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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 enables Afghanistan’s most talented young women to become future leaders in government, business, and civil society. Over five years, 25,000 women with exceptional leadership potential and commitment to positive social change are being recruited and enrolled in the program, targeting specifically:
1) The Primary Target Group includes women 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 who have completed primary school and perhaps some secondary schooling or TVET but who have not graduated from high school.
WLD will provide them with the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to enter the upper levels of decision-making in all sectors of society. As they move into decision-making roles, they will be empowered to ensure that Afghan women’s voices are represented in government, business, and social institutions throughout the country. They will advocate for policies and practices supporting women’s equality, welfare, and empowerment; they will promote women’s participation in programs, thereby promoting peace and prosperity; and they will make certain that support for girls and women is not on the fringes of Afghanistan’s agenda but integrated prominently and sustainably into the country’s strategic plans for the future.

Job Summary

The Scholarships Manager is responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the WLD 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. The key roles and responsibilities are outlined below. The Scholarships Manager role is to provide technical guidance and support in the following areas:

Job Details

Date Posted: 29 Nov 2018 Reference: WLD - 0133
Closing Date: 10 Dec 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Education Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Manage the implementation of WLD Needs-Based Scholarship (NBS) Program in five provinces Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar and Nanagarhar with the support and supervision of WLD DCoP-T.
• Management and coordination NBS program stragety including:
o Coordination and organization of awareness sessions of NBS
o Screening of NBS application forms with the support of the team
o Organization of a selection committee to review, score and select applications for NBS
o Share the final list of selected applications to Rahman Safi International for verification
o Coordination and sharing of the finalist with the Implementing Partner (IP)
o Organization of the orientation workshop for the finalists in coordination with the IP
o Management of contract of the Subcontractor/IP
o Oversight of overall course performance including ensuring that adequate facilities and equipment are provided for Course Facilitators and Course Participants
• Monitoring the feedback of the participants to inform project performance improvement goals and curriculum improvement.
• Supervise the work of scholarship team in Kabul and staff in provinces.
• Leading the organization of graduation ceremonies for NBS program graduates; including laising closely with USAID, IP and M&E.
• Coordinate the monitoring of program activities in all five named provinces in close collaboration with the WLD M&E team.
• Identify and coordinate mentorship opportunities with WLD Alumnae and Partnership team, the establishment of alumni networks using the project Knowledge Management platform and register NBS graduates on WLD closed facebook page.
• Closely work with Contracts and Finance to manage subcontractor’s payments.
• Work with the COP, the DCOP-Administration and Finance and the Director of Contracts, Grants and Procurement to ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations across all aspects of the Project.
• Support Communication team to draft and disseminate success stories that reflect unique experiences scholarship participants and document impacts on their personal and professional development.
• Provide support to other WLD teams when and as required.
• Provide support to the DCoP-T and CoP in writing the weekly, quarterly and annual reports and the work plan.
• Any other reasonable activities required to achieve project goals
• The current job description may be periodically reviewed and adjusted to reflect project needs.

Reporting

The Scholarships Manager will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party Technical (DCOP-T) or her delegate. Direct reporting may change according to project needs.

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.
• 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 7 years of experience in similar positions of progressive responsibility.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Education

Submission Guideline

Subject line must be: Scholarships Manager WLD-133

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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