|Date Posted:||Mar 18, 2013|
|Closing Date:||Mar 31, 2013|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Functional Area:||IT - Software|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About Ministry of Education (MoE):
The aim of the EQRA Project is “to increase equitable access to primary and secondary education, particularly girls, in selected lagging provinces, and to improve learning conditions in Afghanistan.” EQRA introduces a shift from monitoring only the enrollment of students (which also includes attention to students designated as ‘permanently absent’) to focusing on bringing children into school as well as student attendance. The Education Quality Reform for Afghanistan (EQRA) is fully aligned with the goals of the Afghanistan National Strategic Plan (NESP III). The project is designed to (A) increase equitable access in disadvantaged districts especially for girls; (B) improve quality of instruction/education service delivery and (C) enhance MoE governance and management capacity. The project focuses on the construction and expansion of schools, provide community-based education to out of school children, reform curriculum for all grades, improve and ensure textbooks delivery to schools, enhance academic supervision, strengthen teacher & TTC quality, improve execution of budget, strengthen and increase use of EMIS, implement capacity building reform, and reform recruitment process for civil service.
Responsible for monitoring of the implementation of the national education strategic plan, Supporting the provincial education directorate in preparation of provincial and district annual operational plans, Responsible for the development of data collection and data collection mechanism, database management, data processing and analysis at the provincial, district and school level, the incumbent is responsible for the reporting of the activities of the provincial education directorate on monthly, quarterly, six months and annual basis. He/she will also be responsible for updating the EMIS central consolidated database on the set schedule for the respective province.
Education Management Information System (EMIS) as an integrated information system encompassing student, teacher, infrastructure, curriculum development and distribution, administrative data, and other education related data management components based on national and international standards to automate Ministry of Education day to day operation in the long run. And grant provision of timely and accurate information for sectoral and cross sectoral analysis, planning and decision making purposes as an immediate objective. Furthermore EMIS will function as the main data bank of the Education Ministry. It involves analysis, design, development and implementation of information systems distributed by location using data standards to ensure data sharing and integration. MoE has conducted a survey of all educational facilities that forms the baseline for education data and has developed a database to hold the survey data, which is the first building block for the development of the EMIS. The EMIS needs to be further developed, enhanced and decentralized in order to fulfill the intermediate and long term data needs of the ministry.
Ministry of education needs competent and qualified staff to develop additional EMIS components and enhance current EMIS modules at the central and provincial levels.
Requires travel to provinces:
Duties & Responsibilities:
Liaising with strategic planning directorate in the center
Support provincial education directorate in development of provincial strategic plan,
Support provincial education directorate in preparation of provincial and district annual operational plans
2- Monitoring and Reporting
Liaising with EMIS directorate in the center
Establish, update and maintain EMIS in the provincial education directorate
Ensure the EMIS system is accessible to department staff
Monitor and track the provincial and district operational plan implementation
Organizing, coordinate, monitoring and manage the data collection process and entry into the EMIS
Prepare consolidated program progress and monitoring reports (monthly, quarterly, annual), closely working with provincial program managers and district education managers.
Conduct verification missions, data quality check and ensure accuracy of the reports submitted to central ministry
Facilitate coordination meetings among program managers for information sharing and trouble shooting
4- Capacity Building
Conduct training need assessment, identify staff training needs in planning, monitoring and reporting, and develop staff capacity building plan
Conduct training sessions for capacity building of provincial and district level staff in planning, monitoring and reporting
5- Other tasks
Perform other specific tasks related to planning, monitoring and reporting as deemed necessary by the ministry.
Bachelors in computer science/statistics/economic and/or two years working experience with EMIS department.
At least 3 years work experience in using of database administration and management.
At least 3 years work experience at information management.
Previous work experience with the governmental institution is preference for this post.
Having experience in communication.
Strong skill in writing and comprehension.
Willing to work in all the provinces is a preference
Locals of the provinces will be preferred