Education Policy Officer

  UNESCO Kabul
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2346
Date Posted:Jul 25, 2017
Closing Date:Aug 6, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About UNESCO Kabul:


UNESCO Office in Kabul Afghanistan

Job Summary:


Duties & Responsibilities:

. Policy Analysis
 Contribute to preparation of a policy mapping plan;
 Collect and consolidate and file systematically the existing education policy documents and
related data from MoE departments;
 Assist the head of the Education Policy Unit, consultants and taskforces in consolidation and
analysis of existing policy documents;
 Assist the unit staff and consultants in translating the existing education policy documents and
interpretation in the meetings/debates on education policy;
 Contribute to development of a guideline for conducting national, provincial, district and
school level consultations for policy dialogue and analysis;
 Consolidate, analyze and summarize the results of consultations; and
 Review the education policies of other countries, summarize and present the policies relevant
to Afghanistan Education System’s context.
Title: Education Policy Officer
Domain: Education
Organizational Unit: UNESCO Kabul Office, seconded to the
Ministry of Education of Afghanistan
Duty Station: Kabul, Afghanistan
Duration of the contract: 5 months with possibility of extension
Deadline (midnight, Kabul time):
Vacancy Number:
07 August 2017
Application to be sent to:
2. Policy Development
 Assist the head of the Education Policy Unit and other related staff in developing the policy
development plan;
 Contribute to the process of identifying areas for policy intervention, revision and
 Contribute to the process of developing the list of policy questions and policy options;
 Assist the MoE departments and Education Policy Unit staff in evaluating the policy options;
 Contribute to the process of drafting the policy document and presentation to the education
3. Coordination

 Develop a coordination guideline for conducting the following events:
 Steering committee and working group(s) meetings at the ministry leadership level;
 National policy debates;
 Provincial, district and school level consultation meetings;
 Stakeholder consultation meetings;
 Coordinate the working groups/taskforces meetings on a regular basis;
 Facilitate the data collection process in the Working Group meetings as well as Information
sharing; and
 Undertake the responsibilities of a focal point in policy development processes carried out by
the MoE and its stakeholders.
4. Capacity development
 Assist the unit’s civil servants and other MoE department’s staff in familiarizing with the
policy development process; and
 Train at least two civil servant staff of the education policy unit in carrying out the day-to-day
policy development process.
 A filling system for data collection and information sharing
 A coordination guideline for working group, debates and consultation programs
 Number of staff including civil servants trained in policy development process
 Translated versions of related documents

Job Requirement:

At least Bachelors in Education, Business Administration, Public Administration or related
 At least four years of professional experiences in educational planning, policy-making
 Good knowledge and skills in educational planning and management
 Good analytical skills
 Good team work skills and attitude
 Good command of English and national languages

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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