|Date Posted:||Feb 28, 2011|
|Closing Date:||Mar 8, 2011|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||10 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
About EDC (Education Development Center):
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.
The Non-Formal Education Manager will significantly contribute to the project design and implementation. This local hire position reports to the Chief of Party.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Overall Responsibility for implementing â€˜Non-formal Education for Life and Workâ€™ element, including literacy, numeracy, life skills and work readiness
â€¢ Finalize design and implementation plan for non-formal education element of project that lead to long-term livelihood improvements for target youth
â€¢ Strategize, set technical priorities; in conjunction with Chief of Party, lead implementation, and review technical progress related to non-formal education activities
â€¢ Work in close coordination with Work Skills and Employment Opportunities Manager to ensure delivery of an integrated program
â€¢ Work in close coordination with Gender Program Manager to develop and implement gender-specific mechanisms to reach target female youth
â€¢ Conduct outreach to identify potential local NGO partners
â€¢ Define criteria for selecting local NGOs for project implementation and oversee competitive bid process
â€¢ Oversee performance of partners implementing non-formal education activities
â€¢ Guide the process of identifying and developing Non-formal Education for Life and Work materials
â€¢ Finalize objectives, intermediate results and indicators for this project element (in collaboration with M and E Manager); improve data processing and reporting
â€¢ Contribute to weekly and quarterly reporting
â€¢ Develop and monitor technical deliverables
â€¢ Determine resource needs and oversee resource use
â€¢ Meet contractual obligations
â€¢ Participate in decisions concerning training content and format
â€¢ Travel to Nangarhar, Helmand and Kandahar as well as other provinces as program demands.
â€¢ Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the COP.
â€¢ Bachelorâ€™s degree. Advanced university degree in relevant discipline preferred.
â€¢ Minimum of 5-8 years experience in designing and implementing donor-funded livelihood projects required, experience with USAID-funded projects strongly preferred. Similar experience in the private sector may be substituted for donor-funded project.
â€¢ Familiarity with gender mainstreaming desirable.
â€¢ Excellent computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
â€¢ Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
â€¢ Ability to work in teams and independently with minimum supervision.
â€¢ Ability and willingness to travel 25-50% of the time to the field.
â€¢ Fluency in English and Dari is a required, Pashto desirable