Senior Research & Development Specialist

Vacancy Number:
Title: Senior Research & Development Specialist
Exp.: 2021-04-17-(1 Week From now)
Jobs no:1
Salary:NTA Grade B


Organization: Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission | About Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission
City: Kabul
Country: AF


Work Experience: Years


Having a Master’s Degree with (5) years of relevant experience in Business Administration Economy Public Administration Education Management Sociology and Data Analysis or relevant fields;

Bachelor degree in the above mentioned fields with at least 7 years relevant working experience;

S/He should have good knowledge in organization development and human resources development;

Fluency in English and ability to communicate in Dari/Pashtu is required.

Duties & Responsibilities


The Senior Research & Development Specialist (SRDS) will be a member of Change Management Team (CMT) & Civil Services Induction Program (CSIP) who will work under direct supervision of General Director. The SRDS will work closely with research need assessment and M&E units to develop boost maintain and help with implementation of an effective research system. This position is required to set a research agenda assist in building the capacity of current staff within research department identify research initiatives inside and outside of the institute that can help lead to have a significant impact on civil service reform policies and agendas.


  • Support CSI’s management team in developing an annual research process (Civil Service Index) for civil service sector.

  • Develop CSI’s internal capacity in the field of research and development

  • Support curriculum development process and provide inputs concerning the research and development topics

  • Provide TA to M&E unit in analysing data and producing impact evaluation reports

  • Design thematic research schemes which can result in effectiveness of reform efforts

  • Support the documentation of best practices and facilitate the use of data and information

  • Respond to field queries regarding research monitoring and evaluation and present findings in actionable terms.

  • Design and conduct trainings to current staff of the research and M&E departments.

  • Explore and identifying training and capacity building opportunities for staff development purposes

  • Support relevant departments with expanding cooperation with similar research bodies inside and outside the institution as well as the country.

  • Develop and update working procedures guides and tools

  • Work with the relevant department in developing training materials for research and development related topics

  • Any other task related to research field assigned by supervisor





  • At least 4-6 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

  • Demonstrated experience in the Afghanistan public administrations

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively

  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under challenging circumstances dealing with competing priorities in a fast-paced team environment;

  • Interest in and ability to think and plan at the ‘big picture’ level;

  • Proven excellence in production of analytical work both written reports and brief presentations of research;

  • Knowledge of the relevant software: SPSS or STATA or any statistical software is a must

Submission Guideline

How to Apply:

Interested applicants who meet minimum requirements for this post are requested to please

Send their applications with curriculum vitae to the following email addresses:

To: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]