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Senior Technical Manager for 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..
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.

Job Summary

Under direct supervision of the Minister of Higher Education, senior technical manager for minister’s office will be responsible for all the coordination and liaises of HEDP within the Minister’s Office. He/she will work with the H.E Minister .

Job Details

Date Posted: 08 Aug 2017 Reference: MoHE / HEDP/ 014
Closing Date: 21 Aug 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Administrative Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of the Environmental Safeguards Specialist are to:

• Provide technical support in implementation of HEDP activities within the Minister office.
• Liaise /focal point for the implementation of HEDP between and MoHE Minister Office.
• Facilitate HEDP & WB meetings with Minister's office MoHE.
• Coordinate activities and priorities of the MoHE Minister’s office through regular meetings.
• Put in place a system for timely screening, distribution, review, translation, filling and response to all correspondence and contracts, ensuring the Minister has ready access to all correspondence.
• Prepare routine correspondence and memoranda for the Minister’s review or signature.
• Ensure that Minister’s Office proactively maintains timely and responsive communication with the stake-holders, the departments and official visitors.
• Participate in organization and preparation of staff and other meetings and take minutes.
• Keep the database of official contacts.
• Assist in organization and logistics of official travel for the Minister.
• Check and reply the Minister’s E-mail regularly.
• Arrange appointments and maintain the Minister’s Office agenda, arrange meetings, receive visitors, place and screen telephone calls SCHEDULE.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
• Ability to speak, read and write excellent English, produce project reports in English for regular and continuous presentations and computer literate
• Ability to interact with senior academics and administrative staff
• Ability to work with and be a partner of a team of diverse backgrounds
• Ability to work efficiently and to meet deadlines
• Ability to function effectively in a team environment inspiring trust and cooperation of other team members
• Strong communication, negotiating skills and good interpersonal relations

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Project Management or Administration or any other relevant degree with at least 5 years of relevant experience. Working knowledge of English and good command of national languages (Dari/Pashtu) required.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Masters Degree, Administrative

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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