|Date Posted:||Jun 5, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jun 13, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableNone|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
The Program Manager for Public Private Partnership (PM-PPP) is a program management position working under the direct supervision of the Senior Manager for Organization Development. The PM-PPP will be mainly responsible for contributing to the process of generating ideas, supporting the process of deciding which will be implemented and helping to build coalitions of public universities with business community and public sector. These coalitions will contribute in enhancing financial autonomy of universities as well as support in providing university students with employment opportunities including internships and regular jobs. S/he is also responsible for coordinating and communicating the University Industry Advisory Council (UIAC) functions at the targeted universities. The focus of this position will be more on four Kabul-based universities which are financially autonomous universities.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Key tasks and responsibilities of the PM-PPP include, but not limited to:
Lead and supervise PPP/UIAC team at the targeted universities;
Coordinate and act as a link between the University, UIAC, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, corporate associations and groups, Career Centers and other partners supporting PPP activities;
Initiate and maintain corporate partnerships between the public, private sector and USWDP target universities;
Work closely with university autonomy team to enhance financial autonomy of universities by bringing strategic partnerships between universities and public and private entities;
Develop work plans, action plans and implementation mechanisms to achieve USWDP’s goal and objectives;
Work with university senior management to promote university-industry linkages.
Liaise with the University Career Centers, and public and private entities to create experiential learning initiatives such as internship, industrial visits and placement services for the university students;
Develop mechanisms to aid the sustainability of the PPP/UIAC functions beyond the project’s period of performance;
Write all the required periodic and analytical reports to document progress of University Autonomy activities, such as weekly highlights, bi-weekly reports, MPRs and QPRs;
Develop success stories, newsletters and any other communication materials for PPP/UIAC activities.
Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the position supervisor or project leadership.
Master degree in Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Education, Development or any other relevant field with five-year relevant working experience and or Bachelor’s degree with seven-year relevant working experience is required.
Experience working in business development of Afghanistan and development projects/programs is required.
Knowledge of Afghanistan’s business ecosystem.
Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
International donor-funded program experience knowledge of USAID programs and regulations is a plus.
Excellent oral/written communication skills in English, and either of national languages ̶ Dari and Pashtu.
Demonstrate strong innovative, teamwork, management skills.
Well organized, able to manage multiple tasks and number of professional staff.
Capable of working independently with minimal supervision but skillful in collaborating and coordinating with other program staff and partners.