Curriculum Development Advisor, Workforce Development

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 217
Date Posted:Jan 10, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 9, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Training
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Management Systems International (MSI):


Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.

Job Summary:

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is currently hiring on behalf of United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is an independent federal government agency that focuses on promoting development around the world. It works in four regions around the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Asia. USAID’s work supports economic growth and trade, agriculture and the environment, education and training, democracy and governance, global health, global partnership, and humanitarian assistance.

Project/Proposal Summary: The Afghanistan Workforce Development Project (AWDP) is an 18-month, USAID-funded program to provide capacity building assistance to Afghan NGOs and businesses providing public and private sector technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The overarching goal of AWDP is to increase job placements, salaries/wages, and self-employment opportunities for Afghan men and women through the provision of market-driven skills training, business training, and linkages to credit, business development support, and job placement services.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a Curriculum Development Advisor to lead design and implementation of the Technical Vocational Education and Training curriculum and business curriculum for AWDP.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Lead efforts to identify, design, develop and implement TVET curriculum development to identify potential market driven skills;
• Work closely with governmental and private sector counterparts across Afghanistan to improve business curriculum to identify potential market driven skills;
• Develop innovative ways of strengthening strategic linkages among workforce development public and private players to develop an information and advocacy network;
• Deliver technical assistance to the targeted workforce development in the country;
• Manage, supervise, and provide close guidance and capacity building of AWDP’s curriculum development team in Kabul;
• Play a lead role in mobilizing and managing short-term technical assistants (international consultants).

Job Requirement:

• 10+ years experience in developing specialized curricula, in particular business or workforce development oriented;
• Advanced degree in education, curriculum design, or related subject matter;
• Demonstrated knowledge of workforce development or technical vocational training;
• Experience in developing information and advocacy networks in the public or private sector;
• Ability to travel throughout Afghanistan;
• Written and oral English proficiency required; knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto a plus.

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