services are sustained. Specific capacity and institution building programs will be implemented with systematic monitoring of and reporting on results. All line ministries can participate in CBR, while the level of support is based on results.
About Office of State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs:
With the opening of the National Assembly on 19th December 2005, the three pillars of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan were completed, as per the Constitution. The National Assembly’s legislative and oversight activities commencement arose the need to create an office to manage and coordinate the parliamentary affairs of the three pillars. Most of the countries, whether they are Presidential or Parliamentary systems, have a particular office to manage and coordinate Executive and Legislative’s relations. In some countries, the office of parliamentary affairs, manages its affairs without being an independent office but a department within a ministry or an organization; whereas in other countries, it plays a central role managing the parliamentary affairs
Accordingly, the Office of State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs came into being as per the decision of the ministerial council of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 26th December 2005. Firstly, it worked under the Office of Administrative Affairs and Ministerial Council High Directorate; however, thanks to its successful activities of three years and recruitment of professional personnel, in 2009 it was recognized as an independent budgetary office.
The mandate of this directorate is to reach out to a wide range of institutions in civil society in all parts of the country, including; especially universities, colleges, schools and other educational institutions; specialized professional institutions; NGOs; the press and electronic media, intellectuals, writers, teachers; and transmit and disseminate material about democracy and the democratic process; and stimulates and assist in the establishment of elected bodies and the apparatus for democratic functioning in civil society institutions. Its objective is to generate literature and audio-visual publicity and teaching material for dissemination.
Strong foundations, for Democracy in Afghanistan, can only be said to have been laid when there is widespread and acute public awareness and acceptance of, and practical experience with, the democratic process. Mere existence of the written word of the Constitution, or even the working of the mechanisms of the Constitution at the national level, cannot be sufficient for the purpose. Democracy is like an ornament of a nation but can be lost, unless held firmly and consciously by a nation. Therefore, there needs to be a well-designed effort aimed at facilitating; the people of Afghanistan, as a nation, to become aware of, to value, and to hold fast to, the wherewithal of Democracy.
Purpose of the Post:
To manage the HR function, (including merit-based HR management strategy improving employee management, resourcing, maintenance, development, separations, information and relations), develop and implement its policy, and deliver quality service improvements to ensure appropriate professional advice, operational support and service delivery to the Ministry/Agency and to assist it to achieve its strategic plan.