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Technical Assistant for H.E Minister's Office

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About HEDP / MoHE

Afghan policy makers perceive higher education as a vital engine of growth and development. The higher education system produces a pool of high level human resources, including policy makers, administrators, managers, entrepreneurs, engineers, medical personnel, highly skilled technicians, as well as qualified teachers and academics, that are essential for economic development. The availability of such a pool of well-educated human resources will be of central importance for the overall future development of the country. Recognizing this, the Government of Afghanistan and the World Bank (WB) have agreed to support the higher education sector through a Higher Education Operation that will succeed the previous Strengthening Higher Education Project (SHEP). The new Higher Education Development Project (HEDP) will support the overall Government’s own effort to expand and strengthen its higher education sector.
THE PROJECT
The proposed project contains two components: (1) A program component that finances strategic initiatives to develop the higher education sector. The strategic initiatives are (a) increasing participation in universities in priority degree programs for national economic development, (b) modernizing and enhancing the quality and relevance of teaching and learning; (c) expanding the professional qualifications and skills of academic and technical staff; (d) strengthening governance, quality assurance and accreditation; and (e) stimulating development orientated research. And (2) a program operations and technical support component that would support project coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, research activities, human resource development for academic managers and administrative and technical staff, policy studies, beneficiary satisfaction surveys, communications and policy dialogues. The Director of the Operations and Monitoring Support Team (OMST) in the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) will coordinate and facilitate the implementation of HEDP in close collaboration with its relevant departments.
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OPERATIONS AND MONITORING SUPPORT TEAM
Support under OMST will cover coordination, technical assistance (TA), monitoring and evaluation, research and policy studies, and communication. The technical assistance and capacity building activities of this component will assist the MoHE to implement the development initiatives of the NHESP-II. Policy studies could include tracer studies of graduates to analyze their job search and labor market experience, as well as beneficiary satisfaction surveys of staff and students of institutions and programs supported by HEDP. Resources for communication would enable higher education authorities to disseminate development initiatives to political authorities, policy makers, academics, students, and the general public. The team would help MoHE to fine tune policy reforms, such as piloting and evaluating innovative approaches to promote female enrolment in priority programs. Component 2 of the Projectwill also finance the incremental operating costs of an Operations and Monitoring Support Team (OMST) in the MoHE.

Job Summary

This position provides Technical Assistant, clerical and administrative support to the office of the H.E minister in order to ensure that the services are provided in an effective and efficient manner.

Job Details

Date Posted: 08 Aug 2017 Reference: MoHE / HEDP / 012
Closing Date: 21 Aug 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Response to all correspondence and contracts, ensuring the H.E Minister has already access to all correspondence.
•Coordinate activities and priorities of the HEDP in the Minister’s office.
•Put in place in systems for timely screening, distribution, review, translation, filling and response to all correspondence, grants and contracts, ensuring the minister has ready access to all correspondence.
•Prepare routine English correspondence and memoranda of HEDP for the Minister’s review or signature
•Prepare Minister for all speaking events and meetings which may include preparation 0f briefing, draft speeches, talking points and internal memorandum
•Ensure that Minister’s office proactively maintains timely and responsive communication with major Donors and other partners from the international community
•Provide translation services when and if required
•Perform other duties assigned
•Coordinate and facilitate the HEDP Project Tasks whenever necessary needed.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

Excellent computer literacy
• Excellent written and oral capability in the one of the national languages Dari/Pashto as well as English language
• Must be hardworking result oriented, organized, efficient, systematic and honest
• Must have strong and representational skills
• Must have the capacity to work calmly in an intensive work environment
• Must be reliable and a good team player.

Qualifications

•A Baccalaureate ( High school graduated )
• At least two years working experience.
• Good communication and writing skills.
• Management experience required (of both People and Process)
• Demonstrated capacity to manage multiple administrated tasks.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Bachelors Degree, General

Submission Guideline

Interested national candidates should submit their applications in writing to Administration & HR Department Higher Education Development Program (HEDP) at the Ministry of Higher Education located in Karta-e-4, MoHE, Kabul, Afghanistan or e-mail their application (indicating in the subject line the Vacancy Announcement number and the title of the post applied to) to the following email address.
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration, only short-listed candidates whose applications correspond to the above criteria will be contacted for written test / interview.
Females Are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email

vacancies.hedp@gmail.com

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