Program Assistant, Curriculum Reform

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1059
Date Posted:Dec 3, 2018
Closing Date:Dec 15, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About UNESCO Kabul:

UNESCO Office in Kabul

Job Summary:


Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Competencies
Results focus
Planning and organizing
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Advanced cross-cultural communication skills;

High-level drafting and communication capacity in English, Dari and Pashto, written and oral;

Excellent understanding of key aspects of education policy and practice in Afghanistan;

Excellent time management skills

Significant sensitivity and adaptability (cultural, gender, religion, race and nationality);

Highly competent computer and other IT skills;

Excellent independent working skills with a desire for life-long learning.


Fluency in English, Dari and Pashto is an essential requirement, written and oral.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Contribute to the delivery of technical, consultation and working meetings, workshops and events, including interpretation and co-delivery of content;
2. Translate documents and feedback provided by Ministry of Education from Dari/Pashto into English;
3. Translate documents and feedback provided by international experts from English into Dari/Pashto;
4. Translate the compiled and reviewed competences and other material relating to the curriculum program from Dari/Pashto into English;
5. Translate the final drafts of curriculum materials and all developed instructional materials into English from Dari/Pashto, and vice versa as deemed necessary by supervisors; and
6. Any other duties assigned by the Chief of Education.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Primary expertise required

An exceptionally strong command of Dari, Pashto and English, written and oral

Knowledge and experience in curriculum development and familiarity with education-related terms is a strong asset.


University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in education, social sciences, development studies or related area.

Work experience

At least three years of professional work experience relating to high-level translation, including ministerial and UN documents

Previous working experience in education in the government or international development cooperation sectors an asset.

Job Keywords:

Program Assistant, Curriculum Reform
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