National Programme Officer

  Afghanistan Unspecified 1350
Date Posted:Feb 10, 2011
Closing Date:Mar 3, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
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UNESCO contributes to peace and human development in an era of globalization by furthering international cooperation through its programmes in education, sciences, culture and communication. With its 193 Member States and 7 Associate Members, UNESCO has its Headquarters in Paris (France) and operates globally through a network of offices and several institutes.

Job Summary:

Act as a National Programme Officer in UNESCO Office in Kabul and be responsible for field coordination for UNESCO project of the Skills Development Training Programme, under Enhancement of Literacy in Afghanistan (ELA) funded by the Government of Japan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the direct authority and supervision of the Director of UNESCO Office and Programme Manager of ELA in Kabul, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:
•To conduct field visits to training sites and collect first hand information about quality of programming
•To provide logistical/technical support in the dvelopment of conceptual framework for integration of literacy and skills development
•To keep regular communication with partner organizations and ELA staff to ensure effective implementation of skills development programme
•To provide logistical/technical support in implementation of skills development and income generation programme
•To liaise with ELA field colleagues and ELA central staff to ensure a smooth transition from literacy classes to skills development training
•To draft, revise, and edit quarterly ELA newsletter
•To promote information sharing and collaboration between ELA field colleagues, ELA central staff, partners, and the literacy department.
•To provide logistical/technical support in the development of advocacy materials such as pamphlets, radio announcements, video clips, etc

Job Requirement:

University and advanced university degree (equivalent of a Masters degree) in the relevant field or equivalent professional qualification/certification
4-7 years of progressively relevant professional experience in literacy programming
Willing to travel to target provinces, at least four times a year.
Excellent IT skills and communication skills required.
Excellent knowledge of English and fluency in Dari and Pashto.

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