|Date Posted:||Nov 29, 2018|
|Reference:||WLD - 0133|
|Closing Date:||Dec 9, 2018|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||7 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
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.
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:
Provinces to travel:
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.
Duties & 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.
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.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
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.