Afghanistan Unspecified 1247
Date Posted:Apr 27, 2010
Closing Date:May 31, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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Job Summary:

2. Purpose of the Position
The NSS Consultant will be responsible for making a comprehensive assessment to assess the feasibility of National Service Scheme (NSS) development in Afghanistan. Identify links national organizations and with the indigenous process of National Services in Afghanistan and develop a programme for establishing NSS in Afghanistan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

3. Description of Assignment: The Consultant will be responsible for developing feasibility report, implementing pilot activity, recommendations and programme development for establishing National Service Scheme in Afghanistan. This will include the following specific tasks:

 Study, examine and analyse National Service Scheme (NSS) related issues in Afghanistan and identify the areas important for establishing NSS in Afghanistan.
 Sensitize Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs and Provincial Youth Directors and other stakeholders for the needs for NSS
 Undertake field visits to discuss with stakeholders especially youths, religious leaders, elders, parents, NGOs working in the fields of National Service Scheme

 Assess and identify the existing national organizations involved in NSS and indigenous structures of NSS that have strong linkages with the government administration/services and local communities to manage the NSS.

 Assess potential youth organizations/ universities, schools especially in terms of interest, needs, appropriate incentives, challenges and opportunities for establishing NSS.

 Implement a pilot NSS activity in one of the province and use the pilot experience in developing feasibility report on NSS.

 Identify the needs of government institutions and design of relevant training for prospective NSS.

 Assess and identify role of different youth civil societies, youth groups, Youth Directorates toward implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the NSS.

 Prepare a final report with key findings, action points and recommendations. Present the report in a Workshop planned for this purpose.

 Present the findings of pilot NSS activity in the workshop

 Develop programme for establishing NSS.

Job Requirement:

4. Qualification or specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:
 Masters Degree in social science or related field.
 At least five years of progressively responsible professional work in the area of youth development, NSS, volunteer programme management/development and youth participation.
 Analytical capacity and experience in program evaluation/review and needs assessment.
 Previous experience in project management and proven skills of coordination with multi partners of government, NGOs and UN agencies.
 Strong oral and written communication skills, advocacy and negotiation skills, professional experience in developing reports and concept notes on youth volunteer activities;
 Fluency in English is must, Dari and Pashto will be asset

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