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Regional M&E Officer (FARAH)

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About National Skills Development Program (NSDP)

Introduction:
The National Skills Development Program (NSDP) is a National Priority Program (NPP) established after the April 2004 Berlin announcement made by H.E. President Karzai. The overall goal of the NSDP is to contribute to the socio-economic recovery of Afghanistan through building a national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system which is responsive to labor market needs and which provides Afghans with the knowledge and skills for decent work.

The NSDP has a Steering Committee consists of 9 relevant Ministries with the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MOLSAMD) designated as a lead Ministry. The NSDP operates as a self-contained entity as a National Priority Program of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; mainly financed from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) through the Ministry of Finance, and the World Bank and other funding agencies.

After the recent and successful implementation of the World Bank-funded Afghanistan Skills Development Project (ASDP), the Bank has decided to support NSDP/MOLSAMD through a new project called the Non-formal Approach to Training, Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA).

The Italian Development Cooperation Office (IDCO) in Kabul has also decided to provide funding for the expansion of NATEJA project activities with focus on the western provinces. The IDCO support will last for one year for NATEJA project.

Background

The NATEJA project will focus on increasing access to non-formal technical and vocational training for the unskilled and semi-skilled, young, illiterate, Afghan women and men. This will be achieved by providing them with market relevant practical skills to improve their potential for wage employment and/or new business development and higher earnings, as well as building other livelihood skills. The project will also improve labor market outcomes by enhancing the quality of training delivery through performance-linked financial incentives, and will use non-formal training providers and employers to train the unskilled and illiterate individuals.

The Project Development Objective is “to increase the potential for employment and higher earnings of targeted young Afghan women and men in rural and semi-urban areas through non-formal skills training”.

The specific objective of the Italian fund for NATEJA Project is to enhance and strengthen the program, and increase the number of beneficiaries with a special focus on Western provinces, as well as Bamyan. Activities carried out under the Italian Government bilateral grant will share the same objectives and use all the existing documents and procedures developed for NATEJA project for its implementation.
Project objectives and expected results will remain the same as the project overall goal will be to increase the potential for employment, and higher earnings of targeted young Afghan women and men in rural and semi-urban areas through non-formal skills training.

The National Skills Development Program (NSDP) within the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MOLSAMD), will implement the project.

Job Summary

Scope of Duties:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work under the day to day supervision of M&E Manager and under the overall responsibility of Project Manager .He /she will work in close cooperation with the international and national staff of the Program. The M&E Officer is mainly responsible and accountable to monitor the trainees’ selection, delivery of training according to the curriculum, conducting tracer studies, assisting implementation of entrepreneurship grant and verifying the submitted training provider progress reports. Additionally, works to collect and consolidate information provided by the regions for overall reporting purposes.

Job Details

Date Posted: 05 Mar 2018 Reference: NSDP-N/C2-03c
Closing Date: 14 Mar 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: M & E Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

M&E Officer will also be working as M&E Officer in NATEJA project under the supervision of M&E Manager. The duration of this assignment will be 12 months and will involve the following activities:

a. Closely working with Inspection Agency to be hired under this project for monitoring from training provision and conducting tracer study.
b. Assisting implementation of Entrepreuneship grant in the respective province.
c. Checking the quality of the training provided by the NSDP/NATEJA Implementing Partners by visiting the training centers and apprenticeship to gather data.
d. Keeping appropriate record of the data collected from the different visits and considers them as confidential.
e. Monitoring that the progress of works in undertaken in a timely manner and that progress is against work plans.
f. Supporting the NSDP/NATEJA in the preparation of M&E work plans, studies and progress report.
g. Conducting Tracer and retrace Study.
h. Assisting the NSDP/NATEJA with documenting guidelines and procedures relevant to the M&E system.
i. Advise and if necessary train IP’s M&E staff on appropriate, formative M&E procedures to be adopted for sub- partners.
j. Ensuring that IPs maintains regularly updated graduate tracer information.
k. Overall monitoring from the progress of NSDP/NATEJA training delivery by training providers
l. Reviewing and providing feed-backs about the technical parts of the submitted reports by training providers to NSDP/NATEJA.
m. Contributing to the capacity building of M&E staff of the NSDP/NATEJA and training providers
n. Helping in the assessment of the submitted expression of interest and proposal for funding by NSDP/NATEJA
o. Ensuring that the learnt lessons during the previous round of NSDP funded training are incorporated in to the new cycle of NSDP/NATEJA training provision.
p. Managing and conducting the sample tracer study and producing the report
q. Perform other job related tasks assigned time to time by respective supervisors.

Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience:

r. University degree in research, business administration, economics or other related field.
s. At least 4 years relevant experience in the field of project implementation, Monitoring and evaluation, surveying and data analysis of economic and social development data for rural economic and development studies.
t. Effective communication, IT and interpersonal skills including (i) a full working knowledge of English (ii) fluency in one national language and good reading, writing, listening and speaking skill in the other and (iii), the ability to interact and coordinate with NSDP staff, contractors, Government officials, consultants and the World Bank staff.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Farah: PROVINCIAL CENTER (FARAH)

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Closing Date for Applications:

The closing date for applications is 14th March 2018.

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates should submit their CV and application Letter, in writing, Attention of Mr. Hashimi, National Skills Development Program (NSDP) HR-Procurement Department, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled located in first Macroryan, Kabul, or e-mail their application (indicating in the subject line the VA number and the title of the post applied for)

Special Note:

Please note that applications received after the closing date and or without mentioning title of the post applied for in subject line of the Email will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications correspond to the above criteria and requirements will be contacted for interview.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers
(January, 2011edition Revised July 2014)
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/07/24361451/guidelines-selection-employment-consultants-under-ibrd-loans-ida-credits-grants-world-bank-borrowers

* Written Tests and Interview will take place in NSDP Headquarter in Kabul*

Submission Email

haroonprestonian@gmail.com / nsdp.job@gmail.com

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