|Date Posted:||Oct 18, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Nov 2, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||2 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the worldâ€™s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement. EDC conducts 350 projects in 35 countries around the world. The Skills Training for Afghan Youth (STAY Positive) project works to mobilize and strengthen at-risk youth to contribute to the economic development and security of Afghanistan. To achieve its goal of engaging and preparing youth for their roles in the world of work, society and family life, STAY Positive provides education and workforce development opportunities for out-of-school youth, builds the capacity of existing vocational education centers, enhances gender awareness and participation and helps strengthen the capacity of Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ministries to better support youth programs. First year program activities will be carried out in Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Kandahar.
Under the direct supervision of Acquisitions Manager, the Grants Assistant will be responsible for ensuring clear and effective communication, filing, receiving grants guests and customers and directing them to the Acquisitions Manager.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Monitor the collection of grantee applications, making sure they are recorded by date and time of delivery to EDC compound, and date and time stamped.
â€¢ Preparing copies of grantee applications and disseminate one copy to each member of committee member.
â€¢ Assisting in preparation of pre-evaluation documents of applicants (NGOs and Companies) according to APS, RFA and RFP requirements.
â€¢ Assisting in conducting reference check of grantees.
â€¢ Maintain, prepare and update Acquisitions Department filing system and compare with check list to identify the missing documents.
â€¢ Collect NGOs, Grantees, Contractor, and Companies names and contact information on a roster to begin a NGO data base and maintain/update it regularly.
â€¢ Assist with development maintenance of NGO data base sorted by programmatic focus, locale, and region and contact information.
â€¢ Collect grantees report and file them accordingly.
â€¢ Track grantees reporting, budget and taking care of reminders to grantees and contractors.
â€¢ Maintain calendar of grants related meetings.
â€¢ Taking care of Acquisitions Department communication (e-mail, telephone and etcâ€¦) and appointments.
â€¢ Keep record of Acquisitions Department incoming and outgoing mails, correspondence.
â€¢ Take care of Acquisitions department scans, copies and printing.
â€¢ Must be able to browse for NGOs and Companies contact information finding on internet websites.
â€¢ Maintain Acquisitions Department stationery.
â€¢ Attending grants meeting and drafting meeting minutes if necessary.
â€¢ As required, provide English to Dari and Dari to English translation services.
â€¢ Any other tasks assigned by the Acquisitions Manager.
At least high school graduate. College education is preferable.
Minimum of 2 years experience in an equivalent position with International organizations. Work experience in USAID funded project is a plus.
Level III Language proficiency in spoken and written English Dari, Pashto.
Tactfulness, Enthusiasm to the job. Good Human Relation skills, integrity and ability to work under pressure.
SKILLS: Working knowledge of English, both written and spoken.
Must be able to prioritize tasks and able to meet the deadlines.
Able to communicate fluently effectively both verbally and in writing.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.
Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
Must also be able to create a supportive working relationship among all project teams.
Must be fully familiar with internet searching and browsing.