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Advisor to Director General ( DG) Skills Development



The National Skills Development Program (NSDP) is a National Priority Program (NPP) established after the announcement made in Berlin by previous president H.E. Karzai in April 2004. 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.

Job Summary

The scope of duties of the advisor for DG Skills Development will cover all related activities to the Directorate General for Skills Development.

The advisor for DG Skills Development will be responsible for i) Providing technical advises for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, projects and other activities ii) drafting and assisting in finalizing of documents including policies, strategies, proposals , concept and etc and iii) Planning and leading the capacity building activities in Directorate General Skills Development and the Ministry.
Initial duration of the assignment will be for 7 months with 3 months probationary period and possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of budget. This will involve the following activities:

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Apr 2018 Reference: AD/NSDP-02
Closing Date: 24 Apr 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Adviser Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 7 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

a. Assist the DG Skills Development in his/ her daily activities and their follow up.
b. Provide technical advises in TVET and other livelihood supporting activities and projects.
c. Follow up and brief DG Skills Development on the development, progress and M&E of all activities related to the General Directorate for Skills Development
d. Contribute in the development of National Occupational Skills Standard(NOSS), curricula and other learning and instructional materials
e. Draft, review and finalize documents including policies, strategies, proposals , concept and reports
f. Participate and represent DG Skills Development in meetings, workshops and other events
g. Update the DG Skills Development about the new initiatives and changes occurring in the field of TVET and education on country level
h. Lead the capacity building activities in Directorate General for Skills Development as well as the Ministry in TVET related fields
i. Help in coordination of Directorate General for Skills Development related activities
j. Preparing required documents for participation in seminars and conferences
k. Follow up and help in the quality implementation of vocational training courses in all provinces
l. Travel for M&E and capacity building of vocational training centers to the provinces
m. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


a. Bachelor Degree in Economic, Business Administration, Public Policy or any other related field with 7 years relevant experience or Master Degree Economic, Business Administration, Public Policy or any other related field with 5 years relevant experience.
b. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, negotiating skills.
c. 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.
d. Training and/or capacity building skills
e. Presentation skills
f. Experience working with UN Agency or Non-Governmental Organization ( NGO)

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Interested candidates should submit their applications, in writing, to the National Skills Development Program (NSDP) HR-Department at 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) to:

Submission Email / must have in CC:

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