Technical Assistant for Foreign Relation Dept.

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1210
Date Posted:Jan 15, 2019
Reference:HEDP/IOC-51
Closing Date:Feb 14, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Administrative
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90,66,94

About HEDP / MoHE:

Afghan policy makers perceive higher education as a vital engine of growth and development. The higher education system produces a pool of high level human resources, including policy makers, administrators, managers, entrepreneurs, engineers, medical personnel, highly skilled technicians, as well as qualified teachers and academics, that are essential for economic development. The availability of such a pool of well-educated human resources will be of central importance for the overall future development of the country. Recognizing this, the Government of Afghanistan and the World Bank (WB) have agreed to support the higher education sector through a Higher Education Operation that will succeed the previous Strengthening Higher Education Project (SHEP). The new Higher Education Development Project (HEDP) will support the overall Government’s own effort to expand and strengthen its higher education sector. THE PROJECT The proposed project contains two components: (1) A program component that finances strategic initiatives to develop the higher education sector. The strategic initiatives are (a) increasing participation in universities in priority degree programs for national economic development, (b) modernizing and enhancing the quality and relevance of teaching and learning; (c) expanding the professional qualifications and skills of academic and technical staff; (d) strengthening governance, quality assurance and accreditation; and (e) stimulating development orientated research. And (2) a program operations and technical support component that would support project coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, research activities, human resource development for academic managers and administrative and technical staff, policy studies, beneficiary satisfaction surveys, communications and policy dialogues. The Director of the Operations and Monitoring Support Team (OMST) in the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) will coordinate and facilitate the implementation of HEDP in close collaboration with its relevant departments. . OPERATIONS AND MONITORING SUPPORT TEAM Support under OMST will cover coordination, technical assistance (TA), monitoring and evaluation, research and policy studies, and communication. The technical assistance and capacity building activities of this component will assist the MoHE to implement the development initiatives of the NHESP-II. Policy studies could include tracer studies of graduates to analyze their job search and labor market experience, as well as beneficiary satisfaction surveys of staff and students of institutions and programs supported by HEDP. Resources for communication would enable higher education authorities to disseminate development initiatives to political authorities, policy makers, academics, students, and the general public. The team would help MoHE to fine tune policy reforms, such as piloting and evaluating innovative approaches to promote female enrolment in priority programs. Component 2 of the Projectwill also finance the incremental operating costs of an Operations and Monitoring Support Team (OMST) in the MoHE.

Job Summary:

SCOPE OF WORK

S/He will work under the direct supervision of Director for Scholarship and foreign relation Affairs and support mentioned directorate in managing the International Communication of Ministry.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

Ability to speak, read and write excellent English, produce project reports in English for regular and continuous presentations and computer literate
Ability to interact with senior academics and administrative staff in the universities
Ability to work with and be a partner of a team of diverse backgrounds
Ability to work efficiently and to meet deadlines
Ability to function effectively in a team environment inspiring trust and cooperation of other team members
Strong communication, negotiating skills and good interpersonal relations

CORE COMPETENCIES

Be able to communicate effectively both in the written and oral mode
Be culturally sensitive and possess good interpersonal skills
Be a self-starter and be able to work without supervision
Be well organized, reliable and able to deliver quality outcomes on time
Possess critical thinking and analytical skills
Must be willing to travel throughout Afghanistan

Duties & Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of the Technical Assistant for Foreign Affairs Directorate are to:

1. Design and implementation of the online application at the department
2. Tainting on online application procedures for the staff of the depart
3. Other tasks given by the Director of the Department
4. Instant communication with the IT Department
5. Designing and Maintaining
6. Support for the staff on hard and software problems
7. Review translations Dari/Pashto to English and vice versa
8. Support the organizational development process at the department
9. Assist the Deputy Minister of the Academic Affairs
10. Other tasks as given by the Director-General of the Department

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or related Discipline is required. At least 3 years relevant experience or five years of experience with national or international organizations.

Job Keywords:

Technical Assistant
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