|Date Posted:||Jul 18, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jul 26, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About Global Innovation Consultancy Services:
Global Innovations Consultancy Services (GLICS) is established by a group of professionals in 2014 with the intent to evaluate programmes, conduct studies, organize trainings, and provide accreditation services. GLICS is committed to working in partnership with the government, donors, UN agencies, academic institutes, non-governmental organisations, and private sector in delivering effective solutions through generating evidence-based information; ensuring sustainable and integrated capacity development; and granting accreditation to institutions and corporations. GLICS provides technical assistance through its in-house specialists and a database of proven international consultants.
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 possesses 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.
To train and supervise activities of course facilitators, and provide supportive feedback to ensure achievement of PROMOTE WLD primary target group.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Supervisory and Reporting Responsibilities:
Daily supervision and monitoring of the Course Facilitators (CFs) and Jawana classes to assess the implementation process and Jawana curricula presentations, and their ability to deliver high-performance learning environment;
Filling in for CFs in case of unforeseen and planned absence/leaves including maternity leaves of CFs;
Provide regular feedback and advice to CFs for improving their performance, and ensuring meeting of targets;
Participate actively in Jawana participants’ evaluation and assessment; and
Provide support and guidance in completing M&E format, templates, online trackers and reports as required by TT WLD M&E representatives, on a regular and timely basis.
Attend weekly planning and coordination meetings with grantee program coordinator; and
Revision of Course Facilitator plans, when needed.
Conduct needs assessment of CFs before every In-Service Education Program (ISEP) and help in preparation of the ISEP conduct;
Attend Pre-Service Education Program (PSEP) and ISEP that will be conducted for grantees’ CFs;
Conduct some sessions of ISEP and PSEP, if and when required;
Provide daily technical advice and assistance to the course facilitators in terms of content, agenda and training methodology;
Review Monthly technical report before submitting to WLD;
Provide community-based (religious and cultural sensitivities) insights/feedback to improve the curriculum content and training methodology and make written recommendations to WLD;
Assist curriculum specialist in arrangement of focus groups discussion and consolidate CFs’ feedback about Jawana curriculum; and
Travel to/from provinces while needed.
Communication and Coordination:
Provide primary/first-hand information for periodical reports on Jawana class progress to grantee’s program coordinator; and
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Support for, and commitment to, PROMOTE’s objectives;
Demonstrated training experience and training delivery skills based on adult learning standard and practices;
Bachelor’s degree in education (facilitation accreditation is a plus)
At least 5 years’ experience with leadership programs and gender-focused training, working with women, and gender-sensitive development programs;
Knowledge of Management and Leadership theories and possession of planning skills;
Be familiar with advanced participatory methods (APM);
To make sure the effective result of the program, the CL should have the coaching capability to reinforce the gained knowledge and skills.
Demonstrated ability to flexibly deliver the course within changing programmatic conditions, including the ability to tailor trainings and materials for mixed-level groups;
Having the skills of using presentation technologies such as power point projector;
Ability to take direction and comfort working both independently and within a team setting;
Administrative, organizational, and logistics skills and detail orientation to assure accurate attendance and Monitoring & Evaluation recordkeeping;
Have language proficiency in one of the national language (Dari or Pashto), and familiarity with working level of English (proficiency in both national languages shall be considered as a plus);
Proficiency with writing reports and office packages (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).