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(Intermediary Services) and Scholarships Manager

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About Tetra Tech -Women's Leadership Development

The PROMOTE program is USAID’s largest ever investment in women’s empowerment. The Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) project is a PROMOTE component that provides capacity building, coaching, and mentoring to two groups of Afghan women:

1) The Primary Target Group includes women between the ages of 18–30 who possess at least a high school diploma, though many will also have undertaken some college, university, or technical vocational and educational training (TVET) study or possess a university degree.
2) The Secondary Target Group includes Afghan women between the ages of 15-24 who have completed primary school and perhaps some secondary schooling or TVET but who have not graduated from high school.

WLD will provide opportunities for the Primary Target Group to develop advanced management and leadership skills that will enable entry and advancement into decision-making positions in mainstream social, political, and economic sectors at national or sub-national levels in Afghanistan. The Secondary Target Group will be provided with opportunities to acquire a high level of life and work skills through continued education and activities designed to promote social and economic development.

Participants in each group come from diverse sectors of society and possess the aptitude, aspiration, and ambition to serve as leaders in their communities and country. Over a five-year period, more than 25,000 women will participate in WLD. As they assume leadership and decision-making positions, they are expected to enact new policies that will provide services and opportunities to benefit many more girls and women throughout the country.

Job Summary

The Intermediary Services and Scholarships Manager is responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the WLD Intermediary Services and Scholarships Program in collaboration with the Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party, Technical (DCOP/T) and other members of project’s technical team.

Scholarships and financial aid to secondary target group participants: The WLD project will provide financial aid for participants meeting criteria for financial/matriculation assistance to enable the continuation of schooling. With regards to managing the scholarships program, the Intermediary Services and Scholarships Manager will assist in developing and implementing participant selection criteria to identify participants from WLD’s secondary target groups for additional training, scholarship, and mentorship opportunities. Additionally, the Intermediary Services and Scholarships Manager will be responsible for monitoring and tracking participants in the WLD Scholarship Program and contributing to development of progress reports using qualitative and quantitative information.

“Intermediary Services”: In addition to scholarships, WLD will provide secondary target group participants with intermediary service organizations to supplement their classroom learning. The project will connect participants with potential educational and training opportunities through the Ministry of Educations’ extensive and growing network of TVETs (such as, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, the National Institute of Management and Administration, or the Afghanistan Technical Vocational Institute). Examples of intermediary service organizations include cultural and sports organizations, Future Leaders Club, youth groups, literary/ poetry/art groups, theatre clubs, scouts, etc.

This position is based in the WLD Project Office in Kabul, Afghanistan. It includes field travel to support scholarship-related in collaboration with local partners in training sites: Kabul, Herat, Mazar-I-Sharif, Jalalabad, and Kandahar, principally.

Job Details

Date Posted: 14 Nov 2017 Reference: WLD-117
Closing Date: 24 Nov 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Education Open Ended: Yes
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Long-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

1.Under supervision of DCOP/T should collaborate with local partners, identify additional training, intermediary services, scholarships, and mentorship opportunities adapted to individual case of secondary target group participants in each target area (Kabul, Herat, Mazar-I-Sharif, Jalalabad, and Kandahar).

2.Work with WLD Scholarship team and partners to design and implement participant selection criteria for the WLD Intermediary Services and Scholarship Program.

3.Design an Intermediary Services Manual describing the mechanisms for secondary group intermediary services to include a participation application, eligibility criteria, and selection methodology, as well as a mechanism for engaging Afghan institutions to provide these services.

4.Update and implement the Scholarships Manual to describe the selection criteria and other requirements necessary to oversee these scholarship distributions.

5.Recruit, identify, interview, and match WLD secondary target group participants with additional training, intermediary services, scholarships, and mentorship opportunities with close collaboration with Partnership advisor.

6.Monitor and track progress of intermediary services, scholarships and mentorship participants via periodic check-ins with participants, family members, community members, peers, trainers, mentors, and/or other local partners.

7.Identify and coordinate mentorship opportunities with other WLD technical teams, the establishment of alumni networks using the project Knowledge Management platform, and exposure to female role models, including members of project’s Technical Working Group.

8.Collect and document information for submission to the WLD staff focused on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts in accordance with the approved WLD performance monitoring plan (PMP).

9.Supervise the Scholarship Team to work with M&E-focused WLD staff to refine data collection strategies and methods as needed.

10.Manage the scholarship team to liaison with trainers and/or local partners to expand and diversify training, intermediary services, scholarships, and mentorship opportunities (e.g., arts and culture, information technology, and athletics).

11.Support Communication team to draft and disseminate success stories that reflect unique experiences of intermediary services, scholarship and mentorship participants and document impacts on their personal and professional development

12.Organize events for primary and secondary group participants to network and socialize, and they will coordinate with the implementers of other Promote Task Orders to secure formal mentorship opportunities between secondary and primary group participants.

13.Manage and supervise the scholarship team to implement the scholarship activities as per WLD plans and report to WLD DCOP-T.

14.Contribute to scholarship team effort by undertaking additional tasks and responsibilities, as requested by DCOP-T.

The current job description will be periodically revisited as needed to reflect current realities and project needs. Amendments can be added to that effect.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

• Experience working in a similar position for an NGO or an international organization is preferred.
• Experience with USG project implementation and USG rules and regulations, especially USAID.
• Demonstrated experience with training design, implementation, and evaluation. Strong skills in training facilitation for mixed ability audiences of diverse backgrounds.
• Demonstrated experience with gender mainstreaming and integration in Afghan context.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels and functions within the company.
• Requires an ability to work independently and as part of a team, accept responsibility, and be extremely discrete with sensitive information. Must also be able to foster supportive working relationship among all staff.
• Must have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. In addition, must be flexible and willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office package, especially Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Word.
• Excellent language proficiency in spoken and written Dari, Pashto, and English.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in education, public administration, or related field.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in similar positions of progressive responsibility.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Masters Degree, Education

Submission Guideline

Subject line must be: (Intermediary Services) and Scholarships Manager WLD-117

Note: Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that only necessary documents are sent, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration.

Submission Email

hr.recruitment@promote-wld.com

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