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National Consultant for Informal Education Policies

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About Ministry of Education (MoE)

Ministry of education has the outstanding rank among governmental organization of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in order to render 65% services for the public. Ministry of Education, for the achieving of its valuable goals and Objectives, would like to recruit employees through open competition and merit based selection, consequently to enhance the capacity of civil servants, develop the current governmental management systems, and play the effective professional role in the administrative environment.

Job Summary

The TA will be responsible for producing a revised CBE Policy that clearly sets out how the MoE
will work together with international development partners and implementing partners to
strengthen the sustainable delivery of CBE as a long-term and fully integrated part of
Afghanistan’s education system. Development of the policy should be done through a
consultative approach, which fully engages the wide experience and perspective of relevant
stakeholders. The policy should also clearly outline key issues pertaining to community-based
education, accelerated learning classes, mosque-based classes and other forms of informal
education streams.
The TA will also be involved in the implementation of the revised CBE policy through the
development of a complete policy revision and implementation and monitoring plan. The TA will
work closely with the CBE Unit of the Basic Education Department.
The revised policy should include clear guidelines on the following pathways to education;
• Community-Based Education;
• Accelerated Learning Classes and;
• Mosque-Based Education Classes.
The revised CBE policy should address the following challenges, which have been identified as
priorities by the joint CBE Partners Roundtable:
• Lack of an evidenced-based decision-making with regards to the transition of CBE classes to
the MoE and lack of clarity on how/whether those transitions are factored into the MoE’s

Job Details

Date Posted: 28 Nov 2016 Reference: MoE/GPE/16020
Closing Date: 06 Dec 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Communication Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct an initial desk-based review of available research, evaluations and other relevant
documents to identify the following:
a. Key challenges or shortfalls of the existing policy and/or its implementation;
b. Best practice for delivery and oversight of CBE; and
c. Key stakeholders, both inside and outside of the MoE, and identify the possible
implications of a new policy for them
Deliverable: Work plan for development of revised CBE policy, including stakeholder
engagement plan and detailed policy outline.
• Conduct inclusive stakeholder consultations to identify the following:
a. Strengths and weaknesses/shortfalls of the current CBE policy;
b. Amendments that should be introduced to address weaknesses or shortfalls with the
existing policy;
c. Roles and responsibilities of various parties (including MoE, other government
departments, development partners and implementing NGOs/civil society, where
appropriate) and
At a minimum, the following stakeholders should be engaged:
• Relevant MoE departments at the national level (including Office of the Minister;
General Education Department (CBE Unit in particular); Department of Planning
and Evaluation, Teacher Education Department; Academic Council);
• Provincial Education Departments and District Education Departments;
• Relevant donor partners (USAID, DFID, DFATD, SIDA, Australian Embassy)
• Implementing partners, who are members of the CBE Partners Roundtable
(UNICEF, Save the Children, AKF, AKES, Swedish Committee, WUSC/TCAF, CARE,
CRS, BRAC, ChildFund)
Deliverable: Draft CBE Policy shared with MoE and relevant donors and implementing
partners for review and comment. See chapter outline to be followed in the annex.


• Complete final drafting in response to stakeholder comments and present the revised policy
for approval at the ECC or HRDB.
a. Obtain an endorsement of the revised CBE policy at the ECC meeting;
b. Present the final version of the revised CBE policy at the HRDB for endorsement;
c. Present the final HRDB endorsed CBE policy to H.E. Minister of Education for
signature.

Skills

1. Work plan for the revision of CBE policy: draft a work plan within the first two weeks after
signing the contract. The work plan should include clear time-bound activities including;
desk-study/literature review, key documents to be reviewed, stakeholder consultations,
timeline for sharing of first draft, presentation to MoE directorates as well as through the
ECC and HRDB and their working group.
2. Meeting minutes and summary of consultations with MoE directorates, CBE
Implementing Partners, and donor agencies, including a summary of key policy
recommendations as the outcome of these meetings.
3. An initial draft of the revised policy within the first 60 working days after signing the
contract to be shared with all relevant stakeholders and the GPE Program Coordination
Unit.
4. A second draft of the revised policy within the 20 days after the initial draft (or 80 days
after singing the contract).
5. A final draft of revised policy to be presented at the ECC or HRDB for endorsement and
for signing by MoE leadership.

Qualifications

Master’s degree from accredited institution in business administration, public administration,
educational management or related technical field;
• Minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible professional experience at national
level in education provision, policy and/or planning;
• Strong familiarity with development and implementation of national education policy
frameworks;
• Extensive experience in working with high-level government, donor, NGO, and UN
representatives.
• Demonstrated policy research experience.
• Excellent Dari/Pashto and English written and oral communications skills.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Masters Degree, Administrative

Submission Guideline

Afghan Nationals meeting the essential qualifications of the position are invited to apply by submitting the your CV and Cover Letter to the following email address:
To facilitate the review
• Please indicate the vacancy number only (MoE/GPE/16011) in the subject of the email, otherwise your CV will be considered.
• Please include names and contact information for two references.
• MOE/GPE/16020 is an equal job opportunity employer and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
• Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
• Applications received after the closing date (06- Dec-2016) will not be considered.
• Only short-listed candidates will be notified or contacted.

Submission Email

khalid.afzali@moe.gov.af

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