Program Officer, Curriculum Reform

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1185
Date Posted:Dec 3, 2018
Closing Date:Dec 15, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Education
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:7 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

Excellent understanding of all aspects of education

Excellent project management skills, including, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

Considerable relationship and influencing skills to manage and interact with a wide range of high–level partners

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

Excellent leadership skills including leading people, strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent communication skills, including writing and oral expression

Highly competent computer and other IT skills

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

Knowledge of programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation, in particular in the UN.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Support the UNESCO Education Unit in all aspects of planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring of curriculum reform activities, including the provision of high-quality technical inputs;
2. Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and other partners through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of counterparts to achieve and sustain results on the program activities;
3. Support international experts engaged for curriculum reform, including through the development and preparation of workshop materials in Dari/Pashto;
4. Facilitate good working relationships with the Ministry of Education, coordinate and liaise with the General Directorate of Curriculum (GDC) and the Curriculum Working Group;
5. Provide research and analysis support as required to support the curriculum reform program;
6. Contribute to the operation of relevant working groups convened to support program implementation, including by providing technical support and advice;
7. Support the organization and coordination of seminars, national conferences, consultation meetings and missions and contribute to the development/preparing related materials/documentations required;
8. Contribute to identifying and sharing lessons learned for improvement of the program activities, knowledge development and capacity development of counterparts;
9. Provide input into, and assist in the implementation of, program work plans;
10. Provide technical translation support where required. This may include materials required for training and consultation workshops, and translation of technical feedback provided in Dari/Pashto;
11. Carry out other administrative duties relating to the curriculum activities as and when required; and
12. Conduct any other duties assigned by the Chief of Education.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in education, social sciences, development studies or related area

Qualifications / skills in curriculum development is desirable.

Work experience

At least seven years of relevant work experience, with at least five years acquired with an international organization in the field of education

A deep understanding of development work, particularly of capacity development in education

Previous working experience in education in the government or international development cooperation sector.

Job Keywords:

Program Officer, Curriculum Reform
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